Jonathan Mappin registered one mark on 7th December 1775, as a plate-worker. He had registered a mark with William Barrick on 27th June of that same year. We then do not see another Mappin mark registered until 1833 when Joseph Mappin & son registered their mark, the beginning of the great Mappin & Webb company of jewellers and silver-smiths. These tongs are lovely feather edged tongs with circular bowls and delightfully clear hallmarks for 1778.
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