Silver Makers' Marks - London Assay Office (G)



Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Gurney & Co 1903
(registered May 1903)
Vanity jar top
W F Girdlestone & Co (registered Apr 1907)
Gibson & Co Ltd (regd 1912)
G & Co 1931 Napkin ring
Garrard & Co Ltd 1954..1986 Ash tray, bowl, dish, goblet, jug, pepperette, salt, salver Regent Street, London
1896..1902 Gibson & Co Ltd Ink stand, mug, salt, salver, spoon Donegal Place, Belfast & Castle Place, Belfast
(registered Mar 1896)
(registered Sep 1907)
(registered May 1912)
Grimme & Higgs 1907
(registered Oct 1904)
Buckle Henry George Grimme & Frederick Henry Higgs trading as Grimme & Higgs, silversmiths & platers, Clerkenwell, London EC

Partnership dissolved 1908

G & H 1974..1983 Bracelet, medallion
G & S 1887 Fish servers N.B. This mark is not shown in CulmeCulme, John - Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, Jewellers and Allied Traders 1838-1914,  Antique Collectors' Club, 1987
Griffiths & Singleton (registered Apr 1902)
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co (probably) 1950 Preserve spoon
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd 1899..1949
(registered Sep 1899)
Bowl, brush, candlestick, caster, cigarette case, coaster, dish, epergne, flask, flatware, ink well, letter opener, medal, mug, mustard, napkin ring, pepperette, salt, salver, teapot, toast rack, tray, trophy, vesta Regent Street, London

Company founded 1880 by William Gibson & John Lawrence Langman (see WG over JL marks) - amalgamated into Garrard & Co 1952

(registered Jan 1904)

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Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd (probably) c1911 Thimble This mark seen on an unhallmarked 1911 Coronation commemorative thimble. It does not seem to be a registered mark of Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, but a similar mark with LD rather than LTD was registered by them Aug 1906

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Gilder & Son 1923 Creamer Silversmiths & jewellers, King Street, Hull; later (1926) Waterworks Street, Hull
Goodfellow & Sons 1906..1911
(registered Feb 1906)
Mustard, napkin ring
G L S S (1995)
G & T J 1977 Caddy spoon, ingot pendant

(image courtesy of Andy from Sydney)
G & W 1979 Decanter label


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
William Gamble 1707..1720
(registered Apr 1697)
Coffee pot, mug, porringer, tankard
Francis Garthorne 1713
(registered Apr 1697)
Tea caddy
Chawner & Co (George William Adams) 1840..1884
(registered Nov 1840)
Basket, box, card case, caster, creamer, cup, decanter label, flask, flatware, goblet, knife rest, mug, mustard, salt, sucrier, vesta Hosier Lane, Smithfield, London

Chawner & Co was sold to Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater in 1883

George Angell & Co 1850..1857
(registered Jan 1850)
Claret jug, cruet stand, goblet, salt, salver, tea & coffee service Succeeded the partnership of John Charles Angell & George Angell. George Angell died in 1884 and the company was taken over by Frederick Courthope. Later versions of George Angell's mark (registered Sep 1875) had stars or balls in the top & bottom quadrants.
(registered Aug 1861)
George Aldwinckle 1876..1888
(registered Aug 1876)
Dish, mug, salt, spoon, sucrier, watch holder
(registered Jan 1889)
Asprey & Garrard (1999..2000)

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Gwendolyn Arkle 1990 Mustard spoon
G A 1994 Imported brooch
G A C 1925..1953 Compact, mirror
G A D 1981 Vase

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G A E L 1983..1997 Box, desk tidy, napkin ring, spoon
Alan Kelsey 1990..2005 Caddy spoon, letter opener Used the mark of his brother Geoffrey A Kelsey
G A W 1976..1986 Spoon


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
George Boothby 1721
(registered Aug 1720)
Bowl, mug, salver
(registered Jun 1739)
G B 1744 Spoon, tongs
George Baskerville 1762..1768
(registered Feb 1738)
George Burrows (I) 1783..1800
(registered Dec 1769 & through to 1799)
Box, creamer, flatware, salt, vinaigrette A similar mark registered Jan 1788 by George Brasier

Burrows is presumed to have died before July 1801 when his wife and son (Alice & George Burrows) registered their mark

George Byworth 1805
(registered Dec 1804)
Watch case Case maker, Clerkenwell, London
George Burrows (II) 1819..1821
(registered May 1819)
Ladle, teapot Son of George Burrows (I). First mark registered following death of Alice Burrows (see AB over GB)
(registered Aug 1821)
George Brown 1828
(registered May 1821, also 1834 & 1835)
Watch case Case maker, Clerkenwell, London
George Bindoff 1829
(registered Nov 1829)
Spoon Spoonmaker, St Luke's, Old Street, London
George Brace 1861..1892
(registered Aug 1859 and also 1878)
Perfume bottle, vanity set tops & fittings Similar marks registered by:
  • George Brotherton, case maker (Oct 1852 & 1877)
  • George Blatter, smallworker (May 1888)
Gustave Buchner 1897..1898
(registered Jun 1896)
Imported purse mount Carter Lane, London EC
George Bedingham 1902..1906
(registered Oct 1899)
Imported items: box, dish, perfume bottle, purse; vanity jar top
(registered Feb 1902)

(Note: mark has stop between G & B)
Gresham Barber & Co 1908..1909
(registered Mar 1907)
Menu holder, salver Partners: John Gresham Barker & William Henry Williams.

Jewellers, diamond merchants & dealers, Albermarle Street, Piccadilly, London W

G Brace & Co Ltd 1911..1912
(registered Jun 1911)
Box, flask, mustard, toast rack
(registered Apr 1912)
G B G Ltd 1920..1929 Caster lid, menu holder, spoon
George Betjemann & Sons 1872..1899
(registered Feb 1872)
Ashtray, box, cigarette case, coin holder, decanter label, decanter lock, dish, dressing table set, frame, ink well, jar lid, lock cover, manicure set, match striker, page turner, watch holder Pentonville Road, London N1

Company purchased by Puddefoot, Bowers & Simonett Ltd, 1938

(registered Dec 1900)
George Betjemann & Sons Ltd 1926..1935
George Blackwell & John Hodsdon 1795
(registered Sep 1790)
Bottle rim
George & James Boyton 1853..1854
(registered Feb 1854)
Spoon, tongs
Gowland Brothers 1950..1966 Candlestick, coffee pot, dish, jug, mustard, paper knife, spoon Jewellers, Cornhill, London EC3
George Baskerville & Thomas Morley 1776..1777
(registered May 1775)
Creamer, punch ladle


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

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George Chebsey 1722
(registered May 1722)
George Campar 1749..1754
(registered Nov 1749)
Caster, creamer, ladle
George Cowles 1801..1807
(registered Oct 1777)
Box, flatware
George Clerke 1811
(registered Jan 1808)
Watch case Case maker
G C 1816 Spoon
George Conen 1828
(registered Feb 1821)
Watch case Case maker, St Luke's, London
George Cowie 1841..1850
(registered Dec 1838)
Bowl, etui
George Cook 1886
(registered Sep 1886)
Watch case Watchmaker & jeweller, Spencer Street, Clerkenwell, London EC
George Chesterman 1904
(registered May 1901)
Francis Cooper (1937)
G C 2005 Bowl
George Carsberg & Son 1915..1950
(registered Oct 1910)
Button hook, cigar case, perfume bottle, jar lid, vase base
George & John Carpenter 1805
(registered Oct 1804)
Watch case Case makers, King Street, Clerkenwell
George & John Cowie 1828..1832
(registered Oct 1822)
Decanter label, teapot
G Co 1926..1949 Egg cup, mirror, napkin ring, spoon Possibly Glossoid Co Ltd, Thavies Inn, London EC1
G C K 1990 Letter opener


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

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George Dixon (probably) 1656 Tankard Attributed by JacksonPickford, Ian, ed. - Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks of England, Scotland and Ireland,  Antique Collectors' Club, 1997 as "Geo. Day?", but more likely George Dixon, documented as a tankard maker
G D 1744 Box
George Deighton 1801
(registered Sep 1801)
Decanter label
Griffith Downe 1808
(registered Sep 1807)
Watch case Case maker, Clerkenwell, London

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George Day 1809
(registered Dec 1809)
Decanter label, flatware
(registered May 1814)
George Dury 1890
(registered Sep 1890)
Jar lid
George Dresden (registered Dec 1901) Foreign & jewellery manufacturers' agent, South John Street, Liverpool & Hatton Garden, London
Dimier Bothers & Co Ltd (Georges Dimier) 1907..1913
(registered Dec 1906)
Imported watch case Watch importer, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC
(registered Dec 1906)
Greenwood & Watts 1917..1937
(registered Dec 1914)
Box, buckle, communion set, decanter label, spoon High Street, Hampstead, London NW3
Geoff David Champion 2011..2013 Box, perfume bottle
George David Rattray (registered May 1907) Nethergate, Dundee