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: MA-OZ
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
MAKER'S HISTORY
& MARK'S IMAGE
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Ba
Bd
Be
Bn
Bo
Bz
Ca
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Co
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Ez
Fa
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Fi
Fz
Ga
Gn
Go
Gz
Ha
Hh
Hi
Hz
Ia
Jz
Ka
Kz
La
Lz
MAKER'S HISTORY
& MARK'S IMAGE
Ma
Maq
Mar
Mz
Na
Nz
Oa
Oz
Pa
Pg
Ph
Pz
Qa
Rz
Sa
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STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SILVERPLATE MARKS | FIGURAL TRADE MARKS | ALPHABETIC SYMBOLS | DATING UK PATENT MARKS |
OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE | | ELKINGTON DATE LETTERS | WALKER & HALL DATE LETTERS | MAPPIN & WEBB DATE LETTERS | EPNS - EPBM |
CLICK ON THE RED NAME FOR MAKER'S MARK IMAGE
|ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS MAKER - PERIOD
| M & B | gothic inside a rectangle Joseph Mappin & Brothers
( M & B ) inside a waved outline rectangle Mackay & Chisholm - Edinburgh
[ M & Co ] inside a shield Marples & Co - Sheffield (possibly)-1900-1907
| M | & | C | Ltd | R F Mosley & Co Ltd - Sheffield
| M || &| | C ||EP||NS| R F Mosley & Co - Sheffield
M & H over ARMITAGE over MOUSE over HOLE over FORGE Brooks & Cooper - Sheffield - 1892-1919
| M || &| | N ||symbol| Martin & Naylor - Fargate, Sheffield - 1849-1854
| M & S ] gothic inside a shield (symbol) inside an oval Joshua Maxfield & Sons - 1894
| M & S ] inside a shield (symbol) Joshua Maxfield & Sons
M & S without contour (symbol) Maxfield & Sons - Sheffield
| M & S over L] inside a shield Joshua Maxfield & Sons - Sheffield & London
[ M ] [ &] [ W ] into shields Mappin & Webb - Sheffield - c. 1863
| M | (&) | W |(EP) unidentified
( M over & & over W ] in script inside a lozenge Mappin & Webb - Sheffield & London - 1897 c.
(M & Y) inside an oval Maleham & Yeomans - Sheffield - 1901 - 1931
|MACKAY & over CHISHOLM| inside a rectangle Mackay & Chisholm - Edinburgh - 1882
|MACKAY||CUNNINGHAM||& CO| inside three rectangles Mackay Cunningham & Co - Edinburgh
MACLAURIN BROS Maclaurin Brothers - Sheffield- 1876-1893
| MADRAS SILVER | inside a rectangle Fisher - 1900-1925
'mallet' inside a 'bottle' Aird & Anderson - Liverpool - 1892
MANCO William James Myatt & Co Ltd - Birmingham (possibly)
MANDARIN over CHIN 'figure' EASE Adolph Arbenz - Birmingham . 1892
MANOR PLATE over T.W & Co LTD Thomas Wilkinson & Co - Sheffield
MAPLE & CO Ltd over LONDON Maple & Co Ltd - London
MAPPIN & WEBB over LONDON John Newton Mappin & George Webb - Sheffield & London - 1871-1880 c.
MAPPIN & WEBB over PRINCE'S PLATE Mappin & Webb - 1887
MAPPIN & WEBB'S over PRINCES PLATE Mappin & Webb - Sheffield & London - 1899 c.
(MAPPIN BROS )inside an oval Mappin Brothers, Queens Works - Sheffield & London
('sun') |MAP over PIN||BROT over HERS| Mappin Brothers - 1850
('sun') |MAPPIN||BROTHERS||B| Mappin Brothers - 1865-1905
MAPPIN-BROTHERS over 222.REGENT STREET over AND over LONDON.BRIDGE Mappin Brothers - 1863-1894
(MARCA DE COMERCIO over a 'guanaco' over GUANACO) inside a circle J.& J. Drysdale & Co. - London
'marine monster' (figural)
over EP ON COPPER over |MADE IN ENGLAND|
unidentified
MARKHAM overGAINSBORO unidentified
MARSHALL over AND over SNELGROVE Marshall & Snelgrove
(MARTINOID) inside a ribbon a trade mark of Martin Hall & Co
M S interwined Marshall & Snelgrove
MATCHLESS over an 'arrow' Alfred Beckett & Sons - Sheffield - 1870c.-1919
MATTHIAS SPENCER & SONS Matthias Spencer & Sons
MAURICE BAUM over TRADE MARK over SHEFFIELD Maurice Baum - Sheffield
MAZEPPA under a 'horse' Samuel Hancock & Sons, Mazeppa Works
| M B | gothic inside a rectangle Mappin Brothers, Queens Works
| M || B | M. Beal
| M || B || C | William Mammatt, George Albert Buxton & Co - Sheffield - 1865-1867
|M||B| gothic |MAP over PIN| Mappin Brothers - 1848-1863
M.B over MOULSON BROTHERS over CAST STEEL Alfred Beckett & Sons - Sheffield - 1870c.-1919
(M B over R under a 'crown' ) inside a 'padlock' Mc Lean Brothers & Rigg Ltd - London
|M||B||'crown'||S| gothic Maurice Baum - Sheffield - 1884
M DE J L & S under a 'seashore landscape' inside a circle M de J. Levi & Sons - London
MEDALLION gothic William Tay & Sons Ltd - Birmingham - c. 1930
MELIOR a trade mark of Elkington & Co
MERIT under an 'acrobat John Baker & Company, Wheeldon Works
METEOR inside a 'shovel' Cocker Bros. Ltd - Sheffield - 1862c- 1919
| MEXICAN SILVER | inside a rectangle Thomas Ellin & Co - Sylvester Works - Sheffield 1892-1919
(M)(G&S)(Co) gothic The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd - London - 1880-1898
[ M H over & C ] inside a shield Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall & Co - 1854
|M||H||& C| gothic (A) [EP under a 'crown'] Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall & Co - 1860-1896
| M | H | & C | Martin Hall & Co - 1854 - 1897
[M H over & C] inside a shield Richard Martin Ebenezer Hall & Co Sheffield - 1854
M H & C Martin Hall & Co - 1854 - 1897
MILLER & SONS over LONDON over 179 PICCADILLY Miller & Sons - London
'mitre' (figural) George Bishop & Sons - 1890 c.
MITRE under a 'mitre' George Bishop & Sons - 1890 c.
[MITRE] inside a shield D. George Collins Ltd - London
MIXITINE Swan & Adams, Canada Works - Birmingham.
MM&CO EPG3 into a lozenge Martin Hall & Co
MONKEYunder a 'monkey' Lockwood Brothers Ltd
MONTANA SILVER over Collings & Wallace in script Collings & Wallace - Birmingham 1892
MOSES EADON Moses Eadon & Sons - Monmore Green - Sheffield - 1892
MOTOR under a 'car' Richard W. Carr & Co - Sheffield - 1892-1919
[MP]('crown')(PRIME)('thistle')(AI) Thomas Prime & Son - Birmingham - 1844-1894
|M||R||&Co| 'gothic' (S)[EP under a 'crown'] Richard Martin - Sheffield - 1854-1897
[MS] intertwined into a shield Barker-Ellis - Birmingham
| M | + | S | + | EP | unidentified
( M T over R under a 'crown' ) inside a lozenge James McEwan & Co Ltd - London
MUNKA under a 'crown' unidentified
| M | W | crown | S | Mark Willis - 1872 - 1885
| M | W | & | Co | gothic Mappin Webb & Co - 1864 - 1872
| M | W | & | S | Mark Willis
M.W &W Marples, Wingfield & Wilkins - Sheffield (possibly)
|M||W||'crown'||S|(EP) Willis - 1873-1885
(N & W) into an oval Norton & White - Birmingham - 1873
(N & W) into an shield Norton & White - Birmingham
(N B over & over S) inside a trefoil unidentified
[NC over &Co] into a shield Naylor, Clark & Co - Birmingham - 1868
(N)(C)|&||Co| gothic Naylor, Clark & Co - Birmingham - 1869
NEAL'S over PYRO SILVER John Neal & Co - London
( NEILL )inside an oval Henry Wilkinson & Co
N.E.V.A. over EXPRESS John Clarke & Sons- Sheffield
( NEVADA SILVER ) inside two conjoined circles Daniel & Arter - Globe Nevada Silver Works - Birmingham
NEVADA SILVER D & A Daniel & Arter - Birmingham
NEW CALEDONIAN SILVER over a 'mermaid' E.R. Martino - Birmingham
( NICKELINE ) John Mcleownan Mc Murtrie - Glasgow
NINROD under a 'cap' John Nodder & Sons - 1863
| N J conjoined ||'dog' | 'crown' | |PYRO| John Neal & Co - London
( N over Ltd ) inside a triangle John Nowill & Sons - 1928 - 1965
[NODDER] inside a shield John Nodder & Sons - Sheffield 1863-1904
NON XLL Unwin & Rodgers - Sheffield
THE NORTHERN GOLDSMITHS The Northern Goldsmiths - Newscastle-upon-Tyne
|N.SMITH &CO||'hand'| N.Smith & Co - Waingate - Sheffield - 1784
|N||V||&||T||S| Needham, Veall & Tyzach - Sheffield - 1890 c.
[N.V.T over S] inside a shield Needham, Veall & Tyzach - Sheffield
N.W. Northon & White - Birmingham - 1883-1899
[O & B Ld]|S||rhinoceros' head|[EP over NS]|A1| Oliver & Bower Ltd - Sheffield & London
[O & B over Ltd over S] Oliver & Bower Ltd - Sheffield & London
| O& E | inside a rectangle Osborn & Elliot
|O||BROS| gothic Owen Brothers - Sheffield (possibly)
|O||F||&||Co| Oreste Franzi & Co - London
O I O Clarke Shirley & Co - Sheffield 1892
[OJS] inside a shield unidentified
OLD and a 'circle' Alldays & Onions Pneumatic Engineering - Sheffield - 1892
OLD and a 'circle' WM J. Bingham (Clough Works) - Sheffield - 1864-1892
( ONWARD ) inside a ribbon Slack & Grinold, Bath Works
OPOBA Boswell, Hatfield & Co (Hope Works) - Sheffield - 1892-1919
ORCHID Britzius & Goldstrass - Sheffield - 1870-1919
ORUBA Walker & Hall - Sheffield
OSMINIUM SILVER John Nodder & Sons - Sheffield 1863-1904
OSYRIS under a 'pharaon' Schurhoff & Co - Birmingham
(OUT) inside a 'shell' Cocker Bros. Ltd - Sheffield - 1862c- 1919
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,....
Pelton Bros. Silver Plate Co. hallmarkRogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT hallmark Mappin & Webb hallmarkWalker & Hall hallmark Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Herrmann factory silver plate mark
American Silver Plate marks English Electroplate silver marks Old Sheffied Plate marks Continental European silver plate marks
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS
London town marks Birmingham town marks Dublin town marks Edinburgh town marks glasgow town marks Sheffield town marks Exeter town marks
London Birmingham Dublin Edinburgh Glasgow Sheffield Chester
STERLING SILVER OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
MAKER'S MARKS
AA
AE
AF
AZ
BA
BZ
CA
CH
CK
CZ
DA
DZ
EA
EZ
FA
FZ
GA
GZ
HA
HG
HH
HZ
IA
IG
IH
IZ
JA
JC
JD
JH
JJ
JP
JQ
JS
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
MAKER'S MARKS
JT
JZ
KA
LZ
MA
MZ
NA
PA
PB
PZ
QA
RH
RK
RZ
SA
SG
SH
SZ
TA
TH
TI
TZ
UA
WB
WC
WF
WG
WL
WM
WS
WT
ZZ
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