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MAKER'S MARK IDENTIFICATION - LIST OF SILVERSMITHS
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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF NAMES
THE DIRECTORY NAMES
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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF SILVERSMITHS' NAMES

ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKER'S MARKS

MARKS' IMAGES
 A&
 AC
 AD
 AK
 AL
 AZ
 B&
 BB
 BC
 BO
 BP
 BZ
 C&
 CA
 CB
 CC
 CD
 CF
 CG
 CL
 CM
 CS
 CT
 CZ
 D&
 DB
 DC
 DL
 DM
 DZ
 E&
 EA
 EB
 ED
EE 
EH 
EI 
EO 
EP 
EZ 
F& 
FD 
FE 
FJ 
FK 
FZ 
G& 
GB 
GC 
GG 
GH 
GL 
GM 
GR 
GS 
GZ 
H& 
H& 
HA 
HB 
HC 
HE 
HF 
HL 
HM 
HU 
HV 
HZ 
 I&
 IG
 IH
 IL
 IM
 IZ
 J&
 JA
 JB
 JC
 JD
 JG
 JH
 JK
 JL
 JQ
 JR
 JR
 JS
 JS
 JT
 JZ
 K&
 KZ
 L&
 LB
 LC
 LZ
 M&
 MB
 MC
 MI
 MJ
 MZ
N& 
NZ 
O& 
OZ 
P& 
PK 
PL 
PZ 
QA 
QZ 
R& 
RB 
RC 
RG 
RH 
RK 
RL 
RQ 
RR 
RZ 
S& 
SB 
SC 
SI 
SJ 
SR 
SS 
SZ 
T& 
TC 
TD 
TG 
TH 
TN 
 TO
 TS
 TT
 TZ
 U&
 UZ
 V&
 VZ
 W&
 WA
 WB
 WB
 WC
 WC
 WD
 WE
 WF
 WG
 WH
 WL
 WM
 WM
 WN
 WR
 WS
 WS
 WT
 XZ
 YA
 YZ
 Z&
 ZZ
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[B]=BIRMINGHAM   [C]=CHESTER   [D]=DUBLIN   [E]=EDINBURGH   [EX]=EXETER   [G]=GLASGOW    [L]=LONDON   [N]=NEWSCASTLE   [S]=SHEFFIELD   [Y]=YORK
(lower-case letter denote smaller ones but they may be capital letters)
CLICK ON THE YELLOW NAME FOR MAKER'S MARK IMAGE

SILVERSMITH'S NAME
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Charles DALGLEISH [ E ]
DA-MAR SILVERWARE [ L ]
Jabez DANIEL [ L ]
Jabez DANIEL & James MINCE [ L ]
Peter Clarke DANIEL [CAPE]
Thomas DANIEL [ L ]
DANIEL & ARTER [ B ][ L ]
DANZIGER & ISAACS [ B ][ C ]
W H DARBY & Sons Ltd [ B ]
A L DAVENPORT Ltd [ B ]
A L DAVENPORT Ltd [ B ]
Burrage DAVENPORT [ L ]
DAVIDSON, HENDERSON & SORLEY [ B ][ G ]
DAVIES Brothers [ B ]
William DAVIES - possibly-[ B ]
Benjamin DAVIS [ L ]


D & M DAVIS -David & Maurice Davis- [ B ][ L ][ S ]
Henry Clifford DAVIS [B]
Henry Clifford DAVIS [B]
H Clifford DAVIS Ltd [B]
David DAVIS & Maurice DAVIS [L]
Edward DAVIS [ B ][ C ][ L ]
R DAVIS & Co [ B ]
DAVIS & POWERS [ B ]
DAVIS, DUFF & Son [ B ]
DAVIS, MOSS & Co [ B ]
Stewart DAWSON & Co Ltd [ B ]
Stewart DAWSON Ltd [ G ][ L ][ S ]
George DAY [ L ]
DEAKIN & FRANCIS Ltd [ B ][ C ]
James DEAKIN & Sons [ B ][ C ][ L ][ S ]
John & William DEAKIN [ B ][ C ][ L ][ S ]
(Charles Washington Shirley DEAKIN [B]
William DEAKIN [ B ]
Thomas DEALTRY [ L ]
Henry William DEE [ L ]
Thomas William DEE [ L ]
Auguste & Joseph DELACOUR [ B ][ L ]
Bartholomew W. DELANDRE -possibly- [ D ]
John DELMESTER or DEMPSTER [ L ] )
A L DENNISON: Aaron Lufkin Dennison [ B ]
Louis DESSOUTTER [L]
William DEVENPORT [ B ]


William DEVENPORT [ B ]
William DEVENPORT [ B ]
Stuart DEVLIN [ L ]
DEYKIN & HARRISON [ B ]
DEYKIN & HARRISON Ltd [ B ]
DEYKIN & HARRISON Ltd [ B ]
Robert DICKER [ L ]
Thomas DICKS -possibly- [ L ]
Thomas DICKS [ L ]
Thomas DILLER [ L ]
DIMIER Brothers [ L ]
DINGLEY Bros [ B ]
William James DINGLEY [ B ]
Solomon Royes & John East DIX [ L ]
Solomon Hougham, Solomon Royes & John East DIX [ L ]
James DIXON & Sons [ B ][ L ][ S ]
(James DIXON & Sons -possibly- [B ]
DOBSON & Sons [ L ]
Percy Holmes DOBSON & Charles Westcott DOBSON [ L ]
DOBSON & Sons -Thomas William Dobson- [ L ]
DOBSON & Sons -Thomas William Dobson & Henry Holmes Dobson- [ L ]
DOCKER & BURN Ltd [ B ][ C ]
P G DODD & Son [ L ]
Allen DOMINY [ L ]
Archibald John DOUGLAS [ L ]
Frances DOUGLAS [ L ]
Frances DOUGLAS [ L ]


William DOWNES [ L ]
Arthur DOWNING Ltd [ B ][ L ]
Ernest DREW [ L ]
DREW & Sons -Samuel Summers Drew & Ernest Drew- [ L ]
Samuel Summers DREW & Ernest DREW -Drew & Sons- [ L ]
Sandilands DRINKWATER [ L ]
E DRUIFF & Co [ B ]
Wyard Druitt & Co Ltd -Michael W DRUITT- [B][L]
Thomas DUCROW [ B ][ C ]
Thomas DUCROW [ B ][ C ]
Thomas DUCROW & Sons [ B ]
Robert Victor DUMENIL [ L ]
DU MOULIN Dominique Baudouin [CAPE]
William M DUNCAN [ G ]
DUNCAN & SCOBBIE [ B ]
Johnson, DURBAN & Co Ltd [ B ]
Samuel DUTTON [ L ]



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The hallmarking of British sterling silver is based on a combination of marks that makes possible the identification of origin and age of each piece.
Follow this link to learn HOW TO READ ENGLISH/BRITISH STERLING SILVER MARKS

This is the combination of marks used to assay silver:

Town mark, corresponding to the hallmark of the Assay Office which 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, certifying 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)

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' 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 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






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