Silver Makers' Marks - Sheffield Assay Office (S)



Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S & B 1947 Flatware
S & B Ltd 1962..1965 Dish, salver
Sydney & Co 1902..1918
(registered Nov 1900)
Flatware, fruit knife Powell Street, Birmingham; subsequently Summerhill Road, Birminmgham
S & Co 1967 Trophy cup
Sansom & Harwood 1829..1834
(registered Jun 1833)
Cruet stand, flatware Plate Workers, Norfolk Lane, Sheffield
Sanders & Hill 1907
(registered Nov 1907)
Butter knife Warstone Lane, Birmingham
Strickett & Loder (Colin Earnest Strickett & Robin Reginald Loder) 1979..1990 Knife handle Chancery Lane, London WC2

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Singleton & Priestman (William Singleton and Edmund Priestman) 1898
(registered May 1896)
Fruit knife & fork Pond Hill, Sheffield
Southern & Richardson 1914..1929
(registered Jun 1902)
Fork, pen knife Don Cutlery Works, Doncaster Street, Sheffield
James Smith & Son 1830
(registered Sep 1829)
Flatware Plate Workers, Coal Pit Lane, Sheffield
Stephenson & Sons 1905..1912 Salver, tea service St Ann's Square, Manchester
Steel & Sons Ltd 1894
(registered Dec 1894)
Spoon Royal Avenue, Belfast
Saunders & Shepherd Ltd 1902..1907
(registered Nov 1900)
Fruit knife Holborn Circus, London
Stower & Wragg Ltd 1934..1967
(registered Sep 1931)
Dish, napkin ring, salver, sauce boat, tea service Eyre Street, Sheffield


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Hammond, Creake & Co (Saint Arnaud Creake) 1899..1925
(registered Aug 1892)
Basket, knife rest, napkin ring, salver, spoon, tongs, tea service, trophy St Mary's Road, Sheffield
Sheffield Assay Office 1967..2001 Decanter label, imported tray, salt


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Sidney Beddall 1971..1972 Eggcup, spoon Goldsmith & silversmith, Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumberland
S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd 1899 Fruit knife, spoon Frederick Street & Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
(registered Sep 1910)
Samuel Biggin & Son (Samuel Biggin & Herbert Henry Biggin) 1891
(registered Jul 1888)
Ferrule Cambridge Street, Sheffield
Samuel Boyce (or Boaz) Landeck 1893..1901
(registered Feb 1894)
Imported items: box, spoon, tea caddy, vase Importer of foreign silver, Campden Square, London

Died 1907

Stone Brothers (Jewellers) Ltd 1960..1961 Dish, salver Market Street, Manchester
Slater Brothers 1896
(registered Dec 1894)
Spoon Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield


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S C 1931 Vase

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S C 1975..1991 Bowl, dish, ingot pendant, letter opener, napkin ring, salver, stirrup cup, vase
S C Younge & Co 1813..1831
(registered Jul 1811)
Candlestick, coaster, coffee pot, decanter label, mustard, salt, salver, teapot, tray Plate Workers, Union Street, Sheffield


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S D 1905 Napkin ring
Samuel Deakin & Co (Samuel Deakin, Alexander Kitchin, John Deakin, Thomas Baxter Smith) 1793..1795 Basket, teapot Plate workers, Holycroft, Sheffield
Stewart Dawson & Co Ltd 1907..1908
(registered Aug 1907)
Basket, candlestick, goblet, spoon Hatton Garden & Regent Street, London
Sharman Dermott Neill; Sharman D Neill Ltd (from 1907) 1920
(registered Aug 1898)
Fork Donegall Place, Belfast


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Se 1995 Fob medal


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Fenton Brothers (Samuel Fenton & Alfred John Fenton) 1889..1890
(registered Apr 1888)
Bowl, butter knife, dish, mug, salt, spoon, sugar bowl, tea service South Moor Works, Earl Street, Sheffield
Fenton Brothers (Samuel Fenton & William Staniforth) 1892..1896
(registered Nov 1891)


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S G 1973 Chalice
The Sheffield Goldsmiths Co Ltd 1925..1927 Spoon Fargate, Sheffield
Sussex Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd 1936 One of a set of teaspoons with all 6 British Assay Office marks - manufactured by Roberts & Belk, Sheffield Pavilion Buildings, Castle Square, Brighton, Sussex


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Samuel Harwood 1838..1849
(registered Mar 1835)
Fork, fruit knife, knife blade
S H 1995 Spoon
Sydney Hall & Co (probably) 1932..1939 Condiments set, dish, napkin ring, plate, sauce boat, tea service, toast rack Birmingham


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S I 1926..1940 Spoon, tea service


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Simon J Beer 1994..2008 Candlestick, cup, goblet, spoon Lewes, Sussex
S J L 1977 Ingot pendant
S J R 1999 Box


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S K 1960 Bowl
Samuel Kirby & Co (Samuel Kirkby, James Kirkby, Joseph Waterhouse, Joseph Eliott, John Hodgson) 1803..1806 Candlestick Plate workers, Backfield, Sheffield


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Susan Lowday 1983 Letter opener Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
Sileda Ltd 1985 Paperweight base Cefn-y-Bedd, Clwyd, Wales
William Suckling Ltd 1934..1935 Spoon, tray Albion Street & Vyse Street, Birmingham

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Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Silverware Manufacturers Ltd 1972 Dish Note: a very similar mark seen for London

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Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd 1905
(registered Oct 1905)
Pincushion City Road & Regent Street, London
(registered Nov 1905)
S M & W Co 1931 Knife handle
S M C 1979 Frame

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Stanley McLaren Lozell Hollington 1951..1953
(registered Oct 1946)
Spoon Alwoodley, Leeds, Yorkshire


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S o S 1977 Ingot pendant


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S P 1797 Knife Very similar to the mark of Samuel Pemberton of Birmingham
S P 1965 Knife handle
S P & Co 1964 Dish
S P Co 1922..1924 Teapot


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S R & C 1979 Goblet
Samuel Roberts & Co (probably) 1833..1846 Cruet & stand, dish, masonic badge, tea kettle & burner
Roberts & Belk (Samuel Roberts & Charles Belk) 1853..1878 Decanter label, flatware, jug, mug, salt, salver Furnival Works, Sheffield
(registered Jul 1867)

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Samuel Roberts, George Cadman & Co 1791..1824
(registered Jun 1786)
Caddy spoon, cruet, decanter label, teapot, toast rack


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith & Son Ltd from 1899

(registered Mar 1893)
Candlestick Jewellers, Strand, London

Also trading as Diamond Merchants Alliance, Piccadilly, London

S S 1943..1946 Flatware, napkin ring
S S 1966 Decanter label, knife handle
S S 1989..2007 Box, decanter label, goblet, letter opener, tastevin, tea service, tray
Saunders & Shepherd 1937 Coronation souvenir spoon
S S C 1964..1965 Spoon
William Hutton & Sons Ltd (1896..1939, 1997)
Sterling Silverware Ltd 1973..1979 Bowl, candlestick, goblet, ingot pendant, mug, napkin ring, sauce boat, spoon, tea service Arundel Street, Sheffield
S S P & C Co 1954 Spoon
S S V 1994 Imported box


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Samuell Tinker 1824
(registered Aug 1824)
Wine funnel Plate worker, Leeds
Smith, Tate & Co (George Smith, Robert Tate, William Nicholson & Ewin Hoult) 1810..1818
(registered Nov 1810)
Butter shell, candlestick, coaster, coffee pot, tongs Plate workers, Arundell Street, Sheffield
Smith, Tate & Co (Smith, Tate, Hoult & Tate) 1823..1826
(registered c1821)
S T H 1977 Skewer


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Sydney Wilkinson (probably) 1937..1938 Knife rest, lidded bowl, tea service
Samuel Walker & Co 1836..1837
(registered Aug 1836)
Candlestick, decanter label
S Wright & Co Ltd 1968 Knife handle Cutlers, Cambridge Street, Sheffield