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: FA-FZ
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
(F & A) inside an oval Fenton & Anderson - 1857-1859
[F over &Co] into a shield unidentified
|F||&||F| unidentified
[F&G| into a shield unidentified
|F||&||S| gothic inside three squares unidentified
(F & S ) inside a trefoil (cross)(crown) Fattorini & Sons, Bradford, Kirgate & Westgate - 1895 c.
|F||&||S||'cross'||'crown'| Fattorini & Sons - Kirkgate & Westgate, Bradford - 1890 c.
|F&W||Ltd| unidentified
(F)(A)(&)(Co) (S) Frederick C. Asman & Co - Sheffield 1899
| F.A | &Co | S | NS | Frederick C. Asman & Co - Sheffield 1905-1940
(FAGH) (&)(Co) unidentified
|F.A.G.H & Co|(S) unidentified
FARQUHARSON over ARGYLE PLATE possibly a trade mark John Sanderson & Son - Sheffield
FARROW & JACKSON over LONDON & PARIS Farrow & Jackson - London
FATTORINI & SONS LTD over BRADFORD Fattorini & Sons - Kirkgate & Westgate, Bradford - 1890 c.
'faucet (double)' (figural) James Christie & Sons Ltd - Sheffield - 1892-1919
FAUGH-A-BALLAGH Edwin Blyde & Co (Clintock Works) - Sheffield - 1870c.-1919
|F.B||E||P||N||S| Fenton Brothers (possibly)
|F||B||'heart'||S| unidentified
(F.B)(G) unidentified
| F.B.(G) Ld| unidentified
|F.B.G| unidentified
| F. Bros | Fenton Brothers - 1859- c. 1896
|F. BROs||Ld||S| Fenton Brothers
| F. Bros || Ltd | Fenton Brothers - 1897- c. 1910
| F. Bros |(S) Fenton Brothers - 1860-1896 c.
(F. BROS. L&S) Fenton Brothers - London & Sheffield
|F||B||S| gothic unidentified
|F||B| 'heart' |S| unidentified
|F.B.T| under a 'fleur de lys' Francis Boone Thomas - London - 1871-1901
|F C | conjoined inside a square Frank Cobb & Co - 1905- c. 1911
(F)(Co) into two conjoined circles unidentified
|F. COBB & CO | Frank Cobb & Co
|F C |[&][CO]|S|(EP) Frank Cobb & Co (possibly)
|F.C &Co S||EPNS|[A1] Frank Cobb & Co
(F.C)(&CO)(S)[EP over NS] Frank Cobb & Co Sheffield
(-)(+)|F||D|[crown] Frederick Derry - Birmingam - 1867-1891
F.E.A. unidentified
|F||E||L||crown| Frederick Efbank Leefe - London - 1859
FENTON BROS LTD Fenton Brothers
( F.E.T over &Co ) inside a quatrefoil Frederick Ellis Timm & Co - 1860 - 1918
[ FET ] [ &Co ][A1] gothic Frederick Ellis Timm & Co - 1877 c.
[ FF over SF ] into a shield Fenton Brothers - 1883 - c. 1888
F.GREEN & SONS over SHEFFIELD Frederick Green & Sons - Sheffield - 1894
(F over GS) into a trefoil unidentified
F. H Francis Howard - 1890 c.
(FH) gothic inside a heart Francis Higgins - London
| F | H | target | S | Francis Howard - 1870- 1874
[ FH&S ] into a shield unidentified
FIBROLOID British Xilonite Co Ltd - Middlesex - 1892
FINNINGANS Ltd over SILVERSMITHS over MANCHESTER Finnigans Ltd - Manchester
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3 'flowers' (figural) Riley Carr (Nevada Works) - Sheffield - 1892
F 'sewing machine' M Frank Mills - Sheffield
(F.N)|&||S| over S ] unidentified
FOOTPRINT under a 'foot-print' T.R. Ellin - Footprint Works - Sheffield - 1892-1919
FORTNUM & MASON Fortnum & Mason - London
|F||P|(&)|Co.||B| unidentified
F.R. & CO over Ld Fenton, Russel & Co Ltd - Edinburgh
FRANK HAWKER Ltd Frank Hawker & Co Ltd - Birmingham
FRANK MILLS over HANOVER WORKS SHEFFIELD Frank Mills & Co Ltd - Sheffield
FRANK MILLS & CO LTDunderTRIMILS Frank Mills & Co Ltd - Sheffield
|FS||&||D||S| unidentified
FUERTE under a bull Michael Hunter &Son, Talbot Works
FURBER & SON over CHELTENHAM Furber & Son, Cheltenham - not identified-
(FUSI YAMA over a bird) inside a circle John Batt & Co - London
|F.V.F.| 'star' unidentified
[F.W] inside a shield Frederick Whitehouse - Birmingham)
(F.W) inside an oval unidentified
F.W AFGHAN SILVER Frederick Whitehouse - Birmingham (possibly)
[F.W] |ELECTRO IMPERIAL| Frederick Whitehouse - Birmingham
[F.W over S] inside a shield Frederick Wilson & Co - Sheffield - 1883
F.W.SHEFFIELD unidentified
[ FW over WD ] inside a shield Wilson & Davis - 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,....





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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