HALLMARKS OF ENGLISH SILVER
MAKER'S MARK IDENTIFICATION - ILLUSTRATED LISTING

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E E into twin circles in contact mark, Elizabeth Eaton, London 1849
EE into twin circles in contact
Elizabeth Eaton,
London 1849 hallmark
E E over B over J W mark, Edward, Edward Jnr., John and W. Barnard,, Birmingham 1841
E E over B over J W
Edward, Edward Jnr., John and W. Barnard,
London 1841 hallmark
A predecessor silversmith of Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd, business still active in present days ... MORE....
EE over JE into a square mark, Elizabeth Eaton &  John Eaton, London 1863
EE over JE into a square
Elizabeth Eaton & John Eaton,
entered 1858
London 1863 hallmark
E.F into two conjoined circles mark, Edward Farrell, London 1847 E.F into two conjoined circles mark, Edward Farrell, London 1847 E.F into two conjoined circles mark, Edward Farrell, London 1847
E.F into two conjoined circles
Edward Farrell
entered 1819
London 1847 hallmark
EFB mark, E F Braham, Birmingham 1924
EFB
E F Braham
Birmingham 1924 hallmark
E.F.C into a shield  mark, E F Braham, Birmingham 1979
E.F.C into a shield
not identified
Birmingham 1979 hallmark
E.F over H.T. into a shield  mark, Horace Woodward & Co -Edgar Finley & Hugh Taylor-, London 1891
E.F over H.T. into a shield
Horace Woodward & Co -Edgar Finley & Hugh Taylor-
London 1891 hallmark

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EG into a lozenge under a fleur de lys (?) and over a star (?) mark, Elizabeth Godfrey, London 1751
EG into a lozenge under a fleur de lys (?) and over a star (?)
Elizabeth Godfrey
entered 1741
London 1751 hallmark
EGP mark, Eustace G Parker, (possibly) Birmingham 1897
E.G.P into a rectangle
Eustace G Parker (possibly)
Birmingham 1897 hallmark
EGP into a rectanglemark, Eustace George Parker, London 1895
EGP into a rectangle
Eustace George Parker
entered 1895
London 1895 hallmark
EH into a scalloped frame mark, William Hutton & Sons -Edward Hutton-, London 1888
EH into a scalloped frame
William Hutton & Sons -Edward Hutton-
London 1888 hallmark
EH&;Co into an oval mark, Edwin Horton, trading as  Horton & Co, Birmingham 1925
EH&Co into an oval
Edwin Horton, trading as Horton & Co
15a Hartford Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1925 hallmark
E.H.P. over & Co into a shield mark, E H Parkin & Co , Sheffield 1934
EHP over & Co into a shield
E H Parkin & Co
Sheffield 1934 hallmark
E.H.P. over & Co Ltd into a shield mark, E H Parkin & Co -possibly- , Sheffield 1973
EHP over & Co Ltd into a shield
E H Parkin & Co -possibly-
Sheffield 1973 hallmark
EHS mark, Edward H Stockwell, London 1873
EHS
Edward H Stockwell
London 1873 hallmark
EHT mark, Edward Henry Turberville, London 1885 EHT mark, Edward Henry Turberville, London 1885
EHT
Edward Henry Turberville
London 1885 hallmark
Edward Turberville was in partnership with William Long in 1878. After the dissolution of the partnership, Turberville moved to 20 Dame Street, Islington (1880) and then to 42 Wilmington Square, Clarkenwell (1883) where he took over the business of Thomas Cosnight, a wedding ring maker.
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS
The hallmarking of British silver is based on a combination of marks that makes possible the identification of the origin and the age of each silver piece manufactured or traded in the UK. The marks are:

Town mark, corresponding to the mark of the Assay Office that has verified the piece
London town mark Sheffield town mark Birmingham town mark Newcastle town mark Dublin town mark Edinburgh town mark Glasgow town mark

Lion passant guardant or Britannia or lion's head erased, certifiying the silver quality
lion passant: 1598-1820 lion passant: after 1820 Britannia and lion's head erased: from 1697 to 1718
Maker's mark, identifying the silversmith presenting the piece to the assay office (usually the initials of Christian name and surname of the silversmith)

Date letter, in cycles of twenty letters of the alphabet of different shape identifies the year in which the piece was verified by the Assay Office
London date letter 'a'
A further mark was used in the period 1784 - 1890:
Sovereign head ('duty mark'), certifying the payment of the duty
Sovereign head: duty mark from 1784 to 1890
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