BRITISH ELECTROPLATE SILVER AND SILVER PLATE MARKS

ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF SHEFFIELD AND BIRMINGHAM MAKERS

WITH THE ADDITION OF OTHER BRITISH, SCOTTISH AND IRISH MAKERS
THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY SILVERPLATE MARKS
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BRITISH ELECTROPLATED SILVER - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKER'S MARKS: BA-BZ
Most of these electroplate and silverplate makers operated in the town of Sheffield from c. 1840 to c. 1940 (makers operating in other towns, e.g. Birmingham, are expressly indicated)
For an easier reference to the "Sheffield silver marks" you are searching for, and the silver plate marks identification, the alphabetical order in this page refers to hallmark's letters or to "figural" definition (NOT to firm's name: further details following the STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SILVERPLATE MARKS)
|A|B|C|D| : the letters ABCD are inside separated square outlines
| ABCD | : the letters are inside a unique rectangular outline
(A)(B)(C)(D) : the letters are inside separate circular or oval outlines
( ABCD ) : the letters are inside an unique outline (of various shape)
[ ABCD ] : the letters are inside a shield
hand, tower, crown, etc.: describes (when possible) a symbol present on the silver plate hallmark
gothic : the letters are in gothic style
date indicates approximate period of firm's activity
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF SILVERPLATE MARKS
AA/AZ    BA/BZ    CA/CZ    DA/DZ    EA/EZ    FA/FZ    GA/GZ    HA/HZ    IA/IZ    JA/JM    JN/KZ    LA/LZ    MA/OZ    PA/QZ    RA/RZ    SA/SZ    TA/UZ    VA/VZ    WA/ZZ   

SILVERPLATE MANUFACTURERS: MARKS' IMAGE & HISTORY
Aa/Az    Ba/Bd    Be/Bn    Bo/Bz    Ca/Cn    Co/Cz    Da/Dh    Di/Dz    Ea/Eo    Ep/Ez    Fa/Fh    Fi/Fz    Ga/Gn    Go/Gz    Ha/Hh    Hi/Hz    Ia/Jz    Ka/Kz    La/Lz    Ma/Maq    Mar/Mz    Na/Nz    Oa/Oz    Pa/Pg    Ph/Pz    Qa/Rz    Sa/Sh    Si/Sz    Ta/Uz    Va/Vz    Wa/Wh    Wi/Wz    Ya/Yz    Za/Zz    unk.#1    unk.#2    unk.#3    unk.#4   

|THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SILVERPLATE MARKS|    |UK FIGURAL TRADE MARKS|    |UK TRADE NAME DIRECTORY|    |ALPHABETIC SYMBOLS|    |SILVERPLATE PSEUDO HALLMARKS|    |DATING UK PATENT MARKS|    |OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE|    |ELKINGTON DATE LETTERS|    |WALKER & HALL DATE LETTERS|    |MAPPIN & WEBB DATE LETTERS|    |EPNS - EPBM|    |BRITANNIA METAL|   
CLICK ON THE RED NAME FOR MAKER'S MARK IMAGE
|ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS MAKER - PERIOD
(B & AS) gothic inside an oblong oval Broadhead & Atkin - Sheffield 1843-1853
| B | & | B | S | 'gothic' Bradley & Blake - 1881 - 1886
B&C Brookes & Crookes - Sheffield or Biddle & Collingwood - Birmingham
|B||&||C||'crown'||S| Brookes & Crookes - Sheffield or Biddle & Collingwood - Birmingham
|B||&||C°||L||cross| 'gothic' Benetfink & Co - London 1895 c.
|B||&||Co| gothic [H & Co under a 'crown'] inside a shield Edwin James Buxton & Co - Sheffield
(B)|&||Co||'fleur de lys'| gothic Edwin James Buxton & Co - Sheffield - 1861-1863
(B)(&)(Co)(S)[EPNS into s shield] Edwin James Buxton & Co - Sheffield (possibly)
|B||&||G| gothic (GS) Boardman, Glossop & Co-Sheffield and London 1895
|B||&||G| gothic (GS)|EP| Boardman, Glossop & Co- Sheffield
[ B & G over S ] inside a shield Boardman & Glossop - 1861 - 1927
[B&H] inside a shield unidentified
[B&H] inside an oblong shield unidentified
(B&H) inside an oblong oval unidentified
(B)|&|[A]|S| gothic Broadhead & Atkin - Sheffield
(B)(&)(U)(P) unidentified
|B||&||J||S||Ltd| inside squares B & J Sippel Ltd - Sheffield
|B||&||K||'crown'| C.F. Barnes & A.D. Kirkby - Sheffield - 1878
| B & O'N | inside a rectangle Henry Bourne & Daniel O'Neill - Birmingham 1881-1886
[B][&][R] inside three shields Buxton & Russell - Sheffield (possibly)
(B)(&)(S) inside three circles ||ROYAL COUNTY PLATE| Bracher & Sydenham - Reading (possibly)
(B&S) inside an oval (S)|EP| unidentified
(B&W) inside a lozenge Burton & Waters - Birmingham c. 1921
'bagpipes' (figural) Bird & Co (Sheffield) - Sheffield - 1919
BAINBRIDGE & Co Ltd unidentified
|BALL BROs||PATENT| Ball Brothers
BALMAIN inside a "crescent" inside a sun Ihlee & Horne - London
BARKER BROS Barker Brothers - Birmingham
Barker over Ellis 'in script' Barker Brothers - Birmingham
(BARNES & CO over SHEFFIELD) inside a 'safe belt' Frederick Barnes & Co - Birmingham London &Sheffield - 1892
BARNETT A. Barnett & Son - Birmingham - 1863
'bat' (figural) John Batt & Company - Sheffield - 1892
|BATTY| W. Batty & Son - Manchester
(BAVARIAN GOLD under a knight on horse) inside a circle H. Samuel & Sons - Manchester
(BB) inside an oval (symbol)(crown) Briddon Brothers - Sheffield - 1863-1910
BB Henry Arthur Goodall - London
(BB) 'symbol' (crown) Baum Brothers - Sheffield (possibly)
B.B Briddon Brothers - Victoria Plate Works
|B||B||symbol||symbol|['Crown' over EP] inside a shield Briddon Brothers - Sheffield - 1863-1910
(BBover B) inside a trefoil Barker Brothers Silversmiths Ltd - Birmingham
[BBover S Ld ] inside a shield Barker Brothers Silversmiths Ltd - Birmingham
[ B over BROS ] inside a shield Briddon Brothers - Sheffield - 1863-1910
|B.BROs| inside a rectangle Burgess Brothers - Birmingham
(B)[BROS] inside a shield Briddon Brothers - Sheffield (possibly)
B over C C and crossed shovel and hammer Chantrill & Co - Birmingham
(B)(CO) inside two oblong ovals under & over 'S' Bramwell & Co - Sheffield - 1895
(BEACH & MINTE) and helmet inside a lozenge Beach & Minte - Birmingham
|BEACON| over |PLATE| unidentified
BEDFORD over SHEFFIELD under a 'lion' John Bedford & Sons (Lion Works) - Sheffield - 1865c.-1919
'BEE' (figural) unidentified
BENARES John Round & Son - Sheffield
BENETFINK over LONDON Benetfink & Co - London - 1860 c.
BENETFINK & CO over CHEAPSIDE Benetfink & Co - London - 1860 c.
BENGALL Thomas Radley Cadman (& Sons) - Sheffield - 1892-1919
(BENGAL SILVER) inside a rope outline Daniel & Arter - Globe Nevada Silver Works - Birmingham
BENNETT & HERON Bennett & Heron Ltd - Sheffield
| BEN | TON | George & Frederick Benton - 1891 - 1894
|BERESFORD over PLATE| inside a rectangular contour James Beresford & Co - Birmingham c. 1861-1896
(B over GH over Ld) inside a lozenge The Birmingham Guild of Handicrafts Ltd - Birmingham - 1897
|B.G.Ltd| inside a rectangle The Birmingham Guild of Handicrafts Ltd - Birmingham
B.GRAYSON & SON over SHEFFIELD Benjamin Grayson & Son - Sheffield - 1871 - 1910
|BHA | inside a rectangle Barnett Henry Abrahams - London c. 1890
(B)(H)(A) inside three circles Barnett Henry Abrahams - London c. 1890
B H A 'star' gothic Barnett Henry Abrahams - London
|B||H||A| inside three squares Barnett Henry Abrahams - London
|B||H||Ld| inside three squares Birmingham Handicrafts Ltd - Birmingham
B.HOYLAND unidentified
BIEN Charles Cadman & Sons - (Canal Works) - Sheffield - 1892
BIG BEN 'symbol' E.DENT E. Dent & Co - London
BIRDCAGE under a 'birdcage' Frederick Charles Asman - Sheffield - 1850
|BISBY| A.H. Bisby & Co Ltd - Sheffield
B.J.R.&S B.J. Round & Sons - Birmingham 1900
BLUE RIBBON ARMY surrounded by a ribbon Arthur Culf (Rock Works) - Sheffield - 1872-1901
(B) over (M)(S) inside three circles SILVERINE Maurice Baum
( BN ) Beaumont & Nicholson 1923 - 1940
(BOLIVIAN SILVER) inside a lozenge William Page &Co - Birmingham
BOMBAY SILVER unidentified
(BON ACCORD) inside a ribbon Slack & Grinold, Bath Works
BONAFIDE John Wigfall & Co - Sheffield
BONANZA SILVER unidentified
BOODLE & DUNTHORNE Boodle & Dunthorne Ltd - Liverpool
BOVAL James Woolley Sons & Co - Manchester
B P a generic mark for Britannia Plate or British Plate
|BP||Co| gothic unidentified
|B||P|(&Co)|L| unidentified
THE BRANSTON James Howard & Co - Sheffield
(BRAZILIAN SILVER)inside a rope outline Daniel & Arter, Globe Nevada Silver Works - Birmingham
BRENADA SILVER over J.R. McC. James Robert McClelland
BRILHO and candlestick Atkinsons Brothers, Milton Works - 1861
BRISBANE SILVER James Shaw & Fisher - Sheffield
BRITANNIA over female figure called Britannia Philip Ashberry & Sons - 1861
BRITANOID a trade mark of Barker Bros - Birmingham
BRITISH under roaring lion's head Browett, Ashberry & Co - Birmingham - 1897
BRITISH under fighting man with sword Benjamin Grayson & Son - 1871
or Lee & Wigfull - Sheffield
(BRITISH ELECTROPLATE COMPANY)into a circle unidentified
BRITISH NOBLEMAN unidentified
(BRITISH SILVERED PLATE P.B)into a circle unidentified
BROADHEAD & Co over SHEFFIELD Roger Broadhead & Co
BROADHEAD & ATKIN over NORTH STREET WORKS over SHEFFIELD over V 'crown' R Broadhead & Atkin - Sheffield 1843-1853
BROADHEAD & CO Broadhead & Co - Sheffield
BROADHEAD over & ATKIN over SHEFFIELD Broadhead & Atkin - Sheffield 1843-1853
BROADHEAD HALL & CO W.H. Brittain (Alma Works) - Sheffield 1892
BROOM over a 'broom' over DAVID MILLER & SON over SHEFFIELD Thomas Henry Blake - Sheffield - 1860-1919
or Castle & Turton (Premier Works) - Sheffield - 1892
[ BROS over S ] inside a shield Briddon Brothers - Sheffield - 1882
BRUMBY & MIDDLETON over SHEFFIELD over E.P.B.M. Brumby & Middleton - 1889-1897
crown |B S & Co| and "mouse" (figural) B. Street & Co - Birmingham
crown |B||S||Co| Boardman Glossop & Co
BSL Birmingham Silver Plate Ltd - Birmingham
BULL-DOG under 'dog's head' James Casson & Sons - Sheffield - 1892-1919
(BURMAROID)inside a rope outline Daniel & Arter, Globe Nevada Silver Works - Birmingham
BURNL'S over REVUE William Burnell - Sheffield - 1876-1919
[BUR over TON] inside a shield Anthony Burton - 1900-1909
|BUR over TON| inside a rectangle Anthony Burton
BURYS & CO (with various figures) Burys & Co (Regent Works) - Sheffield - 1850-1919
BUSY over B Samuel Barton - Sheffield - 1892
BUTCHERS FRIEND inside a 'butcher's knife' Thomas Ellin & Co - Sylvester Works - Sheffield 1892-1919
BUTLER over SHEFFIELD George Butler & Co. 1848-1926
BUXTON & over RUSSEL Edwin James Buxton & Samuel Russel - 1852-1860
(BW&A) inside a rectangle Badger, Worral &Armitage
(BW)[&](Co) Bingley, Bower & Co - Sheffield
|B||W||&||S| gothic B. Worth & Sons - Sheffield

E.P.N.S. (Electroplated Nickel Silver) and EPBM (Electroplated Britannia Metal) are the most common names attributed to silver plate items. But many other names are used for silver plate:
EPWM - Electroplate on White Metal, EPC - Electroplate on Copper, Argentium, Argentine Plate, Argentum, Ascetic, Austrian Silver, Brazilian Silver, Buxbridge, Electrum, Encore, Exquisite, Insignia Plate, Nevada Silver, Norwegian Silver, Pelican Silver, Potosi Silver, Silverite, Sonora Silver, Spur Silver, Stainless Nickel, Stainless Nickel Silver, Venetian Silver, W.M White Metal,....





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STERLING SILVER OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKER'S MARKS
AA/AE    AF/AZ    BA/BZ    CA/CH    CI/CZ    DA/DZ    EA/EZ    FA/FZ    GA/GZ    HA/HG    HH/HZ    IA/IG    IH/IZ    JA/JC    JD/JI    JJ/JP    JQ/JS    JT/JZ    KA/LZ    MA/MZ    NA/PA    PB/PZ    QA/RJ    RK/RZ    SA/SG    SH/SZ    TA/TH    TI/TZ    UA/WB    WC/WF    WG/WL    WM/WS    WT/ZZ   

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