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: SA-SZ
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   

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CLICK ON THE RED NAME FOR MAKER'S MARK IMAGE
|ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS MAKER - PERIOD
S between two crossed 'golf club' Francis Arnold Colley - Ranmoor (Sheffield) - 1892
[S & B] inside a shield Slack & Barlow - Sheffield
(S)(&)(B) inside conjoined circles Sanders & Blackband - Birmingham
(S)(&)[B] gothic (crown)[crown over EP] Slack & Barlow - Sheffield
(S)(&)[B] into conjoined circles Sanders & Blackband - Birmingham
|S||&||B|Ltd| unidentified
( S & C ) inside an oval Sansom & Creswick
| S & Co | Arthur Elwell Spurrier & Co - London - 1883
[S & Co] inside a shield Arthur Elwell Spurrier & Co - London - 1886
[S & Co interwined ] inside a quatrefoil Arthur Elwell Spurrier & Co - London - 1890
[ S ] [ & ] (D ) [symbol] gothic Sansom & Davenport - Sheffield - 1853 - 1856
| S & H | inside a rectangle Slater, Son & Horton
| S & H | inside a rectangle Stacey, Henry & Horton
|S|(&)|H| gothic |EDIn| Sutherland & Horne - Edinburgh (possibly)
(S & J) under a 'crown' Spear & Jackson - Sheffield
(S)(&)(J) Spear & Jackson - Sheffield
[S&L] inside a shield |S| Stevenson & Law - Sheffield
( S & P ) inside an oval Sanders & Pedlinham - Birmingham
|S||&||P| unidentified
|S&R| into a rectangle unidentified
(S&S)inside an oval |E||P||N||S|(cross)(A1) unidentified
S&S over MADE IN AUSTRALIA unidentified
(S)(&)(S)inside three circles Stephenson & Sons - Manchester & Sheffield
|S|(&)|S||'symbol'|gothic Stephenson & Sons - Manchester & Sheffield
|S&S|inside a rectangle Stokes & Son - Melbourne (Australia)
[S&W] inside a shield Stower & Wragg - Sheffield (possibly)
SA over C inside a trefoil Hammond, Creake & Co - Sheffield
SAFE besides a 'safe' George Albert Centrell - Sheffield - 1892-1919
SAFETY over JHA & Co over STEEL inside a 'life belt' John Henry Andrew & Co - Sheffield - 1860 c. - 1919
|SANDERS & CO over -LONDON-| inside a rectangle Sanders & Co - London
J.SANDERSON over & SON John Sanderson & Son - Sheffield
(SANS VARIERI) inside a ribbon under 'leopard head' John Henry Andrew & Co - Sheffield - 1860 c. - 1919
SARDIUS Britzius & Goldstrass - Sheffield - 1870-1919
SAVARS. Evans, Lescher & Webb - London
SAVARS. Evans Sons & Co - Liverpool
( SAV over ORY ) ('symbol')( LON over DON )(J) Adey Bellamy Savory & Sons - London 1854-1866
| S B | inside a rectangle Slack Brothers - Sheffield
|S||B||&||C | gothic S. Bright & Co - Sheffield - c.1864
S. B & Co | Successors of Samuel Buckley & Co Ltd-London
|S||B||&||M| Sturges, Bladdon & Middleton - Birmingham
|S B & S Ld| Solomon Blanckensee & Son Ltd - Birmingham -1892
(S)(B)(L)(W) gothic Slack Brothers - Sheffield - c. 1862
|S||B||M| gothic Sturger, Bladdon & Middleton - Birmingham - 1884
|S||BROS| Slater Brothers - Sheffield - 1894
( S C ) intertwined inside a circle over GORDON SILVER Spurrier & Co - London
|SCOTIA||SILVER| unidentified
( S 'crossed arrows' F ) inside an oval James Shaw & Fisher - 1870 - 1894
(S.D & Co Ltd) Stewart Dawson & Co Ltd - London - c. 1907
|S||D||&||Co||Ltd| Stewart Dawson & Co Ltd - London
[SD over & Co over LTD] inside a shield Stewart Dawson & Co Ltd - London
SEAL unidentified
SELF DEFENSE under a 'native warrior' James Burnand & Son - Sheffield - 1865c.-1919
|SE over &S | inside a square Samuel Evans & Sons - Birmingham - 1875
(S)|E||symbol|('crown') Samuel Evans & Sons - Birmingham - 1875
(SELFRIDGE) inside an oblong six sides polygon Selfridge & Co Ltd - London
(S)E](P)|L| unidentified
[ SF over AJF ] inside a shield Fenton Brothers - Sheffield - 1888 - c. 1891
| SFE&Co | inside a rectangle S.F. Evans & Co - Birmingham - 1894
[ SF over WS ] inside a shield Fenton Brothers - Sheffield - 1891 - c. 1896
(S.G|ENGLAND| unidentified
|S||G||S|(Co) Sheffield Goods Supply Co - Sheffield - 1891 - 1894
(SH)(CO LTD) S. Hart & Co Ltd - Sheffield - c. 1950
| S | H | & | Co | Frederick Sibray, J.F. Hall & Co - Sheffield - 1878-1918
SHARMAN D. NEILL over BELFAST Sharman D. Neill - Belfast
SHARP over a 'tooth' Abraham Ashton - Sheffield - since 1848
S.HART &: Co Ltd S. Hart & Co Ltd - Sheffield
SHAW & FISHER over SHEFFIELD James Shaw & Fisher - 1833-1894
SHAW & FISHER over 43 SUFFOLK ROAD over SHEFFIELD Shaw & Fisher - Sheffield
|S HIBBERT & SON| over |YUKON||SILVER| inside three rectangles S.Hibbert & Son - 1900-1909
'shovel and hammer crossed' CBC (figural) Chantrill & Co - Birmingham - 1892
SKINNER & Co under 'two lions and shield' over PATENTEE over SHEFFIELD Albert Skinner & Co - Sheffield
'skull and crossed bones' (figural) John Creossland - Sheffield - 1892-1919
SIBERIAN SILVER Hawksworth, Eyre & Co
|SIDNEY||symbol||SILVER| James Deakin & Sons - Sheffield
SIGNPOST (figural mark) William Suckling - Birmingham 1895
|S||I||L||K||symbol| R. Silk - Birmingham 1809
SILVA John Henry Potter - Sheffield 1884-1940
SILVA over 'two heads woman' John Henry Potter - Sheffield 1884-1940
|SILVASEAL| a trade mark of Gee & Holmes - Sheffield
SILVENE Henry Fielding - Birmingham
( SILVER ASH ) inside a ribbon John Yeates & Sons - Birmingham
SILVERINE Maurice Baum - Sheffield - 1889-1903
( SILVERMINIUM ) inside a roll Arthur Heckford Egerton - Birmingham
[ SILVERN ] inside a shield John Yeates & Sons - Birmingham
( SILVERO & C ) William Rae & Co - Liverpool
SILVERPRIDE PLATE Slack & Barlow Ltd - Sheffield
|SILVERITE| William Page & Co - Birmingham
SILVERSTEIN W.R. Box & Co - Dublin
( SILVERODE) inside a lozenge John Ingram - Birmingham
| SINGALESE | inside a rectangle Hutton - 20th century
SIR JOHN BENNETT in script Bennett (1907) Ltd - London c. 1932
|S.J.L.&Co.| over LEVIATHAN PLATE S.J.Levi & Co - Birmingham
[S.J.S] into a shield unidentified
SLATERoverBTOTHERS Slater Brothers - Sheffield
S LINLEY over OLD Alldays & Onions Pneumatic Engineering - Sheffield - 1892
(S)(L) inside two conjoined circles George Shadford Lee - Sheffield (possibly)
(S.Ltd) inside an oval William Suckling - Birmingham
[SM] intertwined into a shield Barker-Ellis - Birmingham
| S. M & C | Sharrard, Mosley & Co - 1905 - 1910
|SM&CO| Sampson Mordan & Co - London
|S||M||&||CO||Ltd| Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd- London
(S.MAW SONS & THOMPSON LONDON ) inside a circle S. Maw Sons & Thompson - London
S.MORDAN & C Sampson Mordan & Co - London
|S||N|(&)|Co|(S) unidentified
SONORA SILVER [W&H over S] Walker & Hall
SOUND under a 'whistle' J & J Beal (Red Hill Works) - Sheffield - 1876 c.-1919
SOUTHERN & RICHARDSON
over SHEFFIELD - ENGLAND
Southern & Richardson - Sheffield - 1872-1890
SOUTHERN CROSS over BRAND Mason Brothers Ltd - London
|SPC| inside a rectangle unidentified
SPEAR & JACKSON Spear & Jackson - Sheffield
'crescent' SPENCER over SHEFFIELD Spencer Matthias & Sons
SPHINX BRAND under a 'sphinx' John Batt & Company - London
|S|[P]|M||C|[shield] gothic Sheffield Plate Co - 1884
SPURRIER under a 'crown' into a lozenge William Spurrier - Birmingham
SPURRIER William Spurrier - Birmingham - 1850 c.-1887
(SQUIRREL 'figural squirrel' over BRAND) over MADE IN ENGLAND S.J.Levi & Co - Birmingham
|S||R||&||M| unidentified
| S R over C B | Roberts & Belk - 1867 - 1879
S.S & Co Selig, Sonnenthal & Co - London and Sheffield
[S][S](&)[S] 'gotic' unidentified
S.SHIERS & CO unidentified
|S. S. P. & Co Ld| Sheffield Nickel & Silver Plating Co. Ltd - 1877 - 1898
|S||S||P||&||C||Co||Ld| Sheffield Nickel & Silver Plating Co. Ltd
[S][S][W][&][Co] [S] S S Wing & Co - Sheffield - 1889-1910
|S||T||&||CO| unidentified
STANCH under a 'dog' J & Riley Carr (Bailey Lane Works) - Sheffield -1892-1919
STAND Walter & Frank Brown Ltd - Sheffield - 1870c.-1919
( STANDARD over ECLIPSE PLATE ) inside a circle George Wheeler - Birmingham
" STANDARD " over VICTORIA over SILVER Frederick Derry - Birmingham
STARDPON & SON over 12 HOLLY ST over SHEFFIELD Stardpon & Son - Sheffield
'stars' (three) inside a 'trefoil' (figural) Barker Bros - Birmingham 1892
( S ) ( T ) ( B ) unidentified
|S|[TB&S under a 'crown'] inside a shield Thomas Bradbury & Sons
(STEAMER) inside a 'steamer' Cowie Bros & Co - Glasgow - 1892
STEELINE English & Foreign Steel Co - Birmingham - 1892
STEPHENSON PLATE a trade name of Arthur Price - Sheffield
( STERLING over over BRAND ) inside a circle Keep Brothers - Birmingham
'St. George on horse' (figural) S.S Brittain & Co - Sheffield - 1860-1919
STOIC George Barnsley & Sons (Cornish Works) - Sheffield - 1860-1919
STRIPES under 3 'stripes' Baum Bros - Sheffield
[S][T][S][P] 'gothic' inside four shields unidentified
SUCCESS inside a 'sabre' Ball Bros - Sheffield - 1865-1919
SUNLIGHT Lever Brothers - Port Sunlight
|S W | inside a rectangle W & S Ward - Manchester
|S W ||&||S| unidentified
'swan' (figural) S.S Brittain & Co - Sheffield - 1860-1919
S.W. SILVER & CO S.W. Silver & Co - London
SYCAMORE TREE under a 'tree' Trade Mark Frederick William Dover -Sycamore Tree Works-Sheffield 1892
SYLFERET under an 'Aladdin Lamp' Roberts & Belk, Furnival Works
SYLVESTER over &CO over SHEFFIELD Thomas Ellin & Co - Sylvester Works - Sheffield 1892-1919

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,....





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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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