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
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
(C & C over C) into a trefoil unidentified
| 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
CANNON figural mark Charles S. Green & Co Ltd - Birmingham
or
George Wilkin - Sheffield
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 & S over L Charles Boyton & Son - London
| 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
(symbol)(C)(E)(symbol) unidentified
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
'compasses' (figural) William Adams Inc. Birmingham and New York
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
CRAFTON unidentified
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,....




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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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