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: RA-RZ
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
[ R ] inside a shield Rodgers - Sheffield
R inside an teapot Robur Tea Co Ltd - Melbourne (Australia)
( R & B) inside an oval Samuel Roberts & Charles Belk - 1863
| R & B | inside a rectangle Roberts & Briggs - Sheffield
| R & B | in script inside a rectangle Rose & Brough - Birmingham - 1894
| R & B | Roberts & Belk - 1864 - 1867
| R | & | B | Roberts & Belk - 1864 - 1867
| R || & || B | |'symbol' Roberts & Briggs - Sheffield
|R & Co| unidentified
( R ) [ &] ( C ) ( S )(symbol) Benjamin W Ramsden - 1872-1897
(R)(&)(D)(L)(S) Roberts & Dore (Sheffield) Ltd - Sheffield and London
[ R & D over S.L ] inside a shield Roberts & Dore (Sheffield) Ltd - Sheffield and London - c. 1916-1973
[ R & D over Ltd ] Roberts & Dore (Sheffield) Ltd - Sheffield and London - c. 1916-1973
| R & H | inside a rectangle and various symbols Roberts & Hall
| R&RK| unidentified
[R & S] inside a shield unidentified
| R & S | inside a rectangle Roberts & Slater - Sheffield
( R )( & ) (S )('symbol') ( S ) Samuel Roberts & Joseph Slater - Sheffield - 1845-1858
( R )( & ) (S )('symbol') ('symbol') Roberts, Smith & Co - Sheffield
R.&W. SORLEY over GLASGOW R.&W. Sorley - Glasgow
|R & W W| Richards & Walsh - Wexford - 1897
R A under a 'bird' Richard Atkinson - Sheffield -
RADIANT W.R.Humphreys & Co - Sheffield
RAENO RAENO SILVER PLATE CO LTD - Birmingham
( RAIN BOW ) inside a ribbon Openshaw & Co - Birmingham & London
RAJAH Britzius & Goldstrass - Sheffield - 1870-1919
RAMS HEAD Alfred Beckett & Sons - Sheffield - 1870c.-1919
RATTRAY & CO over DUNDEE Rattray & Co - Dundee
| R || B | Rodhes Brothers
|R||B| gothic unidentified
R.BROADHEAD Broadhead & Atkin (North Street Works) - 1843-1853
R. BROADHEAD & Co over SHEFFIELD Roger Broadhead & Co - 1853-1900
RECTO Frederick Barnes & Co - Birmingham & London
|REDGE PLATE| unidentified
REGATTA Britzius & Goldstrass - Sheffield - 1870-1919
REGENT PLATE The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd - London
|REGENT| over |PLATE| inside two rectangles Garrard & Co - London
REGENT SILVER John Sherwood & Sons - Birmingham
REGENT TABLEWARE John Sherwood & Sons - Birmingham
REGIS PLATE REG over E.P.N.S William Suckling - Birmingham
REID & SONS Reid & Sons - Newcastle-upon-Tyne
[ RELIABLE ] inside a shield Bramwell, Brownhill & Co - Sheffield - 1891
RENWICK & Co Edmund Draper & Co - 1892
RESILCO a trademark of Viners
[R][F]['animal'] (A) gothic unidentified
|R||F||&||Co||L| Rupert Favell & Co - London
(RF)(E)[&] (Co) R. Favell, Elliot & Co - Sheffield - 1884 - 1891
|R||F||M| Robert Fead Mosley - Sheffield
|R||F||M||&||Co| Robert Fead Mosley & Co - Sheffield
|RFMS| into a rectangle Robert Fead Mosley - Sheffield
|R.F. STURGES| Richard Ford Sturges - Birmingham
|RG||&S||A| Richard Groves & Sons - Sheffield
|RG &SONS Ltd| Richard Groves & Sons Ltd - Sheffield
( R H ) inside an oval William Hutton & Sons - Sheffield 1892
|R||H| ('symbol')|E||P| gothic Richard Hodd & Son - London
(R.H over R.H) inside a quatrefoil ('symbol')(E)(P)('crown') Richard Hodd & Son - London - 1872-1896
RICHARD PARKIN over & SON over SHEFFIELD Richard Parkin & Son - 1853-1872
(RJS) into an oval unidentified
R.M. without frame unidentified
( R.M over E.H) inside a quatrefoil Martin, Hall & Co, Shrewsbury Works
| RMJ |(&)|C||S| R.M.Johnson & Co - Sheffield - 1876-1881
RMJ over ELECTRO R.M.Johnson & Co - Sheffield - 1876-1881
|R||O| 'symbol' unidentified
|ROBERTS||&||BELK| Roberts & Belk - Sheffield
ROBERTS & CO over SHEFFIELD Roberts & Co - Sheffield - 1858-1872
|ROBERTS||&||SLATER| Roberts & Slater - Sheffield - 1845-1858
ROBUR TEA Co LTD Robur Tea Co Ltd - Melbourne (Australia)
|RODGERS| inside a rectangle Joseph Rodgers & Sons - Sheffield
RODGERSINE Joseph Rodgers & Sons - Sheffield
ROMAN PLATE a trade name of William Page & Co - Birmingham
ROMNEY PLATE Roberts & Belk - Sheffield
ROSING inside a circle Rosing Brothers & Co - London
|ROYAL COUNTY PLATE| a trade name of Bracher & Sydenham - Reading (possibly)
"ROYAL STANDARD" Frederick Derry - Birmingham
"ROYAL STANDARD" over VICTORIA over SILVER Frederick Derry - Birmingham
|RP||'crossed axes'||L| Robert Pringle & Co - London - 1882
|R||P||'crossed axes'||L| Robert Pringle & Co - London - 1882
|R||P||&Co||L| Robert Pringle & Co - London - 1882
(R)(P)(&)(S) inside four stars unidentified
R.PARKIN over CAMPOLANE over SHEFFIELD Richard Parkin & Son - Sheffield
|R||P||'star'||L| Robert Pringle & Sons- Wilderness Works - Middlesex-1892
|R||P||'crossed axes'||L|[EP over NS] Robert Pringle & Sons- Wilderness Works - Middlesex
[RR] conjoined inside a shield Richard Richardson - 1873-1900
R.RICHARDSON over CORNWALL WORKS over SHEFFIELD Richard Richardson
| RR |[ S ] [ symbol ]|EP| Richard Richardson
| RR || S | [ symbol ]|EP| Richard Richardson
( RS ) ( &) ( C ) [ S ] R Stevenson & Co - Sheffield - 1894-1900
|R||S||G| Robert Scott - Glasgow - 1897
|R||S||M||'crown'| gothic inside squares unidentified
| R | S | P | Co | RAENO SILVER PLATE CO LTD - Birmingham
R. SPILLER unidentified
R. STEWART over GLASGOW Robert Stewart - Glasgow (possibly)
|R||T||&||Co||S| inside squares unidentified
R.VERNON & SONS. Alfred Beckett & Sons - Sheffield - 1870c.-1919
( REVIVISCEME over PHOENIX over a 'phoenix' over WORKS) inside a circle Frederick Derry - Birmingham
REVLIS over SHAW & FISHER James Deakin & Sons - 1871 - 1898
|RYALS||&Co| James Ryals - Sheffield

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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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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