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

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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MARKS: T& - TC
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T & Co mark, Tennent & Co, Glasgow 1893
T & Co
Tennent & Co (possibly)
Glasgow 1893 hallmark
T & C over Sn into a quatrefoil mark, Thomas Callow & Son, London 1922
T & C over Sn into a quatrefoil
Thomas Callow & Son
Founded in 1841 by Thomas Callow. By 1852 the firm became Thomas Callow & Son, changing to Oscar Callow in 1925
London 1922 hallmark
T& JB  mark,T & J Bragg Ltd , Birmingham 1902
T& JB
T & J Bragg Ltd ,
Birmingham 1902 hallmark
T& M  mark,Thomas & Marshall -Horace Thomas & Walter Marshall , Birmingham 1902
T&M
Thomas & Marshall -Horace Thomas & Walter Marshall,
Birmingham 1904 hallmark
T&P into an oval mark,Joseph) Taylor & John Perry, Birmingham 1833
T&P into an oval
Joseph Taylor & John Perry,
Birmingham 1833 hallmark
T&S mark, Turner & Simpson, Birmingham 1940 T&S mark, Turner & Simpson, London 1936 T&S into three conjoined circles mark, Turner & Simpson, Birmingham 1963
T & S into three conjoined circles
Turner & Simpson,
Birmingham 1940 hallmark



London 1936 hallmark




Birmingham 1963 hallmark
T & S mark, Chester 1932
T & S into three squares
E J Trevitt & Sons
Augusta Street, Birmingham
Chester 1903 hallmark
T.A.R. over F.J.R. over C.L.R. into a shield  mark, Reid & Sons -Thomas Arthur Reid, Francis James Langford & Christian Leopold Reid-, London London 1906
T.A.R. over F.J.R. over C.L.R. into a shield
Reid & Sons -Thomas Arthur Reid, Francis James Langford & Christian Leopold Reid-,
London 1906 hallmark
TB mark, Thomas Blake, London 1798
TB
Thomas Blake,
London 1798 hallmark
TB mark, Thomas Bishton, Birmingham 1907
TB
Thomas Bishton,
Birmingham 1907 hallmark
TB mark, Thomas Wilkes Barker, London 1822
TB into a rectangle
Thomas Wilkes Barker
,
Hatton Garden workshops-London
entered 1805
London 1822 hallmark
TB mark, Thomas Wilkes Barker, London 1806
T.B into a rectangle
Thomas Wilkes Barker,
Hatton Garden workshops-London
London 1806 hallmark
T.B mark, Thomas Byne (possibly), Exeter 1845
T.B
Thomas Byne (possibly)
Exeter 1845 hallmark
T.B into a shield mark, Thomas Bradbury &  Sons, London 1895 TB into a shield mark, Thomas Bradbury &  Sons, London 1891
T.B or TB into a shield
Thomas Bradbury & Sons,
London 1895 hallmark
London 1891 hallmark
courtesy www.acsilver.co.uk
The firm was established in Sheffield as cutlers in 1736. In mid 18th century it traded under the style of Matthew Fenton & Co. Later they became silversmiths and Sheffield platers and registered their mark at the opening of the Sheffield Assay Office. In 1795 the business was sold to Thomas Watson who was joined by Thomas Bradbury (I). The firm became Thomas Bradbury & Son (1831), Thomas Bradbury & Sons (1855), Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd (1905). Goodwill and dies acquired by Atkin Brother in 1943.
T.B over &S into a shield mark, Thomas Bradbury and Sons Ltd, Sheffield 1922
T.B over &S into a shield
Thomas Bradbury and Sons Ltd,
Sheffield 1922 hallmark
TB&S into a shield mark, Thomas Bradbury and Sons, Sheffield 1911
TB over &S into a shield
Thomas Bradbury and Sons,
Sheffield 1911 hallmark
TB over JH mark, Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Thomas Bradbury III & John S Henderson), London 1883
TB over JH into a shield
Thomas Bradbury & Sons
(Thomas Bradbury III & John S Henderson)
,
London 1883 hallmark
TB over WB over HH into a sexfoil contour mark, not identified, London 1901
TB over WB over HH into a sexfoil contour
not identified,
London 1901 hallmark
TC into a rectangle mark, Theodor Cohn for Asher & Co, London 1899 TC into a rectangle mark, Theodor Cohn for Asher & Co, London 1899
TC into a rectangle
Theodor Cohn for Asher & Co
13 Bedford Street, London,
London 1899 hallmark
T.C over J.W.C. into a shield mark, Cooper Brothers , Sheffield 1892
T.C over J.W.C. into a shield
Cooper Brothers ,
Sheffield 1892 hallmark
TCJ mark, Thomas Charles Jarvis, London 1975
TCJ
Thomas Charles Jarvis,
London 1975 hallmark
T.C over W.C into a square  mark, Thomas & William Chawner, London 1769
T.C over W.C into a square
Thomas & William Chawner ,
London 1769 hallmark
A predecessor silversmith of Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd, business still active in present days ... MORE....
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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