THE DIRECTORY OF AUSTRALIA SILVERSMITHS
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF AUSTRALIAN SILVER

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AUSTRALIA SILVERSMITHS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING: A - B



AUSTRALIAN SILVERSMITHS A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z NOT IDENTIFIED
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SILVERSMITH'S NAME AND MARK
SILVERSMITH'S INFORMATION
ARMFIELD George H.
ARMFIELD George H.
Victoria, Collingwood
active 1870s/1880s
BARCLAY David
BARCLAY David BARCLAY David
Tasmania, Hobart
active 1830s/1840s
BASSE Frederick
BASSE Frederick
South Australia, Adelaide
active c. 1910s



BENNETT Charles
BENNETT Charles
Victoria, Melbourne
active 1840s/1850s
BENNETT William
Victoria, Melbourne
active 1840s/1930s
BRADSHAW
BRADSHAW BRADSHAW
Victoria,
active 1900s/1920s



BRENTANI Charles
BRENTANI Charles
Victoria, Melbourne
active 1840s/1850s
BROAD Robert
BROAD Robert
New South Wales, Sydney
active 1830s/1840s



BRUNKHORST August L.
BRUNKHORST August L. BRUNKHORST August L. BRUNKHORST August L.
South Australia, Adelaide
active 1880s/1910s
BRUSH & MACDONNELL
BRUSH & MACDONNELL
New South Wales, Sydney
active 1850s/1860s



HALLMARKS OF ENGLISH SILVER - MAKER'S MARK IDENTIFICATION
ALPHABETICAL LISTING
OF SILVERSMITHS' NAMES
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
THE DIRECTORY OF CAPE SILVERSMITHS A - C D - I J - M N - T U - Z
THE DIRECTORY OF CHANNEL ISLANDS SILVERSMITHS A - F G - H I - P Q - Z unidentified makers
CANADIAN SILVERSMITHS A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS
AUSTRALIA AND ITS SILVER - A BRIEF HISTORY
 1841 map of Australia Colony
Australia in the 19th century was made up of six separate colonies, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia, South Australia (including, at this time, also the Northern Territories).
In term of working silversmiths only three colonies supported any number of craftsmen, namely South Wales capital, Sydney, Victoria, capital Melbourne and South Australia capital, Adelaide.
In the first half of the 19th century inhabitants of Australia were few tenths of thousands and pre 1850 Australian silver by comparison to colonial silver in general must be considered very rare.
Most working silversmiths with retail business carried imported silver or plated items as current stock and locally produced items were manufactured only to fulfill immediate orders (as presentation trophies) when the waiting time to order pieces from England was too long.
No form of official mark or date letter system was introduced into the hallmarking of Australian silver.

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