John Jobson & James Hetherington registered a mark on 11th January 1771. They are known to have sent work for assay between 22nd January 1771 and 13th July 1773. The partnership was dissolved by 31st July 1773 when it was reported as such. Their work can therefore be accurately dated to between those two dates. These tongs are a good example of early work, with just a simple feather edge and fan shaped bowls. The workmanship is not wonderful, just a simple strip of silver, made concave for strength and bent to shape.

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