Silver Makers' Marks - Sheffield Assay Office (F)



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Joseph Foxall & Co (probably) 1849 Fruit knife Jewellers & silversmiths, Vyse Street, Birmingham
Fordham & Fordham (probably) 1918..1923 Bowl, coffee pot, creamer, fork, salver, trophy cup Cambridge Street, Sheffield

Successors to Fordham & Faulkner (see WF over AF) and at the same premises

Ferguson & MacBean 1903..1904 (registered Aug 1892) Inverness souvenir spoon Union Street, Inverness
F & M 1976..1977 Ingot pendant
F & M Ltd 1940 Spoon
Fattorini & Sons Ltd 1903..1938
(registered Jul 1903)
Flatware, mug, souvenir spoon, tea service, toast rack, trophy cup Bradford, London, Birmingham & Glasgow.

Retailers specialising in "medals, shields, trophies, cups & badges"

(image courtesy of David Shallis)
F & S 1923 Spoon
Fry & Wigfull Ltd (probably) 1946..1969 Flatware Cutlers, Harwood Street, Sheffield


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F A K 1946..1947 Spoon


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F Bushell (probably) 1920 Cigarette case
F B 1955..1981 Commemorative spoon, knife handle
F B & Co 1936 Sifter spoon
Fenton Brothers (Glasgow) Ltd 1935..1945 Figural condiments set (thistle-shaped), fork, napkin ring, spoon, toast rack Manufacturing silversmiths, Gordon Street, Glasgow
Fenton Brothers Ltd 1896..1916
(registered Nov 1896)
Basket, bowl, caster, cigarette case, flatware, mug, salver, tea caddy, tea service, toast rack, trophy cup South Moor Works, Earl St, Sheffield

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Francis Cholerton 1896
(registered Oct 1899)
Bread fork Bridge Street, Sheffield

A similar mark with serif characters registered by Cholerton Oct 1883

Frank Cobb & Co 1905
(registered Jan 1905)
Caster, chalice & paten, entree dish, flatware, knife handle, matchbox holder, napkin ring, salver, tazza, tea service, toast rack, tray West Street, Sheffield; subsequently Howard Street, Sheffield & Broad Street, Sheffield

(space between letters varies)
Frank Cobb & Co Ltd 1909..1985
Frederick C Asman & Co 1900..1929
(registered Jan 1899)
Flask, flatware, knife handle, napkin ring Cambridge Street, Sheffield
Mappin Brothers (Frederick Crockford & Charles Hickson) 1884..1888
(registered Dec 1883)
Fish servers, fork Baker's Hill, Sheffield & King William Street, London


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F Drury Ltd 1964..1994
(registered 1959)
Bell, bowl, buckle, claret jug, condiments set, cup, goblet, mug, salver, spoon, tazza, thimble Gilleyfield Avenue, Dore, Sheffield


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Elkington & Co (Frederick Elkington) 1889..1891
(registered Jun 1870)
Creamer, salver Newhall Street, Birmingham
Elkington & Co (probably) (Frederick Elkington) 1883..1885 Bowl, candlestick, creamer, tazza Birmingham

Mark not shown in the Sheffield RegisterWatson, B.W. - The Sheffield Assay Office Register,  Wm Townsend & Sons, Sheffield, 1911


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Fenton Brothers (Frank Fenton & Samuel Fenton) 1884..1887
(registered Jun 1883)
Bowl, coffee pot, mug, napkin ring South Moor Works, Earl Street, Sheffield


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Francis Howard 1888..1907
(registered Apr 1878)
Ash tray, decanter label, fruit knife, napkin ring, salt, spoon, toast rack, tongs Aberdeen Works, Trafalgar Street, Sheffield

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(registered Oct 1894)
Francis Howard Ltd 1900..2023
(registered Apr 1901)
Bookmark, box, card case, clock, condiments, decanter label, dish, flatware, jug, mug, napkin ring, salver, teapot, tea strainer
F H A 1958 Chalice
Frederick Henry Davidson 1902..1909
(registered Mar 1898)
Salt, spoon Deansgate, Manchester


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F J 1989 Buckle
F J & S 1932..1934 Salver
Jacob & Ross (Frederick James Ross)

subsequently F J Ross & Sons

(registered Sep 1891)
Bookmark, bowl, menu holder, spoon High Street, Winchester


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(image courtesy of Gary Rooney)
Lucas & Johnson 1872
(registered Oct 1872)
Fruit knife Shoreham Street, Sheffield


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Franklin Mint 1977..1982 Spoon Makers / retailers of limited edition items
Fred Manshaw Ltd 1978 Manufacturing jewellers, London EC1
F M Y 1980 Candle snuffer


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F P B & Co 1923 Salver


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F R Ltd 1934 Spoon
Fenton, Russell & Co Ltd 1901..1929
(registered May 1901)
Butter shell, flatware, glass holder, tea service, tray George IV Bridge, Edinburgh


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Federation of Small Businesses 1999 Ingot pendant Pendant produced for 25th anniversary of the Federation
Sibray, Hall & Co (Frederick Sibray & Job Frank Hall) 1881..1887
(registered Oct 1878)
Butter knife, claret jug, dish, flatware, napkin ring, salt, salver Fitzwalter Works, St Mary's Road, Sheffield

Sibray died in 1891 and the company continued under Hall and Clement Charles Pilling (see JFH)

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Finnigans Ltd 1918..1938
(registered Aug 1901)
Fork, knife, knife rest, spoon, tazza Manchester & New Bond St, London
Snow & Ashworth (Frank Rowland Snow & Robert Ashworth) (registered May 1899) Cambridge Crescent, Harrogate, Yorkshire


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Frank Wood 1903..1919
(registered Oct 1894)
Ear trumpet, knife ferrule, spoon Helm Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield
Frederick Wilson & Co (registered Apr 1883) Toast rack Hatton Works, Eyre Street, Sheffield; later Cavendish Street, Sheffield
(registered Dec 1902)
Fentem, Webster & Danby 1825
(registered Nov 1824)
Tea kettle & stand Plate workers, Howard Street, Sheffield
F W & S 1933 Toast rack
F W H 1965 Napkin ring
F W Newborn 2000 Tatting shuttle Tickhill, Doncaster, Yorkshire
Wilson & Davis (Frederick Wilson & William Davis) 1872
(registered Aug 1871)
Coaster, dessert knife & fork set Hatton Garden, London


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F X Scappaticci 1997 Model animal