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

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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS: JE
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J.E in script into a quatrefoil mark,John Emes, London 1806
J.E in script into a quatrefoil
John Emes
London 1806 hallmark
A predecessor silversmith of Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd, business still active in present days ... MORE....
J.E into a rectangle mark, Joseph Ettlinger, London 1882 J.E into a rectangle mark, Joseph Ettlinger, London 1882
J.E into a rectangle
Joseph Ettlinger,
London 1882 hallmark
Joseph Ettlinger partner of Triefus & Ettlinger, 103 Rue du Temple, Paris



JE under a crown mark, John Elston, Exeter 1715
JE under a crown
John Elston
Exeter 1715 hallmark

JEB into a rectangle mark, John Edward Bingham -Walker & Hall-, Sheffield 1888
JEB into a rectangle
John Edward Bingham -Walker & Hall-
Howard Street, Sheffield
Sheffield 1888 hallmark (entered 1873)
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
JEB into three conjoined circles mark, James Edward Barry, Sheffield 1943
JEB into three conjoined circles
James Edward Barry
Sheffield 1943 hallmark
J.E.B. mark, John Eldershaw Brunt, London 1836
J.E.B.
John Eldershaw Brunt
born c. 1800. Commenced business as goldsmith in 1822 at 36 Museum Street, Bloomsbury. He moved to 14 Greville Street and from 1836 to 1839 he traded as goldsmiths and jewellers with C.E. Sparrow and later entered in partnership with William James trading under the style of Mesdames Brunt & James. The partnership was soon dissolved and Brunt continued alone until the 1860s
London 1836 hallmark


J.E.B into an oblong pinned shape mark, J E Bushell, Birmingham 1942
J.E.B into an oblong pinned shape
J E Bushell
Caroline Street, Birmingham
entered 1932
Birmingham 1942 hallmark
J over EBW over J into a quatrefoil mark, John, Edward, Walter & John Barnard (Barnard & Sons), London 1876
J over EBW over J into a quatrefoil
John, Edward, Walter & John Barnard (Barnard & Sons)
London 1876 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
A predecessor silversmith of Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd, business still active in present days ... MORE....
JEE over T in a pentagon and pseudo English hallmarks mark, James E.Ellis, Toronto, Ontario, c. 1850/1880
JEE over T in a pentagon and pseudo English hallmarks
James E.Ellis, a CANADA silversmith
Toronto, Ontario hallmark, c. 1850/1880



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
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