Johnson & Godley: Additional Mark

PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
Traintime
contributor
Posts: 2110
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:44 pm

Johnson & Godley: Additional Mark

Postby Traintime » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:48 pm

Three J&G table/place spoons having standard marks, but including a mark that appears to be rubbed out. It sits left of the maker mark and seems to begin "H.S" followed by a blanked space which resumes as "AGUE" (like the end of Montague or Teague). The letters are not in a reserve or cartouche, but openly stamped. I'm guessing it may be a retailer, but wonder if J&G may have destroyed the mark themselves for some reason, as their own mark is clearly intact.

url=https://postimages.org/]Image[/url]

Image

Image

Traintime
contributor
Posts: 2110
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:44 pm

Re: Johnson & Godley: Additional Mark

Postby Traintime » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:51 pm

Photoset 2: closeups of other marks....

url=https://postimages.org/]Image[/url]

Image

Traintime
contributor
Posts: 2110
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:44 pm

Re: Johnson & Godley: Additional Mark

Postby Traintime » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:28 am

Remarkably, these letters of the additional mark appear similar to that of Hezekiah S. Sprague of Ohio. With that, here is an SMP thread on a Sprague (rubbed too) with the inclusion of the word "Premium": https://www.smpub.com/ubb/Forum19/HTML/000412.html

Traintime
contributor
Posts: 2110
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:44 pm

Re: Johnson & Godley: Additional Mark

Postby Traintime » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:32 am

Here is a thread referring to the "Premium" mark in association with pseudo marks that also turn up on a J&G sample. Is this a train of evidence linking J&G to Sprague as a supplier source?

Traintime
contributor
Posts: 2110
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:44 pm

Re: Johnson & Godley: Additional Mark

Postby Traintime » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:53 am

Finally, there is a listing for a piece having the marks [Eagle] ["D"] [Star] just before "H.S.Sprague" with no surrounding reserve or cartouche. (An alternative mark not noted by primary sources.) This would seem to be a conclusive set of marks to link these firms, and the Sprague family all come from New York where connections could be established.

Traintime
contributor
Posts: 2110
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:44 pm

Re: Johnson & Godley: Additional Mark

Postby Traintime » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:56 am

Oops..forgot to link to that pseudo marks thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9902

Traintime
contributor
Posts: 2110
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:44 pm

Re: Johnson & Godley: Additional Mark

Postby Traintime » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:05 am

And just for additional interest, the placement of a Richard Godley open mark on a J&G item care of SMP: https://www.smpub.com/ubb/Forum19/HTML/000446.html


Return to “Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest