Silver Makers' Marks - Edinburgh Assay Office (R)

RA RC RD RE RF RG RH RJ RK RL RM RN RP RS RT RW

R&

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Roberts & Belk 1935..1957 Decanter label, quaich, spoons (including multi-hallmark sets for jubilee (1935) & coronation (1952)), tray Furnival Works, Sheffield
1971..1986
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


(images courtesy of David Mercer)
Rettie & Son 1832..1850 Flatware 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)
1937




RA

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Allison

Robert Allison & Son (from 1954)

1957..1965
(registered Mar 1954)
Clan badge, dirk mount, spoon Robert Allison & James Allison, trading as Robert Allison & Son. Ceased trading 1982.
(registered Mar 1954)
D C Rait & Son 1869 Tea service Glasgow

(image courtesy of Mark Ashcroft)
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




RC

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Clark 1769 Spoon

(image courtesy of www.leopardantiques.com)
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 Frame, money clip, quaich Holbrook Avenue, Sheffield

Web site

2002..2007




RD

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Mithril Jewellery (Russell Dougal Caldwell) 1994
(registered Aug 1985)
Brooch Manufacturing jeweller, Battlefield Road, Glasgow




RE

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




RF

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Rita Ferguson 1984
(registered Feb 1934)
Spoon Rita Ferguson died in 1987




RG

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Gordon 1746..1755
(registered 1741)
Spoon
Robert Gray 1791..1802 Flatware Glasgow

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
c1800
Robert Gordon 1837..1847 Flatware, teapot Also attributed to Robert Greig of Perth, working from 1817 to 1869
R G 1848..1858 Coffee pot, spoon
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




RH

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Richard Haxton 1816..1822 Box
Richard Lawton Ltd (Richard Hugh Lawton) (registered Mar 1979)




RJ

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
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

(image courtesy of Graham Evans)
R J N 1894 Fob medal An identical mark registered by Robert James Napier, Oct 1939

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
Robert James Napier 1951
(registered Dec 1947)
Napkin ring Manufacturing silversmith, Thistle Street, Edinburgh




RK

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




RL

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
R L Christie (Robert Livingstone Christie) 1857..1881, 1922 Fob medal, 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]

1883..1886

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
1900, 1933

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
1989 Lemon squeezer




RM

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

Registration lapsed 1988


(image courtesy of www.20thcenturysilver.co.uk)
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





RN

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Robert Naughten 1837..1842 Flatware Inverness




RP

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Mulfa Products (Ronald Barrington Price) 1977..1978 Box Polegate, Sussex
Robert Paton Marshall 1848
(registered 1826)
Tongs Died 1857




RS

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
R S 1812 Ladle
Robert Smeaton 1813..1820 Fork, spoon Leith

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

Robert Sawers

Robert Sawers Ltd

1904, 1934..1938 Bowl, fob medal, quaich, sauce boat Shandwick Place, Edinburgh
1919
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




RT

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
R T 1809..1813 Spoon
R T 1810..1834 Flatware

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
R T 1816 Ladle
R T 2000 Box
R T 2004 Button polishing guard




RW

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 2000 Thimble Ralph Weston trading as Kells Gold & Silversmiths, Grape Lane, Whitby, Yorkshire
R W Forsyth Ltd 1908 Clan badge "Highland accessory makers"