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
MAKER'S HISTORY
& MARK'S IMAGE
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
MAKER'S HISTORY
& MARK'S IMAGE
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
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STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SILVERPLATE MARKS | FIGURAL TRADE MARKS | ALPHABETIC SYMBOLS | DATING UK PATENT MARKS |
OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE | | ELKINGTON DATE LETTERS | WALKER & HALL DATE LETTERS | MAPPIN & WEBB DATE LETTERS | EPNS - EPBM |
CLICK ON THE RED NAME FOR MAKER'S MARK IMAGE
|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) unidentified
|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
| 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 & 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 asix 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 Wilson & Co - Sheffield
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 unidentified
|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 unidentified
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 unidentified
[A](M)[S] Silver & Fleming - London 1884-1898
['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,....
Pelton Bros. Silver Plate Co. hallmarkRogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT hallmark Mappin & Webb hallmarkWalker & Hall hallmark Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Herrmann factory silver plate mark
American Silver Plate marks English Electroplate silver marks Old Sheffied Plate marks Continental European silver plate marks
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS
London town marks Birmingham town marks Dublin town marks Edinburgh town marks glasgow town marks Sheffield town marks Exeter town marks
London Birmingham Dublin Edinburgh Glasgow Sheffield Chester
STERLING SILVER OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
MAKER'S MARKS
AA
AE
AF
AZ
BA
BZ
CA
CH
CK
CZ
DA
DZ
EA
EZ
FA
FZ
GA
GZ
HA
HG
HH
HZ
IA
IG
IH
IZ
JA
JC
JD
JH
JJ
JP
JQ
JS
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
MAKER'S MARKS
JT
JZ
KA
LZ
MA
MZ
NA
PA
PB
PZ
QA
RH
RK
RZ
SA
SG
SH
SZ
TA
TH
TI
TZ
UA
WB
WC
WF
WG
WL
WM
WS
WT
ZZ
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