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: CA-CZ
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
MAKER'S HISTORY
& MARK'S IMAGE
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
MAKER'S HISTORY
& MARK'S IMAGE
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
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STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SILVERPLATE MARKS | FIGURAL TRADE MARKS | ALPHABETIC SYMBOLS | DATING UK PATENT MARKS |
OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE | | ELKINGTON DATE LETTERS | WALKER & HALL DATE LETTERS | MAPPIN & WEBB DATE LETTERS | EPNS - EPBM |
CLICK ON THE RED NAME FOR MAKER'S MARK IMAGE
|ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS MAKER - PERIOD
| C & Co | Carrington & Co - London - c. 1893
| C & C° | Creswick & Co - 1863 - 1890
|C||&||Co| Carnelly & Co - Birmingham - 1867-1885 c.
[C & Co under a 'crown'] inside a shield George Richmond Collis & Co - Birmingham & London - 1873-1888
(C)[&](Co) gothic Creswich & Co - 1855 c.-1887
(C&Co) inside a rectangle Creswich & Co - 1863 - 1887
|C & CO 'castle' EP| gothic Corbell & Co
C & C° over VALPARAISO under a 'star' M. Clark & Co - 1892
(C)[&](H) gothic unidentified
(C)|&|[K] (crown)[fleur de lys] gothic Culf & Kay - Sheffield - 1896
(C)|&|[K] [S] into four squares Culf & Kay - Sheffield
(C&R) inside an oval unidentified
( C )( & )( W ) ( B ) Collings & Wallis - 1894 - 1900
|CAMEL| Charles Cammel & Co Ltd - (Cyclops Steef Works) - Sheffield - 1845-1895
'camel' (figural) Charles Cammel & Co Ltd - (Cyclops Steef Works) - Sheffield - 1845-1895
CAMEO over a ('female bust') inside an oval Parkin & Co Sheffield
CAMPANA G. Bell & Sons - Liverpool and Buenos Aires (Argentina)-1892
CANADIAN over GOLD over "bird"
over L.B. CANADA
Levetus Brothers - Birmingham
CAPITAL under a "capital column" Hawksworth, Eyre & Co. Ltd - 1900 c.
|CARDINAL||PLATE| Elkington & Co Ltd - Birmingham
CARDINAL PLATE The Northern Goldsmiths - Newscastle-upon-Tyne
CAROLINE plate unidentified
| C B | C. Boardman
(C.B & S into a trefoil Charles Boyton & Son - London
(C.B & S Ld) into an oval Charles Boyton & Son Ltd - London (after 1919)
| C B over E P | Roberts & Belk - 1879 - 1892
[CBros over L] inside a shield unidentified
| CBRS | inside a rectangle Clifford Bros - Birmingham - c. 1911
| C | BROS | S | Cooper Brothers 1867 - 1964
| C || BROS || S | gothic Cooper Brothers
| C || BROS | + (DON) Cooper Brothers
(C)(B)(S) Cooper Brothers - Sheffield
| C ||C ||Co || S | gothic George Hawksley & Co-Charlotte St.Works-Sheffield 1864-1867
| C ||C ||G || P | gothic unidentified
| C E | inside a rectangle George Edwards - Glasgow
C E & Co Thomas Ellin & Co - Sylvester Works - Sheffield 1892-1919
C E & Co Charles Ellis & Co - Sheffield 1892
( C ) ( E ) (& ) (Co ) Charles Ellis & Co - Sheffield - 1855 - 1900
C.ELLIS over JEWELLER over KIRKGATE over WAKEFIELD unidentified
( C.E over N) inside a trefoil Charles Edward Nixon - Sheffield
|CENTURY PLATE| James Walker - London
CHESTER A.E. Poston & Co Ltd - Birmingham (possibly)
(C)(G)(&)(Co) (EPNS) C.Green & Co - Birmingham
[CHAMPION on a pennant] inside a shield Thomas S. Richards & Co - Birmingham
(CharlesRCowie) in script inside an oval Charles Rennie Cowie - Glasgow - 1892
CHARs OWEN Charles Owen - Sheffield
CHAs OWEN & CO Charles Owen & Co- Sheffield
CHARLES JENNER & Co Charles Jenner & Co - Edinburgh
( C.H.C) inside a rectangle Charles Howard Collins - Birmingham 1889
CHEETAH under a 'cheetah' English & Foreign Steel Co - Birmingham - 1892
CHELTENHAM over AND COMPANY LTD over SHEFFIELD over ENGLAND between two 'unicorns' Cheltenham & Co Ltd - Sheffield (unidentified)
[CHH over S] inside a shield between EP and NS (gothic) Charles Henry Hattersley - Sheffield- 1891-1918
CHI DURA VINCE over a 'six pointed star' J.Beardshaw & Son (Baltic Works) - Sheffield - 1850c.-1919
[CH over & W] inside a shield Cartwright, Hirons & Woodward- Birmingham - 1853-1859
( CH over & over JF) inside a quatrefoil Hawksworth, Eyre & Co - Sheffield - 1860 c.
( CH over JE ) Hawksworth, Eyre & Co - Sheffield - 1867 - 1869
CHROMWELL Brown, Bailey's Steel Works Ltd - Sheffield - 1892-1919
CINDERALLA Britzius & Goldstrass - Sheffield - 1870-1919
CIVIC under REGISTERED over TRADEMARK T. Land & Son - Sheffield - 1945-1977
( CJ ) (& ) (C° ) Christopher Johnson & Co 1878 - 1952
( CJA ) (S) (hourglass) Charles James Allen - Sheffield
|C||J||A| 'elephant' into four squares Charles James Allen - Sheffield
|C.J.A & N| C.J. Adie & Nephew - Birmingham - c. 1902
C.JOHNSON &CO over SHEFFIELD Christopher Johnson & Co 1896
CLARKE'S over PATENT John Clarke & Sons - 1895
CLARK'S overJUBILEE GOLD John Clark - Birmingham - 1892
'clepsydra' (figural) Allen & Darwin - Sheffield 1865 c. - 1919
C.L. REIS & Co GLASGOW C.L. Reis & Co - Glasgow
[ CL over TL] inside a shield Levesley Brothers, Central Works
CMCo without frame unidentified
COGENT PLATE C.Green & Co - Birmingham
COLLIS & Co) George Richmond Collis & Co - Birmingham & London
(COLLIS over & Co) inside a quatrefoil George Richmond Collis & Co - Birmingham & London - 1873-1893
COMA A.T.H. Coward - Sheffield - 1892-1919
COMB 'a comb' INATION Lewis Barnascone - Sheffield - 1860-1919
COMMON SENSE John Shaw & Sons Ltd - Wolverton
CONQUEROR over a 'sword' J.Beardshaw & Son (Baltic Works) - Sheffield - 1850c.-1919
CONSERVATIVE under a 'church' J & J Beal (Red Hill Works) - Sheffield - 1876 c.-1919
COOPER under a 'man hammering a barrel' Cooper Brothers - Sheffield
COOPER LUDLAM Cooper Ludlam - Sheffield
CORPORATE [5573] MARK Joseph Deakin & Sons - 1856-1864
(C)(P)(&)[CO] old English unidentified
C.P.WALKER & CO Ltd C.P. Walker & Co Ltd
3 'crescent moon intertwined' (figural) Camm.Bagshaw & Co - Sheffield - 1892-1919
CRESWICK & Co Creswick & Company - Sheffield -
'cricket' (figural) Lewis Barnascone - Sheffield - 1860-1919
CRIEL SILVER NICKEL Barker Brothers - Birmingham
CRIS over a 'pin' John Bednall & Co - Sheffield - 1855c.-1919
|6 CROSSED arrows| inside square Creswich & Company - Sheffield - 1855 c.-1877
'two crossed swords' (figural) unidentified
(C)(S)(C) (S)(L) inside circles unidentified
[CSG over & Co] inside a shield Charles S. Green & Co - Birmingham
by C.S. Green & Co Ltd (in script) Charles S. Green & Co - Birmingham
( C S over WS ) Willian & George Sissons - 1855 - 1891
[CT over B] |EP||symbol||NS| Charles Truman Burrows & Son - Birmingham
C.T. MAINE Charles T. Maine - Jersey
(C)(symbol)[TP](symbol) Thomas Prime - Birmingham
['cupid with bow'] inside a shield John Grinsell & Sons - Birmingham - 1879
CULFONIA Culf & Kay - Sheffield
CUTWELL over JOHN COE & COMPANY
over ALBION WORKS.SHEFFIELD
John Coe & Co - Sheffield - 1892
[CW] [symbol](EP)(NS) Charles Wilkes - Birmingham - 1893 - 1934
| C.W.F | Charles William Fletcher - Sheffield - 1894
| C.W.F | S | EP | C W Fletcher & Sons Ltd - 1915 - 1952
| C.W.F || S| over | EPNS.A1 | over |ARUNDEL PLATE| C W Fletcher & Sons Ltd - 1915 - 1952
(CWS) inside a lozenge Co-operative Wholesale Society - Manchester
C++X Lockwood Brothers Ltd - 1898 c.
|CYCLOPS| Charles Cammel & Co Ltd - (Cyclops Steef Works) - Sheffield - 1845-1895
CYCLOPS under three 'crowns' Charles Cammel & Co Ltd - (Cyclops Steef Works) - Sheffield - 1845-1895
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,....
Pelton Bros. Silver Plate Co. hallmarkRogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT hallmark Mappin & Webb hallmarkWalker & Hall hallmark Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Herrmann factory silver plate mark
American Silver Plate marks English Electroplate silver marks Old Sheffied Plate marks Continental European silver plate marks
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS
London town marks Birmingham town marks Dublin town marks Edinburgh town marks glasgow town marks Sheffield town marks Exeter town marks
London Birmingham Dublin Edinburgh Glasgow Sheffield Chester
STERLING SILVER OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
MAKER'S MARKS
AA
AE
AF
AZ
BA
BZ
CA
CH
CK
CZ
DA
DZ
EA
EZ
FA
FZ
GA
GZ
HA
HG
HH
HZ
IA
IG
IH
IZ
JA
JC
JD
JH
JJ
JP
JQ
JS
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
MAKER'S MARKS
JT
JZ
KA
LZ
MA
MZ
NA
PA
PB
PZ
QA
RH
RK
RZ
SA
SG
SH
SZ
TA
TH
TI
TZ
UA
WB
WC
WF
WG
WL
WM
WS
WT
ZZ
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