George Elder was a maker identified in Jackson's as "a prolific worker". These Antique Georgian silver sugar tongs are fascinating in that they have a very clear Edinburgh hallmark for 1804 but Jackson's suggests that George Elder was active from 1819 to 1843 - and from Banff. The style of the tongs certainly suggests a later date than 1804, more like about 1820. Banff is more likely to have been linked with Aberdeen than Edinburgh.

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