John & Henry Liasí mark was first entered on 14th March 1818 as spoon-makers and lasted
until 7th August 1823, when Charles entered the partnership.
These sugar tongs are plain and although not as heavy as some of this period, they
have larger bowls than is normal for earlier plain sugar tongs. This helps to date
them as later rather than earlier. They have a superb example of the
makerís mark. The only mark I know of with the corners cut in this way.
They also clearly show a journey-manís mark.
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