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

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SC into a rectangle mark, Sebastian Crespel II, London 1827
SC into a rectangle
Sebastian Crespel II,
London 1827 hallmark
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SC into a rectangle mark, Stuart Clifford, London 1883
SC into a rectangle
Stuart Clifford,
entered 1874
London 1883 hallmark
SC into an indented rectangle mark, not identified, Sheffield 1991
SC into an indented rectangle
not identified,
Sheffield 1991 hallmark
S.C under a sun into a trefoil mark, Samuel Courtauld I, London 1748
S.C under a sun into a trefoil
Samuel Courtauld I,
entered 1746
London 1748 hallmark
SCOTT into an oblong rectangle mark, Robert Scott -possibly-, Glasgow 1821
SCOTT into an oblong rectangle
Robert Scott -possibly-,
Glasgow 1821 hallmark
S.C.Y  over & Co mark, S C Younge & Co , Sheffield 1816
S.C.Y over & Co
S C Younge & Co ,
Sheffield 1816 hallmark
SD in script under a crown mark, Sandilands Drinkwater , London 1750 c. SD in script under a crown mark, Sandilands Drinkwater , London 1750 c.
SD in script under a crown
Sandilands Drinkwater ,
London 1750 c. hallmark
SD into an oval mark, Stuart Devlin, London 1978
SD into an oval
Stuart Devlin,
London 1982 hallmark
SD  mark, Samuel Dutton, London 1823
SD
Samuel Dutton,
London 1823 hallmark
S.D over & over Co Ld into a shield  mark, Stewart Dawson & Co Ltd , Birmingham 1913
S.D over & over Co Ld into a shield
Stewart Dawson & Co Ltd ,
A wholesale/retail businessa established in 1869 by David Stewart Dawson. The firm moved to London where is listed as watch manufacturers in 1897 as Stewart Dawson & Co. Premises were opened in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia. The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1907 under the style Stewart Dawson & Co Ltd. The business was sold in 1931 to R.H.O. Hills of Blackpool and continued its activity until c. 1935
Birmingham 1913 hallmark
S.D over Ld into a shield mark, Stewart Dawson Ltd, London 1912
S.D over Ld into a shield
Stewart Dawson Ltd ,
entered 1909
London 1912 hallmark
S.D over Ld into a shield mark, Stewart Dawson Ltd, London 1912
SG mark, Sebastian Henry Garrard- Garrard & Co Ltd, London 1928
SG
Sebastian Henry Garrard- Garrard & Co Ltd ,
London 1928 hallmark
A business founded by John Wickes in 1722 and still active in present days ... MORE....
SG over EW  mark, Samuel Godbehere & Edward Wigan , London 1792
SG over EW
Samuel Godbehere & Edward Wigan ,
London 1792 hallmark
SG over EW over IB mark, Samuel Godbehere, Edward Wigan & James Boult, London 1800
SG over EW over IB
Samuel Godbehere, Edward Wigan & James Boult ,
London 1800 hallmark
SH mark, Simon Harris, London 1808
S.H into a rectangle
Simon Harris,
entered 1795
London 1808 hallmark
SH into a rectangle mark, Solomon Hougham, London 1800
SH into a rectangle
Solomon Hougham,
entered 1793
London 1800 hallmark
S.H into a chamfered square mark, Stewart Hersey - M. C. Hersey & Son Ltd, London 2007
S.H into a chamfered square
Stewart Hersey - M. C. Hersey & Son Ltd,
The business started as Mills and Hersey around 1970 (mark M&H). In present days the firm is active at 87 Railway Road, Teddington, Middlesex
London 2007 hallmark
HS or SH mark, not identified, possibly Sheffield 1824 HS or SH mark, not identified, possibly Sheffield 1824
SH or HS
not identified
possibly Sheffield 1824 hallmark and French import marks
SH  & Co into two rectangles mark, Sidney Hall & Co  possibly- , Sheffield 1932
SH &Co into two rectangles
Sidney Hall & Co -possibly- ,
57 Hockley Hill, Birmingham
Sheffield 1932 hallmark
SH over DC mark, Hayne & Cater, London 1840
SH over DC
Hayne & Cater,
London 1840 hallmark
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SH.DC mark, Samuel Hayne & Dudley Cater , London 1845
SH.DC
Samuel Hayne & Dudley Cater ,
London 1845 hallmark....MORE....
SHS without frame mark, Slade Hamilton & Son, London 1968
SHS without frame
Slade Hamilton & Son
London 1968 hallmark
SH over SR over IED mark, Solomon Hougham, Solomon Royes & John East Dix, London 1817 SH over SR over IED mark, Solomon Hougham, Solomon Royes & John East Dix, London 1817
SH over SR over IED
Solomon Hougham, Solomon Royes & John East Dix,
London 1817 hallmark
S.I.Ld. mark, Stokes & Ireland Ltd -William Henry Stokes & Arthur George Ireland-, Chester 1921
S.I.Ld. mark, Stokes & Ireland Ltd -William Henry Stokes & Arthur George Ireland-, Birmingham 1893 S.I.Ld. mark, Stokes & Ireland Ltd -William Henry Stokes & Arthur George Ireland-, Birmingham 1893
S.I.Ld.
Stokes & Ireland Ltd -William Henry Stokes & Arthur George Ireland-,
Chester 1921 hallmark


Birmingham 1893 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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