BRITISH ELECTROPLATE SILVER AND SILVER PLATE MARKS

ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF SHEFFIELD AND BIRMINGHAM MAKERS

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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: DA-DZ
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|   
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|ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS MAKER - PERIOD
( D ) ( & ) ( A ) Daniel & Arter - Birmingham
|D ||& ||A|(EP)(B.M) Daniel & Arter - Birmingham
[D&A under a 'crown'] inside a shield Daniel & Arter - Birmingham
( D ) ( & ) ( B ) Dutton & Benton- 1860 - 1891
| D & B | inside a rectangle Davenport & Bray (possibly)
| D & B over Co Ltd| Davis-Blackham & Co - Birmingham - c. 1911
( D & B ) inside an oval Davenport & Bray - 1871-1874 c.
| D & Co Ltd | W L Dickson & Co Ltd- 1905 - 1910
|D||&||H| gothic Deykin & Harrison - Birmingham - 1895
['gondola'][D][&][H] 'gothic' Deykin & Harrison - Birmingham
['gondola'][D][&][H] Deykin & Harrison - Birmingham
|D|(&)(J) unidentified
|D|(& inside a lozenge)(J) Frederick Derry & Henry Jones - Birmingham - 1861-1866
(D)(&)(P) inside three circles Davies & Powers - Birmingham
|D||&||S| gothic William R. Deykin & Sons - Birmingham - 1854-1895
[D & S] inside a shield James Dixon & Sons - Sheffield
[D & S over & Co] inside a shield William R. Deykin & Sons - Birmingham
[D & S over G] inside a shield Davis & Sons - Glasgow - 1897-1920 (possibly)
|D||&||S||asterisk||G| Davis & Sons - Glasgow - 1897-1920 (possibly)
(D)(&)(W) gothic unidentified
|D*S| James Dixon & Sons - 1835 c.
DARLING WOOD & ANFIELD Darling Wood & Anfield - York unidentified
DAVIS DUFF over GLASGOW Davis Duff - Glasgow
(D-B over & over Co Ltd) Davis-Blackman & Co Ltd - Birmingham - 1911
|DB&S| into a rectangle 'gothic' David Bingham & Son (possibly)
[D.BROS over G] inside an shield Dykes Brothers - Glasgow - possibly -
|D.D &S Ld G| inside a rectangle Davis, Duff & Son Ltd - Glasgow
DEAKIN in script over PLATE James Deakin & Sons - Sheffield
'deer' (figure) Askham Bros & Wilson, Ltd (Yorkshire Works)-Sheffield - 1892
DEFIANCE under a cannon Brookes & Cookes
DE MONTFORT PLATE unidentified
DENT inside a triangle Thomas Buckley - London - 1892
|DEYKIN||'gondola'||BIRMINGHAM| William R. Deykin & Sons - Birmingham
[D.G.C] inside a shield Daniel George Collins Ltd - London
(D.GEORGE COLLINS) Daniel George Collins Ltd - London
|D.H & S| inside a chamfered rectangle David Hollander & Sons Ltd c.- Birmingham 1950
|DH & S| inside a chamfered rectangle David Hollander & Sons Ltd -Birmingham c.1971
(DIXON) inside a five circles outline James Dixon & Sons - 1890 c.
D J & S and 'two crossed tusks' J. Defries & Son - London - 1892
|D| |L||Ld| unidentified
Dn& Co Dawson & Co - Birmingham 1897
DOMINO under a 'domino card' T.R. Ellin - Footprint Works - Sheffield - 1892-1919
DORCHESTER SILVER PLATE unidentified
|DORRIT over SILVER| inside a rectangle trade mark of Hamilton & Laidlaw - Glasgow & Sheffield
DOULTON LAMBETH unidentified
|DP| inside a rectangle unidentified
(D)(P)(&)(Co) 'crown' 'gothic' unidentified
D.S.C.G under a crown The Duchess of Sutherland's Cripples Guild
DUCAL PLATE The Northern Goldsmiths - Newscastle-upon-Tyne
DUCHESS Bird & Blake - Sheffield - 1892-1919
DURATION under a snake Frederick Barnes & Co - London, Birmingham & Sheffield
DURESCENT SILVER H.S.M. unidentified
|D.W & CO| Daniel Welby & Co - London
[D.W over & CO] into a shield Daniel Welby & Co - London

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,....





WORLDWIDE DIRECTORY OF SILVERPLATE MANUFACTURERS: HISTORY & MARKS
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BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS

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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