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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: G&
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C& Co into two conjoineed circles mark, not identified , Birmingham 1918 C& Co into two conjoineed circles mark, C.Griffiths & Co, Birmingham 1918
G& Co into two conjoined circles
C.Griffiths & Co
Birmingham 1918 hallmark
G & Co over Ld into a trefoil mark, Gibson & Co Ltd , Sheffield 1919
G & Co over Ld into a trefoil
Gibson & Co Ltd
Donegal Place, Belfast
Sheffield 1919 hallmark
G & Co over Ld into a trefoil mark, Garrard & Co Ltd , Sheffield 1985 G & Co over Ld into a trefoil mark, Garrard & Co Ltd , London 1965 G & Co over Ld into a trefoil mark, Garrard & Co Ltd , Sheffield  1977, Britannia and Queen Elisabeth II silver Jubilee mark G & Co over Ld into a trefoil mark, Garrard & Co Ltd , Birmingham 1962
G & Co over Ld into a trefoil
Garrard & Co Ltd
Regent Street, London
Sheffield 1985 hallmark



London 1965 hallmark






Sheffield 1977 hallmark
Britannia Standard and Queen Elisabeth II silver Jubilee mark


Birmingham 1962 hallmark

A business founded by John Wickes in 1722 and still active in present days ... MORE....


G & J over W.H into a shield mark, G & J W Hawksley Ltd, Sheffield 1950
G & J over W.H into a shield
G & J W Hawksley Ltd
Carver Works - Carver St, Sheffield
Sheffield 1950 hallmark
G&MC mark, George & Michael Crichton, Edinburgh 1864
G&MC
George & Michael Crichton
Edinburgh 1864 hallmark
G&S into two conjoined circles  mark, Grant & Son, Birmingham 1933 Grant & Son , Sunderland Newcastle
G&S into two conjoined circles
Grant & Son
Established in 1870. South Shields. North Shields. Jarrow, Sunderland Newcastle,
Birmingham 1933 hallmark
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G & S.Co over Ld into a trefoil shape mark, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, Sheffield 1930 G & S Co over LTD into a trefoil shape mark, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, London 1930 G & S Co over LTD into a trefoil shape mark, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, London 1935 G & S Co over LTD into a trefoil shape mark, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, Birmingham 1933 G & S Co over LTD into a trefoil shape mark, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, Sheffield 1925
G&S.Co over Ld into a trefoil
G&S Co over Ltd into a trefoil
Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company,

Sheffield 1930 hallmark

London 1930 hallmark

London 1935 hallmark

Birmingham 1933 hallmark

Sheffield 1925 hallmark
A large business of retail jewellers and silversmiths established in 1880 at 112 Regent Street, London. The original partners were William Gibson and John Lawrence Langman. In 1898 the firm converted into a limited liablity company under the style Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd. The firm was amalgamated in 1952 in Garrard & Co Ltd.
G&W without contour mark, not identified, London 1979
G&W without contour
not identified
London 1979 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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