Silver Makers' Marks - Birmingham Assay Office (B)

B& BA BB BC BD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BK BL BM BN BO BP BQ BR BS BS BT BU BV BW BX BY BZ

BB

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Barker Brothers 1871..1872, 1898..1911
(registered Feb 1871)
Basket, buckle, caster, cigarette case, cocktail sticks, compact, condiments, decanter label, flatware, fruit knife, inkwell, jar lid, mug, napkin ring, salver, sauce boat, souvenir spoon, tea caddy, tea kettle & burner, tea service, tea strainer, toast rack, tray, trophy cup, vase Paradise Street, Birmingham; subsequently Constitution Hill, Birmingham
1882..1924
Barker Brothers Silver Ltd 1931..1974
1927..1972
(registered May 1927)
1947
(registered May 1947)
B B 1941 Compact
Blumfeld's Best Briars (subsequently Britain's Best Briars) 1897..1913 Cigarette holder, pipe mount, vesta Proprietors: Adolph Frankau & Co Ltd, Queen Victoria Street, London EC

Mark also seen with Frankau's AF&Co mark

1898
Bannister Brothers 1927 Cigarette case Manufacturing & wholesale jewellers, Hockley Hill, Birmingham
Booth & Biggs Ltd 1899
(registered Apr 1893)
Watch chain T-bar Makers of "ladies' gold and silver alberts, rings, studs, &c", Northampton Street, Birmingham
B B Ltd 1948..1954 Fob medal
Barclay Brothers 1921..1922
(registered Aug 1921)
Cigarette case, napkin ring
B Bros 1952 Kiddush cup
B Bros 1958 Button
Booth Brothers 1891
(registered Feb 1889)
Watch chain Northampton Street, Birmingham
B Br[other]s 1908 Decanter label




BC

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
B C 1915 Cigarette case
Bernard Cuzner 1926 Napkin ring
B C A 1971 Spoon
B C C 1990..1998 Candle holder




BD

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
The Black Daisy Company 1990..1996 Buckle
Bernard Dinwoody Wilmot 1891..1903
(registered Nov 1889)
Box, creamer, jar lid, napkin ring, spoon, vesta
1891..1903
1906
(registered Sep 1903)




BE

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
British Ever Ready Electric Co 1913 Torch
Barker Ellis Silver Co 1964..2001
(registered Oct 1964)
Bowl, chalice, coffee pot, goblet, jug, napkin ring, salver, sauce boat, tea service Formed by a merger between Ellis Brothers and Barker Silver Co in 1932




BG

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

(image courtesy of www.20thcenturysilver.co.uk)
Bert Gordon 1925..1974
(registered Feb 1923)
Bowl, candlestick, decanter label, goblet, jug, napkin ring, salver, tea service, trophy cup Northampton Street, Birmingham; subsequently Warstone Lane, Birmingham

Telephone directories list M. Gordon at the Warstone Lane address from c1940

B Greaves 1970..1972
(registered Jul 1967)
Cigarette box Silversmith, Spencer Street, Birmingham
Britton, Gould & Co 1901..1905 Candlestick, cigarette case, dish, goblet, hat pin holder, napkin ring, sovereign case, tea service, vesta Walter Hastler Britton and Edward Havelock Gould trading as Britton Gould & Co, Hatton Garden, London
1928..1939
Boardman, Glossop & Co Ltd 1905..1906 Caster, pepperette, purse, tea service Clarence Works, Pond Street, Sheffield

(image courtesy of the Peartree Collection)
Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Arts 1902..1903 Casket, covered cup Subsequently the Bromsgrove Guild Ltd (see BGLd)
Birmingham Guild of Handicraft Ltd 1897..1905
(registered Jul 1897)
Bowl, creamer, ink stand, presentation key, vase

(image courtesy of the Peartree Collection)
1936
(registered Oct 1910)
Bromsgrove Guild Ltd 1936..1938
(registered c1925)
Bowl, jug Metal workers, Bromsgrove, Birmingham,




BH

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
B H & M 1932 Compact
1935
Barnett Henry Abrahams 1891..1904 Flatware, napkin ring, opera glasses, pepperette Houndsditch, London
1894..1895
B H C & Co 1928..1955 Brooch, fob medal, napkin ring, souvenir spoon
B H Joseph & Co (Barnet Henry Joseph) 1886..1902 Bookmark, bowl, box, decanter label, fob medal, spoon, vesta Frederick Street, Birmingham
1887..1901, 1922
1891..1897
1898..1912




BI

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Langstone Silver Works (Bernard Instone) 1925..1933, 1964, 1977
(registered Aug 1922)
Flatware, fob medal, knife, napkin ring, wine taster Instone founded Langstone Silver Works in Digbeth, Birmingham in 1919 and retired in 1963, the company being continued by his sons.

(image courtesy of David Mercer)
1928




BJ

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
B J 1988 Salver
Benjamin John Blake 1931 Bowl, condiments set, spoon
1952..1961
Birmingham Jewellers & Silversmiths Association 1935
(registered Nov 1934)
Commemorative plate
B J Keyzor & Co 1907..1909
(registered May 1906)
Button hook, caster, dressing table set, napkin ring, shoe horn, string box Spencer Street, Birmingham




BK

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Benjamin Kirby (or Kerby) 1829..1836
(registered Apr 1826)
Watch case Case maker, Spon Street, Coventry
1838..1845
1855
(registered Mar 1848)