1896: Elkington was forced to change its mark in 1898) of stamping plated wares with the "crown", to avoid misunderstanding with the symbol identifying the Sheffield Assay Office. The absence of an official dating system makes it difficult to date silver plated wares. Dixon & Sons Dobson & Sons Eley family Elkington & Co Emes family Fattorini & Sons Fox family Garrard & Co S. SITE MAP HOME PAGEFrom centuries British silver is protected by the stamping of symbols and letters identifying the maker, the Assay Office and the date in which the quality of the silver piece was verified. Thanks to the "date letter" any piece of British sterling silver can be exactly dated. - "Ltd" or "Ld" on the mark denotes a date after 1861 (but in most cases not before 1890) - a registered number (Rd followed by a number) denotes a date after 1883 - "England" denotes a date after 1891 (mandatory for export in the USA - Mc Kinley Tariff Act of 1890-) - "Made in England" denotes a 20th century date (mandatory after 1921 for export in the USA) The largest manufacturers introduced, on a voluntary basis, a dating system of their silver plate based on series of letters of various style contained into shields or geometric figures. Jonathan Mappin opened a silver cutlery workshop in Sheffield in 1775. 1906 MAPPIN & WEBB Sold A very smart plain styled antique silver and glass desk piece with a silver cased pocket watch inset within the lid. The top has an articulated hinge so that, when open, the watch can be positioned either at the front or back of the fitting. Length 20 cms from the tip of the feelers to the back of the glass. Usually made by Mappin and Webb with full marks to the base of the wings and body. Their relationship with the monarchy began in the late 19th Century and was formalised when HM Queen Victoria granted a royal warrant to Mappin & Webb their first as silversmiths, in 1897, the year of The Queen’s diamond jubilee. Marked underneath with silver plate stamps for Mappin & Webb, London & Sheffield.
SITE MAP HOME PAGEJoseph Mappin founded in 1810 a trade as engraver in Fargate, Sheffield. & Howson Hayne & Cater Hennell family Holland Aldwinckle & Slater Horton & Allday Hukin & Heath W. Jamieson Lambert & Co Lamerie Latham & Morton Levi & Salaman C. This concern passed to one of his sons and finally the engraving business came to an end. Another son of Joseph Mappin (he too called Joseph) carried on the business of the cutler in Sheffield (Norfolk Street). Horace Bradwell and Mark Bradwell Sheffield, Manufacturers & Dealers Horace Bradwell and Mark Bradwell, carrying on business at Earl-street, 63, Fargate, 15, Angel-street, and 43, South-street Moor, in the city of St. 1906 - 1953, used by: Thomas Radley Cadman & Sons St.Mary's Road, Sheffield In business at least 1892-1919 Originally a trademark of Luke Cadman, Sheffield, England from ca. Mary's Road, The Cadman family originally came from Derbyshire and settled in the village of Eckington, to the south of Sheffield.