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

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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MARKS: D& - DB
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D & A into a rectangle mark, Daniel & Arter, Birmingham 1902 D & A into a rectangle mark, Daniel & Arter, Birmingham 1902
D & A into a rectangle
Daniel & Arter,
Highgate Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1902 hallmark (entered 1882)
D & B mark, Docker & Burn Ltd, Birmingham 1926
D & B
Docker & Burn Ltd,
Birmingham 1926 hallmark
D & B Ld into an oval mark, not identified, London 1935
D & B Ld into an oval
not identified ,
London 1935 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
D over & over D S into a trefoil mark, Davis, Duff & Son, Birmingham 1938
D over & over D S into a trefoil
Davis, Duff & Son,
Royal Exchange, Glasgow
Birmingham 1938 hallmark
D & F mark, Deakin & Francis, Birmingham 1924
D & F into two conjoined circles
Deakin & Francis,
Founded in 1786, Deakin & Francis is today, seven generations later, still owned and managed by the Deakin family (James, Henry and David Deakin). In recent times the house speciality has become the manufacture of a large range of gentlemen's cufflinks.
Birmingham 1924 hallmark
D&H (gothic) into a indented chamfered rectangle mark, Deykin & Harrison, Birmingham 1905
D&H (gothic) into a indented chamfered rectangle
Deykin & Harrison,
Birmingham 1905 hallmark
DEYKIN & HARRISON history and information
D&H (gothic) into a chamfered rectangle mark, Deykin & Harrison Limited, Birmingham 1938
D&H (gothic) into a chamfered rectangle
Deykin & Harrison Limited,
entered 1924
Birmingham 1938 hallmark
DEYKIN & HARRISON history and information
D & H into three squares mark, Deykin & Harrison Limited, Birmingham hallmark and Dublin import mark 1911 D & H into three squares mark, Deykin & Harrison Limited, Birmingham hallmark and Dublin import mark 1911
D & H into three squares
Deykin & Harrison Limited,
entered 1924
Birmingham hallmark and Dublin import mark 1911
DEYKIN & HARRISON history and information
D & H over S into a trefoil mark, Davidson, Henderson & Sorley, Birmingham 1930
D & H over S into a trefoill
Davidson, Henderson & Sorley,
Buchanan St, Glasgow
Birmingham 1930 hallmark
D & I into a rectangle mark, Danziger & Isaacs, Birmingham 1904
D & I into a rectangle
Danziger & Isaacs,
Victor Block & Arthur Danziger Isaacs
9 Vyse Street, Birmingham and 26-27 Hatton Garden, London
Birmingham 1904 hallmark
D&J over W into a shield mark, D& J Welby Limited, London 1912
D&J over W into a shield
D & J Welby Limited,
entered 1910
London 1912 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
D & M mark, not identified, Birmingham 1871
D & M
not identified,
Birmingham 1871 hallmark
D&M over D into a shieldmark, D & M Davis -David & Maurice Davis-, Birmingham 1906
D&M over D into a shield
D & M Davis -David & Maurice Davis-,
Active in Livery Street, Birmingham since 1896. The firm continues its activity under the style D&M Davis Ltd
Birmingham 1906 hallmark
D & P mark, Davies & Powers , Birmingham 1933
D & P into three circles
Davies & Powers ,
Birmingham 1933 hallmark
D & S into an indented rectangle  mark, Duncan & Scobbie , Birmingham 1914
D & S into an indented rectangle
Duncan & Scobbie ,
Birmingham 1914 hallmark
D & S into three coinjoined circles mark, not identified, Sheffield 1964
D & S into three coinjoined circles
not identified,
Sheffield 1964 hallmark
DB into a rectangle mark, David Bridge, London 1896
DB into a rectangle
David Bridge,
London 1896 hallmark
D.B into an oval mark, Derek Birch, Birmingham 1977
D.B into an oval
Derek Birch,
A family run business in Guernsey with over 40 years experience. Specialised in designing and producing jewellery on the premises. Now Derek Birch & Son Jewellers
Birmingham 1977 hallmark
DB mark, Daniel Beets, Cape Colony 1820 c.
DB
Daniel Beets,
a Cape of Good Hope Colony silversmith. The illegitimate son of Balthus Wilhelm Beets of Neubrandenburg and Angana of the Cape. Married Anna Maria Petronella Bedeker in 1794. Documented activity as silversmith from 1812 to 1828
Cape Colony 1820 c. hallmark
DBD between two stars mark, Du Moulin Dominique Baudouin, Cape Colony 1820 c.
DBD between two stars
Du Moulin Dominique Baudouin,
a Cape of Good Hope Colony silversmith.
Cape Colony 1830 c. hallmark
D.BROs  mark, Dingley Bros or Davies Brothers , Birmingham 1930
D.BROs
Dingley Bros or Davies Brothers ,
Birmingham 1930 hallmark
DBs into a rectangle mark, Dimier Brothers, London 1910 DBs into a rectangle mark, Dimier Brothers, London 1910 DBs into a rectangle mark, Dimier Brothers, London 1910
DBs into a rectangle
Dimier Brothers,
46 Cannon Street, London
London 1910 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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