ENGLISH, SCOTTISH AND IRISH SILVER MARKS
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF BRITISH SILVER

 


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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF NAMES (PER CENTURY)
British silver hallmarks are 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 used by British and English silver hallmarking system are:

Town mark, corresponding to the mark of the UK assay office that has verified the piece
London town mark Sheffield town mark Birmingham town mark Newcastle town mark Dublin town mark Edimburgh town mark Glasgow town mark

Lion's passant guardant or Britannia or lion's head erased certifiying the silver's 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

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 duty
Sovereign head: duty mark from 1784 to 1890



BRITISH SILVER HALLMARKS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MARKS
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
| DUTY MARKS | LEOPARD'S HEAD | LONDON MARKS | WOMEN SILVERSMITHS | PSEUDO HALLMARKS | IMPORT MARKS |
| CONTEMPORARY MARKS | HERALDRY & FAMILY CRESTS | OLD ADVERTISEMENTS | FACTORIES & SHOPS: OLD IMAGES |



18th CENTURY SILVERSMITHS :
ABERCROMBIE Robert - BOULTON Matthew - BRENT MOSES - COKER Ebenezer - DANIEL Thomas - HENDERSON Alexander - HOUGHAM Charles - HOUGHAM Solomon - GRAY George - LAMBE John - NORTHCOTE Thomas - SANDERS Joseph - STORR Paul - WALLIS Thomas - WOOD Samuel - FURTHER SILVERSMITHS' NAMES



19th CENTURY SILVERSMITHS :
ADAMS George - ANGELL Joseph & John - ARCHER MACHIN & MARCH - ASPREY Charles and George - BAINBRIDGE Elizabeth - BARNARD Edward - BARNARD Edward, Edward Jnr., John and W. - BARNARD John - BARNARD WMJS - BATEMAN William - BATEMAN Peter and William - BATEMAN Peter, Anne and William - BETTRIDGE John - BOYTON Charles - BRASTED Frederick - CHAWNER Mary - CHAWNER William - CRICHTON George - CROUCH John - CROSSLEY Richard and SUMNER William - DUBOCK Robert - EATON Elizabeth - EATON William - ELEY II William - ELEY William & William Fearn - ELEY William, William Fearn & William Chawner - EMES John - FARNETT Thomas - FOX Charles Thomas - FOX George - GOLDSMITHS & Silversmiths Co: William Gibson &John Lawrence Langman - HAYNE & CATOR - HAYNE Jonathan and WALLIS Thomas - HENDERSON William - HENNEL Robert and HENNEL David - HENNEL Robert and HENNEL Samuel - HIGGINS Francisk - HOUDEN James W. - LAMBERT George - LAW William - MARCH Charles - Oomersi Mawji, Bhuy - PEMBERTON Samuel - POWER Edward - PUGH William - ROSENTHAL Judah and Samuel Jacobs & Co - SAMPSON MORDAN &Co - STRATFORD Henry - SUMNER William and CROSSLEY Richard - TERREY John Edward - TUDOR Thomas - TWY Edward - URQUHART Duncan & Naphtali HART - WALLIS Thomas and HAYNE Jonathan - WALTON John - WINTLE George - WRIGHT & DAVIS -
FURTHER SILVERSMITHS' NAMES
NOT IDENTIFIED MAKERS
EGP - GE & FD - HT - JP - WB - FURTHER SILVERSMITHS' NAMES
20th CENTURY SILVERSMITHS :
ADIE Brothers Ltd - ATTENBOROUGH Jay, Richard & Co - BARKER Bros Ltd - BARKER Bros - BISHTON Thomas - BLANCKENSEE S. & Son Ltd - BRADBURY Thomas and Sons - BROADWAY & Co - CLARK&SEWELL Ltd - COMYNS William - COOK J. & Sons Ltd - COOPER Bros &Sons - COURTHOPE Frederick - DEAKIN & FRANCIS - DEAKIN James & Son - DIXON James & Son - ELKINGTON & Co - FINNINGAN Ltd - FOGELBERG Andrew - FORDHAM & FAULKNER - GREENBERG Israel Sigismond - GREENWOOD William & Sons - GRINSELL John &Sons - JACKSON George & David FULLERTON - JONES A.E. - HAMILTON & Co - HARRISON Bros & Howson - HAZLEWOOD T.H. & Co - HENNEL Robert - HENNEL Robert and HENNEL David - HOBSON Henry &Son - HUTTON William & Sons - LEVI and SALAMAN - MAPPIN & WEBB - MATTHEWS H - NEALE William & Sons - NEEDHAM William - OLLIVANT & BOTSFORD - PRINGLE Robert & Sons - RAMSDEN Omar - RICHARDSON Richard - ROBERTS & BELK - ROBERTS & DORE - RODGERS Joseph & Sons - ROUND John & Son Ltd - SEARLE & Co - SUCKLING William Ltd - TURNER &SIMPSON - VINER Emil - WALKER & HALL - WEST & CO - WILMOT J. -
FURTHER SILVERSMITHS' NAMES
NOT IDENTIFIED MAKERS
A.E.C. - A.M & Co - BRS - C.L &S - C.P.S. - FJH over CB - GDR - GEC - G.H.J - H.A.& Co - HCD - J.C Ltd - PL & Co - T&S - WD - WSS - FURTHER SILVERSMITHS' NAMES
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

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