HALLMARKS OF ENGLISH SILVER
MAKER'S MARK IDENTIFICATION - ILLUSTRATED LISTING

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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS: AC



AC mark, A Coghill, Glasgow 1847
AC
A Coghill,
Glasgow 1847 hallmark
AC into two conjoined circles mark, Alfred Clark, London 1913
AC into two conjoined circles
Alfred Clark,
London 1913 hallmark
AC into a wavy round contour mark, Albert Carter, Birmingham 1945 AC into a wavy round contour mark, Albert Carter, Birmingham 1945
AC into a wavy round contour
Albert Carter,
Vicarage Works, 40 Frederick St, Birmingham,
Birmingham 1945 hallmark
AC into two separate squares mark, not identified , London 1986
AC into two separate squares
not identified ,
London 1986 hallmark


A.C into a shield mark, Alexander Clark, entered Oct 1894 - The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, entered May 1898, Sheffield 1898
A.C into a shield
Alexander Clark, entered Oct 1894
The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, entered May 1898
,
Sheffield 1898 hallmark
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AC & Co mark,  Cohen & Charles -Albert Cohen & Charles Solomon- , Chester 1896 AC & Co mark,  Cohen & Charles -Albert Cohen & Charles Solomon- , Birmingham 1895
A.C &Co into an oblong chamfered rectangle
Cohen & Charles -Albert Cohen & Charles Solomon- , firm established in 1890 in Vyse Street, Birmingham, with offices at 11 Thavies Inn, Holborn, London. In 1958 took over S.J. Rose & Sons (incorporated in the company in 1974).
Chester 1896 hallmark

Birmingham 1895
A.C &Ss over Ld mark, A C & Sons Ltd, London 1971 A.C &Ss over Ld mark, A C & Sons Ltd, London 1971
A.C &Ss over Ld
A C & Sons Ltd,
London 1971 hallmark



AC co over ld  mark, Alexander Clark & Co Limited , Birmingham 1925 AC co over ld  mark, Alexander Clark & Co Limited , Sheffield 1937
AC co over ld into an oval
Alexander Clark & Co Limited,
Business established in 1891 in London by Clift Alexander Mawer Clark known as Alexander Clark. The firm became The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co in 1898 and The Alexander Clark Co Ltd in 1912
Birmingham 1925 hallmark

Sheffield 1937 hallmark
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A.C.H mark, not identified, London 1951
A.C.H
not identified,
London 1951 hallmark
AC over MCo into a shield mark, Alexander Clark & Co Limited, Sheffield 1901
AC over MCo into a shield
Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co,
Sheffield 1901 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
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STERLING SILVER OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, IRELAND, CHANNEL ISLANDS AND COLONIES
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
BRITISH MAKER'S MARKS
AA
AE
AF
AZ
BA
BZ
CA
CH
CK
CZ
DA
DZ
EA
EZ
FA
FZ
GA
GZ
HA
HG
HH
HZ
IA
IG
IH
IZ
JA
JC
JD
JH
JJ
JP
JQ
JS
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
BRITISH MAKER'S MARKS
JT
JZ
KA
LZ
MA
MZ
NA
PA
PB
PZ
QA
RH
RK
RZ
SA
SG
SH
SZ
TA
TH
TI
TZ
UA
WB
WC
WF
WG
WL
WM
WS
WT
ZZ

BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS
A& AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK AL AM AN AO AP AQ AR AS AT AU AV AW AX AY AZ
B& BA BB BC BD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BK BL BM BN BO BP BQ BR BS BT BU BV BW BX BY BZ
C& CA CB CC CD CE CF CG CH CI CJ CK CL CM CN CO CP CQ CR CS CT CU CV CW CX CY CZ
D& DA DB DC DD DE DF DG DH DI DJ DK DL DM DN DO DP DQ DR DS DT DU DV DW DX DY DZ
E& EA EB EC ED EE EF EG EH EI EJ EK EL EM EN EO EP EQ ER ES ET EU EV EW EX EY EZ
F& FA FB FC FD FE FF FG FH FI FJ FK FL FM FN FO FP FQ FR FS FT FU FV FW FX FY FZ
G& GA GB GC GD GE GF GG GH GI GJ GK GL GM GN GO GP GQ GR GS GT GU GV GW GX GY GZ
H& HA HB HC HD HE HF HG HH HI HJ HK HL HM HN HO HP HQ HR HS HT HU HV HW HX HY HZ
I& IA IB IC ID IE IF IG IH II IJ IK IL IM IN IO IP IQ IR IS IT IU IV IW IX IY IZ
J& JA JB JC JD JE JF JG JH JI JJ JK JL JM JN JO JP JQ JR JS JT JU JV JW JX JY JZ
K& KA KB KC KD KE KF KG KH KI KJ KK KL KM KN KO KP KQ KR KS KT KU KV KW KX KY KZ
ALPHABETICAL LISTING
OF SILVERSMITHS' NAMES
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

THE DIRECTORY OF SCOTLAND (PROVINCIAL) - CHANNEL ISLANDS - CANADA - AUSTRALIA - CAPE
THE DIRECTORY OF
SCOTTISH PROVINCIAL
SILVER
THE DIRECTORY OF
CHANNEL ISLANDS
SILVER
THE DIRECTORY OF
CANADA
SILVER
THE DIRECTORY OF
AUSTRALIA
SILVER
THE DIRECTORY OF
CAPE COLONY
SILVER

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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