27th April 2023 - Two new pairs of tongs by Thomas Pratt & Arthur Humphreys.
24th February 2023 - New maker - John Nixon - London.
17th February 2023 - New pair of tongs by William & John Deane.
11th February 2023 - updated William Welch of Plymouth Dock and William Welch of Exeter sections including 2 new pairs of tongs by William Welch of Plymouth Dock and 6 new pair of tongs by William Welch of Exeter
2nd February 2023 - updated William Pearce of Plymouth section and added four new pairs of tongs.
31st January 2023 - New pair of tongs by William Hannay of Paisley.
24th January 2023 - updated George Ferris section and added five new pairs of tongs
22nd January 2023 - updated Francis Trowbridge section, including five new pairs of tongs
20th January 2023 - updated Francis Parsons & Stephen Crees section, clarifying dates and adding five new pairs of tongs.
19th January 2023 - updated Francis Parsons & Joseph Goss section, clarifying dates and adding three new pairs of tongs.
18th January 2023 - new pair of tongs by John Coakley of Chester added
New maker - John Ford & John Williams of Bath
17th January 2023 - New maker - David Gray - Dumfries
New maker - Alex Cameron - Dundee
16th January 2023 - new maker - Joseph Pearson - Dumfries
15th January 2023 - new maker - William Hughes - Dublin
New maker - Dalyell & Hunter - Dumfries
14th January 2023 - two new pairs of tongs by John Power of Dublin.
New maker - Thomas Tudor of Dublin
10th January 2023 - updated James Keating (Dublin) section and added 2 new pairs of tongs.
13th December 2022 - two new pairs of tongs by Richard Morton of Sheffield.
New maker - William Darby - Sheffield
New maker - John Law of Sheffield
9th December 2022 - New maker - John Brown - Newcastle.
8th December 2022 - New Maker - Betts & son - Birmingham
4th December 2022 - New maker - William Harrison I - London
I see many occasions when people mis-state the date of London made sugar tongs. I have therefore compiled a complete list of the London hallmarks seen on sugar tongs from c1780 to 1820. Go to the London Assay Office page to see the list which can be downloaded.
If there are any tongs on this website that you might wish to buy, please contact me directly via email.
Unfortunately if you see this sign beside a pair of tongs: someone has beaten you to it. - Sorry.
This website is dedicated to silver sugar tongs
mainly covering the approximate period from 1760 to 1820 but also beyond
into the early Victorian era. Only sugar tongs that were made in the
UK and Ireland are featured here although there were many other countries
making sugar tongs during this period. For navigation around the site,
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