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

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C.G mark, Charles Gibson, London 1834
C.G
Charles Gibson,
London 1834 hallmark
C.G into a chamfered rectangle mark, Charles Gordon, London 1834
C.G into a chamfered rectangle
Charles Gordon,
36 Southampton Street, Pentonville. Mark entered in 1828
London 1834 hallmark
CH mark,Charles Hougham, London 1787
CH
Charles Hougham,
London 1787 hallmark
C.H into a cut corners rectangle mark, Charles, Alfred Henry & Francis Herbert Westwood trading as Charles Harrold & Co, Chester 1926
C.H into a cut corners rectangle
Charles, Alfred Henry & Francis Herbert Westwood trading as Charles Harrold & Co,
2 and 3 St. Paul's Square, Birmingham
Birmingham 1902 hallmark
C.H into a chamfered rectangle mark, Charles Harris, Chester 1889 C.H into a chamfered rectangle mark, Charles Harris, Chester 1889
C.H into a chamfered rectangle
Charles Harris,
entered 1878
6 Norfolk Street, Coventry
Chester 1889 hallmark
C.H mark, Charles Horner, Chester 1926 C.H mark, Charles Horner, Chester 1918
C.H into a chamfered rectangle
Charles Horner Ltd,
Chester 1926 hallmark



Chester 1918 hallmark
C over H B into a trefoil mark, C H Beatson , Sheffield 1936
C over H B into a trefoil
C H Beatson ,
Sheffield 1936 hallmark
C H B into three lozenges mark, C H Beatson, Sheffield 1913 C H B into three lozenges mark, C H Beatson, Sheffield 1913
C H B into three lozenges
C H Beatson ,
Moor Head Works, Button Lane, Sheffield
Sheffield 1913 hallmark
CHELTENHAM mark, Cheltenham & Co Ltd, Birmingham 1949
CHELTENHAM
Cheltenham & Co Ltd,
A division of National Silver Company, New York
Birmingham 1949 hallmark
CH over JE into a quatrefoil mark, Hawksworth, Eyre & Co -Charles Hawksworth & John Eyre-, Sheffield 1892
CH over JE into a quatrefoil
Hawksworth, Eyre & Co -Charles Hawksworth & John Eyre-,
Sheffield 1892 hallmark
C.H.T into three conjoined circles mark, Charles Douglas Richard Hanbury -Tracy, 4th Baron Sudeley, London 1916
C.H.T into three conjoined circles
Charles Douglas Richard Hanbury-Tracy, 4th Baron Sudeley,
The son of Charles, 2nd Baron Sudeley. Born 1840, died 1922
London 1916 hallmark
C.J over A into a shield mark, Charles James Allen, Sheffield 1936
C.J over A into a shield
Charles James Allen,
Sheffield 1936 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
CJF into a rectangle mark,Charles James Fox, London 1899 CJF into a rectangle mark,Charles James Fox, London 1899
CJF into a rectangle
Charles James Fox,
Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London
London 1899 hallmark
CJR under a crown into a clover mark, Christian John Reid, Newcastle 1876
CJR under a crown into a clover
Christian John Reid,
Newcastle 1876 hallmark


REID & SONS: HISTORY & MARKS
CJV over Ld in script into a trefoil mark, C J Vander Ltd, London 1947 CJV over Ld in script into a trefoil mark, C J Vander Ltd, Sheffield 1998
CJV over Ld in script into a trefoil
C J Vander Ltd,
14a St. Cross Street

London 1947 hallmark


Sheffield 1998 hallmark

CJ VANDER: HISTORY - MARKS - INFORMATION
CL mark, Charles Lias, London 1839
CL
Charles Lias,
London 1839 hallmark
C.L &S mark, Chester 1899 C.L &S mark, Birmingham 1911
C.L &S into an oval
Charles Lyster & Son
Chester 1899 hallmark


Birmingham 1911 hallmark
C.L.S  mark, London 1919
C.L.S
not identified ,
London 1919 hallmark
CLtd into two conjoined circles mark, Birmingham 1994
CLtd into two conjoined circles
not identified ,
Birmingham 1994 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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