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It is my intention to illustrate examples of Provincial made Tea Tongs on this page.

There will be only a very few examples as Provincial tongs are extremely rare and only a small number have been recorded.

To start off, I display here two pairs of  Tea Tongs made in NEWCASTLE and marked for

William Partis

This first pair is, stylistically, a transitional pair of tongs retaining some features of baluster tongs yet having a hint of the later curves.