Thomas Sewell I registered his first mark on 20th January 1846 and further marks up to 1st June 1866. He had been apprenticed to Thomas Watson in 1818. Thomas Watson was one of the most prominent of Newcastle silver-smiths at the time. Thomas Sewell was Warden of the Newcastle company of Goldsmiths some 15 times and is reported not to have missed a single meeting, obviously he took the job very seriously! These tongs are plain, fiddle pattern, quite normal for the period and have a full set of hallmarks for 1861. The monogram is little unusual in that it is a betrothal monogram but in script form.
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