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Dumfries Silver Collection

John O'Reley

Sugar tongs, fiddle pattern

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Maker’s mark: “JORAILY”

Other marks: castle, thistle, tree, “D”

Inscribed “Formed of coins found in the Parish of Penningham in the end of September, 1835, some of which were as old as the reign of Edward the Second.”

 

These tongs, although having the marks used by Adam Burgess, also bear the name “JORAILY”.  The piece is particularly interesting as it is made from a mediaeval coin hoard found in Penningham parish in September 1835.

Materials/Media:
silver
Dimensions:
length 149mm, width 42mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1987.26
Digital Number:
DMSW053a-d
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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