|George Elder was a maker identified in Jackson's as "a
prolific worker". These Antique Georgian silver sugar tongs are
fascinating in that they have a very clear Edinburgh hallmark for 1804 but Jackson's suggests that George Elder was active from 1819 to 1843 - and from
Banff. The style of the tongs certainly suggests a later date than
1804, more like about 1820. Banff is more likely to have been linked
with Aberdeen than Edinburgh.
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