Silver Makers' Marks - Edinburgh Assay Office (A)

AA AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK AL AM AP AR AS AT AU AW AZ

A&

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Asprey & Co Ltd (registered Apr 1939) Candle holder, tray mount New Bond Street & Albermarle Street, London
(registered Aug 1964)
1998
2003
(registered Apr 2001)
Angell & Fletcher 1982
(registered Jan 1965)
Toy cradle Arthur Robert Angell & Murdoch Campbell Fletcher trading as Angell & Fletcher, silversmiths, Glasgow & Paisley
A & G Cairncross Ltd 1968..2004
(registered c1937)
Buckle, dish, quaich, tastevin John Street, Perth
1994..1998
(registered 1992)
Alexander & John Smith 1959 Napkin ring Aberdeen

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
Aitchison & Son 1773 Spoon, tongs Alexander Aitchison I & Alexander Aitchison II
1775




AA

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Alexander Aitchison II 1775 Spoon Working dates 1770-1807




AB

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Adam Burgess 1836..1841 Flatware Dumfries

Worked from c1834 to 1844.

A Brown 1876 Spoon




AC

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
A C 1809 Spoon
Alexander Cameron 1816..1822 Flatware Dundee
Andrew Moray Coomber 1984
(registered Mar 1970)
Goblet, hatpin, mug
ACE Bullion Co 2019
(registered 2019)
Ingot Web site




AD

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Andrew Davidson 1836..1838 Flatware Arbroath
1841..1861
Alfred Dunhill & Sons (registered Sep 1968) Tobacco blenders & pipe manufacturers, Duke Street, St James, London




AE

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Alexander Edmonstoun II (possibly) 1805 Spoon Edmonstoun's working dates 1779-1816
Alexander Edmonstoun III 1808..1824 Dish ring, salt, salver, spoon, teapot Edmonstoun's working dates 1807-1851. Mark seen with T Bartie's retailer mark (1824)
Adam Elder (probably) 1826..1831 Decanter label, flatware, kettle & burner Seen with Howden & Co (1829, 1830), Robert Morton (1829), T Bartie (1827), J & W Marshall (1831)

Elder died 7 May 1829 and his company continued as Elder & Co (note similarity of this punch shape to that of E&Co)





AF

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
A F 1880 Cup




AG

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Alexander Gardner 1763..1798 Candlestick, salver, saucepan, spoon
1773..1789
Asprey & Garrard 1999..2000 Bowl, goblet, golf tools set New Bond Street, London W1

Asprey and Garrard merged in 1998 and de-merged in 2002

Alexander Gardiner & Co 1794..1798 Salver, spoon

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
Audrey Grace Connelly 1978..2000
(registered Jan 1967)
Spoon
Arthur George Rendell 1925..1927
(registered Aug 1926)
Imported watch case Clerkenwell Road, London
A G Whighton 1835..1859 Brooch, fish knife, spoon
1846




AH

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Alexander Henderson 1795..1812 Flatware
1813..1824 This mark seen with the marks of JG (1818), WH (1819), J W Howden & Co (1813-22) & J Hay (1823-24)
A Hill & Co (Birmingham) Ltd 1968..1969
(registered Mar 1969)
Brooch, ring, spoon Also known as A Hill & Co (Scotland) Ltd with "Scottish works" at Coldstream, Berwickshire

Ceased trading 2006


(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
1999..2002
(registered May 1995)
Alan Hodgkinson 1985
Angus McFadyen 1993..1998 Preserve pot, salt Derbyshire




AI

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Alexander Aitchison I 1751..1758 Sauce boat, spoon
James Aitchison 1891 Spoon




AJ

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Artform Jewellery (registered Oct 1999; lapsed 2009) Eldon Street, Sheffield
Anthony John Hope 1977..1980 Box Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
A J K 1991..1993 Bowl A similar mark seen with Birmingham hallmarks
Salen Silver (Angus John Milne) 1990..1998
(registered Oct 1986)
Brooch, spoon Isle of Mull




AK

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Adrian K A Hope 1987..2004 Spoon Stobo, Peebles, Scottish Borders

Web site

c2010




AL

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Asprey & Co Ltd (2003)




AM

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
A M 1813 Watch case
A M 1811..1817 Ladle, spoon Probably a retailer's mark; seen with John Zeigler's mark (1817)
A M 1824..1828 Salver, spoon, teapot Possibly either Adam Mossman or Alexander Mitchell
A M 1875 Fork

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
A & R Murray Ltd (Alison & Roy Murray) 1977
(registered Dec 1970)
Paper knife Balbirnie Craft Centre, Glenrothes, Fife & Edinburgh
A M & Co 1837..1848 Flatware "Unidentified" by Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths, but possibly Adam Mossman & Co
A M & Co 1854 Tongs Possibly Adam Mossman & Co
A M & Co 1850, 1884 Spoon "Unidentified" by Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths, but possibly Adam Mossman & Co
A M & S 1833 Spoon Possibly Adam Mossman & Sons
Angus McDonald I (probably) 1804 Spoon McDonald was a Glasgow silversmith described as a watchcase maker; working dates 1783-1825
A McL 1823 Butter knife Possibly Alexander McLeod of Inverness, but he is noted by the Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths as only sending work for assay between 1837 and 1839; working dates in Inverness 1827-1859
A McL 1842 Spoon Possibly Alexander McLeod of Inverness, but he is noted by the Edinburgh Incorporation of Goldsmiths as only sending work for assay between 1837 and 1839; working dates in Inverness 1827-1859
A McM 1853 Spoon
Ailsa Anne McNicol (registered 1976, re-registered 1986, 1996) Pendant Corrie, Isle of Arran




AP

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
A P c1810 Spoon




AR

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
A R 1810 Spoon
Alexander Rollo (possibly) 1809..1814 Flatware Dundee
Alison Roberts 1968 Spoon Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland; also Ponteland, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland
Arthur Robert Angell 1960..1974
(registered Aug 1960)
Box, cup, dish, napkin ring, quaich, spoon, trophy Paisley

(image courtesy of www.20thcenturysilver.co.uk)
Alan R Baillie 1995..1997 Quaich, stilton scoop Culloden, Inverness, Scotland

Web site





AS

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Alexander Spence (probably) 1784..1797 Basket, creamer, spoon, sucrier
Alexander Spence 1809..1831 Flatware

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
Andrew Swan 1856
(registered 1854)
Spoon Watchmaker & jeweller, Stirling
Argyll Silver 2000..2003 Candlestick, clock, egg cup, thimble
Essex Silver Company 2000 (registered Jul 2000; lapsed 2010) Beaker Ilford, Essex




AT

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Alexander Taylor Reid 1949..1970
(registered 1929)
Bookmark, caddy spoon, novelty cocktail stick St Andrews, Scotland




AU

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Archibald Ure 1729, 1736..1739 (as Assay Master) Box Assay Master 1730-1739
John Austen 1811..1812 Flatware Seen overstamped on another mark. Note: John Austen's earliest mention in Dundee records is 1824 [ref: JacksonPickford, Ian, ed. - Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks of England, Scotland and Ireland,  Antique Collectors' Club, 1997]

John Austen was also in partnership with J Cochrane (see C&A mark)

1829..1830




AW

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Andrew Wilkie 1811..1837 Decanter label, flatware, urn Wilkie's marks seen with the marks of H&M Strain (1814), R Morton (1817, 1824), GB (1817), JG (1821), J&W Marshall (1821), J Hay (1824-26), J Howden & Co (1828)

Wilkie died in 1862

1828..1843
T A Henn & Son Ltd (Alan Wesley Henn) 1987..1988
(registered Aug 1987, lapsed 1997)
"Glenlivet Whisky" decanter label, pepperette Retail jeweller & silversmith, Park Crescent & Princess Street, Wolverhampton

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
Andrew W Jeffrey 1944..1948
(registered Feb 1942)
Napkin ring, spoon Jeweller & optician, King Street, Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland

Registration of this mark is in the name of George Jeffrey





AZ

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Alexander Zeigler 1784..1802 Spoon