A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER
AND OBJECTS OF VERTU
THE WHAT IS? SILVER DICTIONARY

FIGURAL TRADE MARKS
ON BRITISH SILVER PLATE

The trademark or trade mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to signify that the products or services, to consumers with which the trademark appears, originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.
In most cases the manufacturers of British electroplated silver used marks formed with the initials of their names. Often the initials were accompanied by the initial of the town where the maker was active: "S" for Sheffield, "L" for London, "G" for Glasgow. In no case (or rarely) the "B" for Birmingham was used.
A "crown" was often added by the makers operating in the town of Sheffield (but sometimes the "crown" was used also by manufacturers operating in Birmingham) . In c. 1895 this practice was forbidden as the "crown" was the official hallmark used by the Sheffield Assay Office in hallmarking sterling silver objects.
Sometimes a "figural mark" flanked or replaced the mark expressed by letters.
In this page I present a selection of these marks as found on British silver plate hollowware and flatware of the 19th and 20th century.
Click on the marks to obtain a wider image and on the maker's name to read further details about the maker (location, activity, dates, etc.)

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trade mark: WILLIAM ADAMS INC.
WILLIAM ADAMS INC.
Birmingham and New York
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trade mark: AINSWORTH, TAYLOR  & CO
AINSWORTH, TAYLOR & CO
Birmingham
trade mark: CHARLES JAMES ALLEN - ALLEN & DARWIN
CHARLES JAMES ALLEN
ALLEN & DARWIN

London & Sheffield
trade mark: ARMY & NAVY COOPERATIVE SOCIETY
ARMY & NAVY COOPERATIVE SOCIETY
Westminster
trade mark: AINSWORTH, TAYLOR  & CO trade mark: PHILIP ASHBERRY & SONS
PHILIP ASHBERRY & SONS
Sheffield
trade mark: ATKIN BROTHERS
ATKIN BROTHERS
Sheffield
trade mark: ATKINSON BROTHERS
ATKINSON BROTHERS
Sheffield
trade mark: BARKER BROS trade mark: BARKER BROS trade mark: BARKER BROS trade mark: BARKER BROS
BARKER BROS
BARKER BROTHERS SILVERSMITHS LTD
BARKER ELLIS SILVER CO

Birmingham
trade mark: HENRY BOURNE & DANIEL J.O'NEILL
HENRY BOURNE & DANIEL J.O'NEILL
Birmingham
trade mark: EDWARD & JOHN BARNARD
EDWARD & JOHN BARNARD
London
. .
trade mark: WILLIAM BATT - WILLIAM BATT & SONS - WILLIAM BATT & SONS LTD
WILLIAM BATT
WILLIAM BATT & SONS
WILLIAM BATT & SONS LTD

Sheffield
trade mark: BENNETT (1907) LTD
BENNETT (1907) LTD
London
trade mark: GEORGE BOWEN & SON trade mark: GEORGE BOWEN & SON
GEORGE BOWEN & SON
Birmingham
trade mark: EDWIN BLYDE & CO - EDWIN BLYDE & CO LTD
EDWIN BLYDE & CO
EDWIN BLYDE & CO LTD

Sheffield

trade mark: ABRAM BROOKSBANK & CO
ABRAM BROOKSBANK & CO
Sheffield
trade mark: BROWETT, ASHBERRY & CO trade mark: BROWETT, ASHBERRY & CO
BROWETT, ASHBERRY & CO
Birmingham
trade mark: CHARLES HOWARD COLLINS
CHARLES HOWARD COLLINS
Birmingham
. .
trade mark: COOPER BROTHERS trade mark: COOPER BROTHERS trade mark: COOPER BROTHERS
COOPER BROTHERS
Sheffield
trade mark: CRESWICK & COMPANY
CRESWICK & COMPANY
Sheffield
trade mark: DANIEL & ARTER
DANIEL & ARTER
Birmingham
trade mark: E.DENT & CO - E.DENT & CO LTD
E.DENT & CO
E.DENT & CO LTD

London
trade mark: DANIEL & ARTER
DEYKIN & SONS
Birmingham
DEYKIN & HARRISON
Birmingham
trade mark: JAMES DEAKIN & SONS trade mark: JAMES DEAKIN & SONS
JAMES DEAKIN & SONS
Sheffield
trade mark: JAMES DIXON & SONS trade mark: JAMES DIXON & SONS
JAMES DIXON & SONS
Sheffield
trade mark: ISRAEL FREEMAN & SON
ISRAEL FREEMAN & SON
Sheffield
trade mark: ARTHUR E. FURNISS - A. E. FURNISS & SONS - A. E. FURNISS & SON & PERCHARD LTD trade mark: ARTHUR E. FURNISS - A. E. FURNISS & SONS - A. E. FURNISS & SON & PERCHARD LTD
ARTHUR E. FURNISS
A. E. FURNISS & SONS
A. E. FURNISS &, SON & PERCHARD LTD

Sheffield
trade mark: JOHN BISHOP CHATTERLEY - J.B. CHATTERLEY & SONS LTD
JOHN BISHOP CHATTERLEY
J.B. CHATTERLEY & SONS LTD

Birmingham
trade mark: GOODMAN, GAINSFORTH & FAIRBAIRN
GOODMAN, GAINSFORTH & FAIRBAIRN
Sheffield
trade mark: BENJAMIN GRAYSON & SON
BENJAMIN GRAYSON & SON
Sheffield
trade mark: CHARLES HAWKSWORTH & JOHN EYRE -HAWKSWORTH, EYRE & CO
CHARLES HAWKSWORTH & JOHN EYRE
HAWKSWORTH, EYRE & CO
Sheffield
trade mark: ISRAEL SIGMOND GREENBERG & CO
ISRAEL SIGMOND GREENBERG & CO
Birmingham
trade mark: CHARLES S. GREEN & CO LTD
CHARLES S. GREEN & CO LTD
Birmingham
trade mark: JOHN GRINSELL & SONS
JOHN GRINSELL & SONS
Sheffield

trade mark: HARRISON BROTHERS & HOWSON trade mark: HARRISON BROTHERS & HOWSON
HARRISON BROTHERS & HOWSON
Sheffield
trade mark: FRANCIS HOWARD trade mark: FRANCIS HOWARD
FRANCIS HOWARD
Sheffield
trade mark: HENRY HOBSON & SONS
HENRY HOBSON & SONS
Sheffield & London
trade mark: HUKIN & HEATH trade mark: HUKIN & HEATH
HUKIN & HEATH
Birmingham
trade mark: W.R.HUMPREYS & CO
W.R.HUMPREYS & CO
Sheffield
trade mark: WILLIAM HUTTON & SONS trade mark: WILLIAM HUTTON & SONS
WILLIAM HUTTON & SONS
Sheffield
trade mark: GEORGE IBBERSON - GEORGE IBBERSON & CO
GEORGE IBBERSON
GEORGE IBBERSON & CO

Sheffield
. .
trade mark: KAYSER, ELLISON & CO - KAYSER, ELLISON & CO LTD
KAYSER, ELLISON & CO
KAYSER, ELLISON & CO LTD

Sheffield
trade mark: JENKINS & TIMM
JENKINS & TIMM
Sheffield
trade mark: R.M JOHNSON  & CO
R.M JOHNSON & CO
Sheffield
trade mark: GEORGE SHADFORD LEE - LEE & WIGFULL - LEE & WIGFULL (SHEFFIELD) LTD trade mark: GEORGE SHADFORD LEE - LEE & WIGFULL - LEE & WIGFULL (SHEFFIELD) LTD
GEORGE SHADFORD LEE
LEE & WIGFULL
LEE & WIGFULL (SHEFFIELD) LTD

Sheffield
trade mark: S.J. LEVI & CO trade mark: S.J. LEVI & CO
S.J. LEVI & CO
Birmingham
trade mark: LINDSAY & PAISLEY LTD
LINDSAY & PAISLEY LTD
Glasgow

trade mark: H.G. LONG & CO, LONG HAWKSLEY & CO, LONG HAWKSLEY & CO LTD trade mark: H.G. LONG & CO, LONG HAWKSLEY & CO, LONG HAWKSLEY & CO LTD
H.G. LONG & CO
LONG HAWKSLEY & CO
LONG HAWKSLEY & CO LTD

Sheffield
trade mark: LEVESLEY BROTHERS - LEVESLEY BROTHERS & LLOYD
LEVESLEY BROTHERS
LEVESLEY BROTHERS & LLOYD

Sheffield
trade mark: MAPPIN BROTHERS
MAPPIN BROTHERS
Sheffield and London
trade mark: MARTIN HALL & CO
MARTIN HALL & CO
Sheffield
trade mark: MARPLES WINGFILED & WILKINS
MARPLES WINGFILED & WILKINS
Sheffield
trade mark: JOHN NODDER & SONS
JOHN NODDER & SONS
Sheffield
trade mark: MAXFIELD & SONS
MAXFIELD & SONS
Sheffield
trade mark: FRANK MILLS & CO
FRANK MILLS & CO
Sheffield
trade mark: THOMAS OTLEY & SONS
THOMAS OTLEY & SONS
Sheffield
trade mark: PINDER BROTHERS< - PINDER BROS LTD
PINDER BROTHERS
PINDER BROS LTD

Sheffield
trade mark: WILLIAM PADLEY & SON
WILLIAM PADLEY & SON
Sheffield
trade mark: E.H. PARKIN & CO trade mark: E.H. PARKIN & CO
E.H. PARKIN & CO
Sheffield
trade mark: THE POTOSI SILVER CO
THE POTOSI SILVER CO
Birmingham
trade mark: ROBERT PRINGLE & SONS trade mark: ROBERT PRINGLE & SONS trade mark: ROBERT PRINGLE & SONS
ROBERT PRINGLE & SONS
London
trade mark: THOMAS PRIME - PRIME & SON trade mark: THOMAS PRIME - PRIME & SON
THOMAS PRIME
PRIME & SON

Birmingham
. .
trade mark: RAENO SILVER PLATE CO LTD
RAENO SILVER PLATE CO LTD
Birmingham
trade mark: JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS
JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS
Sheffield
trade mark: RICHARD RICHARDSON
RICHARD RICHARDSON
Sheffield
. .
trade mark: ROBERTS & BELK
ROBERTS & BELK
Sheffield
trade mark: HENRY ROGERS, SONS & CO
HENRY ROGERS, SONS & CO
Sheffield

trade mark: JOHN ROUND - JOHN ROUND & SON - JOHN ROUND & SON LTD trade mark: JOHN ROUND - JOHN ROUND & SON - JOHN ROUND & SON LTD
JOHN ROUND
JOHN ROUND & SON
JOHN ROUND & SON LTD

Sheffield
trade mark: WILLIAM R.SHIRTCLIFFE & SON - WILLIAM R.SHIRTCLIFFE & SON LTD
WILLIAM R.SHIRTCLIFFE & SON
WILLIAM R.SHIRTCLIFFE & SON LTD

Sheffield
trade mark: SHAW & FISHER
SHAW & FISHER
Sheffield
trade mark: JOHN SHERWOOD & SONS
JOHN SHERWOOD & SONS
Birmingham
trade mark: WILLIAM (JR) & GEORGE SISSONS
WILLIAM (JR) & GEORGE SISSONS
Sheffield
. .
trade mark: ALBERT SKINNER & CO
ALBERT SKINNER & CO
Sheffield
trade mark: SLATER BROTHERS
SLATER BROTHERS
Sheffield
trade mark: SOUTHERN & RICHARDSON
SOUTHERN & RICHARDSON
Sheffield
trade mark: WILLIAM SUCKLING - WILLIAM SUCKLING & SON - SUCKLING LTD
WILLIAM SUCKLING
WILLIAM SUCKLING & SON
SUCKLING LTD

Birmingham
trade mark: F.B. THOMAS  & CO
F.B. THOMAS & CO
London
trade mark: WALTER THORNHILL
WALTER THORNHILL
London
trade mark: THOMAS TURNER & CO
THOMAS TURNER & CO
Sheffield
trade mark: VINERS
VINERS
Sheffield
trade mark: WALKER & HALL trade mark: WALKER & HALL
WALKER & HALL
Sheffield
trade mark: HENRY WILKINSON & CO
HENRY WILKINSON & CO
Sheffield
trade mark: THOMAS WILKINSON & CO trade mark: THOMAS WILKINSON & CO
THOMAS WILKINSON & CO
Birmingham
trade mark:HORACE WOODWARD & CO
HORACE WOODWARD & CO
Birmingham
trade mark: JOHN YATES & SONS
JOHN YATES & SONS
Birmingham
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