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Exquisite Georgian Silver "Acorn" Sugar Tongs by Hester Bateman, London 1770 (1 of 6)
Julie Cartwright Antiques
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Exquisite Georgian Silver "Acorn" Sugar Tongs by Hester Bateman, London 1770

REF: JAN12 / LA429352
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Description
These charming Georgian silver bright-cut sugar tongs were made by the very collectable Hester Bateman*, who was active between 1761 and 1790. The shaped arms with bright-engraved motifs, the cups modelled as acorns. Engraved with the original owner's initials. Hester Bateman' work is sough- after mainly because she encapsulates the life 18th Century female silversmiths , most of them widows, who carried on working in a very male dominated environment. *Hester Bateman was born in 1709 at Clerkenwell. In 1730 she married John Bateman, jeweller and chain maker. They had six children. In 1760, Hester's husband died of consumption. Hester carried on the family firm and entered her own mark in 1761. She appears to have been illiterate , as her only signature in the records is the crude initials Hb. In 1790 Hester handed over the firm to her sons Peter and Jonathan. She died in 1794 , aged 85 years.

measurements

Height:
35 mm
Width:
10 mm
Length:
145 mm

declaration

Julie Cartwright Antiques has clarified that the Exquisite Georgian Silver "Acorn" Sugar Tongs by Hester Bateman, London 1770 (LA429352) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1770

condition

In very good condition

location

This Exquisite Georgian Silver "Acorn" Sugar Tongs by Hester Bateman, London 1770 is located in United Kingdom

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