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

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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MARKS: TD - TG
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TD in script into a rectangle mark, Thomas Dealtry, London 1774
TD in script into a rectangle
Thomas Dealtry,
mark entered in 1765
London 1774 hallmark
TD into a rectangle mark, Thomas Daniel, London 1775 TD into an oval mark, Thomas Daniel, London 1784
TD into a rectangle or into an oval
Thomas Daniell,
London 1775 hallmark (entered 1775)
London 1784 hallmark (entered 1782)
TD mark, Thomas Dicks -possibly-, London 1826
TD
Thomas Dicks -possibly-,
London 1826 hallmark
TD in script into a rectangle mark, Thomas Ducrow, Birmingham 1913
TD in script into a rectangle
Thomas Ducrow,
22 Vittoria Street, Birmingham
entered 1904
Birmingham 1913 hallmark
TD into two squares mark, Thomas Ducrow, Birmingham 1901
TD into two squares
Thomas Ducrow,
22 Vittoria Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1901 hallmark
T.D mark, Thomas Dicks , London 1811
T.D
Thomas Dicks ,
London 1811 hallmark
T.D into an indented rectangle mark, Thomas Diller  , London 1848
T.D into an indented rectangle
Thomas Diller,
London 1848 hallmark
T.D & S into a rectangle with two appendages on the sides mark, Thomas Ducrow & Sons, Birmingham 1956
T.D & S into a rectangle with two appendages on the sides
Thomas Ducrow & Sons,
Birmingham 1956 hallmark
TE into a rectangle mark, Thomas Ellis, London c. 1780 TE into a rectangle mark, Thomas Ellis, London c. 1780
TE into a rectangle
Thomas Ellis ,
mark entered in 1780
London c. 1780 hallmark
T.E mark, Thomas Edwards, London 1837
T.E
Thomas Edwards,
London 1837 hallmark
T E over A into a trefoil mark, Thomas Edward Aitkin, Birmingham 1919
T E over A into a trefoil
Thomas Edward Aitkin,
40 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
Birmingham 1919 hallmark (entered 1908)
T.E.M into a oblong rectangle mark, Thomas Edward Mannox, Birmingham 1899 T.E.M into a oblong rectangle mark, Thomas Edward Mannox, Birmingham 1899
T.E.M into a oblong rectangle
Thomas Edward Mannox,
84 Worcester Street, Birmingham
Birmingham 1899 hallmark
TEN mark, Thomas Edward Nalty, London 1892
TEN
Thomas Edward Nalty,
a partner of Gourdel, Vales & Co. The business was established in Paris in 1827 and a branch was opened in London in 1857. In 1930 the firm was registered as a limited liability company under the style Gourdel, Vales & Co Ltd. The business was closed in 1939.
London 1892 hallmark
T.E over R.S into a square mark, Thomas Ellerton & Richard Sibley I, London 1804 T.E over R.S into a square mark, Thomas Ellerton & Richard Sibley I, London 1804 T.E over R.S into a square mark, Thomas Ellerton & Richard Sibley I, London 1804
T.E over R.S into a square
Thomas Ellerton & Richard Sibley I,
entered 1803
London 1804 hallmark
TF mark, Thomas Farnett (retailed by Law), Dublin 1825
TF
Thomas Farnett (retailed by Law),
Dublin 1825 hallmark
TF mark, Thomas Freeth, London 1804
TF
Thomas Freeth,
London 1804 hallmark
TF into a cut corners square mark, Theo Fennell, London 1988 TF into a hexagon mark, Theo Fennell, Sheffield 2001
TF into a cut corners square
TF into a hexagon
Theo Fennell,
Its original shop was founded in Fulham Road in 1982. In 1996 its flagship store was built in Chelsea, London. Many other shops were opened in London and throughout the world (Hong Kong, Dubai, Barhain, Dublin, Russia, Kazakhstan and the Caribbean)
London 1988 hallmark
Sheffield 2001 hallmark
T.F mark, Thomas Fattorini, Birmingham 1892
T.F
Thomas Fattorini,
The business was founded in Leeds by Antonio Fattorini. In 1831 he moved to Harrogate, Yorkshire. The firm changed its style to A. Fattorini & Sons opening a branch at Kirkgate, Bradford, Yorkshire. After the death of Antonio Fattorini the business was continued until 1859 by Maria Fattorini, Innocent Fattorini and John Fattorini. Afterwards the firm was managed by John and Edward Fattorini as Fattorini & Sons. The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1909 as Fattorini & Sons Ltd. The firm was bought by Thomas Fattorini Ltd in 1984 and is still active in Birmingham
Birmingham 1892 hallmark

FATTORINI & SONS - HISTORY AND MARKS
T.F mark, Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Birmingham 1970
T.F. into an oblong rectangle
Thomas Fattorini Ltd,
from 1938
Birmingham 1970 hallmark

FATTORINI & SONS - HISTORY AND MARKS
T.F. into a rectangle mark, not identified, Sheffield 1972
T.F. into a rectangle
not identified,
Sheffield 1972 hallmark
TF & Co  mark, not identified , London 1928
TF & Co
not identified ,
London 1928 hallmark
TG into a chamfered rectangle mark, Thomas Gibbard, London 1795
TG into a chamfered rectangle
Thomas Gibbard,
28 Clerkenwell Close
entered 1792
London 1795 hallmark
TG & Co into a shield mark, Thomas Goode & Company , Sheffield 1929
TG & Co into a shield
Thomas Goode & Company ,
Sheffield 1929 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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