MAPPIN & WEBB

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STERLING SILVER HALLMARKS
M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, London 1893 M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, London 1893 M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, London 1893
London 1893 John Newton Mappin hallmark
M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, London 18905 M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, London 1996
London 1905 hallmark London 1996 hallmark
M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1900 M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1936
Sheffield 1900 hallmark Sheffield 1936 hallmark


M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1953 M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1977
Sheffield 1953 and
"Queen Elizabeth II Coronation" hallmark
Sheffield 1977 and
"Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee" hallmark
M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1993 M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1993
Sheffield 1993 hallmark
M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, Birmingham 1922 M&W mark, Mappin & Webb, Birmingham 1937
Birmingham 1922 hallmark Birmingham 1937 hallmark


Mappin & Webb sterling silver marks were registered in Birmingham, London and Sheffield Assay Offices



DATE LETTERS:
     
WALKER & HALL      ELKINGTON      MAPPIN & WEBB     THOMAS BRADBURY & SONS



SILVER PLATE MARKS





MAPPIN & WEBB HISTORY

The origins of the company date back to 1810 (founder Joseph Mappin Sr, 1766-1841) and later as Joseph Mappin & Son. In 1828 Joseph Jr (1794-1841) left his father, entered in partnership with George Arundel (Arundel & Mappin) and continued the activity as Joseph Mappin after the retirement of Arundel (1835). In the same year (1835) was registered the corporate trade mark (a "sun"). At the death of Joseph Mappin Jr. (1841) his elder son Frederick Thorpe Mappin was left as nominal head of both the firm and his three younger brothers: Edward (1826-1875), Joseph Charles (1828-1901), and John Newton (1835-1913). Despite his young age, Frederick proved to be an excellent businessman leading the company with success, initially as Joseph Mappin & Brothers and from 1852 as Mappin Brothers. In 1851 the production was transferred to the new Queens Plate & Cutlery Works, the company participated with its full production to the London Great Exhibition and showrooms were opened in London. In 1857, the youngest brother, John Newton Mappin, became a partner. However, in 1859 Mappin Brothers was dissolved. Edward and Joseph Charles purchased the business and the rights to the name "Mappin Bros" and Frederick retired. John Newton founded the new company Mappin & Co, later renamed Mappin, Webb & Co and in 1868 Mappin & Webb & Co. Edward and Joseph Charles tried to forbid to John Newton the use of the name "Mappin". They lost their lawsuit but the dispute about the rights to the name continued until the 1890s. Mappin & Webb was active in The Royal Cutlery Works (Eyre Street and later Norfolk Street) with London showrooms at Oxford Street and Corn Hill. Joseph Charles retired from Mappin Brothers in 1873, Edward died in 1875 and in 1890 the business was sold to Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. In 1898 Mappin & Webb became a limited liability company under to total control of John Newton Mappin and his sons, Walter John (1868-1943), Herbert Joseph (1872-1946), and Stanley Arthur (1873-1924). In 1902 Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co sold Mappin Brother to J.N. Mappin who merged the two companies under the name Mappin & Webb (Mappin Bros incorporated) closing the family feud after more than 40 years. At the death of J.N.Mappin (1913) his son Walter John became chairman of Mappin & Webb Ltd succeeded by Charles Eves (1923), Herbert Joseph Mappin (1933-1946) and J. N. Mappin Fraser (until 1959). In 1963, Mappin & Webb merged with Elkington and Walker & Hall to form British Silverware Ltd. The merger was unsuccessful and in 1971 Mappin & Webb factory in Sheffield was closed. Mappin & Webb name survived as a brand of luxury jewellery and silverware. The assets were bought eventually by the Icelandic conglomerate Baugur. When that company declared bankruptcy in 2010, the Mappin & Webb brand passed to Aurum Holdings.
Other trademarks were EMBASSY PLATE, IXION SILVER, MAPPIN PLATE, TRUSTWORTHY


MAPPIN & WEBB ANCIENT ADVERTISEMENTS


CHRONOLOGY MAPPIN BROTHERS
Joseph Mappin 1810-c.1841
Joseph Mappin & Co c.1841-1846 (amalgamated with William Sansom & Co in 1846)
Mappin Brothers 1846-1902/1903 (amalgamated with Mappin & Webb Ltd in 1902/1903)


CHRONOLOGY MAPPIN & WEBB
Mappin & Co 1859-1863
Mappin & Webb 1863-1898 (purchased Stephen Smith & Son, 1886)
Mappin & Webb Ltd 1898-1906 (absorbed Mappin Brothers 1902/1903)
Mappin & Webb (1908) Ltd - 1908-1913
Mappin & Webb Ltd 1913-present

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BRITISH SILVER MAKERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Adie & Lovekin markAdie & Lovekin John Charle Angell & George Angell markAngell Family Asprey & Co markAsprey & Co Atkin Brothers markAtkin Brothers Barker Brothers markBarker Brothers E. Barnard & Sons markE.Barnard & Sons Hester Bateman markBateman Family Maurice Baum markM. Baum Gerald Benney markG. Benney Barnabus Blackburn markB.Blackburn Boardman, Glossop & Co Ltd markBoardman,Glossop & Co Matthew Boulton markM.Boulton Charles Boyton & Son markC.Boyton & Son Thomas Bradbury & Sons markT.Bradbury & Sons Alfred Browett trade markA.Browett Chawner & Co markChawner & Co Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co markA.Clark Manufacturing Co G.R. Collis & Co markG.R.Collis & Co Augustin Courtauld markCourtauld Family Daniel & Arter markDaniel & Arter go to James Deakin & Sons pageJ.Deakin & Sons Stuart Devlin markS.Devlin Deykin & Sons markDeykin & Sons James Dixon & Sons markJ.Dixon & Sons Dobson & Sons markDobson & Sons William Eley I and William Fearn markEley family Elkington hallmarkElkington & Co John Emes markEmes family Fattorini & Sons markFattorini & Sons Charles Thomas Fox and George Fox markFox family Garrard & Co Ltd markGarrard & Co Samuel Godbehere markS.Godbehere Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co markGoldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Henry Griffith  & Sons markH.Griffith & Sons John Grinsell & Sons markJ.Grinsell & Sons Hamilton & Inches markHamilton & Inches Hancock & Co markC.F.Hancock Harrison Brothers & Howson markHarrison Br. & Howson Hawksworth, Eyre & Co Ltd markHawksworth Eyre & Co Hayne & Cater markHayne & Cater Hennell family markHennell family Holland Aldwinckle & Slater markHolland Aldwinckle & Slater Horton & Allday markHorton & Allday Hukin & Heath Ltd markHukin & Heath William Hutton & Sons Ltd markW.Hutton & Sons George Jamieson markG.Jamieson Lambert & Co trade markLambert & Co Paul De Lamerie markP.deLamerie Latham & Morton markLatham & Morton Levi & Salaman markLevi & Salaman Lister & Sons markLister & Sons Charles Maas markC.Maas & Co Mappin & Webb markMappin & Webb Martin Hall & Co markMartin Hall & Co R.F. Mosley markR.F.Mosley Henry George Murphy markH.G.Murphy Pairpoint Brothers markPairpoint Brothers H.H. Plante markH.H.Plante Thomas Prime & Son markT.Prime & Son Robert Pringle & Sons markR.Pringle & Sons Omar Ramsden markO. Ramsden Reid & Sons markReid & Sons Richards & Brown markRichards & Brown Roberts & Belk markRoberts & Belk John Round & Son Ltd markJ.Round & Son Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd markSampson Mordan & Co Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd  Ltd markA.B.Savory & Sons Sibray, Hall & Co markSibray, Hall & Co W & G Sissons markW & G Sissons Smily family markSmily Family Spurrier trade markSpurrier Paul Storr markP.Storr Tessiers Ltd trade markTessiers Ltd F.B. Thomas & Co markF.B.Thomas & Co George Unite & Sons markG.Unite & Sons C.J. Vander Ltd markC.J.Vander Wakely & Wheeler markWakely & Wheeler Walker & Hall markWalker & Hall D & J Wellby Ltd markD&J Wellby Ltd West & Son markWest & Son Henry Wilkison & Co markH.Wilkinson & Co Josiah Williams & Co markJ.Williams & Co Horace Woodward & Co Ltd markH.Woodward & Co
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