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

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D.M&Co mark, Davis, Moss & Co , Birmingham 1907
D.M&Co
Davis, Moss & Co,
Birmingham 1907 hallmark
DMcD mark, Donald -or David?- McDonald , Glasgow 1833
DMcD
Donald -or David?- McDonald
Glasgow 1833 hallmark
D-M over S into a trefoil mark, Da-mar Silverware - David Shaw & Martin Collins, London 1977
D-M over S into a trefoil
Da-mar Silverware - David Shaw & Martin Collins ,
London 1977 hallmark
DP mark, Douglas Pell Silverware, Birmingham 1996
DP
Douglas Pell Silverware,
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Founded in 1972, carries a large range of silver and silver-plated giftware in the UK. It is the silver giftware supplier to Harrods and other prestigious names world-wide, including Asprey & Garrard, Royal Palaces, Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, Goldsmiths. Its 'Yeoman of England company' (established 1897) concentrates on making silver plated items, both in giftware and tableware.
Birmingham 1996 hallmark
D.P or DP into a rectangle mark, Daniel Popkins -possibly-, Dublin c. 1770
D.P or DP into a rectangle
Daniel Popkins -possibly-,
Dublin c. 1770 hallmark
D.P into a chamfered rectangle mark, David Pettifer, Birmingham 1853
D.P into a chamfered rectangle
David Pettifer,
entered 1847
Birmingham 1853 hallmark
DR mark, Daniel Robertson, Glasgow 1847
DR
Daniel Robertson,
Glasgow 1847 hallmark
DRH into an oblong chamfered rectangle mark, Dudley Russell Howitt -possibly-, Birmingham 1927
DRH into an oblong chamfered rectangle
Dudley Russell Howitt -possibly-,
a wholesale jeweller active at 67/68 Hatton Garden, London
Birmingham 1927 hallmark
D.R.M into three conjoined cartouches mark, not identified, London 2004
D.R.M into three conjoined cartouches
not identified,
London 2004 hallmark
DU over NH mark, Duncan Urquhart & Naphtali Hart, London 1795
D(S) Ltd into a rectangle
not identified,
Birmingham 1976 hallmark
D 'star' S mark, James Dixon & Sons -possibly-, Birmingham 1848
D 'star' S
James Dixon & Sons -possibly-,
Birmingham 1848 hallmark
DS&S mark, David Sutton & Sons, London 1948
DS&S
David Sutton & Sons,
London 1948 hallmark
DU over NH mark, Duncan Urquhart & Naphtali Hart, London 1795
DU over NH
Duncan Urquhart & Naphtali Hart,
London 1795 hallmark
DW into a rectangle mark, David Willaume II, London 1732
DW into a rectangle
David Willaume II,
entered 1728
London 1732 hallmark
DWG into a rectangle mark, not identified, London 1977
DWG into a rectangle
not identified,
London 1977 hallmark
DW over JW mark, Daniel & John Wellby, London 1906 DW over JW mark, Daniel & John Wellby, London 1891
DW over JW into a shield or into a rectangle
Daniel & John Wellby


London 1906 hallmark (entered 1896)



London 1891 hallmark (entered 1873)

founded in 1827 by Joseph Clement and John Wellby. The business was continued by Daniel and John Wellby at 57 King Street, Soho Square and later to Garrick Street, Covent Garden. The firm was converted in 1896 into a limited liability company under the style of D & J Wellby Ltd.
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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