Thomas Wallis II is often confused with John Wren II.
Jackson's does not refer to Thomas Wallis II but shows a mark that looks very
similar to Thomas Wallis's, attributing it to John Wren II with a question mark
against it. Grimwade records John Wren II as a spoon-maker and his mark
very clearly has a pellet between the I and the W and the I actually looks like
an I. John Wren II was also earlier, his first mark was entered in 1777,
and he was only known to be working until 1795.
I have never seen any sugar tongs made by John Wren II.
All of these marks I have attributed to Thomas Wallis II.
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1778 - 1780
(this mark is from a pair of cast tongs, dated c1780).
1780 - 1784
mark is from bright cut tongs marked with the Lion Passant & maker's marks only, dated c1784).
1785 - 1786
(these marks are from tongs with the incuse duty mark).
1786 - 1790