Tim Kent is the recognised expert in West Country silver & has penned an article in the March/April 2009 copy of the Finial which makes very clear that none of these sugar tongs can be by Jason Holt, as the latest date that Jason Holt submitted any "Tea tongs" for Assay was in September 1769. Joseph Hicks however submitted a large number of tea tongs for assay from 1782 onwards. I therefore submit that these tongs are by Joseph Hicks, not by Jason Holt.

Once again we are indebted to Tim for his depth of expertise in Exeter silver.

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