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: JA-JM
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|   
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|ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS MAKER - PERIOD
| J & Co| inside a rectangle Johnson & Co - Birmingham - 1879-1899
| J |& | C | T | James & Charles Tidmarsh - London - 1886 c.-1899
[J&D] inside a shield unidentified
|J||&||G||B| gothic Jonas & George Bowen - Birmingham - 1859-1877
|J|(&)|J|(W) gothic James & Joshia Williams - Bristol
|J||&||JM| J. & J. Maxfield - Sheffield 1889
J&RG without contour J & R Griffin - Birmingham
|J||&||T| John Jenkins & Herbert Timm - Sheffield 1892
|J|[&]|T||S| John Jenkins & Herbert Timm - Sheffield
|J.A *| unidentified
[J.A & Co] inside a shield unidentified
('crown')('cross')('star')(J)(A) unidentified
|J||A||&||Co| unidentified
(J)|A|[&](S) Josiah Adams & Sons - Birmingham (possibly)
J.ALLAN &CO James Allan & Co - Sheffield 1849 - 1855
JAMES ALLAN over SHEFFIELD James Allan & Co - Sheffield 1855-1872
JAMES DEAKIN &SONS over CUTLERS SHEFFIELD James Deakin & Sons - 1871-1900 c.
JAMES DIXON & SONS over SHEFFIELD James Dixon & Sons - 1851
JAMES DUNCAN over PAISLEY James Duncan - Paisley (SCO) - c. 1880
|JAMES HARDY & CO LTD over ABERDEEN over ADELPHI QUALITY| James Hardy & Co Ltd - Aberdeen
JAMES TIDMARSH over WARRANTED Thomas Ellin & Co - Sylvester Works - Sheffield 1892-1919
|JAMES WALKER over LONDON| James Walker - London
JAMES WEIR James Weir - Glasgow
JAMES YATES James Yates - Birmingham
(JAPANESE SILVER ) inside a rope profile Daniel & Arter, Globe Nevada Silver Works - Birmingham
|J||A||N||S| unidentified
(JA. over S) inside a triangle Joseph Ashworth (Bruce Works) - Sheffield - 1892
J.ASHTON over SHEFFIELD John Askham (Broad Lane Works) - Sheffield - 1864-1919
JAY over 366 ESSEX ROAD over LONDON James Jay - London - 1867-1897
|J||A||Y||S| inside for squares James Jay - London
|J.A. WYLIE &CO| J.A. Wylie & Co - London
|J.B| inside a rectangle John Biggin - Sheffield (possibly)
(J)(B)(&Co) unidentified
| JB | gothic John Biggin - 1859 - 1894
[ J.B. ] inside a shield Thomas Bradbury & Sons - 1889 - 1892
[JB] inside a shield J. Bradbury - 1889-1892
(JB) inside a lozenge John Biggin - 1859 - 1894
(J B) inside a heart Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Joseph Bradbury) - Sheffield
J.B Jonathan Bell - Sheffield
[J.B] into a shield Jonathan Bell - Sheffield
|symbol||JB||symbol||M 'gothic'| unidentified
[JB] inside a shield Jonathan Bell - Sheffield
| J | B | & | C | John Batt - 1896 - 1938
(J)(B)(&Co) unidentified
| J | B | & | C | 'gothic' John Bednal & Co - Sheffield - 1895
| J | B | & | C | John Brown & Co - 1897 - 1932
|J||B|(&)|C||Ltd| John Batt - 1896 - 1938
|J||B|(&)|S||S| John Batt &Son(s) (possibly)
[JB over & over GB ] inside a shield Jonas & George Bowen - Birmingham - 1859-1877
(JB&S)inside an oval Jonas Bowen & Sons - Birmingham - 1877
[JB] (&)(S)['fleur de lys'] Jonathan Bell & Sons - Sheffield - 1897
|J||B||&||S| gothic [EP and 'crown']inside a shield James Ballantyne & Son - Glasgow - 1897
(JB & S over 'lighthouse' over 1837) inside a safe belt John Baker & Sons (Monmouth Works) - Sheffield - 1850-1919
J.B. STAGG & SONS J.B. Stagg & Sons - Birmingham
[J] inside a shield unidentified
(JBC & S Ld) inside a 'crescent' J.B. Chatterley & Sons Ltd - Birmingham - 1896
J.B.C & S.Ld without frame J.B. Chatterley & Sons Ltd - Birmingham - 1896
|J.B.C| inside a quatrefoil John Bodman Carrington - London - 1880
( j B e ) inside a hexagon unidentified
[ J B over E B) inside a quatrefoil Thomas Bradbury & Sons - 1863 - 1867
J.B over[E][H][P] inside three shields unidentified
[JB] |E||P||N||S| Jonathan Bell & Sons - Sheffield
( J BROWN over SHEFFIELD ) Joseph Brown - 1849-1867
[JBS] inside a shield J.B. Silvester - Birmingham - c.1870
[ JB over TB ] inside a shield Thomas Bradbury & Sons - 1832-1947
( J B ) over (T B) Thomas Bradbury & Sons - 1867 - 1885
J C ) inside a 'bow' James Chesterman & Co - Sheffield 1892-1919
|JC over &C] inside a shield James Chesterman & Co. - Sheffield - 1862
[J.C&CLd| inside a rectangle John Collyer & Co. Ltd - Birmingham - 1900
[J C over & S] (into a shield) John Clarke & Sons (possibly)
|J||C||& S| 'gothic' John Clarke & Sons (possibly)
[J C over & over SONS] (into a shield) John Clarke & Sons - 1894 - 1923
J.C over B between two 'arrows' James Clews - Birmingham 1892
(JC)(HX) into two ovals unidentified
( J C ) over ( N C ) TJ & N. Creswick - 1853 - 1855
( J.D&CLd) inside an oval Johnson, Durban & Co.Ltd - Birmingham - 1897
( J D ) ( & ) ( S ) ['crown'] James Deakin & Sons - 1871 - 1890 c.
( J D ) ( & ) ( S ) ['lamp'] James Deakin & Sons - 1871 - 1898
| J | D | [&] | S | gothic James Dixon & Sons - 1848 - 1878
[ J D & S ] inside a shield James Dixon & Sons
( J D & S ) inside a pennant James Dixon & Sons
(J)(D)(&)(S) under a trumpet James Dixon & Sons - 1879-1935 c.
[ J ]| D | & | [ S ] gothic James Dixon & Sons - 1879 - c. 1935
( J.D )(&) ( S ) ( S ) James Dixon & Sons
|J.E.B| J.E. Bushell - Birmingham 1891
J.DERBY & SONS LTD John Derby & Sons Ltd - Sheffield
J.E.B inside a shield J.E. Bushell - Birmingham
JE over B inside a shield J.E. Bushell - Birmingham (possibly)
(J E S) inside a trefoil Joseph Elliot & Sons - Sheffield
|J||E||&||S||S| Joseph Elliot & Sons - Sheffield - 1890 c.
|J.E||&S||S||EP||A1| Joseph Elliot & Sons - Sheffield
|JF| inside a rectangle James Fenton - Birmingham
(J.F) into an oval unidentified
J.F. CUTLER JERSEY in a circle unidentified
(J.F.F) inside an oval James Fenton
[JFF over FF ] inside a shield Fenton Brothers - 1875 - c. 1883
[ JFF over &FF ] inside a shield Fenton Brothers - 1868 - c. 1875
[ JF over G ] inside a shield John Fullerton - Glasgow - 1878
(J.F) [NODDER] inside a shield John Nodder & Sons - Sheffield 1863-1904
[ J.G ] inside a sort of shield John Gough - Birmingham - 1870-1885 c.
[ J.G. over & S ] inside a shield John Gilbert & Sons - Birmingham & London - 1894
| J.G. & S | inside a chamfered rectangle John Grinsell & Sons - Birmingham - 1892
[J.G] inside a shield ARGENTINA SILVER John Gilbert & Sons - Birmingham
( J . G . G x S ) J.G. Graves - Sheffield - 1900-1914
J.G.GRAVES over EPNS S J.G. Graves - Sheffield - 1900-1914
| JGJ| in script unidentified
(J)|G|(J) John Gilbert
|J||G||J||&||Co| gothic John Gilbert & Co - Birmingham
[ J.G over N S ] into a shield John Gilbert - Birmingham & London
[ J.G over S ] inside a shield EPNS (gothic) John Gallimore - Sheffield
|j| |'fleur de lys'| |h| gothic John Harrison - 1843-1866
|*J.H*| John Heitfor - Sheffield
|J||H||&||CO| John Harrison & Co - Sheffield
(JH)|&||Co|['crown'](EP) unidentified
JH&CO intertwined James Howard & Co - Sheffield - possibly
J.HALL & Co over MANCHESTER J. Hall & Co - Manchester - unidentified
J.H. AWMACK.LD unidentified
| J. H. H | inside a chamfered rectangle J.H. Hunt - Birmingham - 1887-1898
( J ) ( H ) ( H ) ('tower') James Henry Hardy - Sheffield - 1872-1897
|J.HH&C| inside a rectangle) J.H. Hunt & Co - Birmingham - 1898
[JH over HHP over RB] into a shield Joseph Hirons & Henry Hodson Plante & Co - Birmingham
[J][H]|N||W| John Harrison & Sons - Dromfield
(J.H.P) inside an oval frame John Henry Potter - Sheffield (before 1897)
J.H.POTTER over SHEFFIELD John Henry Potter - Sheffield
|J.H.S| inside a rectangle J.Slate &Son
(J.H.H) inside a crescent |SIBERIAN||SILVER| J.Hawksworth - 1867-1911
| J | H | N | W | John Harrison - 1843 - 1865
| J. H. P | [S] gothic John Henry Potter - Sheffield
[J H POTTER over SHEFFIELD] inside a shield John Henry Potter
(J)(J)|Dur||rant| John James Durrant - London - 1874-1897
J.J. ROYLE over MANCHESTER J.J. Royle - Manchester
|J||K||&||Co| unidentified
( J . K . B ) Hawksworth, Eyre & Co - 1873 - 1892
( JKB over TH over GW ) Hawksworth, Eyre & Co - 1873 - 1892
[J][L][&][S] into four shields James Lewis & Sons - Sheffield - 1894
|J||L||Ltd| James Lodge Ltd - Sheffield - c. 1955
|JM| inside a rectangle unidentified
|JM| inside a rectangle and 'four symbols' Joseph Makin - Sheffield
| J.M | inside a rectangle Mappin & Son
( J )| symbol | ( M ) | star | gothic Joseph Mappin - Sheffield (possibly)
J.M.&C John Morton & Co - Sheffield & London
|(J)(M)(&)(Co)(Ltd) John Moreton & Co Ltd - Sheffield, London and Wolverhampton
|J||M||&|B| gothic Mappin Brothers - Sheffield & London
[JMC][&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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