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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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John WAKEFIELD [ L ]
John WAKEFIELD [ L ]
Edward WAKELIN [ L ]
John Parker I & Edward WAKELIN [L]
John WAKELIN & William Taylor [ L ]
James WAKELY & Frank Clarke WHEELER [ B ] )
WAKELY & WHEELER [ L ]
WAKELY & WHEELER[ L ]
Fredrik WALDEK [CAPE]
J WALKER [ B ]
James WALKER [ B ]
James Johnson & John WALKER [L]
WALKER & HALL [ B ][ C ][ L ][ S ]
WALKER & HALL [ S ]
John Edward Bingham -WALKER & HALL- [ L ][ S ]
Charles WALLIS [ L]
Robert WALLIS [ L ]
Thomas WALLIS I [ L ]
Thomas WALLIS I [ L ]
Thomas WALLIS II [ L ]
Thomas WALLIS (II) & Jonathan HAYNE [ L ]
Robert WALLISS [ L ]
Peter WALSH [ D ]
G E Walton & Co Ltd -George Edwin WALTON- [ B ]
John WALTON [ N ]
John Robertson II & John WALTON [ N ]
G E WALTON & Co Ltd -George Edwin Walton- [ B ]
WANG HING & Company [HONG KONG]
William WARD [ D ]
WARDELL & KEMPSON [ B ]
Florence WARDEN [ C ]
Henry Warner trading as HARVEY & WARNER [L]
Charles WASHINGTON Shirley Deakin [B]
WATERHOUSE, HODGSON & Co [ S]
John WATERHOUSE & Edward Hatfield & Co [ S ]
Graham WATLING [ L ]
Lawrence R WATSON & Co Ltd [ B ][ S ]
WATSON & GILLOTT - William Watson & Herbert Gillott [ S ]
John WATSON [ S ]
John WATSON & Son [ S ]
Thomas WATSON [ N ]
W A P WATSON Ltd [ B ]
Charles WEALE [ B]
Frederick Henry WEARE [ L ]
Francis WEBB [ B ]
Francis WEBB Ltd [ B ]
Philip WEEKES [ D ]
Louis WEILL & Henry HARBURG [L]
James WEIR I [ G ]
Samuel WEIR - possibly- [ E ]
William WELCH Sr. [ PLYMOUTH ]
D & J WELLBY Limited [ L ]
Daniel & John WELLBY [ L ]
Edward John WELLS [ L ]
Thomas WELLS -entered 1849- [ L ]
WEST & Son -Langley Archer West- [ L ]
Matthew WEST [D]
WEST & Co [ D ][ S ]
WEST & Son [D]
WEST & Son [D]
William WESTON [ L ]
W H WESTON -possibly- [ B ]


Arthur Hamill WESTWOOD [B]
Charles WESTWOOD & Sons [ B]
G F WESTWOOD & Sons [ B ]
Samuel Whithford II or Samuel WHEATLEY [ L ]
Thomas WHEATLEY [ N ]
Gervase WHEELER [ B ]
WHEELER & Cronin -Mary Wheeler & James Bartholomew Cronin- [ B ]
Thomas WHIPHAM [ L ]
Thomas WHIPHAM [ L ]
Thomas WHIPHAM II & Charles Wright [L]
George Harry WHITAKER [ S ]
Thomas WHITAKER -entered 1841- [ L ]
WHITE & Co [ B ][ C ] ]
WHITE & Sons [ S ]
Fuller WHITE [ L ]
James Thomas WHITE [ C ] [ L ]
WHITE, HENDERSON & Co [ S ])
Percy Horace Arthur WHITEHOUSE [ L ]
Richard M WHITEHOUSE [ L ]
Thomas WHITEHOUSE [ L ]
Thomas WHITEHOUSE -entered 1850- [ L ]
(Samuel WHITHFORD II or Samuel Wheatley [ L ]
George WHITING [ L ]
John James WHITING [ L ]
John James WHITING [ L ]
John WHITING [ L ]


Frederick WICH [ B ][ L ]
George WICKES [ L ]
George WICKES [ L ]
Lee & Wigfull -Henry WIGFULL- [ L ][ S ]
Samuel Godbehere, Edward WIGAN & James Boult [ L ]
A WILCOX [B]
Charles WILKES [B]
Andrew WILKIE [ E ]
Henry WILKINSON & Co -John Brashier- [ L ]
Henry WILKINSON & Co [ S]
Henry Wilkinson [ L ][S]
Henry WILKINSON & Co [ L ][ S]
Arnold E WILLIAMS [ B ]
WILLIAMS (Birmingham) Ltd [ B ]
WILLIAMS (Birmingham) Ltd [ B ]
C E WILLIAMS [ B ]
C E WILLIAMS & Son [ B ]
James WILLIAMS [ L ]
James & Josiah WILLIAMS [ EX ]
Josiah WILLIAMS [ EX ]
Josiah WILLIAMS & Co [ L ]
Josiah WILLIAMS & Co [ EX ]
Josiah WILLIAMS & Co [ L ]
(Josiah WILLIAMS & Co (possibly) [ L ]


Robert WILLIAMS [ EX ]
William WILLIAMS II [ L ]
William Wrangham WILLIAMS [ L ]
James & Josiah WILLIAMS [ EX ]
Robert, James & Josiah WILLIAMS [ EX ]
Henry WILLIAMSON Ltd [ B ][ S ]
David WILLIAUME I [ L ]
David WILLIAUME II [ L ]
Mark WILLIS & Son Ltd [S]
Joseph WILLMORE [ B ]
Joseph WILLMORE [ B ]
Louis WILLMOTT [L]
Walter H WILLSON Ltd [ L ]
J. WILMOT [ B ]
WILMOTT MANUFACTURING Co [ B ]
WILMOTT MANUFACTURING Co [ B ]
Joseph WILSON[ L ]
WILSON & SHARP [ E ][ G ]
Thomas WINBUSH -entered 1846- [ L ]
George WINTLE [ L ]
George WINTLE [ L ]
James WINTLE [ L ]
James WINTLE [ L ]
George WISH [ L ][ S ]
WOLFSKY & Co [ L ]
WOLFSKY & Co -Serlo Bernard Wolfsky- [ L ]
Samuel WOOD [ L ]
William WOODMAN [ EX ]
William WOODMAN [ EX ]
James WOODS & Sons [ B ]
T WOOLEY [ B ]
Horace WOODWARD & Co -Edgar FINLEY & Hugh TAYLOR- [ B ][ L ] )
Horace WOODWARD & Co Ltd [ B ][ L ]
J H WORRALL, Son & Co Ltd [ B ]
Charles WRIGHT [ L]
Thomas Whipham II & Charles WRIGHT [L]
John WRIGHT [ N ]
William Thomas WRIGHT & Frederick DAVIES [ L ]
John Henry WYNN (possibly) [ B ]



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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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