Silver Makers' Marks - Chester Assay Office (R)



Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Roberts & Belk 1935..1957
(registered Jul 1935)
Spoons, including multi-hallmark sets for jubilee (1935) & coronation (1953) Furnival Works, Sheffield
Revell & Co (registered c1887) Albert Charles Revell trading as Revell & Co, jewellers, Vyse Street, Birmingham
Robinson & Co (registered Jun 1904) The Square, Shrewsbury
Reichenberg & Co 1904..1906
(registered Dec 1900)
Watch holder Watch importers, Hatton Garden, London
Robinson & McKewan (William Robinson & Arthur George McKewan) (registered May 1881) Hockley Street, Birmingham
Rickard & Quilley (registered May 1906) Arthur William Rickard & David Quilley trading as Rickard & Quilley, manufacturing jewellers, Albermarle Street, Clerkenwell; later Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell

Chester Compendium has Richard & Quilley, but Culme and telephone directories show Rickard & Quilley

Reid & Sons (registered Aug 1894) Cigarette case, sauce boat Blackett Street & Granger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
(registered Feb 1914)
Rotherham & Sons (registered Mar 1912) Watch manufacturers, Spon Street, Coventry & Holborn Circus, London
Reynolds & Westwood (registered Aug 1901) Samuel John Reynolds & George Frederick Westwood trading as Reynolds & Westwood, silversmiths, Vyse Street, Birmingham
(registered Aug 1901)
R & W Sorley (1933..1936)


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Richard Adamson 1836 Watch case Case maker, Liverpool
R A Jones & Sons Ltd (registered May 1911) High Street, Southend on Sea, Essex
(registered Apr 1925)


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Harrods Stores Ltd (Richard Burbridge) 1911..1914
(registered Sep 1911)
Dressing table set, tea caddy Richard Burbridge was Managing Director of Harrods, Brompton Road, London
R Bond & Co (registered Sep 1935) Kings Head Buildings, Darlington
Ridley Brothers & Merton (registered Dec 1905) Vittoria Street & Frederick Street, Birmingham
Rolason Brothers 1900..1905
(registered Feb 1901)
Card case, cigarette case, napkin clip, napkin ring, vesta Manufacturing jewellers & silversmiths, Vyse St, Birmingham
(registered May 1903)
(registered Feb 1907)


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Causer 1863
(registered 1854)
Watch case Casemaker, Jordan Wells, Coventry
Robert Cawley 1911..1919
(registered May 1907)
Imported purse Watchmaker, The High Cross, Chester

Cawley registered a similar mark R.C in an oval punch, Aug 1907


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Robert Edgar Stone (registered Jul 1938) Garrick Street, London & Garelochhead, Scotland


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Richard Fennell 1899
(registered Oct 1899)
Watch case Watch manufacturer, Mount Street, Coventry


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Robert Gravenor 1889..1901
(registered c1886)
Watch case Spon Street, Craven Street & The Butts, Coventry

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R G 1906 Fob medal Mark not shown in Chester register
Richard George Merrick (probably) 1907 Gold watch case Watchmaker, Lever Street, Goswell Road, London

Merrick's mark illustrated in the Chester Register has stops between the letters; it was registered Jan 1903


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Rowland Hill 1888..1898
(registered c1888)
Watch case Rowland Hill trading as Thomas Hill & Co (after 1895)

Spon End, Coventry

Robert Harper (registered c1889) Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London
R H 1890..1891 Watch case Mark not shown in Chester register
R H 1891 Watch case Mark not shown in Chester register as a watch case maker; cf Robert Harper's mark above
Ridley Hayes 1887..1891
(registered c1886)
Watch case Icknield Street, Birmingham
(registered c1890)
R Hovenden & Sons Ltd 1907..1909
(registered Apr 1905)
Cigarette holder case, pipe mount General merchants & warehousemen, City Road, Finsbury, London
Robert Henry Jones (registered c1860) Case maker, Wynyatt Street, Clerkenwell, London
Richard Hedley Whittaker (registered Oct 1899) Wilton Road, London SW

Listed in Chester Compendium as Richard Healey Whittaker and in Culme as Richard Hedley Whittaker


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Jones 1792..1805 Decanter label, skewer, spoon Watchmaker, case maker, goldsmith & silversmith, Liverpool


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Jay, Richard Attenborough Co Ltd (1905..1940)
John Richard Davies (1912..1914)
Reuben Jordan 1911
(registered Feb 1910)
Pipe mount Hatfield Road, Bedford Park, London W; subsequently Brackley Road, Chiswick, London W4
Robert James Dick (registered Apr 1885) Jeweller, Hylton Street, Birmingham
Richard James Oliver (registered Jul 1882) Case maker, Clerkenwell, London
Robert John Pike 1889
(registered c1890)
Watch case Watch case manufacturer, Cromwell Street, Coventry
(registered Jan 1873)
(registered Jun 1880)
Roland James Taylor 1931
(registered Sep 1931)
Watch fob Northampton Street, Birmingham
Richard John Wakefield 1897..1906
(registered May 1897)
Brooch Tenby Street North, Birmingham


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Richard Kevitt Rotheram (registered c1855) Case maker, Spon Street, Coventry


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Robert Lowe 1829 Tongs Silversmith, Preston

An identical mark used by Richard Lucas of Liverpool

Richard Lucas 1836..1840 Watch case Case maker, Cheapside, Liverpool
Rudolf Lichtblan 1903
(registered Jun 1904)
Pipe mount Pipe manufacturer, Hanover Court, Milton Street, London EC
R L H (registered c1882) Name, address & registry date not shown in the Register. RLH could be Richard Loewe Henry, jeweller, Thavies Inn, London (similar London mark) or R L Hector, Miller Street, Glasgow (similar Glasgow mark).
Richard Llewelyn Benson Rathbone 1932
(registered Feb 1899)
Box "Designer & maker of artistic metalwork", Northumberland Terrace, Everton, Liverpool
Russells Ltd (registered c1922) Watch makers, Church Street, Liverpool


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Rodenic Manufacturing Co (registered Jun 1929) Warstone Lane, Birmingham; later Vyse Street, Birmingham
Martin, Hall & Co (Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall) 1908..1909
(registered Jul 1907)
Box, dish, salt Shrewsbury Works, Sheffield


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Richard Nevill 1922
(registered Mar 1917)
Cigarette case Walter A Nevill (proprietor), Vyse Street, Birmingham


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Thomas Robinson 1716 Spoon Goss Lane, Chester


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Robert Pringle & Sons 1898..1910
(registered c1887)
Basket, box, buckle, button, candlestick, caster, cigarette case, flask, ink well, mug, mustard, napkin ring, stamp holder, thimble Clerkenwell Road, London EC1
(registered c1894)
(registered Mar 1907)


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Richard Richardson II 1762 Chamberstick, marrow scoop, skewer, spoon Eastgate Street, Chester
Richard Richardson IV c1785 Spoon Eastgate Street, Chester
Richard Richardson (registered Jun 1905) Cornwall Works, Scotland Street, Sheffield
Ryf & Marchand Ltd 1930
(registered Sep 1930)
Imported watch case Watch importers, Hatton Garden, London EC1


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Ralph Samuel 1851..1858
(registered c1843)
Watch case Case maker, Wood Street, Liverpool

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Robert Stebbings (registered Nov 1911) Myddleton Street, London
R S Horne 1923
(registered Mar 1946)
Bowl Corporation Street, Manchester

Similar mark with serif letters registered Oct 1905

Stainsby & Coupland 1894
(registered Sep 1894)
Purse mount Richard Stainsby & William Coupland trading as Stainsby & Coupland, jewellers, silver purse lock and general mounters, Willmington Square, Clerkenwell, London EC
R & W Sorley (registered Oct 1908) Toast rack William Sorley & William Steele trading as R & W Sorley, St Vincent Street & Renfield Street, Glasgow; also at Buchanan Street, Glasgow
(registered Oct 1908)


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Richard Tarleton 1866
(registered May 1864)
Watch case Case maker, Ray Street, Liverpool


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Ralph Wakefield 1793..1799 Watch case Case maker, Dale Street, Liverpool
Ralph Walker 1800 Watch case Silversmith, Liverpool
Robert Waddington 1888
(registered c1887)
Watch case Case maker, Earlsdon, Coventry

(image courtesy of Winsor House Antiques)
R W Hewett & Co (Reginald Walter Hewett) (registered Jan 1883) Vyse Street, Birmingham
Jay's (Robert William Jay) 1927..1930
(registered Nov 1909)
Box, match book holder King's Road, Brighton, Sussex, Essex Road & Charlotte Street, London