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MAKER'S MARK IDENTIFICATION - ILLUSTRATED LISTING

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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS: CS
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CS into a rectangle mark, Charles Shipway, London 1839
CS into a rectangle
Charles Shipway,
entered 1836
London 1839 hallmark
CS into two conjoined circles mark, Chanty Silversmiths Limited (possibly), London 1975
CS into two conjoined circles
Chantry Silversmiths Limited,
London 1975 hallmark

The Chantry Silversmiths mark was registered on 23 February 1954 by John Harry Richardson and Victor Albert Gondolo. It was registered from the business address of 55 Grays Inn Road, WC1, and the mark was last registered in 1976. A note in the register reveals that the firm was taking over from another firm at the same address, called W. Evans. Chantry Silversmiths is referred to as 'late W. Evans'. The Evans firm had registered their mark in 1950 (information courtesy David Richardson)
CS over & over Hs into a trefoil mark, C.S. Harris & Sons Ltd, London 1908
CS over & over Hs into a trefoil
C.S. Harris & Sons Ltd ,
entered 1904
London 1908 hallmark
CS FS into two separate rectangles mark, Cornelius Saunders &  Frank- Shepherd, London 1898 (courtesy http://www.argentinglesi.com/) CS FS into two separate rectangles mark, Cornelius Saunders &  Frank- Shepherd, Chester 1893
CS FS into two separate rectangles
Cornelius Saunders & Frank Shepherd,
London 1898 hallmark (entered 1888)
Chester 1893 (entered 1887)

Saunders & Sheperd was founded in London by Cornelius Desormeaux Sanders Sr and James Francis Hollings Sheperd (1869). Became Saunders & Sheperd Ltd in 1899 and and Saunders, Sheperd & Co Ltd in 1916. Active at Bartlett's Building-Holborn Circus, London (1873-1902)



CS star FS mark, Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings -Frank- Shepherd, London 1910 CS star FS mark, Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings -Frank- Shepherd, Birmingham 1898
CS star FS
Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings -Frank- Shepherd,
London 1910 hallmark


Birmingham 1898 hallmark
mark first registered in 1893.
CSG over & Co into a shield  mark, Charles S Green & Co, Birmingham 1957
CSG over &Co into a shield
Charles S Green & Co ,
Birmingham 1957 hallmark

Business established in 1905 by Charles S. Green, son and brother of the managers of Charles Green & Son. He was assisted in the business by his wife Winifred, a talented artist who designed all the firm's early patterns. The firm moved in 1907 to Cogent Works, 54 St.Paul's Square and in 1982 to a new factory at Lionel Street, Birmingham


C.S.H mark, Charles Stuart Harris, London 1893
C.S.H
Charles Stuart Harris,
London 1893 hallmark
CS over H into a trefoil mark, Charles Stuart Harris, London 1892
C.S over H into a trefoil
Charles Stuart Harris,
London 1892 hallmark
C over S Ld into a trefoil mark, Courtman Silver Ltd, London 2002
C over S Ld into a trefoil
Courtman Silver Ltd,
London 2002 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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