Silver Makers' Marks - Chester Assay Office (S)



Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Smith & Bartlam 1905..1912
(registered Feb 1905)
Cigarette case, vesta Edward Ernest Smith & William Bartlam trading as Smith & Bartlam, manufacturing jewellers, Caroline Street, Birmingham; subsequently Branston Street, Birmingham
Steinhart & Co (registered Jun 1899) Newhall Street, Birmingham
Sydney & Co (registered Aug 1906) Spoon Manufacturing silversmiths, Powell Street, Birmingham; subsequently Summerhill Road, Birmingham
(registered Nov 1906)
(registered Dec 1911)

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Sanders & Co (registered Oct 1913) Brixton Road, London SW
Shipton & Co Ltd 1935..1958
(registered Oct 1935)
Brooch, caddy spoon (especially Iona silver) Spencer Street, Birmingham
Selfridge & Co Ltd (registered Jan 1909) Oxford Street, London
Steele & Dolphin Ltd 1944..1946
(registered Nov 1944)
Bracelet, cigarette case Elliot Steele & Benjamin Dolphin trading as Steele & Dolphin Ltd, jewellers, Vyse Street, Birmingham
Swan & Edgar (registered Jul 1904) Regent Street, London
Smith & Ewen

Smith, Ewen & Stylic Ltd (after 1926)

(registered Jun 1909)
Bracelet, watch case Frederick Street, Birmingham
Sharpe & Green (registered Mar 1904) John Hugh Thomas Green trading as Sharpe & Green, manufacturing jewellers, Newhall Street & Vittoria Street, Birmingham
Stokes & Ireland Ltd (1925..1939)
Stokes & Ireland Ltd (probably) 1895 Bowl This mark not shown in the Compendium of Chester Gold & Silver Marks; also seen with a Birmingham hallmark (1894)
Sanders & Mackenzie (Ernest Wilfred Sanders & Henry Arthur Mackenzie) (registered Oct 1912) Spencer Street, Birmingham
Sanders & Pedlingham (Sampson Sanders & Bernard Albert Pedlingham) (registered Feb 1923) Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
Smith & Pepper Ltd 1954..1959
(registered Jan 1954)
Bangle Vyse Street, Birmingham
Samuel & Rogers (Mary Samuel & Arthur Rogers) 1864
(registered Feb 1864)
Watch case Case makers, Wood Street, Liverpool
Stephenson & Sons (registered Sep 1912) St Ann's Square, Manchester


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Samuel Alexander 1897..1917
(registered Oct 1896)
Watch case Watch manufacturer, Percy Street, Coventry
(registered Jul 1906)


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Smith Brothers 1889..1905
(registered Feb 1883)
Brooch, napkin ring, vase Icknield Street, Birmingham
Samuel Beaumont 1891
(registered c1886)
Watch case Case maker, Croft Road, Coventry

Mark is: 

S B 1896 Watch case "unidentified" in the Compendium of Chester Gold & Silver Marks - possibly Samuel Beaumont
Synyer & Beddoes (Harry Synyer & Charles Joseph Beddoes) 1909..1923
(registered May 1905)
Frame, jar lid, sauce boat, tea caddy Vyse Street, Birmingham
Simpson Benzie (registered Mar 1913) Herbert Simpson Benzie, Norman Benzie & Karl Theodore Benzie trading as Simpson Benzie, High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight
S Blanckensee & Son (registered Mar 1885) Ashtray, bowl, candlestick, cigar & cigarette cases, mug, pepperette, pincushion, purse, quaich, salt, salver, sauce boat, spoon, tastevin, tea service, trophy cup, vesta Frederick Street & Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
S Blanckensee & Son Ltd 1893
(registered c1890)
(registered Oct 1903)
(registered Jul 1903)
(registered Nov 1910)

Note: variations of this mark style also seen

(registered Mar 1908)
(registered Sep 1910)
Samuel Boyce (or Boaz) Landeck 1901..1905
(registered Feb 1902)
Imported items: bowl, jug, spoon Importer of foreign silver, Campden Square, London

Died 1907 (see BML, Boaz Moses Landeck, for later items)

Stone Brothers (Jewellers) Ltd (registered Apr 1959) Market Street, Manchester
Sydenham Brothers (registered c1892) Brooch Tenby Street, Birmingham
(registered Apr 1903)
Sheldon Brothers (registered May 1902) Charles Thomas & William Samuel Sheldon trading as Sheldon Brothers, manufacturing jewellers, Vyse Street, Birmingham
S Br[other]s (registered c1886) Brooch Unidentified - mark registered c1886 but details were noted in a now-missing register but may be Saunders Brothers, Augusta Street, Birmingham


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Sylvain Dreyfus (registered Apr 1933) Moise, George & Sylvain Dreyfus trading as M Dreyfus, watch manufacturers, Moorfield, London EC2
Stewart Dawson & Co

subsequently Stewart Dawson & Co Ltd

(registered Nov 1882) Cigarette case Watch manufacturers & jewellers, Randolph Place, Liverpool, Newgate Street & Hatton Garden, London
(registered Sep 1909)
Goldsmiths, silversmiths & diamond merchants, Regent Street & Hatton Garden, London
Sharman Dermott Neill

Sharman D Neill Ltd (from 1913)

(registered Mar 1903)
Badge, basket, bowl, condiments, salver, teapot, tray, trophy cup Donegall Place, Belfast


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Samuel Freeman 1877 Watch case Case maker, Trafalgar Street & (later) Hertford Terrace, Coventry

Note: this mark was registered at the London Assay Office, but does not seem to have been registered at Chester, although Freeman did register a different mark c1860 at Chester:

Samuel Foskett (registered c1886) Thimble maker, Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC


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Samuel Garside (registered Dec 1884) Silver chain maker, St Paul's Square, Birmingham
Samuel Greenough & Sons 1904
(registered Apr 1895)
Watch case George & Samuel Greenough trading as Samuel Greenough & Sons, watch manufacturers, jewellers & silversmiths, Newport Street, Bolton, Lancashire
The Sheffield Goldsmiths Co Ltd 1914
(registered Oct 1914)
Brooch Fargate, Sheffield
Sussex Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd 1937
(registered Jan 1937)
One of a set of teaspoons with all 6 British Assay Office marks - manufactured by Roberts & Belk, Sheffield Pavilion Buildings, Castle Square, Brighton, Sussex


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Samuel Hope (registered Apr 1934) Manufacturing jewellers, Vyse Street, Birmingham
Solomon Henry Schwersee (registered c1890) Jeweller, Bevis Marks, London EC & Birmingham
(registered Feb 1895)


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Stokes & Ireland Ltd (William Henry Stokes & Arthur George Ireland) (registered c1891) Bookmark, box, buckle, caster, chamberstick, cigarette case, coaster, condiments, cup, decanter label, dish, flatware, frame, mug, napkin ring, pincushion, tea caddy, tea service, trophy cup, vanity jar top, vase, vesta Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
(registered c1891)
(registered Sep 1904)
(registered Jan 1931)


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Samuel Jackson 1871..1873
(registered Nov 1871)
Watch case Case maker, Albert Street, Coventry; later Meadow Street, Coventry
Samuel Jackson & Edward Hickman 1865..1868
(registered Nov 1865)
Watch case Case makers, Spon End, Coventry
Sydney James Hall 1946..1947
(registered Jan 1946)
Pepperette Ralph Stanley Walker trading as Sydney J Hall, manufacturing jeweller & silversmith, Northampton Street, Birmingham

Sydney James Hall registered a similar mark with stops between as a sole trader Feb 1922:

Stephen J Rose (registered Mar 1921) Tottenham Court Road, London WC1; subsequently Ridgemount Street, London WC1
S J Rose & Son (registered Nov 1952)


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Keswick School of Industrial Art (1905..1960)


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Solomon Lyon (registered Oct 1883) Watch manufacturer & jeweller, Frederick Street, Birmingham

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Sydney Latimer (registered May 1929) George Street & Lothian Road, Edinburgh
William Suckling Ltd (registered May 1930) Albion Street & Vyse Street, Birmingham


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Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd 1899..1913
(registered Feb 1899)
Ash tray, bookmark, box, brush, card case, coaster, decanter label, etui, fruit knife, funnel, menu holder, paper knife, pencil, pincushion, sovereign case, vesta City Road & Regent Street, London
(registered Jan 1904)
Souvenir Manufacturing Co Ltd 1929..1933
(registered Apr 1919)
Souvenir spoon Vyse Street, Birmingham

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Stylic Manufacturing Co Ltd 1920..1921
(registered Nov 1920)
Watch case Case makers, Branston Street, Birmingham
Samuel M Levi 1910..1913
(registered Jun 1900)
Frame, sovereign case Frederick Street & Vyse Street, Birmingham


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Sothers, Orchard & Co (registered Jan 1907) Spencer Street, Birmingham


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Samuel Quillam 1842..1866 Watch case Case maker & watch manufacturer, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool
(registered Jul 1872)


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Selim Samuel (registered c1860) Case maker, Oxford Terrace, Chapel Fields, Coventry
S S (registered c1890) This mark appears in the Compendium of Chester Gold & Silver Marks but is noted as "Unidentified"
Samuel Smith (registered May 1898) Watch case Jewellers, Strand, London

Samuel Smith & Son Ltd from 1899

Note: 2nd mark not registered at Chester, but in use for London from 1898

William Hutton & Sons Ltd
William Hutton & Sons Ltd (1913)


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S W Goode & Co 1920..1922
(registered Jun 1909)
Cigarette case, vesta Prescot Street, Birmingham
Samuel William Read 1893..1895
(registered Apr 1897)
Watch case Watch manufacturer, Craven Street, Coventry
Samuel Walton Smith (registered c1889) Cambridge Street, Birmingham


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Samuel Yeomans (registered Aug 1874) Watch case Case maker, Spon Street, Coventry
(registered c1886)


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Sigmund Zyto (registered Nov 1902) St Mark's Street, Goodman's Fields, London