John Death registered his first mark on 11th July 1803 and another on 29th June 1808. James Darquits junior registered a mark as a small-worker on 19th November 1787. He is also recorded by Heal, up to 1800.

This mark "ID" could be either of these two makers, we simply don't know. We do know that Thomas Death (John Death's brother) was a flatware maker, but this does not necessarily mean that John also made flatware. I have chosen to ascribe both of these tongs to James Darquits junior because the first of them was made before John Death registered his first mark, and the marks appear the same with both tongs. This may not be correct.

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