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Silver Makers' Marks - Sheffield Assay Office (R)



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R&

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Roberts & Briggs (Samuel Roberts & William Briggs) 1861..1862
(registered Sep 1859)
Butter knife, mustard Furnival Works, Sheffield

Partnership dissolved Feb 1863

Roberts & Belk (Samuel Roberts & Charles Belk) 1864..1867
(registered Feb 1864, used until 1879)
Bowl, candelabrum, coffee pot, decanter label, dish, flatware, mug, mustard, napkin ring, salver, strainer, tea service, toast rack, tray Furnival Works, Sheffield
Roberts & Belk

Roberts & Belk Ltd (from 1901)

1893..1917
(registered Mar 1892)
1918..2006
Robinson & Co Ltd 1912..1933
(registered May 1905)
Ladle, sauce boat, spoon, toast rack The Square, Shrewsbury
R & Co 1931..1939 Spoon
Roberts & Dore Ltd 1913..1933, 1958, 1988..1990 Bowl, decanter label, knife handle, napkin ring, salver, spoon, trophy cup Hatton Garden, London
R & E 1926..1935 Fruit knife, spoon
Roberts & Hall 1850..1853
(registered Apr 1847)
Claret jug, coffee pot, salver, tea service Park, Sheffield
Roberts & Slater (Samuel Roberts & Joseph Slater) 1845..1847
(registered Sep 1845)
Box, ewer, fruit knife, ladle, tea service Furnival Street, Sheffield
1854..1865
Reid & Sons 1908..1937 Coffee pot, napkin ring, salver, spoon, tea service, toast rack Blackett Street & Granger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reid & Sons Ltd 1939
1993..1999
R & W Sorley (1926..1934)



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RA

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

(image courtesy of www.acsilver.co.uk)
R A L 1995..1996 Figurine, novelty condiments set



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RB

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Harrods Stores Ltd (Richard Burbridge) 1912..1916 Flask, mug, spoon & tongs set, tea infuser, teapot, toast rack Sir Richard Burbridge was Managing Director of Harrods (cf RWB mark)

Also seen with the "Aladdin's lamp" mark used by Roberts & Belk.

R Bond & Co 1934..1936 Napkin ring, spoon Kings Head Buildings, Darlington



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RC

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Carr's of Sheffield Ltd 1984..2008 Candlestick, clock, coaster, flask, frame, knife, quaich, tray Holbrook Avenue, Sheffield

Web site

2001..2002



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RD

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
R Drummond & Son 1904..1905
(registered Apr 1904)
Flatware Murray Place, Stirling



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RE

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
R E 1955..1966 Flatware
R E H 1924 Pepperette



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RF

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Ron Fairweather 1992..1998 Bookmark Wirksworth, Derbyshire
R F Mosley & Co (Robert Fead Mosley) 1894
(registered May 1890)
Coffee pot, condiments, cup holder, dish, flatware, napkin ring, salver, tazza, tea service, toast rack, trophy cup Portland Works, Randall Street, Sheffield
1895..1905
(registered Jun 1883 & Nov 1894)
1910..1931
(registered Jul 1907)
1935..1947



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RG

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Gainsford 1812
(registered 1808)
Salver Plate Worker, Eyre Street, Sheffield
Robert Gainsford (probably) 1818..1829 Decanter label, flatware, salver, teapot These marks not shown in the Sheffield Assay Office Register
1821
1823..1831
R G & S 1929..1936 Penknife, spoon



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RH

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
William Hutton & Sons (Robert Hutton) 1869..1874
(registered Dec 1866)
Decanter label, knife blade, marrow scoop, salt High Street, Sheffield
1875
(registered Jun 1875)
Richard Lawton Ltd (Richard Hugh Lawton) 1977..1990 Box



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RI

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Royal Irish Silver Co 1972..1979 Condiments set, decanter label, dish, goblet, salt (marked "Cartier"), salver, spoon, tea strainer Also seen with Dublin hallmarks on an imported ladle with a 1969 SAO (Sheffield Assay Office) sponsor's mark



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RJ

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Richard Jewesson 1800
(registered Jul 1800)
Spoon Plate Worker, Milk Street, Sheffield
R J 1977 Ingot pendant
Richard Jarvis 2012 Commemorative ruler Pall Mall, London SW1

Web site

Jay, Richard Attenborough Co Ltd (1909..1930)
R J C 1977 Ingot pendant



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RK

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Kippax & Co 1794
(registered Jun 1774)
Fruit fork Cutler, High Street, Sheffield



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RL

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
R Lindsay 1927..1929 Iona-style silver: butter knife, fork, spoon; souvenir spoon Oban, Scotland
Russells Ltd 1908
(registered Oct 1907)
Vase Watch makers, Church Street, Liverpool

(image courtesy of Ray Nimmo)
R L Heaton 1981
(registered 1974)
Thimble Buxton, Derbyshire



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RM

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Richard Morton & Co 1778..1790
(registered Feb 1781)
Caddy spoon, cruet stand, ink stand, salt, tongs, tray Plate workers, Brinsworth Orchard, Sheffield
1781..1809
(registered Feb 1781)
1773..1776
(registered Sep 1773)
R McD & Co 1933 Sauce boat
Martin, Hall & Co (Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall) 1863..1878
(registered Jun 1863)
Bowl, candlestick, cruet, flatware, goblet, grape scissors, mug, napkin ring, salver, sauce boat, tazza, tea & coffee service, tea caddy, toast rack, tray. Shrewsbury Works, Sheffield
1881..1911
(registered Feb 1880)



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RN

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Ramsden & Carr (Omar Ramsden & Alwyn Carr) (registered Jan 1899) Stamford Bridge Studios, Fulham Road, London, SW



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RP

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Pringle & Sons 1901..1918
(registered Oct 1892)
Flatware, fruit knife Clerkenwell Road, London EC1
1925..1936
R P 1964..1981 Flatware, knife handle, salver
R P C & Co 1943..1967 Ash tray, napkin ring, salver, tea strainer, toast rack



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RR

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Richard Richardson 1892..1937
(registered Oct 1884)
Creamer, entree dish, fruit knife, napkin ring, spoon, sugar bowl, vanity jar top Cornwall Works, Scotland Street, Sheffield
R R 1986 Thimble cup



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RS

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Scott (registered Oct 1897) Flatware Buchanan Street, Glasgow
Robert Stewart 1933
(registered Apr 1898)
Napkin ring, sauce boat, spoon & tongs set, tea service Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
R S A 1950 Ash tray
R & W Sorley (registered May 1897) Creamer, fish eaters William Sorley & William Steele trading as R & W Sorley, St Vincent Street & Renfield Street, Glasgow; also at Buchanan Street, Glasgow
1926..1934



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RT

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Trickett & Co 1792
(registered Jan 1786)
Knife Plate workers, Hull Foot, Sheffield

An earlier mark without the stop between R & T registered Sep 1773 by Robert Trickett




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RW

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
R W 1976..1977 Ingot pendant
Robert Welch 2006 Spoon Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Web Site

Harrods Ltd (Richard Woodman Burbridge) 1932..1938, 1973..1976 Bowl, coffee pot, flatware, tea service, toast rack Burbridge was chairman of Harrods (cf RB mark)
Jay's (Robert William Jay) (registered Oct 1905) King's Road, Brighton, Sussex

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