I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs

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I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs

Postby mk209 » Fri May 17, 2019 7:40 am

These 1730’s style sugar tongs are marked on both the finger rings with I.G and a pseudo lion.
Any idea who the maker and where they come from?

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Re: I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs

Postby dognose » Fri May 17, 2019 8:13 am

Hi Matt,

Not sure that is a pseudo mark. To me it looks like John Gorham, a prolific maker of tea-tongs.

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Re: I.G and pseudo lion 1730’s style sugar tongs

Postby mk209 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:04 am

Ok thanks Trev, the lion looked a bit odd but the 1740’s lions did vary quite a bit. I haven’t enough good marks here to check as most 1740’s marks are squashed or worn! These marks were quite good.


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