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

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H&A mark,  Horton & Allday,  Birmingham 1910 H&A mark,  Horton & Allday,  Birmingham 1910
H&A
Horton & Allday ,
Birmingham 1910 hallmark
H&CO mark, HAMILTON & CO, Calcutta 1912 H&CO mark, HAMILTON & CO, Calcutta 1958 H&CO mark, HAMILTON & CO, Calcutta 1860/1914
H&CO into a trefoil
HAMILTON & CO,
Calcutta 1912 hallmark




Calcutta 1958 hallmark



Calcutta 1860/1914 hallmark
H&Co into a rectangle mark, Hamilton & Co,  Calcutta c. 1920
H&Co into a rectangle
Hamilton & Co,

Calcutta c. 1920 mark
H&F into an oval mark, not identified,  Birmingham 1964
H&F into an oval
not identified,
Birmingham 1964 hallmark
H&F into a rectangle mark, William Sydney Hall Edward Thurston Davies trading as Hall & Fitzgerald,  Birmingham 1908 H&F into a rectangle mark, William Sydney Hall Edward Thurston Davies trading as Hall & Fitzgerald,  Birmingham 1908
H&F into a rectangle
William Sydney Hall Edward Thurston Davies trading as Hall & Fitzgerald,
147 Temple Street, Bristol. See the section of "TOBACCONISTS, PIPE MAKERS, PIPE MOUNTERS" marks.
Birmingham 1908 hallmark
H&H into three circles  mark, Hukin & Heath Ltd, London 1863 H&H into three circles  mark, Hukin & Heath Ltd, Birmingham 1922
H&H into three circles
Hukin & Heath Ltd,
London 1863 hallmark


Birmingham 1922

The firm was established in Birmingham in 1855 by Jonathan Wilson Hukin and John Thomas Heath. In 1904 the business was converted under the style of Hukin & Heath Ltd. The company closed in 1953.
H (&) H into an oval  mark, Hukin &  Heath Ltd ,  Birmingham 1919
H (&) H into an oval
Hukin & Heath Ltd ,
Birmingham 1919 hallmark
H&H into an oblong rectangle mark, not identified, Dublin 1920
H&H into an oblong rectangle
not identified,
Dublin 1920 hallmark
H&H into two conjoined circles mark, Harrison & Hipwood, Birmingham 1945
H&H into two conjoined circles
Harrison & Hipwood,
Birmingham 1945 hallmark
H&H Ld mark,  Hasset & Harper Ltd,  Birmingham 1919
H&H Ld
Hasset & Harper Ltd ,
Birmingham 1919 hallmark
H&I into a cut corner rectangle mark,  Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh 1877
H&I into a cut corner rectangle
Hamilton & Inches,
Edinburgh 1877 hallmark

H&I in script mark,  Hamilton & Inches , Edinburgh 1911
H&I in script
Hamilton & Inches ,
Edinburgh 1911 hallmark
The firm began in 1866 as a family business and founded its silver shop in 1896. The firm is still active and holds a Royal Warrant as Silversmiths of Her Majesty The Queen
H&I mark,  Hamilton & Inches , Edinburgh 1915 H&I mark,  Hamilton & Inches , Edinburgh 1915 H&I mark,  Hamilton & Inches , Edinburgh 2006
H&I into a rectangle
Hamilton & Inches,
Edinburgh 1915 hallmark


Edinburgh 2006 hallmark
H&J mark into a chamfered rectangle,  Frederick Hart Horton & Charles Jolliffe trading as Horton & Jolliffe, Birmingham 1913
H&J into a chamfered rectangle
Frederick Hart Horton & Charles Jolliffe trading as Horton & Jolliffe,
37 Warstone Lane, Birmingham
Birmingham 1913 hallmark
H&L mark, not identified, London 1963
H&L
not identified,
London 1963 hallmark
H&P and English pseudo-hallmarks  mark, Hosterman & Parker, Halifax - Nova Scotia 1813
H&P and English pseudo-hallmarks
Hosterman & Parker,
a Canada silversmith
Partnership dissolved December 11th 1813
Halifax - Nova Scotia 1813 mark
H&S into a wawy contour mark, Harrison & Sons, Birmingham 1919
H&S into a wawy contour
Harrison & Sons ,
High Row, Darlington
Birmingham 1919 hallmark
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H&T mark, Hilliard & Tomason, Birmingham 1904
H&T
Hilliard & Thomason
Spencer Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1904 hallmark
H&W into a rectangle mark, Henry Warner trading as Harvey & Warner, London c. 1900
H&W into a rectangle
Henry Warner trading as Harvey & Warner
A partnership of Arthur William Harvey and Henry Warner at 15 Wynyatt Street, Clerkenwell, London
London c.1900 hallmark
See the section of "TOBACCONISTS, PIPE MAKERS, PIPE MOUNTERS"
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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