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
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SILVERSMITH'S NAME AND MARK
SILVERSMITH'S INFORMATION
CLAYTON Samuel
CLAYTON Samuel
New South Wales, Sydney
active 1820s/1850s
COHEN Henry
COHEN Henry
New South Wales, Sydney
active 1830s
COHEN Joel John
COHEN Joel John COHEN Joel John often found with the mark of J.J.Cohen
New South Wales, Sydney
active 1840s



DENIS BROS.
DENIS BROS. DENIS BROS.
Victoria, Melbourne
active 1850s/1880s
DICK Alexander
DICK Alexander DICK Alexander DICK Alexander DICK Alexander DICK Alexander DICK Alexander DICK Alexander DICK Alexander DICK Alexander DICK Alexander
New South Wales, Sydney
active 1820s/1840s



DRUMMOND William
DRUMMOND William DRUMMOND William DRUMMOND William
Victoria, Melbourne
active 1870s/1900s



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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