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

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P&B  into a chamfered rectangle mark, Padgett & Braham, London 1963
P&B into a chamfered rectangle
Padgett & Braham,
London 1963 hallmark
P&B lt into an oblong oval mark, Padgett & Braham Ltd, London 1937 P&B ld into an oblong oval mark, Padgett & Braham Ltd, London 1937
P&B ld into an oblong oval
Padgett & Braham Ltd,
London 1937 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk


London 1935 and "Coronation" hallmark
P over &C into a square mark, Prince & Cattles -John Prince, Robert Cattle and George Cattle I-, York 1806 (courtesy David Belfield)
P over &C into a square
Prince & Cattles -John Prince, Robert Cattle and George Cattle I-,
York 1806 hallmark
P&Co Ltd into four squares mark, Plante & Co Ltd, Birmingham 1898
P&Co Ltd into four squares
Plante & Co,
Frederick Street Works, Birmingham
entered 1898
Birmingham 1898 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
P&T  mark, Pearce & Thompson, Birmingham 1911 P&T  mark, Pearce & Thompson, Birmingham 1911
P&T
Pearce & Thompson,
Birmingham 1911 hallmark
P.A mark,Peter Aitken, Glasgow 1828 P.A mark, Peter Aitken, Glasgow 1837
P.A into a chamfered rectangle
Peter Aitken I,
active c. 1801-1844. Apprenticed Edward Bell, Henry Downs and John Russell
Glasgow 1828 hallmark


Glasgow 1837 hallmark
P.A&S mark, P.Ashberry & Sons, Sheffield 1933
P.A&S
P.Ashberry & Sons,
Sheffield 1933 hallmark
PAGE BROTHERS mark, Page Thomas, Amherst - Nova Scotia 1840
PAGE BROTHERS
Thomas Page,
a Canada silversmith
Brother of Amos Page. Known to have been a partner of Amos for brief period. Moved to Pugwash
Amherst - Nova Scotia 1840 mark
PA Ltd into an oblong rectangle mark, not identified, London 1919
PA Ltd into an oblong rectangle
not identified,
London 1919 hallmark
PB over AB mark,Peter & Ann Bateman , London 1792
PB over AB
Peter & Ann Bateman,
London 1792 hallmark
PB over AB over WB mark,  Peter Anne and William Bateman, London 1802
PB over AB over WB
Peter Anne and William Bateman,
London 1802 hallmark
P BRS mark, Pinder Brothers, Sheffield 1930
P BRS into two rectangles
Pinder Brothers
Sheffield 1930 hallmark
P.Bros mark, Purcell Bros, Birmingham 1934
P.Bros
Purcell Bros,
Birmingham 1934 hallmark
P BS  into two semi ovals mark, Peach Brothers, Birmingham 1901 P BS  into two semi ovals mark, Peach Brothers, Birmingham 1901
P BS into two semi ovals
Peach Brothers,
Northampton Street and later Icknield Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1901 hallmark
PB over WB mark,  Peter and William Bateman, London 1805
PB over WB
Peter and William Bateman,
London 1805 hallmark
PC under a crown over a star mark, Paul Crespin, London 1738
PC under a crown over a star
Paul Crespin,
London 1738 hallmark
PC in 'Old English' upper case mark, not identified, Birmingham 1907 PC in 'Old English' upper case mark, not identified, Birmingham 1907
PC in "Old English" upper case
not identified,
Birmingham 1907 hallmark
PD and English pseudo-hallmarks mark, Peter Clarke Daniel, Cape Colony 1850 c.
PD and English pseudo-hallmarks
Peter Clarke Daniel,
a Cape of Good Hope Colony silversmith. Son of Peter Clarke Daniel (born in Dublin in 1777) he arrived in South Africa in 1820 together with his parents. He was registered as Adams and Daniel Jewellers & C. (1837), jeweller and watchmaker (1838-1839), goldsmith and jeweller (1849-1850), member of E. Massey & Co (1851-1852). He died 1863 c.
Cape Colony 1850 c. hallmark
P.D & Co mark, not identified, Birmingham 1945
P.D &Co
not identified,
Birmingham 1945 hallmark
Pe & over SONS mark, Pearce & Sons, London 1911
Pe & over SONS
Pearce & Sons,
London 1911 hallmark
P.G into a chamfered rectangle mark, Philip Grierson , Glasgow 1821
P.G into a chamfered rectangle
Philip Grierson

Glasgow 1821 hallmark
PG Co Ld into an oblong chamfered rectangle mark, Park Green & Co Ltd, London 1958
PG Co Ld into an oblong chamfered rectangle
Park Green & Co Ltd

London 1958 hallmark
PGD over & Sn in script into a cinquefoil mark, P G Dodd & Son, London 1922
PGD over & Sn in script into a cinquefoil
P G Dodd & Son

London 1922 hallmark
PHC into a shaped contour mark, not identified, Birmingham 1994
PHC into a shaped contour
not identified

Birmingham 1994 hallmark
PH over D over CW into a quaterfoil mark, Dobson & Sons -Percy Holmes Dobson & Charles Westcott Dobson- , London 1909
PH over D over CW into a quaterfoil
Dobson & Sons -Percy Holmes Dobson & Charles Westcott Dobson-

London 1909 hallmark
PHV over &Co mark, P H Vogel & Co , Birmingham 1983
PHV over &Co
P H Vogel & Co

Birmingham 1983 hallmark
P.J.F into an oblong chamfered rectangle mark, P J Finch, Birmingham 1925
P.J.F into an oblong chamfered rectangle
P J Finch
Birmingham 1925 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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