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.
Click on any picture to enlarge