Silver Makers' Marks - London Assay Office (R)



Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
A R 1685..1695 Porringer, teapot Possibly Alexander Roode - attribution by JacksonPickford, Ian, ed. - Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks of England, Scotland and Ireland,  Antique Collectors' Club, 1997
Roberts & Belk Ltd 1906..1983
(registered Mar 1906)
Commemorative spoons, grape scissors, teapot, wine funnel Furnival Works, Sheffield
Reichenberg & Co 1902
(registered Apr 1902)
Watch holder
Rowland & Co 1902
(registered Sep 1902)
Robinson & Co Ltd 1905..1922
(registered Jun 1905)
Flatware, mug, napkin ring, salver, sauce boat, trophy cup The Square, Shrewsbury
1936, 1963
(registered Mar 1911)
Robinson & Co (probably) 1936 Imported clock The Square, Shrewsbury
Roberts & Co 2011..2013 Cuff links, money clip, tie clip
Roberts & Dore Ltd 1919..1926, 1956..2000
(registered Feb 1914)
Candelabra, caster, coaster, cup, decanter, decanter label, dish, napkin ring, sauce boat Hatton Garden, London
Roberts & Dore Ltd (probably) 1974..1977 Commemorative items (jubilee plate, Churchill dish), decanter label
Richards & Knight 1962..1977 Caddy spoon, caster, decanter label, tastevin, tea strainer
R & O 2001..2002 Bookmark, candlestick, corkscrew Seen (2002) with a Mappin & Webb mark
R & P J 1972 Goblet
Rickard & Quilley 1913
(registered Apr 1906)
Chain bag Arthur William Rickard & David Quilley trading as Rickard & Quilley, manufacturing jewellers, Albermarle Street, Clerkenwell; later Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell
Ramsden & Roed

subsequently Ramsden & Roed Ltd

1929..1976 Ash tray, box, cigar cutter, cigarette case, compact; gold items: box, watch case Manufacturing goldsmiths, Warwick Street, London W1
Rotherham & Sons 1914
(registered May 1909)
Watch case Watch manufacturers, Spon Street, Coventry & Holborn Circus, London
Reid & Sons 1910..1937
(registered Jun 1909)
Butter shell, caddy spoon, caster, chalice & paten, condiments set, dish, goblet, ink well, mug, napkin ring, salt, salver, sauce boat, tazza, tea service, toast rack Blackett Street & Granger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reid & Sons Ltd 1938
Rosenzweig & Taitelbaum (Jacob Rosenzweig & Aaron Taitelbaum) 1911
(registered Jul 1909)
R & W Sorley (1911..1939)
R & T Washbourne Ltd (1910..1913)


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Andrew Raven 1795..1706
(registered Apr 1697)
Chocolate pot, mug
John Rand 1707
(registered Jan 1704)
Cup & cover
Robert Abercromby 1731..1738
(registered Oct 1731)
Salver Specialist salver maker
(registered Jun 1739)
R A 2002 Bowl
Robert Ashworth & Co Ltd 1922
(registered Nov 1908)
Harrogate souvenir spoon Cambridge Crescent, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Richard Andrew James Allison 2009
Robert Albin Cox (1758..1759)
R A C 1976 Goblet Seen attributed to a Danish silversmith, R A Christopherson
Robert Abercromby & George Hindmarsh 1730
(registered May 1731)
Salver Partnership lasted from May 1731 to October 1731
Rod Kelly 1997..2014 Beaker, caddy spoon, goblet, theatre award Web site
R A M 1924..1928 Fork, mustard, salver, trophy cup Possibly Raymond Alexander Miles, Great Queen Street, London WC2
Rosa Agnes Pearce 1931, 1965 Box, letter opener, spoon b1898, d1991; trained at the Central School of Arts & Crafts under H G Murphy
Hugh Arnett & Edward Pocock (1719)
Richard William Atkins & William Nathaniel Somersall 1827..1836
(registered Mar 1825)
Basket, bowl, coffee pot, creamer, mug, salver, teapot


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Richard Bayley 1723..1729
(registered Jul 1720)
Coffee pot, mug, salver
(registered Jun 1739)
Richard Burcombe 1731..1734
(registered Feb 1724)
Creamer, saucepan, tankard
Richard Bayley (probably) 1736..1738 Coffee pot, mug Noted as "Unregistered" by GrimwadeGrimwade, Arthur - London Goldsmiths, 1697-1837: Their Marks and Lives,  Faber & Faber, 1990. A similar mark with letters closer together and closer to edge of punch registered Aug 1734 by Richard Bell, smallworker
Richard Beale 1738
(registered Oct 1733)
(registered Jun 1739)
Robert Brown 1741
(registered Jun 1739)
Richard Binley c1760
(registered Dec 1760)
Decanter label, skewer

(image courtesy of Keith Saville)
R B 1762 Spoon Mark not shown by GrimwadeGrimwade, Arthur - London Goldsmiths, 1697-1837: Their Marks and Lives,  Faber & Faber, 1990. It may have been recorded in the lost 1739-1758 Smallworkers' Register or the 1758-1773 Largeworkers' Register.
Robert Barker 1793..1795
(registered Nov 1793)
Decanter label
Roger Biggs 1797..1801
(registered May 1791)
Box, vinaigrette Also registered marks as a gold worker 1822 & 1826
Richard Buckton 1806
(registered Mar 1806)
Nutmeg grater
Richard Macaire Ball 1888
(registered Jul 1854, Mar 1876 & Nov 1886)
Watch case Case maker, Sudely Street, City Road, London
Richard Britton 1816..1822
(registered Feb 1812)
(registered Mar 1827 & 1842)

Note: a variant with letters closer together also seen
Harrods Stores Ltd 1911..1917
(registered Sep 1911)
Bowl, box, goblet, napkin ring, salver, sauce boat, tea service, vanity jar top Knightsbridge, London SW

RB was Sir Richard Burbridge, who was chairman of Harrods (cf RWB mark)

Reginald Beale 1951..1953 Goblet
R B 1978..1981 Caddy spoon, menu holder
Rundell, Bridge & Rundell 1804..1805 Salver Note: this mark not registered as it appears with the marks of the individual makers (e.g. Digby Scott & Benjamin Smith, etc.)

Partners: Philip Rundell, John Bridge & Edmund Rundell; Edmund Rundell was Philip Rundell's nephew.

R B B 1969..1995 Book cover, frame
R B Wigfull & Son Ltd 1961..1969 Dish Jewellers, goldsmiths & silversmiths, North Hill Terrace, Plymouth, Devon


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

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R C 1633 Spoon
Robert Cooper 1684 Communion flagon
R C 1715 Cup
Robert Collier 1746
(registered Oct 1737)
Bowl Collier reistered an earlier mark without pellet Feb 1727

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Robert Albin Cox c1752 Box, coffee pot, mug, sauce boat, tankard Also a mark R·C (script) registered Jun 1759
(registered Jul 1752)
(registered Jul 1758)
R C 1759 Tankard A similar mark without the "bump" registered Jun 1759 by Robert Albin Cox
Richard Crossley 1782..1813
(registered Apr 1782; further marks registered up to 1812)
Fork, spoon Crossley died in 1815
Richard Cook 1799..1811
(registered Jun 1799)
Chamberstick, coffee pot, dish, egg cruet, inkwell, plate, salt, standish, tea service, tray, tureen
Randall Chatterton 1825..1845
(registered Oct 1825)
Robert Causer 1872
(registered Mar 1855)
Watch case Case maker, Jordan Well, Coventry
Robert Charles Culverwell 1902
(registered Apr 1901)
Purse mount
Robert Candelent 1912
(registered Apr 1911)
Caddy spoon
William Comyns & Sons Ltd (1922..1990)
R C 1971..1974 Spoon

(image courtesy of Ray Nimmo)
Ronald Cordon 1981..1990
(registered 1974)
Money clip, tastevin, thimble
R C 1989..1991 Flask, frame, match striker
R C 1998..1999 Caddy spoon, card case
Rudall Carte & Co Ltd 1960..1966 Flute Musical instrument maker, Denman Street, London W1
R C B 1982..1991 Box, clock Seen attributed to Ronald Cordon (see also RC mark above)

(image courtesy of John Child)
R c D 1977 Pendant
Richard Carter, Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp 1778..1779
(registered Dec 1778)
Covered dish, plate Partnership only lasted until Feb 1780 (see DS over RS for continuation of partnership)
Richard Crossley & George Smith IV 1806..1811
(registered Apr 1807)
Fork, spoon In partnership 1807 to 1812
Roy C King Ltd (Roy Cecil King) 1973..1978 Wrist watch Watford, Hertfordshire (factory); Mayfair, London (showroom)

Died 2000, aged 78

R C M 1969 Beaker
R Co 1978..1980 Bracelet
Rodney C Pettit 1974..1987 Caddy spoon, coffee pot, goblet, ladle, napkin ring, saucepan, spoon
R C P Ltd 1935..1950 Imported items: bottle opener, dish, spoon, tongs


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Richard Devonshire 1819
(registered Oct 1819)
Robert Death 1843..1849
(registered Oct 1840)
Cruet stand, mug, mustard A similar mark registered by Robert Downes Jul 1838
Robert Davies 1852
(registered Feb 1842)
Pipe mount Gold & silver pipe mounter

Other marks with proportionally larger letters registered 1853

Robert Dicker 1871
(registered Mar 1865)
Candlestick, creamer, pounce pot, spoon, toast rack
(registered Mar 1873)
(registered Jun 1886)
R D 2000 Bookmark, spoon
R D C 1978 Decanter label
R D C 1992 Box

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Rupert Donald East 1971..1983 Bowl, candlestick, pepperette
D & R Hennell (1759..1771)
R d Q 1998 Dish, pickle fork
R D S 1974..1979 Napkin ring, spirit measure
D R S M (1975)
Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp (1768..1774)