I am trying to find out who’s these initials are on a pair of Georgian sugar tongs. They are marked as S.B
Is it likely to be Susanna Barker?
The only other mark on these tongs is for the lion passant.
I have a number of sugar tongs and I find that quite often the date letter and the assay office mark is often missing rather than rubbed out. Is that fairly normal? Would I be right to assume that if the assay office mark is missing that it probably indicates it was made in London?
In anticipation of your help – Best wishes – Tony Hunter.
PS – photos attached.