These are a beautiful pair of early tongs.
They are highly unusual in that they are not cast but are pierced.
They are concave and have then been pierced and engraved. They have
deep, shaped acorn bowls and lovely Adam style engraved flowers to the
shoulders and the base of the arms. The maker's mark is also unusual.
Most Thomas Tookey maker's marks are script in form. This is a simple
two capital letters with a pellet between.
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