Hester Bateman Silver Sugar Tongs, 1780

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Sugar Tongs - Round grips - London circa 1780 by Hester Bateman - 140mm long; 30g - Ref. No.: PG/2189

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A lovely pair of Hester Bateman sugar tongs with round bowls to the end of each arm. The bright-cut engraving is in the usual tasteful design one would expect from the "Queen of English Silversmiths". These tongs are in excellent condition and the two marks suggest a date of manufacture prior to the introduction of the duty mark in 1784.