Silver Makers' Marks - Edinburgh Assay Office (R)



Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Roberts & Belk 1935..1957 Decanter label, mug, quaich, spoons (including multi-hallmark sets for jubilee (1935) & coronation (1952)), tray Furnival Works, Sheffield
R & D 1809..1810 Spoon, tongs Listed as "unidentified" by Edinburgh Goldsmiths Incorporation
Robert & Henry Bruce Kirkwood 1882..1900 Buckle, cup, napkin ring, quaich
R & R Keay 1828..1837 Flatware Perth

Partnership lasted from 1825 to c1839

(image courtesy of David Mercer)
Rettie & Son 1832..1850 Flatware, tea service Aberdeen

May be seen with an Aberdeen mark also:

Rotherham & Sons 1927
(registered Aug 1926)
Imported watch case Watch manufacturers, Spon Street, Coventry & Holborn Circus, London
Robb & Whittet 1837..1853 Decanter label, flatware, mug, tea service
R & W Sorley (registered c1909) William Sorley & William Steele trading as R & W Sorley, St Vincent Street & Renfield Street, Glasgow; also at Buchanan Street, Glasgow
(registered c1905)


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Allison

Robert Allison & Son (from 1954)

(registered Mar 1954)
Clan badge, dirk mount, spoon Robert Allison & James Allison, trading as Robert Allison & Son. Ceased trading 1982.
(registered Mar 1954)

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Robert Alexander Harvey Fothergill 1985
(registered Apr 1981)
Box Callander, Scotland

Registration lapsed 1991

D C Rait & Son 1869 Tea service Glasgow

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R A S Cowper 1975..1980
(registered Jan 1959)
Caddy spoon, ladle, pendant Robert Andrew Scott Cowper, listed in telephone directories as a dental surgeon, Wallsend-on-Tyne, Northumberland


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Clark 1769..1774 Salver, spoon

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Robert Chisholm 1834 Ladle
William Comyns & Sons Ltd (Richard Comyns) (registered Dec 1988) Manufacturing silversmiths, London SE16

Registration lapsed 1998

Carr's of Sheffield Ltd 2002 Book mark, flask, frame, money clip, napkin ring, quaich Holbrook Avenue, Sheffield

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R C S 1857 Spoon


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Robert Dickson III (probably) 1789 Spoon Perth

The illustrated mark is overstamped on an Edinburgh silversmith's mark

R D 1850..1851 Ladle, spoon
Mithril Jewellery (Russell Dougal Caldwell) 1994..2004
(registered Aug 1985)
Brooch, spoon Manufacturing jeweller, Battlefield Road, Glasgow


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Rosa Edith Morley 1965
(registered Dec 1948)
Candle holder
Robert Edgar Stone 1972
(registered Oct 1938)
Spoon Garrick Street, London & Garelochhead, Scotland


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Robert Fraser c1820 Decanter label Working c1809 to c1844
Rita Ferguson 1984
(registered Feb 1934)
Spoon Rita Ferguson died in 1987


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Robert Gordon 1746..1755
(registered 1741)

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Robert Gray c1785 Flatware Glasgow
Robert Greig (possibly) 1837..1852 Flatware, teapot Perth
R G 1848..1859 Coffee pot, spoon, teapot
Robert Gray & Son 1807..1847 Box, cup, flatware
Robert G Lawrie Ltd (registered Mar 1964 after Glasgow Assay Office closure; lapsed 1986) Bagpipe makers & Highland ornament manufacturers, Glasgow


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Richard Haxton 1816..1822 Box
Richard Lawton Ltd (Richard Hugh Lawton) (registered Mar 1979)


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RIX 2000 Tumbler cup


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R J 1840 Fork "RJ" mark registered by Richard Jack (working dates 1812-1845) but he is known for "mostly medals and brooches" and his mark is not illustrated by the Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths
Richard Jarvis 2000
(registered Oct 1989)
Goblet Pall Mall, London SW1
Robert John Bett 1989
(registered Oct 1989)
Brooch Silversmith & jeweller, Kilmartin by Lochgilphead & Grimsby, Lincolnshire

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R J N 1894 Fob medal An identical mark registered by Robert James Napier, Oct 1939

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Robert James Napier 1951
(registered Dec 1947)
Napkin ring Manufacturing silversmith, Thistle Street, Edinburgh


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Keay I 1802..1808 Spoon Perth
R K 1815..1821 Flatware Possibly either Robert Kerr or Robert Keay I
Robert Keay II 1839..1853 Flatware, salver Perth


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
R L Christie (Robert Livingstone Christie) 1857..1881, 1922 Fob medal, napkin ring, spoon Last mark not listed by Edinburgh Goldsmiths Incorporation but is almost certainly R L Christie

R L Christie listed in 1909-1984 telephone directories as a watchmaker, Bank Street, Edinburgh

Shop closed 2007 [ref: Edinburgh Goldsmiths Incorporation]


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1989 Lemon squeezer


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Rachel Louise Mackie 1978
(registered Aug 1978)
Napkin ring Jeweller, North Berwick, East Lothian

Registration lapsed 1988

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Robert Mathieson 1981
(registered Sep 1981)
Spoon Registration lapsed 1991

Livingston, Scotland

Consignia PLC (Royal Mail) 2002..2003
(registered Jun 2002)
Stamp box, stamp case Registration lapsed 2012
Robert McGregor 1843
(registered 1825)
Medallion Perth

McGregor died in 1848 but the business was continued by his widow Magdelen McGregor using the same mark until her death in 1865 and then by their son Albert McGregor until 1868


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Robert Naughten 1820..1842 Flatware Inverness


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Robert Hendry Goodenough Ogilvie 1998
(registered Jan 1974)
Dirk mount Dundee

Registration lapsed 2006


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Mulfa Products (Ronald Barrington Price) 1977..1978 Box Polegate, Sussex
Robert Paton Marshall 1847..1848
(registered 1826)
Spoon, tongs Died 1857


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Robert Swan (probably) 1790 Spoon, wine funnel In partnership with James Hewit 1786-1789 (see H&S mark); left Scotland 1794

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Robert Scott (probably) 1812..1813 Ladle Greenock

Mentioned in Edinburgh records 1812-1825. An identical mark noted with Glasgow hallmarking after the 1819 reopening of the Glasgow Assay Office

Robert Smeaton 1813..1820 Fork, spoon Leith

Mark seen with J&WM (1816,1817,1819,1820)

R S 1870..1871 Spoon Note: 1870 & 1871 spoons seen in a box marked "R Stewart"
Robert Sawers (possibly) c1890 Medal
Robert Sawers

Robert Sawers Ltd

1904, 1934..1938 Bowl, fob medal, quaich, sauce boat Shandwick Place, Edinburgh
Robert Sawers (possibly) 1911 Trophy
R S 1965 Box
Tain Silver 1991
(registered Jun 1982)
Brooch Rita & Douglas Scott trading as Tain Silver
R S K 1998 Button


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R T 1809..1813 Spoon
R T 1810..1834 Flatware

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R T 1816 Ladle
R T 2000 Box
R T 2004 Button polishing guard


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R Vernon (possibly) 1828 Ladle Seen with the mark of James & Walter Marshall


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Wilson 1798..1800 Flatware
Robert Welch 1994 Brooch Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire

Probably not an Edinburgh-registered mark - seen on a Shetland Silver (SS) brooch, so most likely used as retailer's mark.

Ralph Weston 1995..2000 Spoon, thimble Ralph Weston trading as Kells Gold & Silversmiths, Isle of Mull, Scotland; from 2006: Grape Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire
R W Forsyth Ltd 1908 Clan badge "Highland accessory makers"
Robert Walter Moody 1981..1984
(registered Jul 1975)
Box, spoon Dalry, Ayrshire

Died 2001. Husband of Margaret Kay Moody (see MKM)