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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: JB
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JB into two conjoined circles mark, James Beebe, London 1826
JB into two conjoined circles
James Beebe,
London 1826 hallmark
JB into an indented oval mark, James Barber, York 1851
JB into an indented oval
James Barber,
York 1851 hallmark
JB mark, James Beebe, London 1843
JB
James Beebe,
London 1843 hallmark
JB into two conjoined circles mark, Joseph Braham, London 1886
JB into an oval
Joseph Braham,
active 1875-1920 at 3 Pulteney Street, Golden Square, Soho later Rupert Street, Leicester Square and Gerrard Street, Soho - London
London 1886 hallmark
JB into two conjoined circles mark, John Biggin and John Biggin Ltd , Sheffield 1908 JB into two conjoined circles mark, John Biggin and John Biggin Ltd , Sheffield 1908
JB into two conjoined circles
John Biggin and John Biggin Ltd ,
Sheffield 1908 hallmark
JB into a cut corner rectangle  mark, Henry Wilkinson & Co -John Brashier-, London 1881
JB into a cut corner rectangle
Henry Wilkinson & Co -John Brashier-,
a well known Sheffield firm. Origin as J. Winter c. 1760.
Chronology: Henry Wilkinson & Co (1830), Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd (1872). The firm was acquired by Walker & Hall in 1892.
London 1881 hallmark
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JB into a chamfered rectangle  mark, Jane Brownett (entered 1868) or John Batson (entered 1874), London 1883
JB into a chamfered rectangle
Jane Brownett (entered 1868) or John Batson (entered 1874),

London 1883 hallmark
JB into a shield mark, J. Bartlett, Birmingham 1920
JB into a shield
J. Bartlett,
Birmingham 1920 hallmark
JB into a lobed contour mark, not identified, London 1987
JB into a lobed contour
not identified,
London 1987 hallmark
J.B  mark, Jan Beyleveld, Cape Colony 1820 c.
J.B
(Jan) Johannes Hendricus Beyleveld,
a Cape of Good Hope Colony silversmith. Baptized at the Cape on 13 June 1792. The son of Marthinus Beyleveld of Amsterdam and Abigael Johanna Combrink. Married Magdalene Christina Bam, niece of silversmith Johannes Andries Bam. His sister Johanna Cornelia married silversmith Dominique Boudin. Activity as silversmith is documented from 1814 to 1827
Cape Colony 1820 c. hallmark
J.B into an oval mark, John Batt, Sheffield 1901
J.B into an oval
John Batt,
20 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, entered 1880
Sheffield 1901 hallmark
J.B into an oblong chamfered rectangle mark, James Bowman, Edinburgh 1921
J.B into an oblong chamfered rectangle
James Bowman,
Leith (Edinburgh), entered c. 1903/1916
Edinburgh 1921 hallmark
J.B. & Co. mark, J Boseck & Co, Birmingham 1912
J.B&Co
J Boseck & Co ,
possibly an Anglo-Indian firm still active in Kolkata (India)
Birmingham 1912 hallmark
J.B. & S. mark, J Blond & Son  or  Ballantyne &  Son , Glasgow 1883
J.B. & S.
J Blond & Son or Ballantyne & Son ,
Glasgow 1883 hallmark
JBC into a quatrefoil mark, Carrington & Co -John Bodman Carrington-, London 1897 JBC into a quatrefoil mark, Carrington & Co -John Bodman Carrington-, London 1897 JBC into a quatrefoil mark, Carrington & Co -John Bodman Carrington-, Birmingham 1903
JBC into a quatrefoil
Carrington & Co -John Bodman Carrington-,
A business founded by John Carrington (1873-1880). The firm became Carrington & Co (1880-1922) and Carrington & Co Ltd from 1922.The firm was active at 130 Regent Street, London where it acted also as London Showroom of G.R. Collis & Co, manufacturing silversmiths and electroplaters of Birmingham
London 1897 hallmark
Birmingham 1903 hallmark


JBC & S mark, J B Chatterley & Sons Ltd , Birmingham 1977
JBC &S into a rectangle
J B Chatterley & Sons Ltd ,
Birmingham 1977 hallmark
JBC over & S over Ld into a shield mark, JB Chatterley &  Sons Ltd, Birmingham 1970 JBC over & S over Ld into a shield mark, JB Chatterley &a  Sons Ltd, London 1931 JBC over & S over Ld into a shield mark, JB Chatterley &a  Sons Ltd, Sheffield 1969
JBC over &S over Ld into a shield
JB Chatterley & Sons Ltd,
Birmingham 1970 hallmark



London 1931 hallmark


Sheffield 1969 hallmark
JB over EB into a quatrefoil mark, Joseph & Edward Bradbury -Thomas Bradbury & Sons-, London 1873
JB over EB into a quatrefoil
Joseph & Edward Bradbury -Thomas Bradbury & Sons-,
London 1873 hallmark
JBH into a rectangle mark, James Barclay Hennell, London 1885
JBH into a rectangle
James Barclay Hennell,
entered 1877
London 1885 hallmark
JB Ld into an oblong chamfered rectangle mark, J. Bennett & Co -possibly-, London 1921 JB Ld into an oblong chamfered rectangle mark, J. Bennett & Co -possibly-, London 1921
JB Ld into an oblong chamfered rectangle
J. Bennett & Co -possibly-,
London 1921 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
JB Ld   mark, John Bull Ltd, London 2002 + Queen's Jubilee JB Ld mark, John Bull Ltd, Sheffield 1992 - courtesy Johnboy's Antiques Emporium JB Ld   mark, John Bull Ltd, Birmingham 2002 + Queen's Jubilee
JB Ld into a chamfered rectangle
John Bull Ltd
139a New Bond St. London.
A family run business established in May 1953. The company now has three generations working together on a daily basis
London 2002 + Queen's Jubilee hallmark

Sheffield 1992 hallmark

Birmingham 2002 hallmark



JB over WN into a rectangle mark, James Barber & William North, York 1841
JB over WN into a rectangle
James Barber & William North,
York 1841 hallmark
JB over WW into a rectangle mark, James Barber & William Whitwell, York 1830
JB over WW into a rectangle
James Barber & William Whitwell,
York 1830 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
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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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