John Lampfert entered his first mark on 12th November 1748 as a large-worker. This was followed by another mark in 1749. He is recorded by Heal as a plate-worker up to 1769. Grimwade comments that his mark is usually found on spoons. I have two pairs of tongs, one dated c1780 and the other 1786, (with the incuse duty mark).

I should be said that there is some doubt about whether these marks are really John Lampfert, although it is difficult to identify any other contender. (Thanks Geoff for pointing this out).

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