This pair of sugar tongs are dated 1792 and are a good example of the fluted style tongs that is a feature of the Batemans. This particular style was made by all of the Batemans from Peter & Jonathan onwards. A Fascinating feature of these style tongs is that they are always marked underneath the bow. This pair has a plain 2 letter monogram "SM".
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