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iconnumber posted 03-29-2004 05:58 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I have six 8 3/8" Serving spoons marked Hood & Tobey on the back. Just above the name is three hallmarks. A lion in an oval, an eagle in a circle, and what looks like three letters in a diamond. The first letter is J and I can't make out exactly what the others are. ( might be & G )

I would appreciate any information anyone has as I can't find this maker any where.


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iconnumber posted 03-29-2004 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick Vyvyan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hood & Tobey, it seems, were a short-lived company based on Albany, New York, circa 1849.
Bob Shulhof shows a Tuscan pattern place-setting at: Tuscan (Collectors Corner)
Several other pieces in different designs are currently for sale on the internet.

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Although Hood & Tobey are listed in several sources as manufacturers, in this case they appear to have been the retailers.

Your lion, eagle, J&G mark sounds as if the maker could be Samuel Johnson & Richard Godley, active in Albany c.1843 - 1850.

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Have you ever found a knife for the Hood & Tobey flatware? My pieces are the same as yours except there is a small beaded line around the outside edge.
Thank you,
Catherine Davidson

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