William Hannay lived in Paisley and worked between 1794 and 1838. He was booked as a journeyman to James Wyllie of Glasgow in 1791. He sent his work to Edinburgh for assay up to 1819 and thereafter to Glasgow where he was a funder member of the Glasgow Goldsmith’s company in 1819. We cannot be completely sure that this mark is his but he seems the most likely candidate. These marks come from two identical pairs of tongs, both with a monogram “IG”, dated 1810.

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