THE DIRECTORY OF AUSTRALIA SILVERSMITHS
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF AUSTRALIAN SILVER

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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
A.D, English pseudo hallmarks ....................................... Dick Alexander
A.DICK, English pseudo hallmarks ....................................... Dick Alexander
ANGUS & COOTE LTD ....................................... Angus & Coote Ltd
APEX ....................................... Rodd (Australia) Ltd
A.R, English pseudo hallmarks ....................................... Robertson Alexander
B&McD ....................................... Brush & Macdonnell
BASSE ADELAIDE, pseudo English hallmarks ....................... Basse Frederick
BJ into a circle ....................................... unidentified
BRADSHAW ....................................... Bradshaw
BRUNKHORST, pseudo English hallmarks ....................... Brunkhorst August L.
C.L. QUIST ....................................... Quist Christian Ludwig
CARIS, swan ....................................... Caris Bros
CB, emu, kangaroo ....................................... Brentani Charles
CEF, various symbols ....................................... Firhaber Charles Edward
CH, English pseudo hallmarks ................................. Hendrick Charles (possibly)
CHARLES BENNETT in script ....................................... BennetT Charles
CR into a heart ....................................... unidentified
D.B.S ....................................... Denis Bros
D.J.Ltd ....................................... David Jones Ltd
DB in script, English pseudo hallmarks ....................................... Barclay David
DENIS BROS ....................................... Denis Bros
DICK, English pseudo hallmarks ....................................... Dick Alexander
DOIG & HORN ....................................... Doig & Horn
DRUMMOND ....................................... Drummond William
EJ HOLLINGDALE in script ....................................... Hollingdale Edgar Joseph
EJ lowercase into a square ....................................... Carr Eric
EVAN JONES ....................................... Jones Evan
F&R ....................................... Fairfax & Roberts
FISCHER ....................................... Fischer Edward Francis Gunther
FL, pseudo English hallmarks ....................................... Lynn Felix
GEO H.HARMFIELD ....................................... Armfield George H.
H.YOUNG &COMP ....................................... Young & Company
HAMMERTON ....................................... J. Hammerton & Son
HARDY BROTHERS ....................................... Hardy Bros Ltd
HARRIS & SON, lion ....................................... Harris & Son
HBrs, crown, lion ....................................... Hardy Bros Ltd
HC, various symbols ....................................... Cohen Henry
HECWORTH ....................................... Platers Pty Ltd
HECWORTH ....................................... Rodd (Australia) Ltd
HST, kangaroo, emu ....................................... Steiner Henry
IMPERIAL ....................................... Phoenix Manufacturing Company
J&H ....................................... unidentified
J. WA LK ER ....................................... unidentified
J.H.P., lion ....................................... Pace John Henry
J.M.W, English pseudo hallmarks .............................. Wendt Joachim Matthias
J.M.WENDT, English pseudo hallmarks ......................... Wendt Joachim Matthias
J.R, English pseud hallmarks ....................................... Robertson James
JC, English pseudo hallmarks ....................................... Cohen Joel John
JJ, English pseudo hallmarks ....................................... Josephson Jacob
JM DEMPSTER LTD ....................................... JM Dempster Ltd
JM, English pseudo hallmarks ....................................... McLean John
JM, star ....................................... Meyer Johannes
JS, snchor, kangoroo ....................................... Schomberg Julius
K&Co, emu, kangaroo ....................................... Kilpatrick & Co
L&S ....................................... unidentified
L, English pseudo hallmarks ....................................... Lamb Richard
M, bird, cross ....................................... Mole Fredereick James
M.K, kangaroo, lion ....................................... M.Kebrick or Fidler & Kendrick
McBEAN ....................................... McBean James & Son
MM ....................................... Mather Margaret
PARAMOUNT PLATE ....................................... McDonald & Co
PROUD ....................................... Proud W.J.
RB, pseudo English hallmarks ....................................... Broad Robert
REGAL ....................................... Regal Silver Plate Co Ltd
RODD ....................................... Rodd (Australia) Ltd
S inside a star ....................................... Stokes
S&S, boomerang ....................................... Stokes
S.C, kangaroo ....................................... Clayton Samuel
SARGISON ....................................... Sargison Arold F.
SCHAFER ....................................... Schafer Edward
SD&Co ....................................... Stewart Dawson & Co
SILCRAFT ....................................... Silcraft Pty Ltd
STEVENSON ....................................... Stevenson Walter Hunter
STEWART DAWSON & CO .............................. Stewart Dawson & Co
T&S ....................................... Taylor & Sharp
W.BROS ....................................... Walsh
W.D. & Co ....................................... Drummond William
W.E, emu, kangaroo ....................................... Edwards William
W.J.S, elephant ....................................... Sanders W.J.
W.KERR ....................................... Kerr William
WALSH & SONs ....................................... Walsh
WENDT, English pseudo hallmarks .................. Wendt Joachim Matthias
WH, pseudo English hallmarks ....................................... Harley Walter
WINDSOR PLATE ....................................... McDonald & Co
WJMcD, anchor ....................................... MacDonnell W. & Co
Wm DRUMMOND & CO ....................................... Drummond William
WP, English pseudo hallmarks ....................................... Park William




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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.
Early Australian silversmiths marked their objects with their full name or initials and imitations of English hallmarks as leopard's heads, lions and anchors.
In 1988 was formed the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia. A voluntary system of marking was introduced (maker's mark, standard mark, guild mark and date letter).

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