Silver Makers' Marks - Birmingham Assay Office (H)



Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Horton & Allday 1888..1933 Box, cigarette case, dressing set, frame, manicure set, matchbook holder, pepperette, scent bottle, tray, vesta Warstone Lane, Birmingham & Poland Street, London W
Hansford & Ainsworth 1996..2003 Box Also trading as Hansworth Enamels
John Hart & Co 1805..1806
(registered Jan 1806)
Caddy spoon, vinaigrette Church Street, Birmingham
H & Co 1900..1902 Fob medal A similar mark with sans-serif characters registered Oct 1900 by Harley & Co, pencil case manufacturers
Hands & Co 1900..1901
(registered Feb 1901)
Bowl, fob medal, vesta
Hamilton & Co 1902..1916 Coaster, cup holder, dish, teapot, vase Regent Street, London
Hayes & Co 1907..1911
(registered Jan 1908)
Card case, caster, compact, inkwell, jar top, knife rest, mustard, purse, salt, tea caddy, tea service, vesta
(registered Jul 1914)
H & Co 1909 Napkin ring
Howard & Co 1911
(registered Nov 1909)
Hamilton & Co
(of Calcutta)
1911..1912 Cup holder, dish, sucrier Eastcheap, London & Calcutta, Delhi & Simla
Hazelwood & Co 1921..1931
(registered Sep 1911)
Cigarette case, napkin ring, spoon
Haseley & Co 1926 Box, cigarette case
H & F 1850 Butter knife
Hall & Fitzgerald 1902..1913 Cheroot holder, cigarette holder & case, pipe mount "Merchants of tobacconists' fancy goods", Temple Street, Bristol
Hayes & Finch Ltd 1900..1913 Decanter label, ecclesiastical silver "Ecclesiastical candle manufacturers", Henrietta Street, London (1910); Vernon Street, London (1928); Bedford Street, London WC2 (1938); Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1 (1958)
Hastelow & Harlow 1832..1835
(registered Sep 1831)
Fruit knife
Hukin & Heath Ltd 1876..1882, 1923..1937
(registered Nov 1875)
Bowl, butter knife, caster, cigar lighter, claret jug, creamer, cruet, decanter, decanter label, dish, napkin ring, pepper grinder, salt, salver, sauce boat, spoon, toast rack, vanity jar top Great Charles Street, Birmingham
(registered Nov 1909)
(registered May 1938)
Harrison & Hipwood 1909..1935
(registered Feb 1904)
Bowl, desk calendar, spoon, tazza, trophy cup, vase Warstone Parade East, Birmingham
H & H 1976..1978 Ingot, pin dish
Hasset & Harper Ltd 1918..1925
(registered Jan 1919)
Box, cigarette case, condiment set, dressing set, frame, manicure set, match book cover, napkin ring, purse, spoon
(registered Jul 1932)
Hamilton & Inches 1929..1953 Badge, fob medal, inkwell, tray, trophy Princes Street, Edinburgh
1937, 1978
Handbury & Kimberley 1906
(registered Aug 1906)
Card case
H & M 1913 or 1938 Gold ring
Hollis & Newman 1901 Flask Tenby Street North, Birmingham
Hollman & Norton 1926..1936
(registered Apr 1921)
Cigarette case, napkin ring, pin tray, spoon, tea & coffee service, vase rim
Hirons & Plante 1863..1869
(registered Aug 1861)
Caster, condiments set, creamer, napkin ring
(registered Dec 1860)
Hands & Pearce 1901..1902
(registered Aug 1901)
Fob medal, vesta, watch chain T-bar
Haseler & Restall 1945..1973
(registered May 1946)
Beaker, box, condiments, egg cup, napkin ring, presentation trowel, spoon
H & R Marsh 1913..1931 Fob medal Bath, Somerset
Hawksford & Son 1898
(registered Jun 1896)
Cigar holder mount Pipe mounters
Henry Hyde & Sons 1901 Gold ring Jewellers, Warstone Terrace, Birmingham

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H & S 1901 Match striker A similar incuse mark without the lozenge registered Chester & London Assay Offices by Hart & Sons
H & S 1902 Vesta A similar mark registered London Assay Office, Mar 1900, by Huxley & Sidebotham
Hart & Sons 1902..1905 Jar lid, match striker, napkin ring Fancy goods warehousemen, Goswell Road, London

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Harrison & Sons 1910..1938 Beaker, bowl, fob medal, inkwell, spoon, sucrier, toast rack High Row, Darlington
Hilliard & Thomason 1850..1907 Ash tray, bosun's whistle, box, butter knife, card case, chatelaine clip, cigar case, decanter label, dish, fish eaters, flask, flatware, fruit knife, grape scissors, knife rest, matchbox holder, mug, napkin ring, nutmeg grater, salt, spectacles case, vesta, vinaigrette, watch stand John Hilliard & John Thomason trading as Hilliard & Thomason, Spencer Street, Birmingham
(registered Apr 1861)
(registered Jan 1847)
(registered Aug 1875)
H & T 1883..1889 Brooch, fob medal This mark noted in the Chester CompendiumRidgway, Maurice H. & Priestley, Philip T. - The Compendium of Chester Gold & Silver Marks 1570 to 1962,  Antique Collectors' Club, 2004 but noted as "Unidentified"
H & W 1892..1900 Brooch, dish
Hemming & Walton 1919..1924
(registered Feb 1919)
Box, cigarette case
Howard & Walsh Ltd 1924..1928 Fob medal Watchmakers & jewellers, Yorkshire Street & Middleton Road, Oldham, Lancs


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Henry Adcock 1810
(registered Apr 1808)
Hair comb Whittall Street, Birmingham
Henry Hyde Aston

H Aston Ltd (from c1909)

1862..1869, 1928
(registered Feb 1862)
Card case, cigar case, cup, gold ring, mustard, salt Regent Place, Birmingham

Successor to Aston & Son (see A&S)

Atkin Brothers 1890..1896 Bottle/jar top, flask, inkwell Truro Works, Matilda Street, Sheffield
Henry Allday & Son 1900..1913
(registered Jun 1883)
Watch chain & T-bar Chain manufacturers, Warstone Lane, Birmingham

(image courtesy of Ray Nimmo)
Henley Associated Jewellers 1997..2000 Thimble Bell Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
H A Lane 1919
(registered Jul 1919)
Cigarette case
H A Shelley & Co 1933..1938 Fob medal Medallists, High Holborn, London EC1
Harold Archer Underwood 1906..1907 Napkin ring, ring stand, spoon Brearley Street, Hockley, Birmingham
H A W 1909 Buckle, hat pin


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Henry Buckland 1863
(registered Mar 1863)
Watch case Case maker, Moat Street, Coventry; later Spon Street, Coventry
Henry Bourne 1875..1910
(registered Oct 1871 & Dec 1907)
Basket, bookmark, match striker, napkin ring, pepperette, salt, salver, sauce boat, spoon set, tea service, toast rack Ludgate Hill, Birmingham

Henry Bourne retired, probably about 1899, and the business was continued by his son Henry Hutton Bourne until c1910.

Hayes Brothers 1889..1892 Box, brush, buckle, butter shell, goblet, napkin ring, pen, pepperette, salt, scent bottle, spoon, sugar bowl, vesta Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
Herbert Bushell 1894..1909 Bracelet, cigarette case, fob medal, spoon, watch chain T-bar Northampton Street, Birmingham
Herbert Bushell & Son Ltd 1911..1963
Bladon & Co (Harry Bladon) 1899 Fob medal Masonic jewellers & goldsmiths, Clerkenwell Road, London
H Brown 1973..1976
(registered Oct 1955)
Decanter label, flask
Harold Bushell & Co Ltd 1903..1915 Box, frame, mustard, napkin ring, salt Tenby Street North, Birmingham
(registered Aug 1906)
H (B A) Ltd 1919..1922 Cigarette case, mustard Note a similar Sheffield mark
Harrison Brothers & Howson Ltd 2000..2012 Bookmark, condiments set, napkin ring, spoon The Chase, London SW4
H B Johnson & Co 1907..1913 Whisky noggin Silversmiths, Percival Street, Clerkenwell, London EC

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H Bros 1882..1889 Bracelet, brooch, card case, pin cushion, salt, vesta
H Bros 1885..1891 Box, salt, vesta
H Bros 1895 Preserve spoon
Harman Brothers 1918..1933, 1960..1973
(registered Sep 1918)
Ash tray, box, cigarette case, compact, decanter label, frame, napkin ring Spencer Street, Birmingham
(registered Apr 1932)
(registered Apr 1932)
H Bros 1942..1956 Napkin ring, spoon
H Bros 1994 Book cover
Haseler Brothers 1882..1898
(registered Nov 1883)
Butter shell, knife rest, napkin ring, pepperette Branston Street, Birmingham
H Brs 1883 Bracelet
H Brs 1884 Bracelet
H Brs 1910 Tongs
Hardy Brothers 1907..1965 Bowl, candlestick, card case, cigarette case, cigar lighter, compact, trophy cup, vanity items, vesta, watch stand Charterhouse Street & West Smithfield, London. Also in Sydney & Brisbane, Australia.
H Bs 1881 Sovereign case
Hirst Brothers & Co Ltd 1914 Purse Wholesale jewellers, Curzon Street, Oldham, Lancashire
Harrison Brothers & Howson Ltd 1962..1996 Candlestick. decanter label, flask, salt & pepper shakers, spoon, tastevin, tea strainer, toast rack The Chase, London SW4