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: EA-EZ
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
[E over & Co] inside a shield Ellis & Co - Birmingham - 1900
| E | & | C | AS | S M Ellis & Co - 1921 - 1952
[ E & C under a crown] inside a shield Elkington & Co - Birmingham - 1900
[ E over & C ] inside a shield Elkington & Co - Birmingham - 1896
[ E & C under a crown] |E||&||C| Elkington & Co - Birmingham
[ E & C under a crown] |E||&C| gothic Elkington & Co - Birmingham
|E||&||C| gothic Elkington & Co - Birmingham
[ E & C under a crown] |E||&|C| gothic Elkington & Co - Birmingham
[ E & over C ] inside a shield Elkington & Co - Birmingham - 1898
[ E & C ] inside a shield Elkington & Co - Birmingham - 1898
(E & JB) under a crown unidentified
E&J.L E. & J. Leek - Birmingham
E&J.LEEK Ltd E. & J. Leek Ltd - London
|E&M| inside a rectangle Evans & Matthews - Birmingham
[E][&] [S] unidentified
'eagle inside a star' (figural) Eagle Edge Tool Co - Wolverhampton - 1892
| EA | inside a rectangle) Edward Atkin of Atkin Brothers Sheffield (possibly)
| EB | inside a rectangle E. Bradley
| E.B | & C | ('spur') Edwin Blyde & Co
EB &Co unidentified
|E||B|| &|| C||S| spur Edwin Blyde & Co - Sheffield
|E||B|| &|| C||S| gothic Edwin Blyde & Co - Sheffield- 1872
|E||B|| &|| C||S| 'spur' Edwin Blyde & Co (Clintock Works) - Sheffield - 1870c.-1919
(EB over JB) inside a quatrefoil 'shield' and another symbol Edward & John Barnard - London - 1851-1868
EBRO between two 'crosses' Adolph Castor - Sheffield - 1892-1919
EBW&S 'gothic' unidentified (possibly EB Wands)
(ED)(&)(Co) Edmund Draper & Co - Sheffield 1881
EDWARD & SONS over GLASGOW Edward & Sons - Glasgow
EDWARD BARBER Thomas Ellin & Co - Sylvester Works - Sheffield 1892-1919
|EDWIN BLYDE & C. L.td| Edwin Blyde & Co Ltd - Sheffield
(EE over B over JW ) inside a quatrefoil 'shield' and |A| Edward, Edward Jnr, John and W. Barnard - London - c. 1850
E.E.T.C. under an 'eagle' Eagle Edge Tool Co - Wolverhampton - 1892
(EF) inside a lozenge Arthur E. Furniss - Sheffield
(E)(F)(P) gothic into three circles unidentified
EGLENTINE besides an 'anchor' F.Eglington - Staffordshire
|E||G||W||&||S| unidentified
|E||H||&||symbol||S|(EP) Edwin Howard & Son - Sheffield (possibly)
| EHP over &CS | E.H. Parkin & Co - Sheffield - 1919 - present
[ E ] [ H ] [ P ] inside shields ('female head') E.H. Parkin & Co - Sheffield
|E.J.F| inside an oblong rectangle Elizabeth Jane Fairbairns - London - 1893
|E.J.FAIRBAIRNS| inside an oblong cartouche Elizabeth Jane Fairbairns - London -
[E][J][H] inside three shields Edward John Haseler (Haseler Brothers) - Birmingham - possibly
[EJH over NH] inside a shield Haseler Brothers - Birmingham 1888
|E||J||M| E.J. Makin
|EL||L| 'cross into a shield' unidentified
|E.LECLERE| Eugene Leclere - Sheffield
Electro-Imperial in script over F.W. Frederuck Whitehouse - Birmingham
ELECTRO POTOSI over an eagle inside a shield The Potosi Company - Birmingham
ELKINGTON MASON & CO Elkington, Mason & Co - Birmingham
[E.L over T] inside a shield E.L. Thompson & Co - Sheffield - 1896
(E M&C) inside an oval Elkington, Mason & Co - Birmingham
|E||M||&C| gothic Elkington, Mason & Co - Birmingham
|EM||JM| inside two rectangles Mappin Brothers, Queens Works - Sheffield & London
EMPIRE besides a 'trefoil' Henry Barnascone & Sons - Sheffield
TRADE MARK over a'clover' over EMPIRE Henry Barnascone & Sons - Sheffield
(EMPRESS) inside a triangle inside a trefoil John Moreton & Co - Wolverhampton, Sheffield, London
EN AVANT under 'horse hoof' Camm.Bagshaw & Co - Sheffield - 1892-1919
(ENCORE) inside a outline John Moreton & Co - Wolverhampton, Sheffield, London
|ENCORE| inside a rectangle Thomas Turner & Co - Sheffield
ENDURE J&J Beal (Red Hill Works) - Sheffield - 1876-1919
EP (often coupled to a "crown" a generic mark for Electro Plate
E.PARKER &SONS over 3709 over SHEFFIELD Atkinson Bros (Milton Works) - Sheffield - 1843-1919
| E | P | B | JR | gothic John Round (possibly)
| E P B M | (various shapes) a generic mark for Electro Plated Britannia Metal
EP clover and stars BM Barker Bros - Birmingham 1892
E.P.C.A. a generic mark for Electro Plated Copper Alloy
[e][p][ISG] inside a shield[n][s] gothic Israel Sigmund Greenberg & Co - Birmingham
| E P G S | (various shapes) a generic mark for Electro Plated German Silver
| E | P | J | S | S | John Sanderson - Sheffield
[E P K] (into a shield) a generic mark for Electro Plated (unknown meaning of 'K')
E P M M a generic mark for Electro Plated (possibly 'Metal Mounts')
| E P N S | (various shapes) a generic mark for Electro Plated
| E P ON COPPER | (various shapes) a generic mark for Electro Plated wares
EP clover and stars NS Barker Bros - Birmingham 1892
EPNS a generic mark for Electro Plated wares
E P O B a generic mark for Electro Plated On Brass
E P W M a generic mark for Electro Plated White Metal
E S M a generic mark for Electroplated Silver Mounts (possibly)
ERA over JAMES BARBER over SHEFFIELD I & J Barber - Sheffield - 1892
|ER over TR| inside a square Robinson & Company
( E ) ( S ) ( & ) ( S ) E Stacey & Sons - 1857 - 1934
[E S over & over S ] into a shield E Stacey & Sons
|E|( S ) ( & ) ( S ) Ebenezer Stacey & Sons - 1870 c. - 1900 c.
(ESS) (ESS)'gothic' into an oval Smith Seymour Ltd - Sheffield
E.STACEY & SONS over SHEFFIELD Ebenezer Stacey & Sons - 1870 c. - 1900 c.
E.STACEY over SUCCESSOR TO over I.VICKERS over BRITANNIA PLATE over SHEFFIELD Ebenezer Stacey - 1843-1856
ET & C S unidentified
|E||T||M| inside three squares unidentified
|ETM| inside a rectangle unidentified
EUREKA over three spoons Willian Hay - Birmingham
EVANS & MATTHEWS) inside an oval Evans & Matthews - Birmingham - 1890
(EXCELSIOR) inside an oval Brooker, Dore & Co - London - 1892
EXTRA Cocker Bros. Ltd - Sheffield - 1862c- 1919
(EYE WITNESS) inside an oval Needham, Veall & Tyzack - 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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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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