English Silver by All Makers
James Barber & William North SUGAR TONGS, York, England circa 1835
A pair of sterling silver sugar tongs, maker's mark of James Barber & William North, York, England, working circa 1836-1847,* of traditional bow-back form with shell-shaped terminals;length is 5 7/8" and weight is 1.45 troy ounces. Condition: as is, repaired. * Ian Pickford notes that "no contemporary information concerning the marks used in York appears to have survived...." (Jackson's Silver & Gold Marks, Revised Edition, 1989 p. 464.