Troublesome Tongs ID Mark

Need some help trying to ID these passants and maker of this pair of sugar tongs I have. Possible they could be coin silver, but these are the only marks on the piece. Any help would be appreciated. Matt

This mark has been attributed to J & T Dubois (Joseph & Teunis Denyse Dubois) working in New York City 1794 - 1797. So coin silver seems a very likely composition.


Thank you for the help! Much appreciated. Spent way too many hours on that one.