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: GA-GZ
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   

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|ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS MAKER - PERIOD
G inside cufflinks(figural) J & R Griffin - Birmingham
| G&B | inside a rectangle John Grinsell & Henry Bourne - Birmingham - 1864-1871
| G&C | inside a rectangle J. Greeen
(G&C) inside two conjoined circles unidentified
|G||&||Co| gothic inside three rectangles Garrard & Co - London
|G||&||Co| inside three rectangles Garrard & Co - London (possibly)
(G)[&](H) gothic unidentified
( G&J over B) inside a heart G. & J. Bushell - Birmingham 1899
G&J W HAWKSLEY George Hawksley & Co - Sheffield -1852c.-1879c.
| G&S | inside a rectangle Gilbert & Spurrier Ltd - Birmingham - 1886
(G)(&)(S) inside three circles Goodfellow & Sons - London
|G||&||S||Co| The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd - London
G & S Co without contour The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd - London
( G&S over Ltd) inside a 'star of David' Gilbert & Spurrier Ltd - Birmingham
( G&Sns) inside an oval George Goodfellow & Sons- London - 1882
|G||&||W||G| Gilmour & Watson - Glasgow
|G||symbol||A| unidentified
GAMAGES over HOLBORN Gamages - London
GARRARD & Co Ltd Garrard & Co Ltd - London
GASKELL & CHAMBERS Ltd ovet BIRMINGHAM Gaskell & Chambers Ltd - Birmingham
G.ATTWOOD'S over PATENT STEEL Charles Attwood - Durham
GB under a 'cross' Alfred Field & Co - Birmingham & Sheffield
|G||B|[&](Co) George Bryan & Co - Birmingham (possibly)
(GB) [&]|Co| (S) George Butler & Co - Sheffield
(G)(B)(&)(S) into four circles George Bowen & Son - Birmingham
|G||B| [& ](S)|Co| George Butler & Co - Sheffield
[ GB over &C ] inside a shield Gotscher & Co - Birmingham
( GB ) ( & ) ( S ) MITRE and 'crown' George Bishop & Sons - Sheffield - 1894 - 1940
( GB & S ) inside a quatrefoil George Bowen & Son - Birmingham - 1877-1890
[ GB & S ] inside a shield George Bowen & Son - Birmingham
( GB ) ( & ) ( S ) George Bishop & Sons - Sheffield - 1894 - 1940
G.BISHOP & SONS over SHEFFIELD George Bishop & Sons - Sheffield
G. C. over B. between two 'columns' Gotscher & Co (formerly M J Gerritsen & Co) - Birmingham
G C S George Cutts - Sheffield
(G) (C) (S) into three circles George Cutts - Sheffield
|G||C||W| (symbol) 'crown' over |THE SPECIALITE| unidentified
| G D | inside a rectangle G. Deakin & Co
|G||E||H| |figure|[EPNS] George E. Hawkins & Co - Birmingham - 1887
|G. ELLIS Ltd| G. Ellis Ltd - Sheffield (possibly)
GENIUS under a 'Saturn planet' John Blyde (Clintock Works) - Sheffield - 1873c.-1919
GEORGE BUTLER & CO over (ART)
over SHEFFIELD ENGLAND
George Butler & Co - Sheffield
GEORGE HULLEYoverTRADE 'symbol' MARK
over SHEFFIELD
George Henry Hulley - Sheffield - 1886
[G.F.W over &S] inside a shield unidentified
G.G. & CO S unidentified
(G)(G)(&)(S) gothic George Gordon & Son - Sheffield - 1895
(G)(G)(&)(S) George Gordon & Son - Sheffield (possibly)
(G.G)(&)(S) George Gordon & Son - Sheffield - 1895
|G||G||H||L| George Gates Honour - London
(GH) inside a circle Gee & Holmes - Sheffield
|G||H|(symbol) unidentified
| GH&C| inside a rectangle George Hawksley & Co - Sheffield - 1864
| G | H | & | C | S | George Hawksley & Co - Sheffield
| GH over CH| inside a square George Hawksley & Co - Sheffield
|G||H||L| Old English George Henry Hulley - Sheffield 1886
G.H. LAUBENBURGH &Co under a 'star' G.H. Laubenburg & Co, Birmingham
GHW&S George Henry Whittaker - Sheffield
(G)(H)(W)(S) (EP) George Harry Whitaker - Sheffield - 1883
GIBBS in script George Gibbs - Birmingham
GIBSON & CO Ltd ( + Atkin Brothers mark) William Gibson &Co.Ltd - Belfast
(GIBSON)( & CO) William Gibson &Co.Ltd - Belfast
GIBSON & CO Ld over BELFAST William Gibson &Co.Ltd - Belfast- 1896
GILPIN LTD unidentified
G.KURZ &Co 'sun' '1861' unidentified
G.L & C S over ELECTROPLATE over E.P.B.M George Lee & Co - Sheffield (possibly)
|G||L||&||Co||S| 'gothic' George Lee & Co - Sheffield (possibly)
|GLADWIN||AMBASSADOR PLATE| Gladwin Ltd - Sheffield
|GLADWIN Ltd||SHEFFIELD| over Embassy Gladwin Ltd - Sheffield
GLORIOUS Edwin Lander & Co - Birmingham
|G||Ltd||NS| Gieves Ltd - London
|G||M||&||S| into various outlines George Maclaurin & Son - Sheffield
GO AHEAD under (C&C) Colquhoun & Cadman - Sheffield - 1892-1919
GOLD CITY John Bedford & Sons (Lion Works) - Sheffield - 1865c.-1919
(GOLD LINED) inside a lozenge N.C. Reading & Co - Birmingham
GOLDSMITHS & SILVERSMITHS COMPANY The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd - London
|GOLDSMITHS| (&) |SILVERSMITHS| |Co Ld| The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd - London
GOOD LUCK inside a 'nail' and two 'horse-shoes' J&J Beal (Red Hill Works) - Sheffield - 1876-1919
|GOTHIC SILVER| inside a rectangle unidentified
[GOU over GH] inside a shield William Gough - Birmingham - 1849-1859
(GS under P) inside a trefoil unidentified
|GRACE BROs| Grace Bros (Australia)
|GRC| inside a rectangle
over (crown)(figure)(figure)(figure)
George Richmond Collins & Co - Birmingham - 1848-1868
GRIEL NICKEL SILVER a trade mark of Barker Bros - Birmingham - 1892
GRIFFIN under a 'griffin' Arthur Balfour & Co - Sheffield - 1870
(GRIFFiTHS & BOWETT BIRMINGHAM) inscribed inside a circle Griffiths & Bowett - Birmingham - 1862
GSL intertwined to an 'anchor' George Shadford Lee - 1879-1900 c.
[G][S][L]|'anchor'|(EP) George Shadford Lee - 1879-1900 c.
(GS) and | S | & | G | gothic unidentified
|G||S||S||P| unidentified
|GS||WS| William Jr & George Sissons - Sheffield & London
|GT| inside a rectangle G. Teasdell - London
[G.T 'over' &S] into a shield unidentified
|G.T&C|(S)|E.P.N.S.| George Travis & Co (possibly)
|G|[T](&)[C] gothic George Travis & Co - 1863
G.TURNER &Co Samuel Biggin - Dronfield (Sheffield) - 1892
[GU] inside a shield George Unite - Birmingham
GUANACO under a 'guanaco' Doughty Alexander & Co. - Liverpool
GUANACO under a 'guanaco' inside a circle John & Joshua Drysdale & Co - London 1892
(GUIDE & C) inside a 'festoon' I. Guide & Co. - 1895 c.
|G.V&Co| Gourdel, Vales & Co - London
[G.V over &Co] into a shield Gourdel, Vales & Co - London
|GW|inside a rectangle George Ward
G.W. HARRIS & CO over SHEFFIELD George W. Harris & Co - Sheffield - 1845-1863
G.WOODHEAD & SON Thomas Ellin & Co - Sylvester Works - Sheffield 1892-1919
[GW over S ] inside a shield George Wish - 1878 - 1934
|G||X||E||S| unidentified

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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