Sugart tongs Hallmarks

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solidarity
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Sugart tongs Hallmarks

Postby solidarity » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:53 pm

Hi All,


I'm new in this forum!!!

i kindly ask for help, if anyone can recognise these halmarks on sugartongs:
on one of arms is set of marks letter, head,lion and initials TL on the other arm
one large mark LAW. i know is Sheffield, but not sure about Maker and whats mean LAW?

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Re: Sugart tongs Hallmarks

Postby dognose » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:22 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

This post will be of interest to you: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=30005&p=74344

Trev.

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Re: Sugart tongs Hallmarks

Postby paulh » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:28 am

That is the mark of Thomas Law. He was one of the first makers to register a mark at the Sheffield Assay Office when it opened in 1773. He registered this mark on September 20th 1773. The first mark being registered a few days earlier on September 11th.

solidarity
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Re: Sugart tongs Hallmarks

Postby solidarity » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:42 pm

Hi All,

Thanks for useful direction, and well explained bit of history about this mark,

here is pic of tongs!
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