BRITISH ELECTROPLATE SILVER AND SILVER PLATE MARKS

ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF SHEFFIELD AND BIRMINGHAM MAKERS

WITH THE ADDITION OF OTHER BRITISH, SCOTTISH AND IRISH MAKERS
THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY SILVERPLATE MARKS
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BRITISH ELECTROPLATED SILVER - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKER'S MARKS: AA-AZ
Most of these electroplate and silverplate makers operated in the town of Sheffield from c. 1840 to c. 1940 (makers operating in other towns, e.g. Birmingham, are expressly indicated)
For an easier reference to the "Sheffield silver marks" you are searching for, and the silver plate marks identification, the alphabetical order in this page refers to hallmark's letters or to "figural" definition (NOT to firm's name: further details following the STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SILVERPLATE MARKS)
|A|B|C|D| : the letters ABCD are inside separated square outlines
| ABCD | : the letters are inside a unique rectangular outline
(A)(B)(C)(D) : the letters are inside separate circular or oval outlines
( ABCD ) : the letters are inside an unique outline (of various shape)
[ ABCD ] : the letters are inside a shield
hand, tower, crown, etc.: describes (when possible) a symbol present on the silver plate hallmark
gothic : the letters are in gothic style
date indicates approximate period of firm's activity
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF SILVERPLATE MARKS
AA/AZ    BA/BZ    CA/CZ    DA/DZ    EA/EZ    FA/FZ    GA/GZ    HA/HZ    IA/IZ    JA/JM    JN/KZ    LA/LZ    MA/OZ    PA/QZ    RA/RZ    SA/SZ    TA/UZ    VA/VZ    WA/ZZ   

SILVERPLATE MANUFACTURERS: MARKS' IMAGE & HISTORY
Aa/Az    Ba/Bd    Be/Bn    Bo/Bz    Ca/Cn    Co/Cz    Da/Dh    Di/Dz    Ea/Eo    Ep/Ez    Fa/Fh    Fi/Fz    Ga/Gn    Go/Gz    Ha/Hh    Hi/Hz    Ia/Jz    Ka/Kz    La/Lz    Ma/Maq    Mar/Mz    Na/Nz    Oa/Oz    Pa/Pg    Ph/Pz    Qa/Rz    Sa/Sh    Si/Sz    Ta/Uz    Va/Vz    Wa/Wh    Wi/Wz    Ya/Yz    Za/Zz    unk.#1    unk.#2    unk.#3    unk.#4   

|THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SILVERPLATE MARKS|    |UK FIGURAL TRADE MARKS|    |UK TRADE NAME DIRECTORY|    |ALPHABETIC SYMBOLS|    |SILVERPLATE PSEUDO HALLMARKS|    |DATING UK PATENT MARKS|    |OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE|    |ELKINGTON DATE LETTERS|    |WALKER & HALL DATE LETTERS|    |MAPPIN & WEBB DATE LETTERS|    |EPNS - EPBM|    |BRITANNIA METAL|   
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|ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF MARKS MAKER - PERIOD
A 'shoe' (figural) George Barnsley & Sons (Cornish Works) - Sheffield - 1860-1919
A 'pistol' (figural) Jonathan Crookes & Son - Sheffield - 1892-1919
(a)[symbol](1) William Page -Birmingham
|A&CO| inside a rectangle Asprey & CO
(A)(&)(CO)(S)[symbol] unidentified
[A][&][Co][Ltd](G) Arthur & Co Ltd - Glasgow - c.1905/1910 (possibly)
( A )(&)(D)| S | [Hourglass] Charles James Allen & Sidney Darwin 1879 c.
( A & D)(S) (Hourglass) Charles James Allen & Sidney Darwin 1893
[A&JZ] under a 'crown' inside a shield A&J Zimmerman - Birmingham
| A | (&)[L]('crown')| M | Arnold & Lewis - Manchester - 1875
(A)(&)[N](CS)(Ld.) Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd - London
|A&N.C.S.L| Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd - London
|symbol||A||&||O| 'gothic' Atkin & Oxley - Sheffield - possibly -
| A | |&|| S | Armstrong & Scott - Birmingham 1894
| A & | S | T. Aston & Son - Birmingham 1893
[A& over W] inside a shield unidentified
(A)(&)(W) inside three circles Atkins & Wigley - Birmingham (possibly)
|AA| George Butler & Co - Sheffield - 1872
( AB) inside a lozenge Albert Cowley Bloxham - London
( AB.) A.J. Beardshaw & Co. 1893
( A.B ) A.J. Beardshaw & Co. 1869
| A || B |['symbol'] |'fleur-de-lys'| ['blade'] gothic Alfred Browett - Browett, Ashberry & Co - Birmingham - 1897
| A || B |['symbol'] |'crown'| ['blade'] gothic Alfred Browett - Browett, Ashberry & Co - Birmingham - 1897
[ AB over &C°] gothic A.J. Beardshaw & Co. 1893
| A | B | & | C° | gothic A.J. Beardshaw & Co. (possibly)
|A||B|[&](Co)[S] A.J. Beardshaw & Co. 1879 c.
A.B & S without frame unidentified
A.BRIGHT & CO Atkinson BrothersSheffield
|A.B.S| Atkinson BrothersSheffield
| A | B | * | S | Atkin Brothers - from 1853
A between BROS and LTD inside an oval over EPNS.A1 Adie Brothers - Birmingham
| A || B || S | gothic [EP]['cannon'] Abram Brooksbank & Co - Sheffield
[A.C] into a shield Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co Ltd - London
|AC| into a square unidentified
AC & Co without frame unidentified
ACE 'ace of spades' unidentified
ACME gothic Henry Williamson - London
ACME over INDUSTRIA John Bedford & Sons (Lion Works) - Sheffield - 1865c.-1919
A D intertwined Austin & Dodson (Cambia Works) - Sheffield - 1835-1925
[AD intertwined over & Co] Austin & Dodson & Co (Cambia Works) - Sheffield - 1835-1925
ADMIRAL Larder & Burgess - Sheffield
A E F intertwined inside a lozenge Arthur E. Furniss
|A||E||F||&||S| inside five squares A. E. Furniss & Sons - Sheffield
A.E. FURNISS over SHEFFIELD Arthur E. Furniss - 1859
|A.E POSTON & Co Ltd| A E Poston & Co Ltd - Birmingham
(*A.E.W*) inside a six side polygon Arnold E Williams - Birmingham
[A.E.W & S] inside a shield Arnold E Williams - Birmingham
( A ) ( F ) ( & ) ( C° ) Alfred Field & Co 1889 - 1933
( A ) ( F ) ( & ) ( C° ) Alex Fraser & Co 1894 - 1900
|A|(F)|&||J|(T)|S| A.F. & J.Tofield - Sheffield - 1887-1900
[A]|F.BROS||LTD|(BP) Fenton Brothers - 1897-1910 c.
AFGHAN SILVER Frederick Whitehouse - Birmingham
AFRICAN SILVER (under a snake) Hills-Menke & Co - Birmingham
and/or Spittle & Heape - Birmingham & Sheffield
|A.GOODMAN &CO| over a trumpet Goodman, Gainsforth & Fairbairn - Sheffield c. 1800 (Old Sheffield Plate)
AGUILA Frederick Barnes & Co - Birmingham London &Sheffield - 1892
( A . H ) Martin Brothers & Co
|A||H||&||H||S|['bird'] Hukin & Heath - Birmingham
(A)(H)(symbol)(J)(H) Aaron Hatfield & Sons - Sheffield
(A over H.T) (into an upside down heart) Albert Henry Thompson - Sheffield - 1885
AITCHISON James Aitchison - Edinburgh
|A.J.B| inside a rectangle A.J. Bailey - Birmingham
( A over JR ) (inside a clover) Jehoiada Alsop Rhodes & Barber- Sheffield - 1878 - 1886
|AJZ| inside a rectangle A&J Zimmerman - Birmingham
|ALBA| |W.R&Co| inside two rectangles Wingfield, Rowbotham & Co - Sheffield
ALBION SILVER Lee & Wigfull - Sheffield
|ALD| inside an indented rectangle A.L. Davenport Ltd - Birmingham
(ALD) inside a circle A.L. Davenport Ltd - Birmingham
|ALEX CLARK Co Ld| over |WELBECH||MR| 'gothic' Alex Clark Co Ld
|ALEXANDER SCOTT| Alexander Scott - Glasgow
ALFRED over GREEN George Barnsley & Sons (Cornish Works) - Sheffield - 1860-1919
ALFRED LINDLEY over SHEFFIELD Alfred Lindley - 1883-1896 - Sheffield
ALL THE ROUND (inside a life belt) John Round & Son Ltd - 1880c.
ALPHA (under a crown) Harrison Brothers & Howson - 1898 c.
ALPHA over Viners (under a crown) Viners Sheffield - 1925-1974
ALPHROID Harrison Brothers & Howson
ALUMINIUM SILVER Daniel & Arter-Globe Nevada Silver - Birmingham
|A||M||&CO||M| unidentified (Manchester)
|A MANDARIN A| inside a rectangle a trade mark of Adolph Arbenz - Birmingham
AMERICAN SILVER ALLOY Perry & Company Ltd - Birmingham
|AMNORA||PLATE| [AS over B] into a shield Adolph Scott - Birmingham
[A](M)[S] Silver & Fleming - London 1884-1898
|A||N| |symbol||'crown'| unidentified
['anchor' and 'crossed flags'] inside a shield (figural) Army & Navy Cooperative Society - Westminster - 1892
[ANDP] inside a shield A.N.D Plate Ltd - Birmingham - c. 1948
'angel with a scythe' figural John Dyson - Leeds - 1892
ANGLE 'symbol' PLATE over W.H &S.E.P. William Hutton & Sons - Sheffield 1886-1893
(ANGORA)(E.P.C.A.) over MADE IN ENGLAND Angora Silver Plate Co Ltd - Sheffield
Angora Silver Plate Co Ltd in script
over MADE IN SHEFFIELD ENGLAND
Angora Silver Plate Co Ltd - Sheffield
APEX John Biggin & Co - Sheffield
(APEX over J.B) inside an oval John Biggin & Co - Sheffield - 1825-1919
[A.R.] inside a shield A. Round - Birmingham - c. 1910
ARCAS Cowper-Coles, Cowper Bickerton - London 1892
ARGENLINE Daniel & Arter-Globe Nevada Silver - Birmingham
ARGENTINA SILVER [J.G] inside a shield John Gilbert - Birmingham
ARGYLE PLATE John Sanderson & Son - Sheffield
ARGOSY SILVER Gilding & Silvering Co - Middlesex
ARGOSY SILVER Solomon Lewis Gorer - Middlesex
ARGUS Crookes Roberts & Co (Argus Works) - Sheffield - 1892-1919
ARISTOCRAT unidentified
(ARIZONA SILVER) inside a 'ribbon' W.S. Savage & Co - Sheffield
ARNOLD & LEWIS Arnold & Lewis - Manchester 1875 c.
A.ROSLING J.Beardshaw & Son (Baltic Works) - Sheffield - 1850c.-1919
|6 crossed ARROWS| inside square (figural) Creswick & Company - Sheffield - 1855 c.-1877
( ART ) inside a circle George Butler & Co - Sheffield 1848-1926
( ART ) + 'key' George Butler & Co - Sheffield 1872 - 1925
ARTHUR PRICE inside a circle Arthur Price - Sheffield
ARTHUR PRICE & CO LTD Arthur Price - Sheffield
ARTIFICERS GUILD Artificers Guild - London - 1901-1942
ARUNDEL & CO Colquhoun & Cadman - Sheffield - 1892-1919
|ARUNDEL PLATE| under | C.W.F || S| over | EPNS.A1 | C W Fletcher & Sons Ltd - 1915 - 1952
(A.S) [&](G.R)|S|(EP) Scott & Randle - Sheffield/Birmingham
|AS| |&||GR| Scott & Randle - Sheffield/Birmingham
|A.S| |&||G.R| Scott & Randle - Sheffield/Birmingham
ASCEND over WW THOS over STANIFORTH under 'two wings' William T. Staniforth, Ascend Works
|ASH||BER||RY| inside three rectangles Philip Ashberry & Sons out of business 1936
|ASHBERRY| inside a rectangles Philip Ashberry & Sons
ASPREY Asprey & Co Ltd - London
ASPREY over LONDON Asprey & Co Ltd - London
|A||T|[&Co]|'fleur de lys'| gothic Ainsworth, Taylor & Co - Birmingham - 1895
(ATKIN BROS) (NS) Atkin Brothers - 20th century
ATKINSON BROS 'IN MIND' SHEFFIELD Atkinson Brothers - Sheffield
[A.T.C] inside a shield A.T. Cannon Ltd - Birmingham
ATLAS besides 'Atlas' John Brown & Co (Atlas Works) - Sheffield - 1848-1892
ATTRACT under two 'magnets' Bromley, Fisher (& Turton) (Midland Works) - Sheffield - 1870c.-1919
AUSTRALIAN SILVER William Naylor & Co - Birmingham
A.W (inside a heart) Arthur Willis - 1897
[AW&JH] inside a shield unidentified
A.W.G Ltd unidentified
AX1 Ellis Newton - Birmingham
AZTEC over SARBON James Deakin & Sons - 1871 - 1898

E.P.N.S. (Electroplated Nickel Silver) and EPBM (Electroplated Britannia Metal) are the most common names attributed to silver plate items. But many other names are used for silver plate:
EPWM - Electroplate on White Metal, EPC - Electroplate on Copper, Argentium, Argentine Plate, Argentum, Ascetic, Austrian Silver, Brazilian Silver, Buxbridge, Electrum, Encore, Exquisite, Insignia Plate, Nevada Silver, Norwegian Silver, Pelican Silver, Potosi Silver, Silverite, Sonora Silver, Spur Silver, Stainless Nickel, Stainless Nickel Silver, Venetian Silver, W.M White Metal,....




WORLDWIDE DIRECTORY OF SILVERPLATE MANUFACTURERS: HISTORY & MARKS
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STERLING SILVER OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKER'S MARKS
AA/AE    AF/AZ    BA/BZ    CA/CH    CI/CZ    DA/DZ    EA/EZ    FA/FZ    GA/GZ    HA/HG    HH/HZ    IA/IG    IH/IZ    JA/JC    JD/JI    JJ/JP    JQ/JS    JT/JZ    KA/LZ    MA/MZ    NA/PA    PB/PZ    QA/RJ    RK/RZ    SA/SG    SH/SZ    TA/TH    TI/TZ    UA/WB    WC/WF    WG/WL    WM/WS    WT/ZZ   

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