We know of Richard Tudor who registered a mark in 1755 and died in 1801. We also know of John Tudor, a Goldsmith who registered a mark in 1802 and died in 1838. John Tudor had been apprenticed to Richard Tudor in 1780. Thomas Tudor was registered as a Goldsmith in 1797. We also know that Thomas Tudor had some work assayed in 1797. We do not actually know what the relationship between these three Tudors may have been. Jackson records a caddy spoon with the "TT" mark, dated 1797. Douglas Bennett makes no mention of Thomas Tudor but does show a number of other "TT" marks, attributing them to Thomas Townsend.

From the shape of the Harp and Hibernia, these tongs will have been assayed some time between 1787 and 1793. These dates of course do not quite match with the recorded date for Thomas Tudor.

The tongs are fairly standard Irish in style even though they do not have the star engraved on the arms.

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