These are lovely flared, bright cut tongs with a monogram. They have a nice wriggle-work, zig-zag pattern on the bowls. They are dated 1808/09. One very unusual feature about these tongs is the hallmark. By rights the duty mark should be to the left of the Lion Passant and Date Letter. This is a definite mistake that occurred in the hallmarking of these tongs.
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