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

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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF NAMES (PER TOWN)

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 Edinburgh 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 (usually the initials of Christian name and surname of the silversmith)


examples of maker's mark

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 George III, 1784 Sovereign head: duty mark George III, 1795 Sovereign head: duty mark George IV, 1822 Sovereign head: duty mark George IV, 1825 Sovereign head: duty mark William IV, 1835 Sovereign head: duty mark Victoria, 1838
BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - 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
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SILVERSMITHS' IDENTIFICATION - MAKER'S MARK IDENTIFICATION
PER TOWN
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BIRMINGHAM SILVERSMITHS :
ADIE Brothers Ltd - A.E.C. - BARKER Bros Ltd - BARNARD Edward - BARNARD John - BETTRIDGE John - BISHTON Thomas - BROADWAY & Co - COOK J. & Sons Ltd - C.P.S. - DEAKIN & FRANCIS - DIXON James & Son - ELKINGTON & Co - FJH over CB - FOGELBERG Andrew - GEC - GREENBERG Israel Sigismond - GREENWOOD William & Sons - GRINSELL John &Sons - H.A.& Co - HAZLEWOOD T.H. & Co - HCD - HT - HUTTON William & Sons - J.C Ltd - JONES A.E. - LEVI and SALAMAN - MATTHEWS H - OLLIVANT & BOTSFORD - PEMBERTON Samuel - PUGH William - EGP - GE & FD - ROBERTS & DORE - SUCKLING William Ltd - TURNER & SIMPSON - WB - WD - WILMOT J. -
CALCUTTA SILVERSMITHS :
HAMILTON & Co - Oomersi Mawji, Bhuy -



CHESTER SILVERSMITHS :
ATTENBOROUGH Jay, Richard & Co - BLANCKENSEE S. & Son Ltd - C.L &S - NEALE William & Sons - PRINGLE Robert & Sons - T&S - W.N -
DUBLIN SILVERSMITHS :
BAINBRIDGE Elizabeth - FARNETT Thomas - LAW William - MARCH Charles - POWER Edward - TUDOR Thomas - TWY Edward - WEST & CO -
GLASGOW SILVERSMITHS :
GDR -
LONDON SILVERSMITHS :
ABERCROMBIE Robert - ADAMS George - ANGELL Joseph & John - ASPREY Charles and George - BARNARD Edward, Edward Jnr., John and W. - BARNARD WMJS - BATEMAN William - BATEMAN Peter and William - BATEMAN Peter, Anne and William - BOULTON Matthew - BOYTON Charles - BRASTED Frederick - BRENT MOSES - CHAWNER Mary - CHAWNER William - COKER Ebenezer - COMYNS William - COURTHOPE Frederick - CROSSLEY Richard and SUMNER William - CROUCH John - DANIEL Thomas - DUBOCK Robert - EATON Elizabeth - EATON William - ELEY II William - ELEY William & William Fearn - ELEY William, William Fearn & William Chawner - EMES John - FINNINGAN Ltd - FOX Charles Thomas - FOX George - G.H.J - HAYNE & CATOR - HAYNE Jonathan and WALLIS Thomas - HENNEL Robert - HENNEL Robert and HENNEL David - HENNEL Robert and HENNEL Samuel - HIGGINS Francisk - HOUGHAM Charles - HOUGHAM Solomon - GRAY George - JACKSON George & David FULLERTON - LAMBE John - LAMBERT George - MAPPIN & WEBB - NORTHCOTE Thomas - PL & Co - RAMSDEN Omar - ROSENTHAL Judah and Samuel Jacobs & Co - SAMPSON MORDAN &Co - SANDERS Joseph - SEARLE & Co STORR Paul - SUMNER William and CROSSLEY Richard - TERREY John Edward - URQUHART Duncan & Naphtali HART - WALLIS Thomas - WALLIS Thomas and HAYNE Jonathan - WINTLE George - WOOD Samuel - WRIGHT & DAVIS -
NEWSCASTLE SILVERSMITHS :
WALTON John -



PERTH SILVERSMITHS :
CRICHTON George -
SHEFFIELD SILVERSMITHS :
A.M & Co - ARCHER MACHIN & MARCH - BARKER Bros - BRADBURY Thomas and Sons - BRS - COOPER Bros & Sons - CLARK&SEWELL Ltd - DEAKIN James & Son - FORDHAM & FAULKNER - HARRISON Bros & Howson - HOBSON Henry &Son - JP - NEEDHAM William - RICHARDSON Richard - ROBERTS & BELK - RODGERS Joseph & Sons - ROUND John & Son Ltd - STRATFORD Henry - VINER Emil - WALKER & HALL - GOLDSMITHS & Silversmiths Co: William Gibson &John Lawrence Langman - W.N - WSS -
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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