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: LA-LZ
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
[ symbol ](L)(& inside a lozenge)(B) Lingard & Baker - Birmingham - 1871
| L & B | inside a rectangle Larder & Burgess - Sheffield - 1900-1940
|L||&|(B)|A1| gothic Lingard & Baker - Birmingham
(L)(&)(B) into three conjoined circles Lingard & Baker - Birmingham
L & CO over MADE IN ENGLAND over SILVER PLATED Liberty & Co - London
[L&D over S] into a shield unidentified
| L & M | inside a rectangle Lee & Middleton
[L][&][W]|'anchor'| George Shadford Lee & Henry Wigfull - Sheffield 1899
(L&W over E.P.N.S. over A1) inside an oval Lee & Wigfull - Sheffield
[L][&][W][Ld] George Shadford Lee & Henry Wigfull - Sheffield 1899
[L & W] inside a shield George Shadford Lee & Henry Wigfull - Sheffield
|L||&||W||Ltd| under a 'soldier with flag' George Shadford Lee & Henry Wigfull - Sheffield
[L][&][W]|[S] George Shadford Lee & Henry Wigfull - Sheffield 1879-1898
L&W.S without contour Lee & Wigfull - Sheffield
LACROSSE Thomas Ellin & Co - Sylvester Works - Sheffield 1892-1919
LAMA under 'lama's head' Michael Hunter & Son, Talbot Works
LANCELOT over PLATE over EPNS unidentified
(LARKO) into an oval not identified
(LAXEY SILVER) inside two circles conjoined Daniel & Arter, Globe Nevada Silver Works - Birmingham
(LB) Levesley Brothers Central Works
(LB) inside an oval Levesley Brothers Central Works
| LB | inside an rectangle Lockwood Brothers Ltd
[ L ] [Brs ]| symbol | S | Levesley Brothers - Sheffield
| L | B | symbol | S | Levesley Brothers - Sheffield
| L | B | & | L | symbol | S | Levesley Brothers & lloyd - Sheffield
|L.D & Co| unidentified
LEDDELL, DOVER & CO over LONDON unidentified
LEE & WIGFULL over (SHEFFIELD) Ltd Lee & Wigfull - Sheffield
LEEBA Dove & Co - Sheffield - 1892-1919
LEE &COMPY over ELECTROPLATE over SHEFFIELD Lee, White & Co - 1886-1887
LEVIATHAN PLATE a trade mark of S.J.Levi & Co - Birmingham
(L.HUGHES & SONS) into an oval unidentified
LH&S without frame unidentified
LIFE Francis John Townsend
LINDER FEARNLEY over SHEFFIELD Linder Feranley - 1851-1852
LINDSAY & PAISLEY Ld over GLASGOW over LUNAR PLATE Lindsay & Paisley - Edinburgh and Glasgow
('lion') rampant inside a circle (figural) Charles Howard Collins - Birmingham
LISTER & SON Lister & Son - Newcastle on Tyne
LLAMA under 'lama head' Henry Ecroyd & Co - Sheffield - 1864 c.
LLOYD PAYNE & AMIELoverManchester Lloyd Payne & Amiel - Manchester
LOCKWOOD BROTHERS over SHEFFIELD Lockwood Brothers Ltd - 1898
LONGDEN & SONS Longden & Sons - London
|LONSDALE PLATE| A E Poston & Co Ltd - Birmingham
J.N.LOWE (SHEFFIELD)Ld unidentified
'lozenge and pistol' (figural) Jonathan Crookes & Son - Sheffield - 1892-1919
|LP & CO| Lloyd Pascal & Co - Birmingham
|LR||EPNS||A1| Lewis, Rose & Co - Sheffield
|L||R||&|Co| Lewis, Rose & Co - Sheffield
L.ROE & SON unidentified
[LR][S][EPNS] Lewis Rose & Co - Sheffield
LUCAS & JOHNSON over SHOREHAM WORKS Lucas & Johnson - Sheffield
LUNAR PLATE a trade mark of Lindsay & Paisley - Edinburgh and Glasgow
( s a ) inside a lozenge Edgar Allen & Co - Sheffield - out of business 1923

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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