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

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I.M into a rectangle mark, not identified, London 1812
I.M into a rectangle
not identified
London 1812 hallmark
I.M into a rectangle mark, John Munns - possibly-, London 1761
I.M into a rectangle
John Munns - possibly-
London 1761 hallmark
IM into an oval  mark, Isaac Manheim, London 1902
IM into an oval
Isaac Manheim
London 1902 hallmark (imported silver)
I.M.H into an oblong chamfered rectangle mark, I M Hutchfield, Birmingham 1919 I.M.H into an oblong chamfered rectangle mark, I M Hutchfield, Birmingham 1919
I.M.H into an oblong chamfered rectangle
I M Hutchfield
Harford Works, Harford Street, Birmingham
entered 1919
Birmingham 1919 hallmark
IM  NB and English pseudo hallmarks mark, John Munro, New Glasgow - New Brunswick 1813-1864
IM NB and English pseudo hallmarks
John Munro,
a Canada silversmith
New Glasgow - New Brunswick 1813-1864 mark
I.O into a chamfered rectangle mark, John Oxley, Sheffield 1864
I.O into a chamfered rectangle
John Oxley,
Charles Street, Sheffield. Mark entered in 1841
Sheffield 1864 hallmark
IP & Co  into an oblong  rectangle mark, John Parsons & Co, Sheffield 1792
IP & Co into an oblong rectangle
John Parsons & Co,
Market Place, Sheffield. Mark entered 1783
Sheffield 1792 hallmark
IP into a rectangle mark, not identified, Birmingham 1893
IP into a rectangle
not identified
Birmingham 1893 hallmark
I.P over E.W under a fleur de lys mark, John Parker I & Edward Wakelin, HLondon 1770
I.P over E.W under a fleur de lys
John Parker I & Edward Wakelin
London 1770 mark

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I.P over G.P incuse into a square mark, Josiah & George Piercy, London 1816
I.P over G.P incuse into a square
Josiah & George Piercy
London 1816 hallmark
I.P over W.P mark, Pittway Bros -John & William Pittway, London 1861
I.P over W.P
Pittway Bros -John & William Pittway
London 1861 hallmark

Business of John Pittway and William Pittway at 4 Kirby Street, Hatton Garden, London as Pittway Brothers. The partnership was dissolved in 1861 and continued by William Tween and Frederick Purnell.
IR and English pseudo-hallmarks mark, J. Ross, Halifax - Nova Scotia 1818
IR and English pseudo-hallmarks
J. Ross,
a Canada silversmith
Halifax - Nova Scotia 1818 mark
IR mark, John Reily, London 1808
IR
John Reily
London 1808 hallmark
I.R  into a chamfered rectangle mark, John Robertson I, Newcastle c. 1796
I.R into a chamfered rectangle
John Robertson I
Dean Street, Newcastle
entered 1796
Newcastle c. 1796 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
I.R  into an oval mark, John Robertson I, Newcastle c. 1795
I.R into an oval
John Robertson I
Dean Street, Newcastle
entered c. 1795
Newcastle c. 1795 hallmark
I.R & Co into an oblong rectangle mark, John Roberts & Co, London 1808
I.R & Co into an oblong rectangle
John Roberts & Co
John Roberts, Samuel Mosley & John Settle. Eyre Street, Sheffield. Mark entered in 1805
London 1808 hallmark
IR over IW mark, John Robertson II & John Walton , Newcastle 1819 IR over IW mark, John Robertson II & John Walton, London 1815
IR over IW
John Robertson II & John Walton
Newcastle 1819 hallmark



London 1815 hallmark
IS under an asterisk mark, James Smith I, London 1733
IS under an asterisk
James Smith I,
London 1733 hallmark
IS into a rectangle mark, James Scott, Dublin 1821
IS into a rectangle
James Scott
Dublin 1821 hallmark
IS mark, Birmingham 1936
IS
Birmingham 1936 hallmark
IS over G mark, Israel Sigmond Greenberg, Birmingham 1902
I.S over G into a shield
Israel Sigmond Greenberg,
Birmingham 1902 hallmark
I.S  mark, James Scott, Dublin 1822
I.S into a rectangle
James Scott
Dublin 1822 hallmark
I.S.G mark, S Greenberg & Co -Israel Sigmund Greenberg-, Birmingham 1916 I.S.G mark, S Greenberg & Co -Israel Sigmund Greenberg-, Sheffield 1910
I.S.G
S Greenberg & Co -Israel Sigmond Greenberg-
Birmingham 1916 hallmark


Sheffield 1910 hallmark
Israel Sigmond Greenberg, listed in 1884 at 44 Frederick Street Birmingham, moved as I.S. Greenberg & Co to Vyse Street, Birmingham in 1889. The firm was converted in 1909 to a limited liability company under the style I.S. Greeberg & Co Ltd.
ISH into a shield under a crown mark, John Samuel Hunt, London 1850 ISH into a shield under a crown mark, John Samuel Hunt, London 1850
ISH into a shield under a crown
John Samuel Hunt
entered 1844
London 1850 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
I.S over T.S mark, Joseph Taylor, Sheffield 1827
I.S over T.S
John & Thomas Settle, Gunn & Co
Sheffield 1827 hallmark
IT mark, John Turner, Birmingham 1797
IT
John Turner
Birmingham 1797 hallmark
in 1797 the duty on silver was doubled and for a short time the King's head was duplicated
IT mark, James Tweedie or John Touliet , London 1784
IT
James Tweedie or John Touliet
London 1784
IT into a rectangle mark, John Thornton, Birmingham 1802
IT into a rectangle
John Thornton
Birmingham 1802
IT into a rectangle mark, Joseph Thredder or James Trender, London 1810
IT into a rectangle
Joseph Thredder or James Trender
London 1810
I.T into a rectangle mark, James Tookey, London 1764
I.T into a rectangle
James Tookey
entered 1750
London 1764 hallmark
I.T mark, Joseph Taylor, Birmingham 1803
I.T
Joseph Taylor
Birmingham 1803 hallmark
I.T into two conjoined circles mark, John Tapley, London 1842
I.T into two conjoined circles
John Tapley
London 1842 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
ITY over &Co into a square mark, J T Younge Walker & Co, Sheffield 1809
ITY over &Co into a square
J T Younge Walker & Co
Union Street, Sheffield. Mark entered in 1797
Sheffield 1809 hallmark
I.W into a rectangle mark, John Watson, Sheffield 1797 I.W into a rectangle mark, John Watson, Sheffield 1797
I.W into a rectangle
John Watson
Plate Worker, Furnace Hill, Sheffield
mark entered September 24, 1794. From July 15, 1797, for nine months, the King's Head was duplicated owing to the Duty being doubled. Note also different Town and Date marks
Sheffield 1797 hallmark.
I.W into a rectangle mark, John Watson & Son, Sheffield 1852
I.W into a rectangle
John Watson & Son,
Burgest Street, Sheffield
entered 1822
Sheffield 1852 hallmark
I.W into a rectangle mark, John Wakefield, London 1822
I.W into a rectangle
John Wakefield
London 1822 hallmark
IW mark, John Walton, Newcastle 1813
IW
John Walton,
Newcastle 1813 hallmark
IW in script mark, John James Whiting, London 1834 IW in script, John James Whiting (died 1855) & John Whiting mark, London 1847
IW in script
John James Whiting


London 1834 hallmark (entered 1833)



London 1847 hallmark (entered 1847)
IW in script mark, John Whiting, London 1856
IW in script
John Whiting,
entered 1855
London 1856 hallmark
IW mark, Joseph Wilson or John Wakefield, London 1835
IW
Joseph Wilson or John Wakefield
London 1835 hallmark
IW mark, John Wright, Newcastle 1843
IW
John Wright
Newcastle 1843 hallmark
I.W over W.T under a fleur de lys mark, John Wakelin & William Taylor, London 1786
I.W over W.T under a fleur de lys
John Wakelin & William Taylor
London 1786 hallmark

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IZ mark, John Zeigler, Edinburgh 1806
IZ
John Zeigler
Edinburgh 1806 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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