John Foster II entered his first mark as a small-worker on 14th February 1778. It is presumed that he had died by 10th June 1795 when Hannah Foster entered a mark. She was presumably his widow. These tongs are dated 1794. They are a lovely pair of flared bright cut sugar tongs. As ever the maker's mark is open to debate. It is a very clear mark but still unclear whose it is.
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