Silver Makers' Marks - London Assay Office (B)

B& BA BB BC BD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BK BL BM BN BO BP BQ BR BS BT BU BV BW BX BY BZ

BJ

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Bertha Johnson 1913
(registered Mar 1909)
Spoon

(image courtesy of David Mercer)
M Jacobs & Co 1915..1921
(registered Jul 1895)
Stick handle Benjamin Jacobs trading as M Jacobs & Co, manufacturers of walking sticks and umbrellas, London EC

Marks with stop and in an oval punch with stop also registered

Bohemian Jewellery Ltd 1961..1966 Ashtray, buckle, decanter label Manufacturing jewellers, Seagrave Road, London SW6

In business since at least 1947 (at Tavistock Crescent W11). Name changed to Bohemian Ellison & Co Ltd c1972, but continued to use the same mark

B J P 1992 Pendant
B J S 1981 Commemorative plaque




BL

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Benjamin Laver 1781..1788
(registered Dec 1781)
Dish, mug, plate, skewer, tray
Brian Leslie Fuller 1978..1992 Bowl, box, caddy spoon, decanter label, goblet, napkin ring, thimble Items often seen with an impressed glis-glis (dormouse) trade mark

Clerkenwell, London (1975 to 1977); then Amersham, Berkshire

Marlow Brothers (1978..2005)
Brian Leslie Pattenden 1977 Caviar dish
B Ltd 1970 Napkin ring




BM

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
B M 1766 Caster Mark not shown by Grimwade
Benjamin Mountigue 1779..1791
(registered Oct 1773)
Coffee pot, spoon, teapot Also known as Benjamin Mordecai.

Also a mark without the pellet registered Aug 1770 (as Mordecai) and Apr 1771, 1772 & 1773 (as Mountigue):
B M

B M 1797? Creamer & sucrier Mark is similar to that of Barak Mewburn (see below), but this is probably an example of a "pseudo-hallmark" or even a forgery; i.e. not English, but made to look English.
Barak Mewburn 1827..1828
(registered Aug 1826)
Bowl, salver, spoon
1830..1833
(registered May 1830)
B Muller & Son (Berthold Muller) 1894..1911
(registered Oct 1897)
Bowl, box, cup, spoon Importer of German silver, Wardour Street, London

A similar mark registered by Barnett Myers Oct 1892

B M 1978..1979 Spoon
Barr, Moering & Co 1902..1904
(registered Feb 1903)
Imported items: box, carving set, spoon "Foreign agents"
B M & Co 1908, 1922..1932 Box, bowl, jar top, scent bottle
British Metallising Co Ltd 1928..1933 Ash tray, candlestick, clock, dressing table set, shaving brush Queen Victoria Street, London EC4
1936
B M E 1940 Ash tray
Brian Michael Gavigan 1995 Candle snuffer
Boaz Moses Landeck 1908
(registered Feb 1907)
Imported silver (menu holder) "Importer of foreign plate", Campden Square, London

Succeeded Samuel Boyce (Boaz) Landeck (see SBL mark); died 1916


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Marlow Brothers 1978..2005 Brandy warmer, chamberstick, coaster, dish, statuette
B M N 1993 Imported box
British Museum [Products?] 1979 Bracelet, pendant necklace

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Barry M Witmond 1975 Box, candlestick Web site

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1995..2003




BN

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Bowles Nash 1721..1723
(registered Jun 1721)
Coffee pot, tea pot
Benjamin Norton 1821
(registered Apr 1820)
Watch case Case maker, Banner Street, St Luke's
1825..1840
(registered Jul 1824)
B N 1988 Decanter label
Benjamin Norton & Joseph Norton 1842
(registered Oct 1841)
Watch case Case makers, Banner Square, St Luke's, London




BO

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
B O B 1977 Ingot pendant
Burns, Oats & Washbourne Ltd 1925..1966 Ecclesiastical items (chalice, pyx box, paten), menu holder, spoon Church Furnishers & Publishers, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester & London
Benjamin Godfrey (1739)




BP

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Benjamin Prosser (probably) 1668 Spoon Jackson attributes this mark as "Benjamin Prosser(?)"
Benjamin Preston 1828..1845
(registered Sep 1825)
Coffee pot, dish, salver, tea pot
Benjamin Phillips 1896..1900
(registered Jan 1896)
Imported items: box, dish, pepperette Foreign dealer
B P Co 1966..1978 Caster, claret jug, coaster, salver, tastevin
B P L L C 1930..1931 Dish, salver