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Listed below are a selection of websites that may be of interest to collectors of Tea Tongs, and others.


This is the home page of the silver dealer who is the UK distributor of the book. He always maintains a comprehensive stock of Tea Tongs amongst his other specialist areas - early silver spoons and early glass. 

A fine dealer who has a wide range of excellent silver and who often has good examples of Tea Tongs for sale.

Another fine dealer who has the uncanny knack of finding (and recognising) the rare and desirable in antique silver.


A Canadian silver dealer who is interested in Tea Tongs amongst his comprehensive stock. 

A fine and keen silver dealer  situated in the beautiful old Huguenot town of Franschhoek, in South Africa's winelands. He always has a wide ranging stock of antique silver, as well as his staggering collection of old corkscrews!

Another fine and enthusiastic South African dealer located in Camps Bay, not too far from Cape Town. He always has a good range of interesting silver.


A wonderful website that lists the proceedings of the premier court in the land; there are many references to Tea Tongs in the court records.

A higly interesting and informative website for collectors of all antique silver - set up by a fine, enthusiastic Italian gentleman. Articles are constantly being published on the site and are of the very highest standard - well worth joining as a member.


A fascinating website for collectors of the later sugar tongs, or bows, that came in after the demise of Tea Tongs.
A great source of reference for collectors.

A very interesting and comprehensive new website exhibiting examples of cast sugar tongs - transitional between Tea Tongs and Sugar Bows. Well developed now and a must.

An enthusiastic dealer in antique silver.

A fine dealer who often comes across rare examples of Tea Tongs amongst his fine stock

For anyone living in France who wants an unusual Wedding or Birthday cake have a look at my youngest daughter's amazing website!