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Help with id of markings on tongs

I have had these little sugar? tongs for a long time and decided to try to trace the maker. They are marked with a lion facing right/ and anchor/ and what looks like a fancy B/Sterling. Then, facing upside down is the name E or F Rolshoven & Co. I have looked everywhere and cannot find this maker. Anyone ever heard of them? I have included a pic of the tongs, but pretty bad one. I can not get a pic of the marks.
Thanks for any help.

Hi there - your tongs are American sterling silver, made by the Gorham Corp. of Providence, Rhode Island. The letter in the marks is an old English “G”. The other name is that of the retailer.

Regards,

Uncle Vic