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

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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MARKS: EI - EO
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EI mark, Elizabeth Jones, London 1792
EI
Elizabeth Jones
Probably widow of Robert Jones. 49 Bartholomew Close. Mark entered in 1783
London 1792 hallmark
EIM into a rectangle mark, Elly Isaac Miller, London 1902
EIM into a rectangle
Elly Isaac Miller
plate worker and foreign agent. Marks entered in 1892 and 1900
London 1902 hallmark
EJE into three conjoined circles mark, not identified ,  Sheffield 1943
EJE into three conjoined circles
not identified
Sheffield 1943 hallmark
E.J.G mark, Ellis Jacob Greenberg, Birmingham 1907
E.J.G
Ellis Jacob Greenberg
Birmingham 1907 hallmark
E.J over G into a shield mark, Ellis Jacob Greenberg -Ellis & Co (Birmingham) Ltd-, London 1929 E.J over G into a shield mark, Ellis Jacob Greenberg -Ellis & Co (Birmingham) Ltd-, Birmingham 1925
E.J over G into a shield
Ellis Jacob Greenberg -Ellis & Co (Birmingham) Ltd-
The business was founded in 1850 in Birmingham by Ellis Greenberg. The Birmingham factory of Ellis & Co was active at 14/15 Great Hampton Street and moved to Empire Plate Works, 3/5 Hall Street with an office in London. The firm Became Ellis & Co (Birmingham) Ltd in 1906
London 1929 hallmark

Birmingham 1925 hallmark
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EJH into three circles mark, E J Houlston, Birmingham 1929
EJH into three circles
E J Houlston
Birmingham 1929 hallmark
EJH over CB mark, Haseler & Bill -E J Haseler & C Bill Birmingham 1923 EJH over CB mark, Haseler & Bill -E J Haseler & C Bill Birmingham 1923
EJH over CB
Haseler & Bill -E J Haseler & C Bill-
Birmingham 1923 hallmark
EJH over NH into a shield mark, Haseler Brothers -Edward John Haseler & Noble Haseler-, Chester 1904 EJH over NH into a shield mark, Haseler Brothers -Edward John Haseler & Noble Haseler-, Birmingham 1899 EJH over NH into a shield mark, Haseler Brothers -Edward John Haseler & Noble Haseler-, London 1910 EJH over NH into a shield mark, Haseler Brothers -Edward John Haseler & Noble Haseler-, London 1910
EJH over NH into a shield
Haseler Brothers -Edward John Haseler & Noble Haseler-
The firm was founded in Birmingham by William Hair Haseler (c. 1848). A London office was opened in 1876. In 1901 the firm was converted to W.H. Haseler Ltd. The firm acted in partnership with Liberty & Co for the manufacture of the Cymric range of silverware. In 1946 the firm became Haseler & Restall and from 1963 is associated with Marples & Beasley Ltd
Chester 1904 hallmark
Birmingham 1899 hallmark
London 1910 hallmark
E.J.Ltd into an oval mark, Exquisite Jewellery Ltd, Birmingham 1977 E.J.LTD into an oval mark, Exquisite Jewellery Ltd, Birmingham 1968
E.J.Ltd into an oval
E.J.LTD into an oblong oval
Exquisite Jewellery Ltd
property of W A P Watson. Active at Solihull, Warwickshire with premises in London and Glasgow
Birmingham 1977 hallmark

Birmingham 1968 hallmark
EJW without contour mark, Edward John Wells, London 1861 EJW without contour mark, Edward John Wells, London 1861
EJW without contour
Edward John Wells
London 1861 hallmark
EK into two conjoined octagons mark, Erich Kellerman, London 1912
EK into two conjoined octagons
Erich Kellerman
entered 1909
London 1912 hallmark
E.K.R into two conjoined circles mark, Edward Ker  Reid, London 1871
E.K.R into two conjoined circles
Edward Ker Reid
entered 1855
London 1871 hallmark


REID & SONS: HISTORY & MARKS
E.M without contour mark, not identified, Chester 1887
E.M without contour
not identified
Chester 1887 hallmark
E.M mark, Elizabeth Morley, London 1808
E.M
Elizabeth Morley
London 1808 hallmark
EM mark, Elizabeth Morley, London 1807
EM
Elizabeth Morley
London 1807 hallmark
EM mark, E McKenzie, Edinburgh 1864
EM
E McKenzie
Edinburgh 1864 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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