HALLMARKS OF ENGLISH SILVER
MAKER'S MARK IDENTIFICATION

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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MARKS: EP - EZ
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
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EP mark, Edward Power, Dublin 1819
EP
Edward Power
Dublin 1819 hallmark
E.P mark, Edward Pairpoint, Edward Pairpoint
E.P
Edward Pairpoint
London 1852 hallmark

Business founded in 1848 by Edward James Pairpoint. Chronology of the firm: Edward Pairpoint (1848), Pairpoint & Wood (1856), Edward Pairpoint (1859), Pairpoint Brothers (1879 until after 1937).
EP and TWY+ (double mark), Edward Power and Edward Twy, Dublin 1831
EP and TWY+ (double mark)
Edward Power and Edward Twy,
Dublin 1831 hallmark
ES mark, Edward Smith, Birmingham 1843
ES
Edward Smith,
Birmingham 1843 hallmark
ES into two conjoined circles mark, Edward Sweet, Exeter 1850
ES into two conjoined circles
Edward Sweet,
Exeter 1850 hallmark
E.S&Co mark, E. Silver & Co, London , Sheffield 1947
E.S&Co
E. Silver & Co
81 New Bond St., London
(silverware manufactured by Mark Tyzack & Sons),
Sheffield 1947 hallmark
E.S.B mark, E S Barnsley & Co Ltd -Edward Souter Barnsley-, Birmingham 1913
E.S.B
E S Barnsley & Co Ltd -Edward Souter Barnsley-,
Active at Frederick Street, Birmingham from 1895 till 1921 and registered his mark on November 1887 and September 1908
Birmingham 1913 hallmark
E.T into a chamfered rectangle mark, Edward Thomason, Birmingham 1817 E.T into a chamfered rectangle mark, Edward Thomason, Birmingham 1827
ET into a rectangle
E.T into a chamfered rectangle
Edward Thomason,
Birmingham 1817



Birmingham 1827
ETB mark, Edwin Thomson Bryant, London 1897 import
ETB into a chamfered rectangle
Edwin Thomson Bryant,
London 1897 import hallmark
EV inside a circle mark, Edward Vincent, London 1728
EV inside a circle
Edward Vincent
London 1728 hallmark
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EV mark,Viners Ltd - Edward Viner, Sheffield 1964
EV
Viners Ltd -Edward Viner
Sheffield 1964 hallmark
E.V mark,Viners Ltd - Edward Viner, Sheffield 1932
E.V
Viners Ltd - Edward Viner
Bath Street, Sheffield
Sheffield 1932 hallmark
EW gothic under a fleur de lys mark, Edward Wakelin, London 1753
EW gothic under a fleur de lys
Edward Wakelin,
London 1753 hallmark
A business founded by John Wickes in 1722 and still active in present days ... MORE....
E.W.H mark, E W Haywood , Birmingham 1932
E.W.H
E W Haywood ,
Birmingham 1932 hallmark
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
CAPE SILVERSMITHS A - C D - I J - M N - T U - Z
CHANNEL ISLANDS SILVERSMITHS A - F G - H I - P Q - Z unidentified
CANADA 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
London town marks Birmingham town marks Dublin town marks Edinburgh town marks Sheffield town marks Exeter town marks
London Birmingham Dublin Edinburgh Sheffield Chester
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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