Silver Makers' Marks - Sheffield Assay Office (S)



Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S & B 1916 Manicure tool
S & B 1947 Flatware
S & B Ltd 1962..1967 Dish, salver
Spurrier & Co 1899
(registered Jan 1892 & Mar 1901)
Knife & fork set Holland Street, Birmingham; subsequently George Street then James Street, Birmingham
Sydney & Co 1902..1918
(registered Nov 1900)
Flatware, fruit knife Powell Street, Birmingham; subsequently Summerhill Road, Birmingham
S & Co 1967 Trophy cup
Selfridge & Co Ltd 1908 Flatware Oxford Street, London
Sansom & Harwood 1829..1834
(registered Jun 1833)
Candlestick, cruet stand, flatware Plate Workers, Norfolk Lane, Sheffield
Stacey, Henry & Horton

Slater, Son & Horton
(from 1859)

(registered Jun 1856)
Tea service Norfolk Street, Sheffield

A similar mark with wider spacing registered by Slater, Son & Horton Aug 1859

Sanders & Hill 1907
(registered Nov 1907)
Butter knife Warstone Lane, Birmingham
Strickett & Loder (Colin Earnest Strickett & Robin Reginald Loder) 1973..1990 Knife handle Chancery Lane, London WC2

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Singleton & Priestman (William Singleton and Edmund Priestman) 1898
(registered May 1896)
Fruit knife & fork Pond Hill, Sheffield
Southern & Richardson 1914..1935
(registered Jun 1902)
Fork, ladle, pen knife Don Cutlery Works, Doncaster Street, Sheffield
James Smith & Son 1830
(registered Sep 1829)
Flatware Plate Workers, Coal Pit Lane, Sheffield
Stephenson & Sons 1905..1912 Salver, tea service St Ann's Square, Manchester
Styles Silver
Steel & Sons Ltd 1894
(registered Dec 1894)
Spoon Royal Avenue, Belfast
Saunders & Shepherd Ltd 1902..1907
(registered Nov 1900)
Fruit knife Holborn Circus, London

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Stower & Wragg Ltd 1934..1967
(registered Sep 1931)
Dish, napkin ring, salver, sauce boat, tea service Eyre Street, Sheffield


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Hammond, Creake & Co (Saint Arnaud Creake) 1899..1925
(registered Aug 1892)
Basket, knife rest, napkin ring, salver, spoon, tongs, tea service, trophy St Mary's Road, Sheffield
Sheffield Assay Office 1967..2006 Bowl, decanter label, imported tray, salt The Assay Office uses this punch on pieces sent in by those without their own registered mark


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Sidney Beddall 1968..1972 Eggcup, napkin ring, spoon Goldsmith & silversmith, Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumberland
S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd 1899 Fruit knife, spoon Frederick Street & Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
(registered Feb 1899)
(registered Sep 1910)
Samuel Biggin & Son (Samuel Biggin & Herbert Henry Biggin) 1891
(registered Jul 1888)
Ferrule Cambridge Street, Sheffield
Samuel Boyce (or Boaz) Landeck 1893..1906
(registered Feb 1894)
Imported items: box, spoon, tea caddy, vase Importer of foreign silver, Campden Square, London

Died 1907

Stone Brothers (Jewellers) Ltd 1960..1961 Dish, salver Market Street, Manchester
Slater Brothers 1896
(registered Dec 1894)
Spoon Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S C 1931 Vase
S C 1975..1991 Bowl, creamer, decanter label, dish, ingot pendant, letter opener, mug, napkin ring, quaich, salver, spoon, stirrup cup, vase
S C A 1985 PLate

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Sheffield College of Arts and Crafts 1959..1960 Bowl, creamer
S C Younge & Co 1813..1831
(registered Jul 1811)
Candlestick, coaster, coffee pot, decanter label, mustard, salt, salver, samovar, teapot, tray Plate Workers, Union Street, Sheffield


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S D 1905 Napkin ring
S D 2000..2001 Bowl
Samuel Deakin & Co (Samuel Deakin, Alexander Kitchin, John Deakin, Thomas Baxter Smith) 1793..1795 Basket, teapot Plate workers, Holycroft, Sheffield
Stewart Dawson & Co Ltd 1907..1908
(registered Aug 1907)
Basket, candlestick, goblet, spoon Hatton Garden & Regent Street, London
Sharman Dermott Neill; Sharman D Neill Ltd (from 1907) 1920
(registered Aug 1898)
Fork Donegall Place, Belfast


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

(image courtesy of Graham Evans)
Se 1995 Fob medal


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

(image courtesy of David Mercer)
Samuel & Ann Fox c1793
(registered Feb 1793)
Fruit fork Plate workers, West Barr, Sheffield
Fenton Brothers (Samuel Fenton & Alfred John Fenton) 1889..1892
(registered Apr 1888)
Bowl, butter knife, dish, mug, salt, spoon, sugar bowl, tea service, tongs, tray South Moor Works, Earl Street, Sheffield
Fenton Brothers (Samuel Fenton & William Staniforth) 1896

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(registered Nov 1891)


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S G 1973..1974 Chalice, mug
The Sheffield Goldsmiths Co Ltd 1925..1927 Spoon Fargate, Sheffield
Sussex Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd 1936 One of a set of teaspoons with all 6 British Assay Office marks - manufactured by Roberts & Belk, Sheffield Pavilion Buildings, Castle Square, Brighton, Sussex


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Samuel Harwood 1838..1849
(registered Mar 1835)
Fork, fruit knife, knife blade
Sterling Honours 1995..2001 Spoon Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Sydney Hall & Co (probably) 1931..1939 Condiments set, dish, napkin ring, plate, sauce boat, scissors, tea service, toast rack Birmingham

(image courtesy of Guy Ellis Antiques)
Samuel Hibbert & Son 1898..1907
(registered Aug 1898)
Salt, spoon Arundel Street, Sheffield
Simon H Doncaster 1987 Cup

(image courtesy of David Mercer)
Sheffield Hallam University 2005 Ingot pendant


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S I 1926..1940 Spoon, tea service


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Simon J Beer 1994..2008 Candlestick, cup, goblet, spoon Lewes, Sussex

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S J L 1977 Ingot pendant
S J R 1999 Box


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S K 1960 Bowl
Samuel Kirkby & Co (Samuel Kirkby, James Kirkby, Joseph Waterhouse, Joseph Eliott, John Hodgson) 1796..1806 Candlestick, salt Plate workers, Backfield, Sheffield

(image courtesy of David Mercer)
Samuel & William Kirby (probably) 1834 Fruit knife Knife Manufacturers, Duke Lane, Sheffield

An identical mark registered Feb 1784 by Samuel Kirkby & Co; Samuel & William Kirkby registered a similar mark without pellet 1821


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S L 1940 Butter knife
S L 1982 Spoon
Susan Lowday 1983 Letter opener Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
Sileda Ltd 1985..1995 Paperweight base, perfume bottle Cefn-y-Bedd, Clwyd, Wales
William Suckling Ltd 1934..1935 Spoon, tray Albion Street & Vyse Street, Birmingham

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S L-S 1931 Box


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Silverware Manufacturers Ltd 1972 Dish Silversmiths, John Street, Sheffield

A very similar mark seen for London

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Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd 1905
(registered Oct 1905)
Pincushion City Road & Regent Street, London
(registered Nov 1905)
S M & W Co 1931..1936 Knife handle, spoon
S M C 1979 Frame

(image courtesy of Julian Ochyra)
Stanley McLaren Lozell Hollington 1951..1953
(registered Oct 1946)
Spoon Alwoodley, Leeds, Yorkshire


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S o S 1977 Ingot pendant


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S P 1797 Knife Very similar to the mark of Samuel Pemberton of Birmingham
S P 1965 Knife handle
S P 1978 Fob medal
S P & Co 1964 Dish
S P Co 1922..1924 Teapot


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
S R & C 1979 Goblet
Samuel Roberts & Co (probably) 1833..1846 Cruet & stand, dish, masonic badge, tea kettle & burner, tea service, toast rack
Roberts & Belk (Samuel Roberts & Charles Belk) 1853..1878 Decanter label, flatware, jug, mug, salt, salver Furnival Works, Sheffield
(registered Jul 1867)

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Samuel Roberts, George Cadman & Co 1791..1824
(registered Jun 1786)
Caddy spoon, cruet, decanter label, teapot, toast rack


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith & Son Ltd from 1899

(registered Mar 1893)
Candlestick Jewellers, Strand, London

Also trading as Diamond Merchants Alliance, Piccadilly, London

S S 1943..1946 Flatware, napkin ring
S S 1966 Decanter label, knife handle
S S 1989..2007 Box, decanter label, goblet, letter opener, tastevin, tea service, tray
Saunders & Shepherd 1937 Coronation souvenir spoon
Styles Silver 2019
(registered c2005)
Tumbler Bridge Street, Hungerford, Berkshire

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S S C 1964..1965 Napkin ring, spoon
William Hutton & Sons Ltd (1896..2006)
William Hutton & Sons Ltd (1900..1927)
Sterling Silverware Ltd 1970..1979 Bowl, butter shell, candlestick, coffee pot, cufflinks, dish, goblet, ingot pendant, knfe handle, mug, napkin ring, sauce boat, spoon, tea service Arundel Street, Sheffield
S S P & C Co 1954 Spoon
S S V 1993..1994 Imported items: bookmark, box


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Samuell Tinker 1824
(registered Aug 1824)
Wine funnel Plate worker, Leeds
Smith, Tate & Co (George Smith, Robert Tate, William Nicholson & Ewin Hoult) 1810..1818
(registered Nov 1810)
Butter shell, candlestick, coaster, coffee pot, cruet, tongs Plate workers, Arundell Street, Sheffield
Smith, Tate & Co (Smith, Tate, Hoult & Tate) 1823..1826
(registered c1821)
S T H 1977 Skewer


Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Sydney Wilkinson (probably) 1937..1938 Knife rest, lidded bowl, tea service
Samuel Walker & Co 1836..1837
(registered Aug 1836)
Candlestick, decanter label
S Wright & Co Ltd 1968 Knife handle Cutlers, Cambridge Street, Sheffield
Worcester Silver Co Inc 1935 Spoon A US company which imported British silver to USA