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William Woodman was a Bristol maker. In common with many West Country makers, his silver was hall-marked at Exeter. Hfirst mention in the assay register was in 1818, and the last in 1838. These are a very ordinary pair of Georgian silver sugar tongs, only made special by the maker, which is a rare maker for sugar tongs. They are dated at 1821. They have another interesting feature and that is the monogram. Notice how the new monogram has been engraved without any attempt being made to remove the old one.

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