HALLMARKS OF ENGLISH SILVER
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A L D into an indented rectangle mark, A L Davenport Ltd , Birmingham 1938 A.L.D into an indented rectangle mark, A L Davenport Ltd (possibly), Birmingham 1914 A.L.D into an indented rectangle mark, A L Davenport Ltd (possibly), Birmingham 1914
A L D into an indented rectangle
A.L.D into an indented rectangle (possibly)
A L Davenport Ltd,
Established by James Davenport circa 1927. In 1932 he purchased T. Wilkinson & Sons Ltd. After his death the factory was managed by his son Eric Davenport. The company ceased trading in 1971
Birmingham 1938 hallmark
Birmingham 1914 hallmark
A L D into an oval mark, A L Davenport Ltd , Birmingham 1956
A L D into an oval
A L Davenport Ltd ,
Birmingham 1956 hallmark
A.L.D mark, A L Dennison: Aaron Lufkin Dennison, Birmingham 1904 A.L.D into a chamfered rectangle mark, A L Dennison: Aaron Lufkin Dennison, Birmingham 1904
A.L.D into a chamfered rectangle
A L Dennison: Aaron Lufkin Dennison,
subsequently Dennison, Wigley & Co until 1904 and than The Dennison Watch Case Co.
Aaron Lufkin Dennison, born in Freeport, Me, USA, in 1812, was the first to manufacture watches by machinery building his business on a system of interchangeable parts. Dennison built a factory at Roxbury, Mass. in 1853, later moving to Waltham, near Boston. Meanwhile he moved to England where he commenced the manufacture of watch cases with premises in Handsworth, Birmingham. The business was known as Dennison, Wigley & Co. He died in 1895 and the business was continued under the same style until 1905. Franklin Dennison cointinued the business as The Dennison Watch Case Co and in 1919 the business was converted into a limited liability company.
Birmingham 1904 hallmark
ALEXr & Sn into a rectangle mark, Alexander & Son -possibly-, Glasgow 1895 ALEXr & Sn into a rectangle mark, Alexander & Son -possibly-, Glasgow 1895 ALEXr & Sn into a rectangle mark, Alexander & Son -possibly-, Glasgow 1895
ALEXr & Sn into a rectangle
Alexander & Son -possibly-,
Glasgow 1895 hallmark
AL Ld mark, Adie & Lovekin Ltd , Chester 1913 AL Ld mark, Adie & Lovekin Ltd , Birmingham 1925
AL Ld
Adie & Lovekin Ltd,
Alfred Lovekin, Frederick Simmons and George Deeby trading as Adie & Lovekin,
Frederick Street, Birmingham
Chester 1913 hallmark


Birmingham 1925 hallmark
A ltd & Co into an indented rectangle mark, Asprey & Co Ltd, Chester 1933
A ltd & Co into an indented rectangle
Asprey & Co Ltd,
Chester 1933 hallmark....MORE....
AM mark, Alexander Macrae , London 1871
AM
Alexander Macrae
London 1871 hallmark
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A.M. into a shield  mark, Alfred Marston, Chester 1910
A.M. into a shield
Alfred Marston,
253 Icknield Field, Birmingham. Previously trading with Walter Bayliss as Marston & Bayliss at 20A Branston Street, Birmingham
Chester 1910 hallmark
A.M & Co mark, A. Marks & Co, Sheffield 1919
A.M & Co
A. Marks & Co
entered July 1900
Sheffield 1919 hallmark
A.M & Co into an oblong chamfered shape mark, Alexander Murray  & Co -possibly -, Edinburgh 1846
A.M & Co into an oblong chamfered shape
Alexander Murray & Co -possibly -,
Edinburgh 1846 hallmark
A M & Co into shield, circle and shield mark, A Marston & Co, Birmingham 1971
A M & Co into shield, circle and shield
A Marston & Co,
Icknield Street, later Albion Street, Birmingham
entered 1930
Birmingham 1971 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
AM&S mark, Alexander Mitchell & Son, Edinburgh 1833
AM&S
Alexander Mitchell & Son,
Edinburgh 1833 hallmark
AR into a shield  mark, Ari D Norman, London 1986 AR into a shield  mark, Ari D Norman, London import mark
AN into a shield
Ari D Norman ,
Founded in 1974. Granted in 1989 by Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Ari D. Norman was the very first company of British silversmiths to receive the supreme accolade of The Queen's Award for Export Achievement.
London 1986 hallmark

London hallmark for plate made abroad before 1999
ANe conjoined mark, Anthony Nelme, London 1714 ANe conjoined mark, Anthony Nelme, London 1714 ANe conjoined mark, Anthony Nelme, London 1714 ANe conjoined mark, Anthony Nelme, London 1714
ANe conjoined
Anthony Nelme
London 1714 hallmark
A predecessor silversmith of Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd, still active in present days ...
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AP and English pseudo-hallmarks mark, Amos Page, Amherst - Nova Scotia 1803-1895
AP and English pseudo-hallmarks
Amos Page,
a Canada silversmith
Born August 4 1803 in Truro N.S. Son of David Page and Jane Fraser Page, natives of Haverhill, Massachussetts. His brothers John and Thomas were silversmiths. In partnership with his brother Thomas for a brief period. Listed in 1864 Nova Scotia Directory. Died in Amherst December 4th, 1895.
Amherst - Nova Scotia 1803-1895 mark
AP without outline mark, Adolph Posener trading as Adolph Posener & Co, Chester 1905 AP without outline mark, Adolph Posener trading as Adolph Posener & Co, Chester 1905
AP without outline
Adolph Posener trading as Adolph Posener & Co,
61 Mansell Street, Goodmans Field, London. Mark enteresd in 1901
Chester 1905 hallmark
See the section of "TOBACCONISTS, PIPE MAKERS, PIPE MOUNTERS"
AP&Co in script into an oval mark, Arthur Price & Co Ltd , Birmingham 1912
AP&Co in script into an oval
Arthur Price & Co Ltd ,
Founded in 1902 by Arthur Price. He died in 1935 and was succeeded by his two sons, Arthur and Frederick. In 1948 the company opened its cutlery and flatware factory in Sheffield. In 1971 a large new factory for Arthur Price of England was built at Anthony Road, Birmingham, obtaining the Royal Warrant in 1977. In 1980 Arthur Price of England purchased Pepper, Hope Ltd adding silver and silver-plated holloware to its production
Birmingham 1912 hallmark
AP over FP over AP into a rectangle mark, Pairpoint Bros: Alfred James, Francis William & Arthur Walter Pairpoint, London 1919
AP over FP over AP into a rectangle
Pairpoint Bros: Alfred James, Francis William & Arthur Walter Pairpoint,
Mark entered in 1909
London 1919 hallmark
AR conjoined into a clover mark, Manoah Rhodes & Sons Ltd: Ackroyd Rhodes, London 1912
AR conjoined into a clover
Manoah Rhodes & Sons Ltd,
Business founded in 1836. Partners were Manoah, Manoah Sharpley and Joseph Rhodes active until 1888 as Manoah Rhodes & Sons. In 1888 (managing director Thomas Ackroyd Rhodes) the firm became a limited liability company under the style of Manoah Rhodes & Sons Ltd.
London 1912 hallmark
A.R mark, Alexander Ritchie, Chester 1907 A.R mark, IONA
A.R
Alexander Ritchie,
IONA,
a Iona Celtic Art silver marked also CS*FS for Saunders & Shepherd of Birmingham
Other marks registered at Chester were A&ER (with his wife Euphemia) and ICA for Iona Celtic Art
Chester 1907 hallmark
AR & S into an oval mark, A Roden & Son, Birmingham 1902
AR & S into an oval
A Roden & Son,
Hatton Garden, London
Birmingham 1902 hallmark
A S mark, August Cristoffel Schlosser, Cape Colony silversmith, c. 1811-1840
A S
August Cristoffel Schlosser,
Cape Colony silversmith, c. 1811-1840 mark
A S into two conjoined circles mark, Adolph Scott, Sheffield 1908
A S into two conjoined circles
Adolph Scott,
49 Vyse St, Birmingham. Mark entered in 1904
Sheffield 1908 hallmark
A  S into two exagons mark, Alexander Smith , Birmingham 1987
A S into two exagons
Alexander Smith ,
Spencer Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1987 hallmark
A.S mark, Arthur Sibley, London 1868
A.S
Arthur Sibley,
Born 1817, active 1853-1879. 15 Upper Charles Street, Goswell Road, Clerkenwell from 1862 to 1879
London 1868 hallmark
A.S mark, Albert Sydenham -possibly-, Birmingham 1903
A.S
Albert Sydenham -possibly-,
Birmingham 1903 hallmark
A.S mark, Adolph Scott, Birmingham 1957
A.S
Adolph Scott,
Birmingham 1957 hallmark
A.S mark, Alexander Scott, Sheffield 1926
A.S
Alexander Scott,
Sheffield 1926 hallmark
A.S into an oval mark, Arthur Worral Staniforth (possibly), Sheffield 1929
A.S into an oval
Arthur Worral Staniforth (possibly),
Sheffield 1929 hallmark
AsGd over .Ld. into a shield mark, The Artificer's Guild Ltd, London 1931
AsGd over .Ld. into a shield
The Artificer's Guild Ltd,
Maddox St, London
entered 1906
London 1931 hallmark
A.S.P.Co mark, Angora Silver Plate Co, Sheffield 1938
A.S.P.Co
Angora Silver Plate Co,
Founded in 1919 in Albion Street, Birmingham
Sheffield 1938 hallmark
A.T mark, Alfred Taylor, Birmingham 1855
A.T
Alfred Taylor,
Birmingham 1855 hallmark
A.T into a lozenge mark, not identified, Birmingham 1912
A.T into a lozenge
not identified,
Birmingham 1912 hallmark
A.T.C into a shield mark, A T Cannon Ltd , Birmingham 1971 A.T.C into a shield mark, A T Cannon Ltd , Sheffield 1973
A.T.C into a shield
A T Cannon Ltd ,
Founded in 1947 by Alfred Cannon. In the 1980s the business was managed by Peter Cannon, son of the founder
Birmingham 1971 hallmark



Sheffield 1973 hallmark
AW mark, Andrew Wilkie, Edinburgh 1818 AW mark, Andrew Wilkie, Edinburgh 1841
AW into a rectangle
AW into a shaped contour
Andrew Wilkie,
Apprentice of John Ziegler in 1805. Freeman in 1813
Edinburgh 1818 hallmark



Edinburgh 1841 hallmark
A.W into a shield  mark, A Wilcox , Birmingham 1952
A.W into a shield
A Wilcox ,
Birmingham 1952 hallmark
AWK into an oval mark, not identified, Birmingham 1896 AWK into an oval mark, not identified, Birmingham 1896
AWK into an oval
not identified,
Birmingham 1896 hallmark
A.W.P into a chamfered rectangle mark, Arthur Willmore Pennington, Birmingham 1903
A.W.P into a chamfered rectangle
Arthur Willmore Pennington,
Northampton Street and Augusta Street, Birmingham
entered 1901
Birmingham 1903 hallmark
aZ&J into a square mark, A & J Zimmerman Limited, Birmingham 1938
aZ&j into a square
A & J Zimmerman Limited,
Business established in Birmingham in 1879 by Arthur S. Zimmerman and John Ulrich Zimmerman. The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1902 as A. & J. Zimmerman Ltd.
Birmingham 1938 hallmark
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS
The hallmarking of British silver is based on a combination of marks that makes possible the identification of the origin and the age of each silver piece manufactured or traded in the UK. The marks are:

Town mark, corresponding to the mark of the Assay Office that has verified the piece
London town mark Sheffield town mark Birmingham town mark Newcastle town mark Dublin town mark Edinburgh town mark Glasgow town mark

Lion passant guardant or Britannia or lion's head erased, certifiying the silver quality
lion passant: 1598-1820 lion passant: after 1820 Britannia and lion's head erased: from 1697 to 1718
Maker's mark, identifying the silversmith presenting the piece to the assay office (usually the initials of Christian name and surname of the silversmith)

Date letter, in cycles of twenty letters of the alphabet of different shape identifies the year in which the piece was verified by the Assay Office
London date letter 'a'
A further mark was used in the period 1784 - 1890:
Sovereign head ('duty mark'), certifying the payment of the duty
Sovereign head: duty mark from 1784 to 1890
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