THE DIRECTORY OF CANADA SILVERSMITHS
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF CANADIAN SILVER

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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
LAFRANCE Ambroise
Lafrance Abroise, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Quebec City, Quebec
L.A into an oval, QUEBEC, pseudo duty mark
c. 1820s/1910s
LAMBERT Paul
PL under fleur de lys
Quebec City, Quebec
c. 1690s/1750s
C. LAMOND FILS
C. Lamond Fils, Montreal, Canada C. Lamond Fils, Montreal, Canada
C.LAMOND FILS
LF intertwined
Montreal, Quebec
The company succeeded to Caron Brothers around 1930
LAMONTAGNE Michael
Quebec City, Quebec
c. 1830s/1870s
LANDRON Jean Francois
JF over L under fleur de lys
Quebec City, Quebec
c. 1690s/1750s
LANFGFORD Jas I.
JL in a rectangle and pseudo English hallmarks
Halifax, Nova Scotia
c. 1810s/1840s


LASH J.B.
LASH & CO in a rectangle
Toronto, Ontario
c. 1860s/1880s
LEARMONT William
W.L in a rectangle and pseudo English hallmarks
W.LEARMONT in a rectangle and pseudo English hallmarks
Montreal, Quebec
c. 1840s/1870s
LEE & CHILLAS
Toronto, Ontario
c. 1880s
LEES George H.
L under a beaver
Hamilton, Ontario
c. 1880s


LESLIE John
J.LESLIE and English pseudo-hallmarks  mark, John Leslie, Ottawa, Ontario J.L and English pseudo-hallmarks  mark, John Leslie, Ottawa, Ontario
J.L. in a rectangle and pseudo English hallmarks or J.LESLIE
Ottawa, Ontario
c. 1840s/1890s
Touch mark acquired by Henry Birks & Sons
LESPERANCE Pierre
PL and English pseudo-duty mark mark, Pierre Lesperance, Montreal - Quebec 1819-1882 PL QUEBEC PL, Pierre Lesperance, Montreal - Quebec 1819-1882
PL and pseudo English duty mark
P.L QUEBEC P.L
Quebec City, Quebec
c. 1820s/1880s
LIDO JEWELLERS CO
Montreal, Quebec
c. 1870s/1970s
LIPMAN-LEVINTER INDUSTRIES LTD
formerly LIPMAN BROTHERS
Lipman-Levinter Industries- Toronto, Ontario - Canada Lipman-Levinter Industries- Toronto, Ontario - Canada Lipman-Levinter Industries- Toronto, Ontario - Canada
active (1920s-1930s) at 41, Peter Street, Toronto. Manufacturers of silver and silverplated holloware. The business of Henry Lipman, and his son-in-law, Mervyn 'Bing' Levinter. VIKING PLATE was their registered trade mark


LORD Daniel
DL and SJ in two rectangles and pseudo English hallmarks
Saint John, New Brunswick
c. 1840s
LOWE & Co
LOWE &CO
Toronto, Ontario
c. 1880s
Touch mark acquired by Henry Birks & Sons
LOWE Wm.G.H.
Z. McN & Co and pseudo English hallmarks
Toronto, Ontario
c. 1880s/1900s
LOWE & ANDERSON
L&A and pseudo English hallmarks
Toronto, Ontario
c. 1880s/1900s
Touch mark acquired by Henry Birks & Sons
LUCAS Joseph
JL in script
Quebec City, Quebec
c. 1770s



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