THE DIRECTORY OF CANADA SILVERSMITHS
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF CANADIAN SILVER

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CANADA SILVERSMITHS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING: G


Canadian hallmarking system is based on the Precious Metals Marking Act of 1985. Jewellery makers, importers and retailers are responsible for having the correct hallmarks on items. Hallmarks must be registered by the Register of Trademarks, Industry Canada in which abbreviations and inscriptions for jewellery items in either English or French are permitted.
For silver items, "sterling" (92.5% silver and 7.5% other alloys ) is considered the standard measurement for purity under federal regulations. Authentic sterling silver items are stamped with "STERLING", "STER", or "925". Hallmarks that follow the traditional British certifying system or has applied by the government of any foreign country under the laws of that country may also be placed on the item.
Where an article that is wholly manufactured in Canada is composed of a precious metal of a quality prescribed in the regulations and has an authorized quality mark applied to it, there may be applied to the article a national mark consisting of:
- a lion's head inside a letter "C"( (1934-1978)
- a maple head inside a letter "C" (after 1978)
Canada National mark 1934-1978 Canada National mark after 1978

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SILVERSMITH'S NAME
MARK - TOWN - DATE
GAGE Matthew
M.GAGE
Kinston
c.1890s
Touch mark acquired by Henry Birks & Sons
GANO David
DG into a rectangle
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
c. 1780s
GARD Thomas Dapleton
GARD in a rectangle
Saint John, New Brunswick
c. 1850s
GATIEN M.
MC over C
Quebec City, Quebec
c. 1760s
GEDDIE John
Pictou, Nova Scotia
c. !770s/1840s


GENDRON P.
Quebec City, Quebec
c. 1850s/1860
GOLDSMITH STOCK COMPANY OF CANADA LTD
Goldsmith Stock Company of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
G + a beaver in a shield and pseudo English hallmarks
Toronto, Ontario
c. 1880s/1920s
GRIGG William
Grigg in script
Halifax, Nova Scotia
c. 1760s/1790
GROTHE Z.
GZ in a rectangle and pseudo English hallmarks
Quebec City, Quebec
c. 1850s
GURD M.L. Jeweller
M.L.GURD
Montreal, Quebec
Touch mark acquired by Henry Birks & Sons



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
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
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS

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