26th November 2017 - new maker - William Welch II & William Parsons - Exeter
17th December 2016 - new maker - Edward Byne of Exeter
10th June 2016 - new maker - David Elder of Banff
23rd January 2015 - new maker - Thomas & Samuel Wintle
10th January 2015 - a comprehensive list of London Hallmarks seen on sugar tongs, part 3 from May 1800 to May 1810
7th January 2015 - a comprehensive list of London Hallmarks seen on sugar tongs, part 2 from May 1791 to May 1800
11th December 2014 - new maker - Owen Cassidy of Dublin
4th December 2014 - a comprehensive list of London Hallmarks seen on sugar tongs, part 1 from c1760 to 28th May 1791 V3.0 Updated version now available
26th November 2014 - makers mark clarified H&S - James Hewitt & Robert Swan of Edinburgh
24th November 2014 - new maker William Hope of Plymouth
13th October 2014 - Three new cast tongs by Benjamin Mountigue
3rd September 2014 - New Maker - John Ford & John Williams - Bath
20th September 2013 - a paper discussing miniature sugar tongs
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.
I have often been asked "How do you display your sugar
tongs?". I have now seen a custom made cabinet, made just for sugar
tongs. It is a really superb piece of work and displays the tongs to
Click the picture to see it enlarged.
The maker of this cabinet is Steve Phillips of Chadwick End Cabinets Ltd
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,
please use the buttons at the top of every page.
See Collectors Corner for more information about collecting antique silver.
One request I have had is to offer some sugar tongs for sale - is this something you would like to see?
you can email me here
You can obtain a signed copy of the only available book about Georgian silver sugar tongs - click the picture
Order now and receive a free additional insert of 65 new maker's marks found on tongs since the book was first published.
A recent comment:
Thank you very much for your excellent book on Georgian Silver Sugar Tongs which was very well packed and arrived today. I have found it very informative and much more comprehensive than I could have expected. It is a credit to you and I am considering buying another copy since this copy will be much referred to and will therefore soon become well thumbed"
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