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

WITH THE ADDITION OF SCOTTISH, IRISH, CHANNEL ISLANDS AND COLONIES SILVERMITHS

  created by Giorgio B. owner of
www.silvercollection.it ©
English home page
versione italiana page d'accueil en francais
This is a page of A Small Collection of Antique Silver and Objects of vertu, a 1000 pages richly illustrated website offering all you need to know about antique silver, sterling silver, silverplate, sheffield plate, electroplate silver, silverware, flatware, tea services and tea complements, marks and hallmarks, articles, books, auction catalogs, famous silversmiths (Tiffany, Gorham, Jensen, Elkington, WMF, Reed & Barton, Mappin & Webb, Bateman Family), history, oddities ...
SITE MAP - HOME PAGE
BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS: JA
(click on the photo to enlarge image)



JA 'elephant' A mark, James Allan, Madras - INDIA c. 1815
JA 'elephant' A
James Allan
Madras - INDIA c. 1815 hallmark
JA into a rectangle mark, Joseph Angell I, London 1818 JA into a rectangle mark, Joseph Angell I, London 1818 JA into a rectangle mark, Joseph Angell I, London 1818
JA into a rectangle
Joseph Angell I
entered 1811
London 1818 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
J.A mark, James Allen, Birmingham
J.A
James Allen
Birmingham hallmark



J.A into two circles mark, oseph Angell II, London 1856 J.A into two circles mark, oseph Angell II, London 1856
J.A into two circles
Joseph Angell II
London 1856 hallmark
J.AC into an oval mark, James Adam Chalk, London 1866
J.AC into an oval
James Adam Chalk
London 1866 hallmark
J A over F into a trefoil  mark, John A Fetter, Glasgow 1907
J A over F into a trefoil
John A Fetter
Glasgow 1907 hallmark


J.A over &star& I.A mark, Joseph & John Angell, London 1838
J.A over 'star' over I.A into a quatrefoil
Joseph & John Angell,
mark entered 1831
London 1838 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
J.A over 'pellet' over J.A into a quatrefoil mark, Joseph Angell I & Joseph Angell II, London 1845 J.A over 'pellet' over J.A into a quatrefoil mark, Joseph Angell I & Joseph Angell II, London 1845 J.A over 'pellet' over J.A into a quatrefoil mark, Joseph Angell I & Joseph Angell II, London 1845
J.A over 'pellet' over J.A into a quatrefoil
Joseph Angell I & Joseph Angell II,
entered 1840
London 1845 hallmark
JA over JS into a quatrefoil mark, John Aldwinckle & James Slater , London 1882 JA over JS into a quatrefoil mark, John Aldwinckle & James Slater , London 1882
JA over JS into a quatrefoil
John Aldwinckle & James Slater ,
London 1882 hallmark



JAM without contour mark, not identified, Birmingham 1979 JAM without contour mark, not identified, Birmingham 1979
JAM without contour
not identified,
Birmingham 1979 hallmark
J over ASH over E into a pointed cross mark, Joseph, Albert, Horace & Ethelbert Savory, London 1879
J over ASH over E into a pointed cross
Joseph, Albert, Horace & Ethelbert Savory,
London 1879 hallmark
JA over TS into a quatrefoil mark, John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater , London 1890
JA over TS into a quatrefoil
John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater,
London 1890 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
This page was useful? leave your LIKE on facebookgo to facebook page
work in progress on this page - your help, corrections and suggestions will be greatly appreciated -