Samuel Godbehere registered his first mark on 20th November 1784 and worked alone for only a very short time. He registered a mark in partnership with Edward Wigan on 13th September 1786. This means that Samuel Godbehere was only working alone for 22 months. Tongs by him alone are therefore quite rare. This is a lovely example of early bright cut "Adam" style tongs with a beaded edge & heavy engraved bowls These tongs will be dated between 29th May 1786 and 12th September 1786. We can be this accurate because of the cameo duty mark, introduced on 29th May 1786. Unfortunately they have suffered with damage to the bow.
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