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Hi - anyone got any information on the origins of sugar nippers and images especially late tudor? I have found piccies of Victorian ones. but not Tudor.

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Late 17thC mebbe definately 18thC, NOT Tudorbeathan or Jacothingy afaik.
Their appearance seems to be tied into the drop in sugar price that comes in the 17thc and the introduction of tea, coffee and chocolate. Afore then hammer & bolster followed by mortar & pestle and seived if you need a certain size.
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thanks, this backs up my research and gives extra info. it was for a TV company doing Tudor food who wanted some nippers made we will have to disappoint them
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When has the actual historical research EVER stopped a TV company spouting utter BS. It's why I don't get much TV work coz I won't fib for them ... That and I'm pig ugly and a right bugger to work with =o)
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agreed, the blacksmith I was researching for - (wieland forge) wasn't prepared to make a pair based just on the photos they sent. good man
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Grymm, you are not a b**ger to work with.
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gregory23b wrote:Grymm, you are not a b**ger to work with.
Aaah, cheers mate. 'S not true what they say 'bout you either, you are fit to live with pigs. :D
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You is nice. My nurse told me to say that but is troo
http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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Brian cox (actor, not celeb physicist) has a good series on Iplayer at mo, 'addicted to pleasure''. The first episode is on sugar, worth a look.
http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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