BRITISH ELECTROPLATE SILVER AND SILVER PLATE MARKS

ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF SHEFFIELD AND BIRMINGHAM MAKERS

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BRITISH ELECTROPLATED SILVER - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKER'S MARKS: HA-HZ

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
| H || & || A | Harold & Ashwin - Birmingham - 1868
|H||&||B| gothic (crown)[sword] Howes & Browett, Birmingham
|H&C| (symbol)|crown||symbol||symbol| unidentified
| H | & | Co | Heeley & Co - 1894 - 1904
|H||&||CO| gothic [H&Co] inside a shield unidentified
H & CO. without contour Hunter & Co - Sheffield
|H||&||D| gothic |symbol| [EP under a crown] inside a shield unidentified (possible connection with Howes & Browett)
|H||&||D||S||G| unidentified
|H|(&)|H|('bird' figural) Hukin & Heath - Birmingham
(H)(&)(H)('bird' figural) 'old English' Hukin & Heath - Birmingham
(H)(&)(H)('bird' figural) into four conjoined circles Hukin & Heath - Birmingham
| h || & || h || * ||EP| 'Old English' Harrison Brothers & Howson (possibly) - Sheffield
| H || & || H || S ||EP| Harrison Brothers & Howson (possibly) - Sheffield
(H)(&)(H) inside three circles Hukin & Heath - Birmingham
|H&I| inside a rectangle Hamilton & Inches - Edinburgh - 1895
|H&L| inside a rectangle Richard Hodd & William Linley - London - 1862-1872
H & L Harris & Land - 1863 - 1864
(H&L over G) inside a trefoil Hamilton & Laidlaw - Glasgow & Sheffield
(H)|&||L| over (S)inside four separate outline Hamilton & Laidlaw - Glasgow & Sheffield
|H||&||M| inside three squares unidentified
(H&N) inside an oval Holman & Norton - Birmingham - c. 1921
|H||&|N| Holman & Norton - Birmingham
|H&N| inside a rectangle Holman & Norton - Birmingham
(H&S) (E)(P)(N)(S)inside ovals A inside a 'crown' William Hutton & Sons - Sheffield & London
(H&S) (E)(P)(N)(S)inside ovals B inside a 'crown' William Hutton & Sons - Sheffield & London
(H&S) (S)(EP)inside ovals William Hutton & Sons - Sheffield & London
H & S unidentified
|H||&||S| gothic Hands & Son Birmingham
(H)(A) Archer & Company
|HA| inside a rectangle Archer, Machin & Marsh
|H||A||&|| S| unidentified
|H||A||&|| S| 'gothic' unidentified
|H||A||symbol||S| Henry Atkin - Sheffield - Old Sheffield Plate 1823
|H||A||&||Co| |S| 'gothic' Henry Atkin & Co - Sheffield 1840-1853
|H||A||symbol||E||A| Harry & Edward Atkin (Atkin Brothers) - Sheffield
(H.A) into a triangle (E)(P)(N)(S)'gothic' unidentified
[HACK ETT] inside a shield unidentified
|HALLAM PLATE| Latham & Owen - Sheffield
|HAMILTON & Co over STRAND| inside a rectangle Hamilton & Co - London
| HA | EA | FA | Atkin Brothers - from 1853
HAMLTON LAIDLAW & CO over GLASGOW - SHEFFIELD Hamilton Laidlaw & Co - Glasgow and Sheffield
[HAM over MOND] in script, into a shield Hammond Charles - Sheffield (possibly)
|'hand'| inside a rectangle William Dudley & Son - Sheffield 1892
HARDY BROTHERS LTD in script Hardy Brothers Ltd (after 1907)
HARRISON &HOWSON over ALPHA under a 'crown' Harrison - 1862-1909 - Sheffield
HARRISON & SON over THE GOLDSMITHS over D'ARLINGTON under 8 'crossed arrows' John Harrison & Sons - Dromfield (near Sheffield) - 1880 c.
|HARRISON||BROS & HOWSON| Harrison Brothes & Howson - Sheffield
HARRISON BROS over &HOWSON over SHEFFIELD over a 'crown' Harrison Brothers & Howson - Sheffield
HARRISON over NORFOLK WORKS Harrison - Sheffield 1843-1865
|HARRODS||A1| Harrods - London
HARRODS under a 'trumpet' James Dixon & Sons, Harrods - Sheffield & London - 1890 c.
HART & HUISHE Hart & Huyshe - Campden, Glos.
(2)('crown')[HAR over WOOD](Z) Henry Millington Harwood & Son - Birmingham - 1892-1894
HASELER & RESTALL Haseler & Restall - Sheffield (possibly)
|HASTINGS PLATE| inside a rectangle Thomas Ward & Sons Ltd - Sheffield
Hayman in script PERFECTION Hayman & Company - Birmingham
(H.B) inside an a chamfered rectangle Henry Bourne - Birmingham - 1896
[H] (B)|&|(Co) Hartley, Baxter & Co - Sheffield - 1899
( H B )[&](Co)(S)(BP) unidentified
[ H B over &H ] inside a shield Harrison Brothers & Howson - 1862-1909
( H B over & over HS) inside a quatrefoil under a 'crown' Harrison Brothers & Howson
| H | B | & | H | [crown] gothic Harrison Brothers & Howson - 1862-1897
| H | B | & | H | [symbol] |A||EP| gothic Harrison Brothers & Howson - 1862-1897
| H | B | (&) | H | crown over ALPHA Harrison Brothers & Howson - 1862-1897
[ H B over & H ] inside a shield Harrison Brothers & Howson - 1862 - 1909
[H][B][&][S][EP] inside shields Henry Barnascone & Sons
H.BARNASCONE over SHEFFIELD Henry Barnascone - 1868 c. - 1883 c
|H.BROS| inside a rectangle Haseler Brothers - Birmingham - 1884-1887
| H || Bros || S | unidentified
| H | B |( cross )| S | ( crown ) gothic Harrison Brothers & Howson - Sheffield
| H B over S| inside a square unidentified
|H||C||&||C||S| unidentified
|HC||&Co||Edinb.| gothic Hamilton, Crichton & Co, Edinburgh (possibly)
H C & Co S Hammond, Creake & Co - 1886 - 1935
|H||C||&||Co||'crown'||S| Hammond, Creake & Co - Sheffield
|H||C||&||S||S| 'gothic' unidentified
[HC][&][S](S) 'gothic' unidentified
|H||C||&||S||S| unidentified
(H)(C)(D)inside three conjoined circles Henry Clifford Davis - Birmingham
|H.C.D|)inside a rectangle Henry Clifford Davis - Birmingham (possibly)
H D MUIR & C under a 'coat of arms' H.D. Muir & Co - London
|H.DUNSHEATH| Hugh Dunsheath & Co - Sheffield
|H||D|[W](&)|Co| 'gothic' H.Dawson, Wilkinson & Co - Sheffield (possibly)
H E & Co Hawksworth, Eyre & Co - 20th century
[ H E & C over Ltd ] into a shield Hawksworth, Eyre & Co - 1892 - 1894
( H.E over &C ) inside a quatrefoil Hawksworth, Eyre & Co - 1853 - 1867
( H.E over &C ) inside a lozenge Hawksworth, Eyre & Co
|H||E|(&)|Co| (EP) partly gothic Hawksworth, Eyre & Co - 1850 c.-1873
|HE||&||CLd| inside rectangle Hawksworth, Eyre & Co Ltd - 1894-1911
[HE&C over Ld| inside a shield Hawksworth, Eyre & Co Ltd - 1874
|H||E||&||Co| inside squares Hawksworth, Eyre & Co
HECWORTH Platers Pty Ltd (Australia) c. 1940-1945
'heart and pistol' (figural) Henry Crookes - Sheffield - 1892
HELMET BRAND under a 'helmet' Henry Brooks & Co or Brooks Robinson & Co - London and Melbourne (Australia)
|HENDRO||NICKEL||SILVER| unidentified
HENRY BARNASCONE & SON over SHEFFIELD.ENGLAND Henry Barnascone & Son - 1884
HENRY over BIGGIN & Co over SHEFFIELD Henry Biggin & Co - 1880-1884
HENRY CORNFORTH over BIRMINGHAM Henry Cornforth - Birmingham
HENRY ROGERS, SON & Co over CUTLERS SHEFFIELD Henry Rogers, Son & Co - 1897
HERALD over TRUMPETER C.A.E. Speyer & Co - London
HERBERT MACLAURIN over SHEFFIELD Herbert Maclaurin - Sheffield - 1894
|HERITAGE PLATE| inside a rectangle a trade mark of Gee & Holmes - Sheffield
HESSIN. Andrew W. Charles - Birmingham - 1892
|HF| Henry Fielding & Son - Birmingham
|H||F| Harrison Fisher - 1898
( H ) ( F ) ( & ) ( Co ) ( S ) Harrison Fisher - 1900 - 1925
( H.F )(& S) (symbol) Henry Fielding & Son - Birmingham
| H | F | star | S | Harrison Fisher - Sheffield
| h | f | star | s | 'gothic lowercase' Harrison Fisher - Sheffield (possibly)
| HF | S | Harrison Fisher - 1897 - 1899
|H||G||L||&||C| H.G.Long & Co - Sheffield
|H||G||L||&||C| 'gothic' H.G.Long & Co - Sheffield
H.G. LONG & CO H.G.Long & Co - Sheffield
|H H| inside a rectangle Harrison Brothers & Howson
| H. H | Harrison Brothers - 1849 - 1861
(H.H) unidentified
H 'factory' HALL George Walker & Henry Hall - 1891 c.
H 'hand' H Henry Harrison & Co - 1873 - 1881
(H.HARROP) George Barnsley & Sons (Cornish Works) - Sheffield - 1860-1919
( HH&CEPGS) inside a lozenge Richard Martin, Ebenezer Hall & Co - 1895
| HH& over JEB | Walker 1868 - 1916
|H||H|(&)(S) Henry Hobson & Sons - Sheffield & London - c. 1889
[HH&S] Henry Hobson & Sons - Sheffield and London
|H.H&S| Henry Hobson & Sons - Sheffield and London
|HH)(&)(S)|L| Henry Hobson & Sons - Sheffield & London (possibly(
H. HALLAM & SON H.Hallam & Son - Nottingham 1849-1856
[H.H.P over & Co under a crown] inside a shield Henry Hodson Plante & Co - Birmingham - 1882-1896
HIBERNIA over three 'clover' William Marples &Sons
HIGGINSON ROBINSON over a triangle HIR inside Higginson Robinson - Liverpool
HJ conjoined under an arrow James Howard & Sons - Sheffield
& HJ conjoined James Howard & Sons - Sheffield (possibly)
|H||J||& C.| unidentified
H.J&G Hobson, James & Gilby - Birmingham - c,1920
(H L)[&] |Co||S| gothic Hamilton, Laidlaw & Company - Glasgow - 1870
(H L) into two conjoined circles Thomas Latham & Ernest Morton - Birmingham (possibly)
| H L | & | Co | Hamilton, Laidlaw & Company - Glasgow (possibly)
(H)(L)(&Co)(G) inside five circles Hamilton, Laidlaw & Company - Glasgow (possibly)
(H.L & Co over G) into an oval Hamilton, Laidlaw & Company - Glasgow
| H ||Ld||EP| Harrods Ltd - London
H.L. BROWN & SON Ltd H.L. Brown & Son Ltd- London & Sheffield
|trumpet| H ||Ld||A1| Harrods Ltd - London
HM over EPNS unidentified
[HMH over HHP] inside a shield Henry Millington Harwood & Henry Hodson Plante - Birmingham 1887-1892
|HM||NS| unidentified
H.M.S. without frame unidentified
HOBNOB Clifton &Co Ltd - Sheffield - 1892-1919
HOLDSWORTH over & SONS Henry Holdsworth & Sons - 1864-1900
HOLE besides a 'whale' Brooks & Cooper - Sheffield - 1892-1919
HOMELAND Walker & Co - Sheffield
HOPE W.H. Brittain (Alma Works) - Sheffield 1892
('horn') figural Michael Hunter & Son - Sheffield
HOWARD over SHEFFIELD Francis Howard - Sheffield - 1890 c.
(HP) inside a four lobed shape H Phillips - Aldershot, Hampshire
|HP| unidentified
|H.P.&C| inside a rectangle Hardman, Powell & Co - Birmingham 1883
|H||P||&||Co| 'gothic' H.Perry & Co - Birmingham (possibly)
|H||P||&||Co| into four squares H.Perry & Co - Birmingham (possibly)
[H.P over &C under a 'crown'] inside a shield Joseph Hirons, Henry Hodson Plante & Co - Birmingham 1863-1882
[HP over &H] inside a shield Hardwood, Plante & Harrison - Birmingham 1883-1886
HP over & M inside a shield unidentified
'staffordshire knot' |H.P & S| unidentified
(HR)(&)(C0) unidentified
(hR)(&)(&)(S))[symbol] 'gothic' unidentified
HRS & Co Henry Rogers, Sons & Co - Sheffield 1897
[HS over &H] into a shield Harwood, Sons & Harrison - Birmingham c.1883-1886
|H.S.- M| into a rectangle H. Samuel - Manchester
H.SAMUEL under a 'knight' H. Samuel & Sons - Manchester
H.S.M. DURESCENT SILVER unidentified
|H.S||S||'crown'| Henry Stratford - Sheffield - 1884-1896
( H.SAMUEL over WARRANTED over SHEFFIELD ) inside an oval Harriet Samuel
( HS ) [M] ( NS ) H. Samuel & Sons - Manchester
|H||S||Co| The Hallamshire Silversniths Co - Sheffield
|H.S||Ld| Henry Stratford Ltd - Sheffield
| H.S.W | & | C | S | H S Wall & Co - 1927 - 1940
(H.T)(E) Henry Tatton - Edinburgh
HUNTER over SHEFFIELD Michael Hunter & Son - Sheffield - 1884-1887
HUSTLER Clifton &Co Ltd - Sheffield - 1892-1919
[H.V.P. over & Co] or [HVP over & Co] inside a shield H.V. Pithey & Co - London
[HW] inside a shield (S)('anchor') Henry Wigfull - Sheffield (possibly)
HW inside a rectangle |E||P||N||S| Henry Wilkinson & Co - Sheffield
[HW] inside a shield |E||P||B||M| gothic Henry Wilkinson & Co - Sheffield
| H.W&C| inside a rectangle Horace Woodward & Co - Birmingham - 1876-1893
[ HW over &Co ] into a shield Henry Wilkinson & Co - 1843 - 1871
| HW & Co | under a fa-kir Horace Woodward & Co - Birmingham
|H||W||&||Co| gothic ['crossed keys'] Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd
[HW over &C ] EPBM Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd - 1872-1894
(HW over &Co over Ld) inside a quatrefoil Horace Woodward & Co - Birmingham - 1894
(H over W &Co over Ld) inside a quatrefoil Horace Woodward & Co - Birmingham - 1893
[HW over &C ] [ M ] ( S ) ( EP ) [crossed keys ] Henry Wilkinson & Co - 1843 - 1871
[HW over &C ] |Silbo| Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd - 1872-1894
[ H. W over Ltd ] inside a shield Henry Wilkinson & Co - 1872 - 1894
|HW||LTd| Henry Wilkinson & Co - Sheffield
(HWLd under HARD over WEAR) inside a chamfered rectangle Henry Wilkinson & Co - Sheffield
[H.W over M] inside a shield 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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