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British and Irish silver Assay Office marks, 1544-1972

Frederick Bradbury

British and Irish silver Assay Office marks, 1544-1972

with notes on gold markings and marks on foreign imported silver andgold plate. Old Sheffield plate makers" marks, 1743-1860

by Frederick Bradbury

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Published by J.W. Northend Ltd in Sheffield .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Cover title: Guide to marks of origin on British and Irish Silver Plate from mid 16th century to the year 1972, and Old Sheffield Plate makers" marks, 1743-1860.

Statementcompiled by Frederick Bradbury.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19618285M

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TITLE: British and Irish Silver Assay Office Marks, Old Sheffield Plate Makers' Marks, PUBLISHER: Sheffield, England: J.W. Northend. DATE: CONDITION NOTES: VERY GOOD. Solid book with tight covers and moderate cover Seller Rating: % positive. A letter "F" in an oval cartouche was stamped alongside the regular hallmarks, the maker's mark being that of the British importing firm (sponsor's mark).

1544-1972 book in and new system was instituted in which each assay office stamped its own symbol as the import mark, this replaced the town mark. British & Irish silvermiths' makers marks indexed by Assay Office. Makers' Marks on British & Irish Silver. The aim of this web site is to provide an aid in the identification of British and Irish silversmiths from their makers' or sponsors' marks.

All graphics are taken from real hallmarks. The first assay office was closed down inonly to be re-opened by Act of Parliament in The assay office had a new symbol, of a St. George’s cross charged with five lions passant, however the office closed down again in The York Assay Office re-opened for a final time in Hallmarks on British & Irish Silver To date your silver from its hallmark first identify the assay office (e.g.

anchor for Birmingham, leopard's head for London, etc.). Then click on the appropriate link below to go to the tables of date letters. British silver hallmarks are 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 used by British and English silver hallmarking system are: Town mark, corresponding to the mark of the UK assay office that has verified the piece.

a widely illustrated guide to London silver assay marks, marks and hallmarks of British silver, including date letters chart, silver marking system and silver hallmarks guide of other towns as Birmingham, Sheffield, Dublin, Edinburgh, Chester, Glasgow: a widely illustrated directory of full sets of silver hallmarks of British makers with information on their location and history.

Most British and Irish silver carries a number of stamps indicating not just the standard or purity mark (typically the lion passant) but also the initials of the maker, a date letter and the place of assay. Since hallmarking began, the leopard’s head has been used in various forms to denote the London Assay Office.

This section on the Makers' Marks of Ireland is organized alphabetically by the first letter in the mark. This is an open ended project, new marks are continually added.

see also: Irish Provincial Makers' Marks and Irish Retailer Marks { note - Many British makers' marks, especially in the 18th & earlier 19th centuries, are nearly identical.

HOW TO READ ENGLISH / BRITISH STERLING SILVER MARKS THE UK SYSTEM OF HALLMARKS From the end of the 12th century the craft of silversmith has been regulated in conformity with Royal Ordinances and Acts of the Parliament.

In England the craft was regulated by the Guild of Goldsmiths at London and in Ireland by the Guild of Dublin. READING BRITISH SILVER HALLMARKS The vast majority of English, Scottish and Irish silver produced in the last years is stamped with either 4 or 5 symbols, known as hallmarks.

The prime purpose of these marks is to show that the metal of the item upon which they are stamped is. The assay office marks of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The two main assay offices in Scotland were based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The marks that were placed on silver assayed here followed the same rules as the English assay offices except for one notable difference; instead of a Lion Passant to indicate the standard they used a Thistle in Edinburgh and a Lion Rampant in Glasgow.

The Assay Office marks for gold would be in a Square shield with chamfered corners and in a blunt oval for silver. Import Marks from Following a ruling of the European Court of Justice the UK is required to accept national hallmarks of member states who provide an equivalent guarantee.

Get this from a library. British and Irish silver assay office marks,with notes on gold markings, and marks on foreign imported silver and gold plate; [and] Old Sheffield plate makers' marks.

[Frederick Bradbury]. 4. Hibernia. Originally this was a tax “for the encouragement of tillage”, but after when Irish silver was struck with the king’s head duty mark it became the mark signifying the Dublin Assay Office. The queen’s head. This was a duty mark. 18th Century Silver hallmarks.

Next is a much older set of antique Irish silver hallmarks. Buy Jackson's Hallmarks: English, Scottish, Irish Silver and Gold Marks from to the Present Day Reprint by Ian Pickford, Ian Pickford (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). Birmingham Assay Office was founded in to provide assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metal items (gold, silver, platinum and palladium) as required by the Hallmarking Act.

It has been a centre of expert opinion and independent assessment of. Antique Silver is a fascinating and intriguing hobby, and can give a wonderful insight into Irish social life through the centuries.

However, reading to hallmarks on a piece can seem daunting to the new collector. This is a short guide to understanding what the marks mean, and.

Antique English Irish Scottish Silver - Types Makers Marks Book Pages. British And - $ British And Irish Silver Assay Office Marks Book By Fred Bradbury 11 Ed. Guide To - $ Guide To Marks Of Origin On British And Irish Silver Plate - Bradbury's book of Hallmarks (a guide to marks of origin on British and Irish Silver, Gold and Platinum to old Sheffield Plate Makers' Marks by | 1 Jan Paperback.

British and Irish silver assay office marks,with notes on gold markings, and marks on foreign imported silver and gold plate [and] old Sheffield plate makers' marks, Sheffield, England: J.W. Northend, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Bradbury.

Dublin Hallmarks. The Dublin Assay Office was established in to assay and hallmark all gold and silver produced in Ireland. Originally the hallmark comprised a maker's mark and a fineness mark, the crowned harp, applied to sterling silver and 22 carat gold.

A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH British silver is famous for its quality and for the enigmatic series of markings it carries, known as hallmarks. THE ASSAY OFFICE MARK (Where it happened) The anchor mark shown is the Assay Office Mark for Birmingham.

It. Add tags for "British and Irish silver assay office marks,with notes on gold markings and marks on foreign imported silver and gold plate; old Sheffield plate makers' marks. You’ll find of these authenticating marks on most old English, Scottish and Irish silver and gold.

It is, in fact, the oldest form of consumer protection known in the world. Hallmarks are proof that the article has been independently tested and stamped. In the UK, these marks can only be applied by an Assay Office.

This section on the Maker's Marks of Dublin is organized alphabetically by the first letter in the mark. This is an open ended project, new marks are continually added.

see also: Irish Provincial Makers' Marks and Irish Retailer Marks {note - Many British makers' marks, especially in the 18th & earlier 19th centuries, are nearly identical. If a. Related Irish Pages at com: Dublin Date Letters & Makers' Marks.

Irish Retailer Marks Masters and Wardens of the Goldsmiths' Company of Dublin - Related British Pages at com: British Hallmarks Explained London Date Letters • - & Makers' Marks Birmingham Date Letters • - & Makers' Marks.

The point is, the marks I'm interested in are non-existent. Actually, the lack of duty marks isn't really a concern for London pieces of this date, but I don't understand why the maker's mark is absent.

The marks on the tops and bases are the pre lion passant. The bases also have duty marks and the letters B for London SA-SG: an illustrated directory listing British hallmarks and marks of England, Scotland and Ireland silver, maker mark, town mark, date letter, duty mark, An illustrated selection of English silvermiths marks of 18th, 19th, and 20th century: S & Bm into two lozenges and a circle, Smith & Bartlam, S & Co, Spurrier & Co, S & Co, Sydney & Co, S & Co, Skinner & Co, S & Co over Ld into a.

The Dublin Assay Office. The Dublin Assay Office was established in and has undergone many changes over the years. When it was first established the Dublin Assay Office hallmarked each 22 carat gold and silver piece using a stamp of a crowned harp.

In a date letter system was introduced and used in conjunction with the crowned harp stamp. British Assay Office Marks by Bradbury, Frederick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at As for Irish silver the use of the word sterling was quite common (not to be misunderstood with the mark in use in the North America).

In the attribution of the provincial hallmarks take care of very similar marks used in British colonies, mainly in India. Town mark, corresponding to the mark of the assay office that has verified the piece Lion passant guardant or Britannia or lion's head erased certifiying the silver's quality.

The "Britannia standard" (alloy contain84% of silver) was the obligatory standard for. The guardians of the Assay Office meet annually in July when, untilthe date letter was changed. The Hallmarking Act of brought the remaining 4 British Assay Offices (London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Edinburgh) into line with each other with the date letter now changing (from ) on 1 January each year.

Irish silver also contains the image of Hibernia. This mark was introduced inand is still in use today. The series of hallmarks described above are still in use in today. However, there are two silver hallmarks that have been discontinued: Beginning on 1 DecemberBritish law mandated that a duty mark be applied to silver pieces.

- British and Irish commemorative hallmarks - part 2: an article for Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. easy to follow guide for reading the hallmarks on British Silver.

Assay Office Marks (image source: [ ] Darrell Stowe. Get the best deals on Sheffield Silver Antiques Price Guides & Publications when you shop the largest online selection at Free shipping on many items Sheffield Silver Antiques Price Guides & Publications; Skip to page navigation.

British & Irish Silver Assay Office Marks Book by Fred Bradbury 11 Ed. $ Brand.Only London and Edinburgh Assay Offices now strike marks exclusively in the UK. As it now stands, the compulsory part of the UK hallmark consists of the sponsor or maker's mark, the assay office mark, and the standard of fineness (in this case silver, parts in ).

Description of the maker's marks and hallmarks on an antique Irish silver salver, made in Dublin in by Thomas Jones. See for a ful.