this page a list of the most important and popular British silversmiths is
reported. For most of them maker marks are shown. More information on maker
marks and silversmith works and biography in reported at the
also these links:
Marks on British Silver
Birmingham Makers 1773-1858
Harache II (London
Pierre Harache I
(end of XVII century)
Nelme (London 1697-1722)
most important silversmith in the reported period
Willaume I (London
Willaume II (second quart of XVIII century)
de Lamerie (London
important. The most famous of the XVIII century.
Paul de Lamerie:
first quart of XVIII century (left); post 1733 (right)
Frederick Kandler (London
important silversmith. One of the greater of all time.
Charles Frederick Kandler
(mid XVIII century)
I ( London first half of XVIII century)
(first half of XVIII century)
Matthew Boulton (end
of XVIII beginning of XIX century)
Bateman and family (London
sought after by collector, but most pieces of mass production. Important family
of silversmith. The mark is often confused with the Henry Bailey maker of
standard commercial piece (the H in the Hester Bateman mark flows)
the left: Hester Bateman (second half of XVIII century), Peter & Ann Batemen
(end of XVIII century), Peter e Jonathan Bateman (end of XVIII century), Peter, Ann e William Bateman (beginning
of XIX century), William
Bateman (beginning of XIX century).
of the major silversmith working in London at the end of XIX century. Mostly
candlestick designed by Robert Adams.
Schofield (last quart of XVIII)
John Parker &
Edward Wakelin (London
third quart of XVIII century)
Parker & Edward Wakelin (third
quart of XVIII century)
Smith II (London
for the Royal silversmith Benjamin Smith II Rundell Bridge &
Rundell. At the same level of Paul Stoor.
Digby Scott & Benjamin
Smith (beginning of XIX cetury) and Benjamin Smith (first quart of XIX
important and Master of Paul de Lamerie.
important and sough after by collectors, mostly between 1807 and 1820 when
working for Rundell Bridge & Rundell.
(end XVIII century - first quart of XIX century).
Garrard II (London,
fist half of XIX century)
maker. Royal silversmith
the left: two marks of Robert Garrard II
(half of XIX century), James Garrard (end of XIX century)
designer of pieces of exceptional modern pattern. He designed for Chubb & Co., Hukin & Heath,
Elkington & Co., James Dixon & Sons e Benham & Froud. Mailnly
John Thomas Heath & John Hukin
(end of XIX - beginning of XX century)
family of silversmiths.
the left up: David
Hennell (two marks of mid XVIII century), Robert Hennell (last quart of XVIII
century), Robert Hennel (mid XIX century), James Barclay Hennell (end XIX
century), Robert & Samuel Hennell (beginning XIX
century), David & Robert Hennell (third quart of XVIII century), Samuel Hennell
e J. Terrey (first quart of XIX century), Robert
& David Hennel (end XVIII beginning XIX century)
Charles Robert Ashbee
the gretaer designer of the Arts & Crafts muvement, also know for funding in
1888 the School and Guild of Handicraft.
Asprey & Co. Ltd
for the quality of its product.
Asprey & Co. Ltd.
(beginning of XX century)
e Willam Cafe (London 1740-1800)
very good candelstick.
John Cafe (mid
century); William Cafe (mid XVIII
very fine family of silversmiths.
& Co. (Birmingham 1801 - mid 1900)
mainly for the first registered licences for electro plating around 1840.
Commercial pieces but also very fine ones designed by Chistophel Dresser and
Morel-Ladueil. The quality is always very high.
From the left: Elkington & Co. (end
XIX and XX century)
Swedish origin it is known foe very important works. Do not confuse his marl (A.F
in a rectangle with those of Alexander Field (same mark but without the point).
of the best woman silversmith at all times. Formerly Elizabeth Buteaux.
important designer of Art Nouveau pieces, mainly for Liberty & Co.
Liberty & Company
XIX - beginning XX century)
Ramsden & Alwyn Carr (London 1873-1939)
Arts & Craft pieces
& Carr (end XIX - XX century)
Rundell, Bridge & Rundell
(London 1788 -1842)
important makers. Royal silversmith. In They manufacture were working Paul Storr, Benjamin
Smith and designer like John Flaxman.
Wickes (London 1722-1761)
important English silversmith.
& Garrards (London end of XVIII and 'beginning of XIX century)
silversmith, one of the few rival of Paul de Lamerie.
Paul Crespin (mid
(London XIX century)
fine and important family of silversmiths.
From the left:Charles Thomas Fox
(first half of the XIX century), Thomas Fox & George Fox (mid
XIX century); George Fox (second half of XIX
maker. Royal silversmith..
Heming (second half of XVIII century).
important Important Huguenot silversmith. Very rare piece of hagh prices.
(London 1726 -1733)
the best woman silversmith at all times.
KNOWN AND POPULAR SILVERSMITHS
Unite (Birmingham and London 1825 - XX century)
silversmith of quality items.
(end XIX - beginning XX century)
for his quality salvers.
Abercromby (second quart of XVIII century)
Wood (mid XVIII century)
Coker (London 1738-1780)
spoon, salver and candlestick maker.
(mid XVIII century)
maker of hollowware.
salver and candlestick maker, some of the latter designed by Robert Adam.
John Carter II
(second quart of XVIII century)
Chawner and family (London 1786-1850)
and popular family of flatware makers.
From the left:Henry
Chawnwr (last quart of XVIII century), Thomas Chawner (second half of
XVIII century), William Chawner (first quart of XIX century), Mary Chawner
(second quart of XIX century), Thomas & William Chawner (third quart of XVIII
Joseph Angell I
and family (London 1811-1860)
very fine family of silversmiths.
From the left: Joseph
Angell (first quart of XIX century), John &
Joseph Angell (second quart of XIX century) e George Angell (mid XIX century).
(family) (London, beginning of XIX century to present)
of the more ancient enterprises still working today. From commercial pieces to
very high quality ones, mainly bearing marks of other silversmiths.
From the left: Rebecca Elme &
Edward Barnard (beginning XIX century), Edward Barnard J., John & William
Barnard (second quart of XIX century), John, Edward, Walter & John
Barnard (second half of XIX century), Edward Barnard & sons Ltd. (end of XIX century).
George William Adams
(London, since 1840)
maker working for Chawner
George William Adams (mid of XIX
Comyns (Birmingham and London, family working
from 1859 to present)
manufacture, good works.
William Comins (second half of XIX
- beginning XX century)
& Hall (Sheffield and then all the UK
since1843 to present)
& Hall (second half of XIX and XX century)
Dixon & Sons (Sheffield, first quart of XX century)
James Dixon &
(second half of XIX century)
& Webb (Sheffield and London, since 1810
Mappin & Webb
(end XIX - XX century)