These tongs are of a fairly standard bright cut style but with an unusual diagonal pattern and lovely deep cut leaf pattern engraved bowls. These tongs are also blessed with a fascinating armorial crest. (Danger - I may have photographed it upside down!). Notice that the maker's mark on these tongs has a pellet between the 2 letters, i.e. is different to the other "WC" maker's marks. Again another illustration of how difficult it can be to attribute tongs to a particular maker. These tongs may well have been made by someone entirely different to the other "WC" makers on this web-site. In fact it could well be that these tongs are by William Catell. The tongs are dated c1780 - 1784.
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