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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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Thomas SADLER [ L ]
Moses or Morris SALKIND [L]
SALMON & GLUCKSTEIN [ B ]
John Crane SALT [ L ]
William John SALT [ L ]
H SAMUEL Ltd [ B ]
SAMPSON MORDAN & Co [ L ]
SAMPSON MORDAN & Co [ L ][ S ]
SAMPSON MORDAN & Co Ltd [ C ][ L ][ S ]
Ernest Wilfred SANDERS & Henry Arthur MACKENZIE -Sanders & Mackenzie- [ B ]
John SANDERS [ L ]
Joseph SANDERS [ L ]
SANDERS & MACKENZIE -Ernest Wilfred Sanders & Henry Arthur Mackenzie- [ B ] John SANDERSON & Son Ltd [ S ]
Thomas SANSOM [ S ]
Francois SASSEVILLE [CANADA]
Cornelius SAUNDERS &Frank SHEPERD [ C ][ L ]
George SAVAGE [ CANADA ]
SAVAGE & LYMAN [Montreal CANADA ]
SAVAGE LYMAN & Co [Montreal CANADA ]
W S SAVAGE & Co [ S ]
W S SAVAGE & Co [ S ]
Joseph & Horace SAVORY [ L ]
Joseph, Albert, Horace & Ethelbert SAVORY [ L ]
Adey Bellamy SAVORY [ L ]
A B SAVORY & Sons -William SMILY- [ L ]
Joseph II & Albert SAVORY [ L ]
Richard SAWYER [ D ]
SCHINDLER & Co [ B ]
August Cristoffel SCHLOSSER [CAPE]
John SCHUPPE [ L ]
Adolph SCOTT [S]
Adolph SCOTT [B]
Alexander SCOTT [S]
James SCOTT [ D ]
James SCOTT [ D ]
Robert SCOTT [ G ]
Robert SCOTT -possibly- [ G ]
William SEAMAN [ L ]
SEARLE & Co Ltd [ L ]
John & Thomas SETTLE [ S ]
John & Thomas SETTLE, GUNN & Co [ S ]
Robert SHARP [L]
Rice SHARPLEY [CANADA]
Thomas SHAW [ B ]
Veronica Jane SHAW [ L ])
William SHAW II & William Preist [ L ]
John SHEA [ L ]
Charles Thomas & William Samuel Sheldon - SHELDON Brothers- possibly [ B ][ C ]
Thomas SHEPERD [L]
William SHERWIN [ D ]
SHIPTON & Co Ltd [C]
Charles SHIPWAY [L ]
S J SHRUBSOLE [L ]
Arthur SIBLEY [L]
Thomas Ellerton & Richard SIBLEY I [ L ]
SIBRAY, Hall & Co [ L ]
SIBRAY, Hall & Co [ L ][ S ]
SIBRAY, Hall & Co [ L ][ S ]
Frederick SIBRAY & Job Frank Hall [ L ][ S ]
E. SILVER & Co [ S ]
Henry SIMON & Maurice Strauss [ C ][ L ]
W & G SISSONS [ L ][ S ]
Walter & Charles SISSONS [ L ][ S ]
Walter & George SISSONS [ L ][ S]


Francis Thomas SLADE [ L ]
John Aldwinckle & James SLATER [ L ]
Alfred Thomas SLATER, Walter Brindley SLATER & Henry Arthur HOLLAND [L]
Samuel SMILY[ L ]
William Robert SMILY [ L ]
William SMILY -A B SAVORY & Sons- [ L ]
Thomas SMILY [ L ]
Alexander SMITH [B]
Arthur Johnson SMITH [ B ]
Benjamin SMITH [ L ]
Benjamin SMITH [ L ]
Benjamin SMITH I & James SMITH [ L ]
Edward SMITH [ B ]
George SMITH III & William FEARN [ L ]
Richard Crossley & George SMITH IV [ L ]
George SMITH III [ L ]
George SMITH V [ L ]
James SMITH -possibly- [ E ]
James SMITH I [ L ]
John George SMITH [ L ]
John SMITH [ D ]
Joseph SMITH & Sons (Birmingham) Ltd [ B ][ C ]
Lionel SMITH & Co [ B ][ C ]
Martinus Louren SMITH [CAPE]
Robert W. SMITH [D]


Samuel Walton SMITH [ B ][ L ]
Samuel Walton SMITH [ B ][ L ]
Stephen SMITH [ L ]
S W SMITH & Co [ B ]
Timothy SMITH & Thomas Merryweather [L]
SMITH & BARTLAM [ B ][ C ]
SMITH & GAMBLE [ D ]
Stephen SMITH & William NICHOLSON [ L ]
John SMYTH or SMITH [ D ]
Josiah SNATT [ L ]
Charles Edward SOLOMAN [ B ]
Francis SOMMERVILLE II [ B ]
Robert & William SORLEY [ C ][ D ][ G ][ L ][S ]
W G SOTHERS & Co [ B ]
SOUVENIR MANUFACTURING CO Ltd [B][C]
John SPACKMAN II [ L ]
William Henry SPARROW - H Williamson Ltd [ B ]
E & N SPEAK [ B ]
SPENCER & Co - possibly- [B]
L SPIERS [ B ]
N & E SPITTLE [ B ]
Arthur Elwell SPURRIER [L]
Thomas STACKHOUSE [ L ]
Arthur Worral STANIFORTH (possibly) [S]
Francis STEBBINGS [ L ]
Robert STEBBINGS [ L ]
STEINHART & Co [B][C][L]
Benoni STEPHENS [ L ]
STERLING SILVERWARE Ltd [S]
Bruce STEVENSON [ S ]
STEVENSON & LAW [ S ]


Robert STEWART [B][L][G][S]
Robert Wadman STILBY [L]
William STOCKER [ L ]
Edward H STOCKWELL [ L ]
George STOCKWELL for Stockwell & Co Ltd [ L ]
STOKES & IRELAND Ltd [ B ][ C ][ L ]
William Henry STOKES & Arthur George IRELAND [ B ][ C ][ L ]
S.Blanckensee & Son trading as STOKES & IRELAND [ C ]
John STONE [ EX ]
John STONE [ EX ]
John STONE [ EX ]
John STONE [ C ] [ L ]
Robert Edgar STONE [ L ] B ][ C ][ L ]
Paul STORR [ L ]
Paul STORR [ L ]
STOWER & WRAGG Ltd [ S ]
Henry STRATFORD Ltd [ S ]
Henry STRATFORD [S][L]
Henry Simon & Maurice STRAUSS [ C ][ L ]
Thomas STREETIN [ L ]
William STROUD [ L ]
William STURROCK [ G ]
SUCKLING Limited [ B ]
William SUCKLING Ltd [ B ][ S ]
William SUDELL [ L ]
William SUMMERS [ L ]
Mary SUMNER [L]
Mary & Elizabeth SUMNER [L]
William SUMNER I [ L ]
William SUMNER I [ L ]
William SUMNER & Richard CROSSLEY [ L ]
Millicent -Duchess of- SUTHERLAND [B]
John SUTTER [ C ][ E ][ N ]
David SUTTON & Sons [ L ]
James SWANN [ B ]
James SWANN & Son [ B ]
SWAN(N) & ADAMS -possibly- [ B ]
Edward SWEET [ EX ]
William SWEETING [ L ]
Albert SYDENHAM -possibly- [B]
SYDENHAM Brothers [ B ][ C ]
SYDNEY & Co [ B ][ C ]
Richard SYNG [ L ]
SYNYER & BEDDOES -Harry Synyer & Charles Joseph Beddoes- [ B ][ C ][ L ]
Harry SYNYER & Charles Joseph BEDDOES -Synyer& Beddoes- [ B ][ C ][ 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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