William Hannay was a journeyman of James Wylie of Glasgow in 1791. He was a founder member of the Glasgow Assay Office set up in 1819. His work is recorded between 1794 and 1838. Prior to 1819 he will have sent his work to Edinburgh for assay, thereafter his items will have the Glasgow marks.

These tongs are a delightful pair of flared & bright cut tongs, in immaculate condition, dated sometime around 1800.

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