John Steward was Joseph Steward IIís son.  He registered his first mark on 26th June 1784 as a small-worker.  This was a script makerís mark and there were several versions recorded.  He registered a very small mark in a rectangle on 19th May 1786 and then several more subsequently up to 20th August 1800.  He died some time between 1818 and 1822.  The attribution of these tongs to John Steward is not certain as there were several makers of this period with the maker's mark of "IS".

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1784             

1784             

1786 - 1790  

1786 - 1790  

1786 - 1790  

1797             

1797