Silver Makers' Marks - Birmingham Assay Office (C)



Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
C & A 1927 Napkin ring
C & A 1932 Mechanical book mark Note: the book mark has the same patent number as the well-known book-mark normally seen with Asprey's mark and dated several years later
Cocks & Bettridge 1802..1817
(registered Aug 1796 & Apr 1813)
Box, cheese scoop, decanter label, etui, flatware, vinaigrette
C & B 1890 Fob medal
Cohen & Charles 1895..1968 Box, bracelet, buckle, card case, cigar cutter, decanter label, dish, ink well, napkin ring, penknife, salt, spoon, thimble Albert Cohen & Charles Solomon trading as Cohen & Charles, Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London

A mark similar to the first one here used 1873 to 1878 by Collins & Cook (James Collins & Joseph Cook)

C & C 1921..1923 Fob medal Possibly Carrington & Co

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C & C Hodgetts 1912..1919 Menu holder, souvenir spoon

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Corfield & Co (Richard Corfield & Joseph Patrick) 1822
(registered May 1822)
Box Silversmiths, Livery Street, Birmingham
Carnelly & Co 1876..1887
(registered May 1867)
Box, brooch, flask, vesta

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C & Co 1895..1912 Fob medal
C & Co 1898..1900 Creamer, dish, sucrier
C & Co 1903 Brush, mirror, spoon, vesta

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Carrington & Co 1906..1926
(registered Jul 1906)
Pepperette, trophy cup Regent Street, London
C & Co 1910 Napkin ring
Collins & Co 1911..1914 Box, nutcrackers, spoon Art metal workers, Dryad Works, Thornton Lane, Leicester
Cashmore & Co 1915..1936 Fob medal, masonic jewel, souvenir spoon Warstone Lane, Birmingham
B M Cotton & Co 1919 Purse Albion Street, Birmingham
Collis & Co (registered Jul 1925) Cambridge Street, Birmingham
Collingwood & Co 1930..1933 Christening set (eggcup, napkin ring & spoon), condiments set, jug
C & D 1909 Fob medal

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Coles & Fryer 1901
(registered Feb 1901)
Vase St Paul's Square, Birmingham
Cropp & Farr 1900..1902 Spoon, vesta
Constantine & Floyd Ltd 1906 Fob medal, souvenir spoon Regent Place, Birmingham
Carwright & Hirons (George Carwright & Joseph Hirons) 1852
(registered Mar 1852)
Coaster Great Charles Street, Birmingham

Note: Culme lists these makers as Cartwright & Hirons

C & K 1931..1934 Cigarette case, salver

(Note: minor variations in spacing, &c seen in this company's marks)
Crisford & Norris Ltd 1896..1978
(registered Jan 1896)
Baby's rattle, bangle, bookmark, box, button hook, card case, compact, match box holder, napkin ring, pepperette, shoe horn, spoon, stamp case, torch, trophy cup Manufacturing jewellers, Vyse Street, Birmingham
C & P 1891 Brooch
The Cutlery & Plate Co Ltd 1936
(registered Feb 1933)
Capewell & Rainey 1936
(registered Mar 1937)
Spoon Spencer Street, Birmingham
Clark & Smith (John Edward Clark & Edward Smith) 1825
(registered Jan 1825)
Box, vinaigrette Easy Row & Cook Street, Birmingham
C & S 1884..1888 Watch case Possibly Chancellor & Sons, watch and clockmakers, Lower Sackville Street, Dublin (registered a similar mark c1886 at Chester Assay Office)
or Collingwood & Son, watch manufacturer and jewellers, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough (registered a similar mark 1896 at Chester Assay Office)
Clark & Sewell (James Clark & John Sewell) 1905..1929
(registered Aug 1899)
Ash tray, card case, cigar case, cigarette case, vase Legge Lane, Birmingham
(registered Apr 1927)
C & S 1914 Brooch Brooch also has a similar QMS mark:


Collingwood & Sons Ltd 1911..1951 Beaker, cigarette case, condiments, match book holder, mug, napkin ring, salver, sauce boat, tea service, toast rack Watchmakers & jewellers, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough; also Stockton, Darlington & Hartlepool
Robert James Chaplin & Sons 1898 Box Aldersgate Street, London
Cartwright & Woodward 1858..1866
(registered Sep 1859)
Claret jug, inkstand, table centrepiece
C & W Padgett (Charles William Padgett & Walter John Padgett) 1922 Cigarette case Manufacturing jewellers, Leamington Street, London W


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Country Artists 1991..2000 Animal model Evesham Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Formerly Richard Cooper & Co

Also seen with company's trade mark:

C A C 1900..1902 Box, frame, spoon
Faraday & Davey (Charles Arthur Faraday) 1895..1896 Bowl, condiments set Charles Adkins Faraday, Charles Arthur Faraday, Warren Faraday & Henry Rowe trading as Faraday & Davey, Hatton Garden, London


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

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C B (or O B) 1902 Cigarette holder
C B 1903..1906 Chamberstick, mug Possibly Charles Boyton (same as London mark for a similar date)
Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd 1899..1906 Ladle, spoon, tastevin, tongs Don Plate Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield & Holborn Viaduct, London

Charles Boyton & Son Ltd 1907..1930 Basket, box, candlestick, cigarette case, compact, frame, ladle, manicure set, mustard, sauce boat, tray Manufacturing silversmiths, Upper Charles Street, London EC

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C B & S 1957 Spoon

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C Bl 1977 Ingot pendant
C Brooks Ltd 1906..1907 Cigarette case, napkin clip, napkin ring, pepperette, pipe smoker's accessories, salt shaker, vesta Ely Place, London
C Bros Ltd 1988 Candlestick
Clifford Brothers 1922..1938 Cigarette case, condiments, mug, napkin ring, spoon
Cole Brothers 1927..1929 Box, brush Dressing case makers, Covent Garden, London WC
C Bs 1998 Match striker, menu holder
C B Thomas & Co 1910..1915
(registered Mar 1909)
Coaster, napkin ring Branston Street, Birmingham
C B Z 1998 Candlestick


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Colen Hewer Cheshire 1867..1910
(registered Oct 1865 & Dec 1907)
Box, buckle, card case, chatelaine clip, cup, decanter label, flask, fruit knife, judge's gavel, napkin ring, posy holder, purse, scissor case, sovereign case, vesta, vinaigrette, whistle Northampton Street, Birmingham
Charles Cooke (registered Nov 1894) Case maker, Thomas Street, The Butts, Coventry
C C 1914 Locket
C C A 1977 Ingot pendant
C C B 1952 Napkin ring
C C G Cave 1922..1924
(registered May 1921)
Knife handles
C C L 2010 Card case

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C C P 1999..2000 Spoon
Collingwood & Co (1930..1933)


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
C D 1900 Quaich
Charles Daniel Broughton 1896..1898
(registered 1881)
Watch chain & T-bar Gold & silver chain maker, St Paul's Square, Birmingham
C D H 2001 Pencil