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: WA-ZZ
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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|ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS MAKER - PERIOD
(W) inside a lozenge unidentified
|W||&||B||S| Williams & Brooke - Sheffield - 1892-1898
|W&||Co| Walker & Co - Sheffield
| W & C | inside a rectangle George Waterhouse & Co - Sheffield
(W)(&)(Co) inside oval and lozenge Wooley & Co - Birmingham - 1894
[W][&][Co] George Waterhouse & Co - Sheffield (possibly)
[W][&][Co] gothic George Waterhouse & Co - Sheffield (possibly)
| W || & | C || S | George Waterhouse & Co - Sheffield - 1842
[W&D over S] inside a shield Wilson & Davis - Sheffield - 1871-1883
[W][&][D][&][S](BP) Wilson & Davis - Sheffield & London
[W][&][D] [L][&][S] Wilson & Davis - Sheffield & London
|W||&||G|(EP) Watson & Gillott - Sheffield
|W||&||G||S| 'gothic' Watson & Gillott - Sheffield (possibly)
|W||&||G||S|[EPNS] Watson & Gillott - Sheffield
( W& H| inside a 'rectangle' George Walker & Henry Hall - 1861
| W& H) inside a 'flag' Walker 1861-1890
(W)(&)(H)(S) unidentified
[ W & L over S ] into a shield unidentified
| W & over MD | inside a square W. & M. Dodge - Manchester
( W& S| inside a 'rectangle' George Waterhouse & Co
|W|(&)|S| [crossed keys] Wilkinson & Shaw - Birmingham (possibly)
|W||&||S| gothic ['crown' over EP] Walker 1852-1897
(W)(&)(S) unidentified
W. & S. BUTCHER William & Samuel Butcher - Sheffield - 1845c.-1919
W&W over WALTER over WARRINGTON over SHEFFIELD W.A. Colley Ltd - Sheffield - 1892-1919
( W A ) inside two conjoined circles William Adams Inc.- Birmingham and New York - 1854-1966
[W] 'compasses' [A] inside two shields William Adams Inc.- Birmingham and New York - 1854-1966
|W||A|(&)|S||G| gothic William Alexander & Son - Glasgow - 1897
WADE William & Samuel Butcher - Sheffield - 1845c.-1919
WADE & BUTCHER over SHEFFIELD over an 'arrow' William & Samuel Butcher - Sheffield - 1845c.-1919
WALKER & HALL over SHEFFIELD and 'pennant W&H' Walker & Hall - 1878 c.
(WALKER BROS BIRMINGHAM) into a circle Walker Brothers - Birmingham
(W)|A|(P)|symbol|[S] William Padley & Son - Sheffield
|WARD & S| inside a rectangle Thomas Ward & Sons Ltd - Sheffield
|WARDONIA PLATE| inside a rectangle Thomas Ward & Sons Ltd - Sheffield
WARING & GILLOW LTD Waring & Gillow - Lancaster
(WARRANTED over BEST over CAST STEEL) inside a double circle Cocker Bros. Ltd - Sheffield - 1862c- 1919
| WASB | inside a 'rectangle' William Arthur Smith Benson & Co - London - 1898
WATTS & HARTON over LONDON Watts & Harton - London - 1854 c.
WAY under a 'head' John Bedford & Sons (Lion Works) - Sheffield - 1865c.-1919
W.B William Brearley - Sheffield
W B William Brearley - Sheffield
[W][B] 'gothic'['crown']['symbol'][S] William Briggs - Sheffield
(W.B) |S||EP| William Brearley - Sheffield
[ W.B ] [ & ] [ C ] | S | William Briggs & Co - Sheffield - 1875 - 1922
[ W.B ] [ & ] [ C ] | S | (EP)[A] William Briggs & Co - Sheffield - 1875 - 1922
|WB&Co S| William Briggs & Co - Sheffield - 1900
( W.B ) | & | ( C ) ( S ) William Briggs & Co - Sheffield - possibly
[ WB ] |symbol|[L](EP) unidentified
[ W.B ] (&) [S ](EP) William Batt & Sons - Sheffield - 1863-1934
|W.B&S||Ltd| William Batt & Sons Ltd - Sheffield
W.B &S Ltd without frame William Batt & Sons Ltd - Sheffield
(WB over Ld inside a 'heart') Williams - Birmingham
W.BELK over EPNS Walter Belk & Son - Sheffield - 1915-1931
W. BLEWS William Blews - Birmingham
W.BUTCHER over an 'arrow' William & Samuel Butcher - Sheffield - 1845c.-1919
| W.C | inside a rectangle W.C. Cox - Birmingham - 1872
[WC over G] into a shield unidentified
W.COODLAD over an 'anchor' William & Samuel Butcher - Sheffield - 1845c.-1919
|W||D||&||S| unidentified
WEBBER AND HILL unidentified
| WEH&S| unidentified
WEIR & SONS Weir & Sons - Dublin
WELBECK.A1 The Alexander Clark Mfg Co Ld, London
WELDON Charles Chambers & Co(Castle Hill Works) - Sheffield - 1892
(WE LIVE IN STIRRING TIMES over 'teapot' and coffeepot') inside a circle Bonser & Son - London - 1892
WELL 'target' DONE Francis Howard, Aberdeen Works
WELL over FINISHED inside a 'well' James Henry Blyde - Sheffield - 1868-1919
WESCO CLICC Clifton &Co Ltd - Sheffield - 1892-1919
WEST & SON DUBLIN unidentified + Martin & Hall mark (retailer)
W.E.W. Perry & Company Ltd - Birmingham
(WF)[&](S) William Fairbairns & Sons - London - 1885-1893
| W. F. C | inside a rectangle W.F. Casewell - Birmingham - 1893
| W | F | H | Francis William Hydes - 1876 - 1891
W. F. W W.F. Wolstenholme - 1858 - 1870
[ WG ] inside a shield William Gallimore - Sheffield - 1863 - 1891
(W)(G)[crown][shield] William Gallimore & Co - Sheffield - 1863 - 1891
[W G & S] inside a shield William Gallimore & Sons - Sheffield
[W.G] (&)(Co) William Gallimore & Co - Sheffield
[WG over JL] inside a shield Gibson & Langman - London - 1882
W.G.S.S unidentified
[ WH over L ] inside a shield William Henry Lyde - Birmingham - 1881
( W H ) inside an oval William Hutton & Sons - Sheffield & London
( W H ) inside an oval William Hutton & Sons - Sheffield & London
|W||H|(&)|Co||S| gothic William Howe & Co - Sheffield (possibly)
(WH&CO EPNS) inside a lozenge William Howe & Co - Sheffield (possibly)
( W H ) (&)(S)[symbol] William Hutton & Sons - 1864-1886 c.
'crossed arrows' |W||H||&||S| William Hutton & Sons
|W||H||&||S||symbol| William Hutton & Sons - 1849
( W H ) [&](S)|B||P|EH] William Hutton - Sheffield & London
( W H ) [&](S)|B||P|[MP over A] William Hutton - 1849
W.H &S.E.P. under ANGLE PLATE William Hutton & Sons - Sheffield 1886-1893
(WHB)|&||EP||crown| William Henry Beaumont & Co - Sheffield - 1881-1886
W.HALL over 2865 W.H. Brittain (Alma Works) - Sheffield 1892
|W.H.C| inside a rectangle unidentified
[ WH over L ] inside a shield William Henry Lyde - Birmingham - 1881
[W.H over L] inside a shield William Henry Lyde - Birmingham
[W.H.H] inside a shield unidentified
W.HOVE over SHEFFIELD William Howe - Sheffield - 1860
|W||H||S|(cross) William Henry Sampson - Sheffield - 1879
|W||H||W| W.H. Weston - Birmingham (possibly)
WIDE AWAKE under a 'eagle's head' George Barnsley & Sons (Cornish Works) - Sheffield - 1860-1919
WIGNALL HEELEY & COover SHEFFIELD Wignall Heeley & Co - 1895
WILDMAN'S unidentified
|WILLIAM ADAMS.INC over SHEFFIELD.ENGLAND| inside a rectangle William Adams Inc.- Birmingham and New York - 1854-1966
WILLIAM WEBSTER over SYCAMORE WORKS William Webster - c. 1864
WILSON & GILL Wilson & Gill - London
WILSON & SHARP over EDINBURGH Wilson & Sharp - Edinburgh
WINCHESTER unidentified
|WINGFIELD| Wingfield, Rowbotham & Co - Sheffield
WITHIN over THE REACH OF over ALL Birts & Son
WITNESS under an 'eye' Needham, Veall & Tyzach - Sheffield - 1890 c.
W.J. BELCHER & CO over SHEFFIELFD William Beckett - Sheffield - 1860
[WJM over & Co] inside a shield William James Myatt & Co - Birmingham c. 1900
W.J.MYATT Ltd William James Myatt & Co - Birmingham c. 1900
[WLdC] into a shield W. Coulthard Ltd - Birmingham c. 1909
| W | K | & | C | Walker, Knowles & Co - 1853 - 1861
| WK over & C | inside a square Walker, Knowles & Co - 1853 - 1861
(W.K & Co) inside an oval Walker, Knowles & Co - Sheffield & London
( W L intertwined ) inside a circle Lee, William William & Sons
( W L & Co over ECONOMIC over EXCHANGE over SHEFFIELD ) inside a hexagon Brooker & Crookes (Atlantic Works) - Sheffield - 1864-1919
| WM | inside a rectangle W. Morton
W.M. a generic mark for WHITE METAL
( W.M ) inside an oval William Mammat & Sons - Sheffield -1879-1895
( WM )[&][S]| gothic| William Marples & Sons - Sheffield (possibly)
( WM )[&][S]|symbol| William Marples & Sons - Sheffield - 1897
Wm BRIGGS & CO over SHEFFIELD William Briggs & Co - Sheffield
( WM ) ('crown') (S) William Marples & Sons - Sheffield - 1863-1896
|Wm.PAGE & CO Ltd| William Page & Co Ltd - Birmingham
[W][M][S][P] 'gothic' unidentified
WN&CO William Naylor & Co - Birmingham
WOLF under a 'crown' Joseph Elliot & Sons - Hollis Croft - Sheffield - 1876 c. - 1919
WOLSTENHOLME & BIGGIN Wolstenholme & Biggin - Sheffield - 1876-1881
)WOLSTENHOLME & SON over ECCLESAL WORKS) into an oval W. Wolstenholme & Son - Sheffield - 1893
| WP | inside a rectangle William Parkin - Sheffield
( WP ) inside a 'crown' William Page & Co - Birmingham - 1896
( WP ) inside a 'lozenge' William Page & Co - Birmingham
|W||P||&||Co| William Page & Co - Birmingham
|W||P||&||S| 'gothic' William Padley & Son - Sheffield
( WP SILVERITE & C ) inside four spoons William Page & Co - Birmingham
|W||R||&||Co| inside four squares Wingfield, Rowbotham & Co - Sheffield
|W.R&Co| inside a rectangle Wingfield, Rowbotham & Co - Sheffield - 1891
| W.R.H ||& Co S| inside two rectangles W.R.Humphreys & Co - 1889 c.
| W.R.H ||& Co S| inside two rectangles W.R.Humphreys & Co - 1889 c.
| WRN ||&||Co| ) W.R.Nutt & Co - Sheffield - 1894
| W.R SILVERODE ) inside a lozenge John Ingram - Birmingham
( WS ) inside an oval William Sissons & George - Sheffield & London
( WS ) inside a lozenge William Spurrier & Co - Birmingham - c.1880-1887
|W||S||&Co| W. Savage & Co - Sheffield - 1863
W.S&S 'signpost' EPNS William R. Shirtcliffe & Son - Sheffield
[W.S over EP] ('signpost')('fleur de lys') William Suckling & Sons - Birmingham - 1890
( WS over GS ) inside a quatrefoil Sissons - 1858-1885
W.S&S William Suckling & Sons - Birmingham - 1895
|WSAS| |'signpost'|[EPNS]|A1| Willian Suckling (Shirtcliffe)- 1921-1931
|WS||GS| William Jun & George Sissons - Sheffield & London
( WS over HS | inside a square Stratford, W. & H.
[WSS]|&||Co| W.S.Savage & Co - Sheffield
[W.S.S]|&||Co| W.S.Savage & Co - Sheffield c. 1910
(W)(T)(&)(S) William Tay & Sons - Birmingham - c. 1930
(W)(T)(&)(S)(Ltd) William Tay & Sons Ltd - Birmingham - c. 1930
W.T.M without contour unidentified
|W||T||W||&||Co| W.T. Wiseman & Co - Birmingham (possibly)
W.TYLER William Tyler - Sheffield
( WW ) inside a circle and 'two crossed halberds' Robert Pringle & Co, Wilderness Works-Middlesex
( WW over H ) inside a trefoil W.W. Harrison & Co, Montgomery Works
| WWH | inside a rectangle W.W. Harrison & Co, Montgomery Works
W.WHITELEY over WESTBOURNE GROVE over BAYSWATER William Whiteley - London 1885 c.
( W.W over& over J.H ) inside a quatrefoil White Henderson & Co, Elcho Works - Sheffield
|W | W | & | S | [crown ] gothic unidentified
['crown' over W W over & S ] into a shield unidentified
(W)(W)(H) inside three circles W.W. Harrison & Co, Montgomery Works
|WWH &Co| W.W. Harrison & Co, Montgomery Works
[W][W][H] gothic (S)['crown' over EP] William Wheatcroft Harrison - Sheffield - 1857-1896
[ W.W over T.J ] inside a shield White & Johnstone
XL ALL Parkin & Marshall - Sheffield
X PRESS Henry Hobson & Sons - Sheffield and London
X X John Copley & Sons, Richmond Works
Y & S John Yates & Sons - Birmingham
YATES & SONS John Yates & Sons - Birmingham
Y over V S John Yates & Sons - Birmingham
YATES'S over VIRGINIAN John Yates & Sons - Birmingham
YATES over VIRGINIAN SILVER John Yates & Sons - Birmingham
(YEOMAN PLATE over E.P.N.S. over MADE IN ENGLAND) YEOMAN OF ENGLAND COMPANY - Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
|Y S C EPNS| unidentified
ZAPAL Cowper-Coles, Cowper Bickerton - London 1892
|Z||B||&||S| Z.Barraclough & Sons - Leeds
Z.BARRACLOUGH&SONS over LEEDS Z.Barraclough & Sons - Leeds 1887

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
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