Newcastle Silversmiths

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b.osborne
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Re: Newcastle Silversmiths

Postby b.osborne » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:21 am

I have recently purchased a pair of sugar tongs dated 1856/57 but am unable to identify the maker's mark. It looks like , an r and an s or g in lowercase.

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dognose
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Re: Newcastle Silversmiths

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:54 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

The maker of your tongs was Thomas Sewell. Sewell was apprenticed to Thomas Watson in 1818 and likely continued working for Watson as a journeyman until Watson's death in 1845, following that event, Sewell purchased Watson's business. He was Warden of the Newcastle Company fifteen times and died on the 30th October 1883 aged 80 years.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/dlNewcastle.html

Trev.

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Re: Newcastle Silversmiths

Postby b.osborne » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:35 am

Hi Trev,

Thank you so very much for the information; I am so very grateful.

Regards

Brian


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