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: IA-IZ
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
| I B | John Bell
|I||B||cross||S||crown| gothic unidentified
|IB||symbol||crown||M| unidentified
| I B | inside a rectangle under three 'asterisks' Thomas Bolsover & Sons (High Lane Works) - Sheffield - 1855-1919
|IBBERSON 'violin' PLATE| George Ibberson & Co - Sheffield - 1901-1932
(IBBOTSON'S) inside a undulating contour unidentified
I CUT 'symbol' MY WAY John Clarke & Sons- Sheffield
|I||D|[&]|S| over [PN over S] Old English James Dixon & Sons - Sheffield
||||E|&||S| into four squares) Isaac Ellis & Sons - Sheffield
|I.FATTORINI over SKIPTON & BOLTON) Fattorini & Sons - Skipton & Bolton
( I.F. P. over C & C ) inside a quatrefoil Creswick & Co - 1858 - 1863
| I.F.S Ltd | under 'hand and hammer' Israel Freeman & Son - Sheffield
(I)(G)(&)(Co)(S) inside five circles I. Guide & Co - Sheffield
I.H & Co J. Harrison & Co - 1866-1891
| I K over &S | J Knowles & Son - 1860 - 1872
Imperial 'in script' over F.W. Frederick Whitehouse, Lion Works - Birmingham
Imperial over a 'crown' into an oval James Dixon & Sons - Sheffield
Imperial over Cutlery Co 'in script' J.M. Abrams & Co - London - 1892
IMPERIAL PLATE a trade mark of Furber & Son, Cheltenham - not identified-
Imperial Silver 'in script' over F.W. Frederick Whitehouse, Lion Works - Birmingham
|INDIAN over SAND 'elephant' GOLD | N.C. Reading & Co - Birmingham
(INDIAN SILVER) inside two circles a trade mark of Daniel & Arter - Birmingham
INDIAN SILVER a trade mark of Daniel & Arter - Birmingham
|INSIGNIA PLATE| Lee & Wigfull - Sheffield
INTRINSIC Herbert Maclaurin - Sheffield
INVISIBLE ACTION Perry & Company Ltd - Birmingham
| I.O | John Oxley
| IPC | inside a rectangle J.P. Cutts
I.PEARCE over SHEFFIELD John Pearce - Sheffield
(IPP C& C) inside a quatrefoil Creswick & Company
IRRESISTIBLE inside a 'caste's wall' John Bedford & Sons (Lion Works) - Sheffield - 1865c.-1919
[I.S.] inside a shield Israel Sigmund Greenberg & Co - Birmingham
ISAAC ELLIS & SONS over SHEFFIELD Isaac Ellis & Sons - Sheffield - 1892
|I.S.DEARDEN| [D and I S inside] inside a shield I.S. Dearden - Sheffield
[I.S.G] inside a shield Israel Sigmund Greenberg & Co - Birmingham
[I.S.G over B ] inside a shield Israel Sigmund Greenberg & Co - Birmingham - 1895
(I.S.G & Co) under E.P.N.S. inside an oval Israel Sigmund Greenberg & Co - Birmingham - 1890
I. TYLER over SHEFFIELD John Tyler - Sheffield - 1861-1869
IVANHOE under a 'shield' Dickson Bros & Co. Waverly Works - Sheffield - 1892
I. VICKERS John Vickers - Sheffield
'sword' IXION G.E. Walton & Co. Ltd - Birmingham - 1895
|IY||&S| Israel Yudeman & Sons - Sheffield - 1905-1925 (possibly)

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
Rogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT hallmarkUSA & Canada     Mappin & Webb hallmarkWalker & Hall hallmarkUK Electroplate     Devices of Old Sheffiel PlateOld Sheffield Plate     Herrmann factory silver plate markContinental/Europe

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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