Scottish George III Bright Cut Silver Sugar Tongs, Alex Henderson Edinburgh 1797 - 1812

Late 18th /Early 19th Century
Hallmarked British Silver
Standard Parcel
Scottish bright cut silver sugar tongs with hallmarks for Alex Henderson of Edinburgh (1795 - 1812). There is no date mark, but the shape of the Kings head duty mark combined with the years that Alex Henderson was active indicates they are between 1797 and 1812. Initials inscribed to end.
Charming Scottish silver tongs. We may not use sugar tongs any more but their simple and elegant design with the gentle wear acquired through 200 years still draws the eye to them.
George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738[c] – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820.