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: PA-QZ
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
P inside four 'pole' in a lozenge shape James Pinder &Co - Sheffield - 1890
(P&Co)[S] unidentified
P & D Pembrook & Dickins - Birmingham - 1883-1886
|P||&||M| inside three squares Parkin & Marshall - Sheffield
| P & M | gothic inside three squares Parkin & Marshall - Sheffield
(P & M) inside a trefoil Priestley & Moore Ltd - Sheffield
|P|(&)|M| 'gothic' inside three contour Parkin & Marshall - Sheffield 1861-1924
PA&S Philip Ashberry & Sons - Sheffield
| P A & S | gothic Philip Ashberry & Sons - 1861-1890
| P &W | unidentified
P A & S gothic Philip Ashberry & Sons - Sheffield
| P A & S | inside an oval Philip Ashberry & Sons - Sheffield
| P A & S | inside a rectangle Philip Ashberry & Sons - Sheffield
|P||A||&||S||S| Philip Ashberry & Sons - Sheffield
| P.A&S | + ['arm with pennant'] Philip Ashberry & Sons - Sheffield
( PA )[&](S)|E||P| Philip Ashberry & Sons - Sheffield
( P.A )[&](S)|E||P| Philip Ashberry & Sons - Sheffield
|'padlock'|(symbol)|EPBM| Kayser, Ellison & Co - 1862-1919
PAGE KEEN & PAGE over PLYMOUTH Page Keen & Page - Plymouth
( PALACE SILVER ) inside a ribbon Walker & Hall - Sheffield
AKATINE PLATE a trade mark of Stephenson & Sons - Manchester & Sheffield
PARKIN & MARSHALL over MAKERS SHEFFIELD Parkin & Marshall - Sheffield
|PATRICIAN PLATE||WRIGHT Ltd| unidentified (presumably a retailer of Dixon & Sons)
PATRIOT under a 'crowned bird's head' L. & C. Glauert
| P.Bros.S Ltd over CONSORT| Pinder Brothers - 1923 - present
[PC over L] 'into a shield' unidentified
[ P C over a 'lion' over B ] inside a shield Payton & Co - Birmingham
P 'crown' C over PRACTICAL CUTLERY Co over SHEFFIELD Walter Birch - Sheffield - 1875c.-1919
( P D over & ) inside a trefoil Pembrook & Dingley - Birmingham - 1887-1898
|P|[D]|T||&||Co||S| gothic unidentified
|PEARCE|[&]|SONS| inside two rectangles and a shield Pearce & Sons - Melton Mowbray - Leicestershire
PEDIGREE PLATE 'in script' a trade mark of Thomas Turner & Co Ltd - Sheffield
PEERLESS PLATE a trade mark of Pepper, Payton & Co - Birmingham
|PELHAM||PLATE| inside two rectangles Harrison Fisher & Co - 1900 - 1925
PENDRAGON unidentified
PEPPER & HOPE Pepper & Hope Ltd - Birmingham
PERFECTION) over a 'pineapple' Hawksworth, Eyre & Co
PERPLEX Clifton &Co Ltd - Sheffield - 1892-1919
[ PERUVIAN SILVER ] inside a rectangle Hands & Son Birmingham
|P.G| inside a rectangle unidentified
P.G & Co unidentified
('crown')('symbol')(P)(G)(S) a generic marh for PLATED GERMAN SILVER
('symbol')(EP)('crown')[P over GS] into a shield a generic marh for PLATED GERMAN SILVER
(P over GS) inside a trefoil a generic marh for PLATED GERMAN SILVER
(P.HARRINGTON & CO) into a double oval unidentified
| PHILIP ASHBERRY Philip Ashberry - 1845c.-1855
| PHILIP ASHBERRY & SONS Philip Ashberry & Sons - 1856-1860
| PHILIP ASHBERRY & SONS (under Britannia) Philip Ashberry & Sons - 1861-1915
|P||H||S||S||&||Co| unidentified
P.H.V MADE IN ENGLAND inside a circle P.H. Vogel - Birmingham
P.H.V & CO P.H. Vogel & Co - Birmingham
PILOT Colver Bros Ltd - Sheffield - 1892-1919
PILOT under a 'locomotive' C. Jines - Liverpool
PILOT WORKS under two crossed 'pennant' with CB Colver Bros Ltd - Sheffield - 1892-1919
PINDER BROS LTD over a circle Pinder Bros Ltd - Sheffield
('pineapple') inside an oval EPNS Barker Ellis - Birmingham
(P inside a lozenge) |J||P||&||C| James Pinder &Co - 1877-1894
PLATINE METAL a trade name of William Suckling - Birmingham
PLATO unidentified
PLEASANCE & HARPER Pleasance & Harper - Bristol
PLENTY over a sickle) John Derby & Sons
POMPTON SILVER Cooper Brothers - Sheffield
POTOSI SILVER under 'bird in shield' and 'thistle') The Potosi Silver Co - Birmingham
|POTOSI||SILVER| inside two rectangles) The Potosi Silver Co - Birmingham
| POTOSI SILVER crossed 'spoon' and ' fork' | inside a square The Potosi Silver Co - Birmingham
( PP over & Co ) Padley, Parkin & Co
| P | P | & | S | 'hand' gothic Padley, Parkin & Staniforth - Sheffield
| P | P | (Co)| Pepper, Payton & Co - Birmingham
| PRIESTLEY PLATE | Priestley & Moore - Sheffield
(A)|symbol|[Pri over me in script](fleur de lys)[P over MP] J. Prime - Birmingham - 1839
PRIESTLEY & MOORE Priestley & Moore - Sheffield
PRIMUS aside ISAAC ELLIS & SONS Isaac Ellis & Sons - Sheffield - 1892
PRINCE'S PLATE a trade mark of Mappin & Webb - 1887
PROLIFIC Henry Barnascone & Sons - Sheffield - 1860-1934
or Mardsen & Son (Argyle Works) - Sheffield
( PS over & Co ) Padley, Staniforth & Co
|P||S||Co||EP| The Potosi Silver Co - Birmingham - 1878
|PSL| into a rectangle unidentifised
|P||S||L| over Sheffield over England E.H. Parkin & Co - Sheffield
|P||T||&||Co||S| Pryor Tyzack & Co (possibly) - Sheffield
PURITAN ['lamp'] James Deakin & Sons - 1871 - 1898
PYRO GOLD John Neal & Co - London
[Q] inside a shield James Burnand & Son - Sheffield - 1865c.-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,....





WORLDWIDE DIRECTORY OF SILVERPLATE MANUFACTURERS: HISTORY & MARKS
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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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