I see what you mean about the lion passant:::
Even the incuse head of King George looks strange, now that I look at it closely!!!
Could you, kind sir Buckler, take a moment to look at the other pair of Provincial Sugar tongs that I have listed in the Provincial Marks sub-forum?
I wouldn't be surprised if these were provincial, I bought a big collection of spoons and many of them have turned out to be provincial or unidentified.
I can't even figure out if the Scottish Provincial spoon is Scottish Provincial or early American!