James Wintle is thought to be George Wintle’s son. George, of course, being the most prolific maker of sugar tongs of the period. James Wintle’s first mark was entered on 19th October 1812. James Wintle also has a mark entered as “IW”, dated 1821. This shows how inter-changeable the letters I and J were at the time. The sugar tongs are plain and dated 1812 with the characteristic “clunky” style apparent from about this time.
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