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: CH
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CH mark,Charles Hougham, London 1787
CH
Charles Hougham,
London 1787 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 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 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
CHJ & Co into an oval mark, not identified , London 1928
CHJ & Co into an oval
not identified ,
London 1928 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


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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