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

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SJ  mark, Samuel Jacob, London 1896
SJ
Samuel Jacob,
London 1896 hallmark
S.J.R  mark, S J Rose & Son, Birmingham 1977 S.J.R  mark, S J Rose & Son, London 1953 S.J.R  mark, S J Rose & Son, London 1977
S.J.R. into a shield
S J Rose & Son,

Birmingham 1977 hallmark


London 1953 hallmark





London 1977 hallmark

S J S into three lozenges mark, S J Shrubsole, London 1964
S J S into three lozenges
S J Shrubsole ,
Museum Street, London and East 57th Street, New York, USA
London 1964 hallmark
SLd mark, William Suckling Ltd, Birmingham 1941 S. Ld into an oval mark, Suckling Limited, Birmingham 1933
S Ld or S.Ld into two conjoined circles
William Suckling Ltd
Albion Street & Vyse Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1941 hallmark



Birmingham 1933 hallmark
S over McL into a triangle mark, Samuel McLARDY & CO, Birmingham 1897
S over McL into a triangle
Samuel McLardy & CO ,
Manchester
Birmingham 1897 hallmark
SM&Co mark, Sampson Mordan & Co , London 1898 SM&Co mark, Sampson Mordan & Co , London 1918
SM&Co
Sampson Mordan & Co,
London 1898 hallmark





London 1918 hallmark

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO - HISTORY AND MARKS
SM over & Co mark, Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1900 SM over & Co mark, Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1900 SM over & Co mark, Sampson Mordan & Co, London 1904
SM over & Co
Sampson Mordan & Co,
London 1900 hallmark


London 1904 hallmark

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO - HISTORY AND MARKS
S M & Co into three circles mark, Sampson Mordan & Co , Chester 1913
S M & Co into three circles
Sampson Mordan & Co,
City Road Factory and Warwick Street-Regent Street and Belfast Chambers-Beak Street London showrooms
The firm was the heir of Sampson Mordan senior, the inventor and proprietor of the "propelling pencil" patent
Chester 1913 hallmark

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO - HISTORY AND MARKS
SMCo into a lozenge mark, Souvenir Manufacturing Co Ltd, Birmingham 1923
SMCo into a lozenge
Souvenir Manufacturing Co Ltd,
15 Vyse Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1923 hallmark
S.M.L  mark, Samuel M Levi , Birmingham 1930 S.M.L into an oval  mark, Samuel M Levi , Birmingham 1911 S.M.L  mark, Samuel M Levi , Chester 1914
S.M.L (possibly into an oval)
Samuel M Levi ,
Birmingham 1930 hallmark

Birmingham 1911 hallmark


Chester 1914 hallmark
SML Ltd mark, Samuel M Levi Ltd (possibly), Birmingham 1938
SML Ltd
Samuel M Levi Ltd (possibly),
Birmingham 1938 hallmark
SN mark, Samuel Neville, Dublin 1814
SN
Samuel Neville,
Dublin 1814 hallmark
SN without contour mark, Sebastian Notton, Birmingham 1896 SN without contour mark, Sebastian Notton, Birmingham 1896
SN without contour
Sebastian Notton,
Pipe importer, 32-38 Whitecross Street, London. See the section of "TOBACCONISTS, PIPE MAKERS, PIPE MOUNTERS" marks.
Birmingham 1896 hallmark
S 'n over c' mark, not identified , London 1979 import
S 'n over c'
not identified ,
London 1979 import hallmark
SP mark, Samuel Pemberton, Birmingham 1810
SP
Samuel Pemberton,
Birmingham 1810 hallmark
S.P into a rectangle mark, Susanna Peppin,London 1839 S.P into a rectangle mark, Susanna Peppin,London 1839
S.P into a rectangle
Susanna Peppin,
London 1839 hallmark
S over P O into a trefoil mark, S P Ora & Co -Stephanus Paul Ora-, Birmingham 1926
S over P O into a trefoil
S P Ora & Co -Stephanus Paul Ora-,
Market Hill, Cambridge
Birmingham 1926 hallmark
SR mark, Solomon Royes , London 1821
SR
Solomon Royes ,
London 1821 hallmark
S.R over C.B into a square mark, Samuel Roberts & Charles Belk - Roberts & Belk, Sheffield 1876
S.R over C.B into a square
Samuel Roberts & Charles Belk - Roberts & Belk,
Sheffield 1876 hallmark


ROBERTS & BELK history and information
SR over GC aside & Co mark, Samuel Roberts Jr, George Cadman & Co, Sheffield 1815
SR over GC aside & Co
Samuel Roberts Jr, George Cadman & Co,
entered 1786
Norfolk Street, Sheffield
Sheffield 1815 hallmark


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SR over IED into a square mark, Solomon Royes & John East Dix, London 1819
SR over IED into a square
Solomon Royes & John East Dix,
entered 1818
London 1819 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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