Silver Makers' Marks - London Assay Office (M)

M& MA MB MC MD ME MF MG MH MI MJ MK ML MM MN MO MP MQ MR MS MT MU MV MW MX MY MZ

M&

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
M & A Co 2001..2003 Pot pourri jar lid, swizzle stick
Marston & Bayliss (registered Nov 1900) Branston Street, Birmingham; subsequently Icknield Street, Birmingham
Mitchell & Cooper 1920 Box mount
Marples & Co 1903
(registered Sep 1903)
Imported items: box, dish Ludgate Hill, Birmingham

Marples was a wholly owned subsidiary of Martin, Hall & Co

(registered Sep 1903)
Maple & Co (registered Sep 1907) Spoon Tottenham Court Road, London
1930
Munsey & Co 1923..1927 Bowl, trophy cup Market Place, Cambridge
M & Co 1967 Wallet mount
M & H 1968 Pincushion
Mills & Hersey 1973..1980
(registered 1971)
Bowl, caster, coaster, goblet David Mills & Michael Hersey trading as Mills & Hersey, Rawston Street, Clerkenwell, London; (from 1974) Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex.

For subsequent marks of this company see MCH (M C Hersey & Son) and SH (Stewart Hersey)

Morton & James (registered Aug 1903) Morton Britton & James Phelps trading as Morton & James, stick mounters, Britannia Street, London
M & J S 1963 Fork
Minshull & Latimer (registered Mar 1900) Vyse Street, Birmingham
M & L 1961 Imported box
M & L S 1986..1991 Frame
Maxfield & Sons Ltd
Marr & Sons 1910
(registered Aug 1903)
Spoon
Mappin & Webb Ltd 1901 Candlestick, dish, paperweight, spoon
1998..2002




MA

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
William Matthew I 1697
(registered Apr 1697)
Spoon
1703..1704
(registered Apr 1700)
Mary Mathew 1709
(registered May 1707)
Spoon Believed to be the widow of William Mathew I
William Matthew II (1712)
Thomas Mann 1714..1715
(registered Nov 1713)
Marrow scoop
Thomas Mason 1718
(registered Nov 1716)
Mug
Samuel Margas 1719
(registered Feb 1715)
Dish
M A 1723 Marrow scoop Mark not shown by Grimwade - note similarity to Thomas Mann's mark above
Miles Askew 1795
(registered Sep 1784)
Tongs
M A 1991 Knife
M & A Co (2001..2003)
Michael Allen Bolton 1983..1999 Bowl, buckle, dish, ring, spoon Cornwall

Born 1938, died 2005

Mackay & Chisholm 1896 Spoon Princes Street, Edinburgh

Mark not shown by Culme - possibly not registered in London

Marc Alfred Holland (registered Sep 1907) Watch manufacturer, Holborn Viaduct, London
M A K 1925..1926 Cup, menorah
Marie Albert Perrier 1881
(registered Feb 1882)
Watch manufacturer, Bury Street, London EC
M A S 1979 Box
Mary Ann Simmons 2006..2010 Box
Mervyn Archdall Vicars 1894
(registered Jun 1894)
Imported buckle Foreign dealer, Newgate Street, London EC
M A W 1834 Lancet case Mark seen with "TH" mark of Thomas Hughes Headland. This mark (MAW) may be a retailer's mark. Note that it shows evidence of a double-stamp or overstamp.




MB

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Margaret Binley 1765..1790
(registered May 1764)
Decanter label
Moses Brent 1785..1815
(registered Jul 1775 & through to 1817)
Flatware, knife, salt
M B 1975..1976 Bracelet, napkin ring

(image courtesy of www.20thcenturysilver.co.uk)
Mairi Bugg 1976 Lidded bowl Note: Lid of bowl made by Mairi Bugg; bowl made by Denis Walter Bugg (see DWB mark), Mairi Bugg's husband
Murrle Bennet & Co (Ernst Mürrle and J B Bennett) 1900..1905
(registered Jun 1899)
Imported items (bowl, box, buckle, dish) Charterhouse Street, London
Cox, Sons, Buckley & Co (Michael Buckley & Arthur Thomson) 1881..1888
(registered Jul 1881)
Baptism shell, communion set, flagon Ecclesiastical suppliers, Covent Garden, London WC

(image courtesy of David Mercer)
M B H 1994 Presentation spoon
M B Ltd 1934 Bowl
Mappin Brothers 1902 Box William Gibson & John Lawrence Langman trading as Mappin Brothers, Queens Works, Sheffield; & retailers at Regent Street, London W and Cheapside, London EC.

This mark apparently not registered with London Assay Office


(image courtesy of Winsor House Antiques)
Miller Brothers 1906
(registered Jul 1901)
Button Newgate Street, London
(registered Sep 1914)
M B S 1980..1991 Spoon

(image courtesy of www.dartsilverltd.co.uk)
Moses William Brent & Sydenham William Peppin 1815..1816
(registered Dec 1815)
Knife Partnership lasted from Dec 1815 to Jul 1816. Moses William Brent was the son of Moses Brent.




MC

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

(image courtesy of www.acsilver.co.uk)
Matthew Cooper I 1729
(registered Jul 1720)
Salver
Morris Cadman 1800
(registered Sep 1800)
Fish server
Mary Chawner 1834..1840
(registered Apr 1834)
Flatware, knife blade Widow of William Chawner II
M C 1879 Coffee pot Mark not shown in Culme
M Chapman, Son & Co Ltd (Middleton Chapman) 1903..1919
(registered Feb 1892 & 1901, 1909, 1910)
Jar lid, jar rim, scent bottle, standish A similar mark without stop registered Jan 1885
Medway College of Art 1976 Tazza Rochester, Kent

Principal lecturer: Robert Michael May


(image courtesy of www.20thcenturysilver.co.uk)
Montague Maxwell Car Groome 1950..1957 Brooch, salver, tray Dolton, Devon

(b 1902, d 1970)

Mary Chawner & George W Adams 1840
(registered Aug 1840)
Flatware George Adams was Mary Chawner's son-in-law.

This mark was only used for 6 months during 1840.

M C Hersey & Son Ltd 1986..2008
(registered 1975)
Bowl, candlestick, coaster, napkin ring, pepper mill Silversmiths & retailers, Teddington, Middlesex; for an earlier mark of this company see M&H (Mills & Hersey) and for a later mark SH (Stewart Hersey)
M C Sn Co Ld 1920 Pot rim Note: there is a very similar Birmingham mark
Michael Cox-Wilson 1971
(registered 1971)
Goblet