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

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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
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
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
GA mark, George Adams, London 1877
G A into two circles
Chawner & Co -George William Adams-,
Hosier Street, London
London 1877 hallmark
GA into a quatrefoil mark, George Angell, London 1875
GA into a quatrefoil
George Angell
entered 1850
London 1875 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
G A into two conjoined circles  mark, George Aldwinckle, London 1892
G A into two conjoined circles
George Aldwinckle
entered 1889
London 1892 hallmark
G B into a chamfered rectangle mark, George Burrows I, London 1783
G B into a chamfered rectangle
George Burrows I
entered 1769
London 1783 hallmark
G B into a rectangle mark, George Brasier, London 1798
G B into a rectangle
George Brasier
entered 1788
London 1798 hallmark
G B into arectangle mark, George Bower, London 1818
G B into a rectangle
George Bower
entered 1813
London 1818 hallmark
G B into a chamfered rectangle mark, George Bedingham, London import mark 1905 G.B into a chamfered rectangle mark, George Bedingham , London import mark 1901
GB or G.B into a chamfered rectangle
George Bedingham
George Bedingham was firstly quoted in the partnership of George Bedingham and James Edgar Hay under the style Bedingham & Hay at Paternoster House. The partnership was dissolved in 1899 and George Bedingham continued business in his own name. Further mentions of the firm were found in a 1907 illustrated advertising of miniature coach and horses and two decorative boxes, one with portraits of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the other with dancing peasants in the manner of Tenier.... and in 1920 when it was quoted as G. Bedingham & Co, silversmiths, cutlers, etc. George Bedingham registered marks at the London Assay Office in 1899 (two marks), 1901, 1902, 1905 and 1910 (two marks) (from John Culme's Directory of London Silversmiths)- courtesy Les Salvage/ASCAS
London import mark 1905
London import mark 1901
G B into two outlines mark, George Boot, Birmingham 1936
G B into two outlines
George Boot
Birmingham 1936 hallmark
G.B mark, George Boots, Aberdeen 1800-1825
G.B
George Boots
Aberdeen 1800-1825 hallmark
G.B into a chamfered rectangle mark, George Burrows II, London 1823
G.B into a chamfered rectangle
George Burrows II
entered 1821
London 1823 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
G B &a Co into four circles mark, G Bryan & Co , Birmingham 1909 G B &a Co into four circles mark, G Bryan & Co , Birmingham 1909
G B & Co into four circles
G Bryan & Co
Birmingham 1909 hallmark


Birmingham 1944 hallmark
G B over & S into an oval  mark, George Betjenmann & Sons, London 1909
G B over & over SONS into an oval
George Betjenmann & Sons
The firm was founded in 1851 by George Betjenmann and became George Betjenmann & Sons in 1858 (the sons were George William and John). The firm was converted into a Ltd in 1909 and in 1939 was purchased by Puddefoot, Bowers & Simonett Ltd.
London 1909 hallmark (entered 1900)
G.B.Ld into a double pointed oval  mark, George Butler & Co, Sheffield 1916
G.B.Ld into a double pointed oval
George Butler & Co
The firm was founded in 1681 and in 1922 was active in its Trinity Works in Sheffield with Showroom at 62 Holborn Viaduct, London. George Butler & Co Ltd had a wide range of patterns of stainless, silver plate and sterling silver flatware
Sheffield 1916 hallmark
G B over & S into a shield   mark, not identified, Sheffield 1933
G B over & S into a shield
not identified
Sheffield 1933 hallmark
GBD into an oval mark, Ganneval, Bondier & Donninger, London (import) 1910 GBD into an oval mark, Ganneval, Bondier & Donninger, London (import) 1910
GBD into an oval
Ganneval, Bondier & Donninger
The firm was founded in 1850 in Paris (France)
London (import) 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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