Philip Batchelor was a London maker. Grimwade records him as having entered a mark as a small-worker on 15th January 1770. These silver sugar tongs are quite hard to identify, however, on balance I think they are Philip Batchelor. I had thought they may be Patrick Beatch, but the Lion Passant looks much like a London mark than a Newcastle one. The only two pairs of antique Georgian silver sugar tongs I have seen by this maker are both cast.

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