William Constable

Dundee Silversmith working at the beginning of the 19th century whose work was hallmarked in Edinburgh.  The oblong punch distinguishing him from William Cunningham of Edinburgh who used a shaped punch. Constable's mark was registered in 1806 and he was a maker of tea and caddy spoons.

There is a monogram of  'J C I' to the bow otherwise these tongs are completely plain. The bows stretch some way down the arms and are very concave, the lower arms carry the hallmarks and are quite slim and the bowls are reminiscent of rat-tail spoon bowls. They are fully hallmarked for Edinburgh 1824, sadly there is no Dundee mark. At 5 3/4 inches long and weighing 2 1/8 ounces they are very heavy and of high quality. They have no damage, flaws or repairs.

 

 

                     

Monogrammed Bow                                         1824   Edinburgh Hallmark