British Jewelry Maker’s Marks

Adie Bros.
UK
e.1879 - Cl. 1968

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers c.1925

  • Fernand Piret
  • Harold Stabler
  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers c.1925

  • Fernand Piret
  • Harold Stabler
Artificers' Guild
UK
1901-1942

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Jewelry & Other Metalwork

Designers

1903

  • Purchased by Montague Fordham, former director of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft.
  • Renamed: Montague Fordham, House furnisher, Jeweller ad Metalworker.
  • Address: 9 Maddox Street.

1906-1911

  • Renamed: The Artificers’ Guild (late Montague Fordham) Art Metalworkers.

 

Ashbee, Charles Robert
UK
1863-1942

Specialties

1887-88

  • Founder
    • Guild of Handicraft
    • Ashbee was the principal designer.
    • Guildsmen made up Ashbee’s designs, learning their craft by trial and error.

1898

  • Translated Cellini’s Treatises
  • Guild became a Limited Liability Company with a registered mark.

Honorary Member

  • Vereinigung bildender Kunstler Osterreich-Secession, Vienna.

1915-1919

  • Professor in Cairo

1919-1923

  • Palestine

 

Asprey and Co.
London
UK
1903-present
Asprey
Asprey

Specialties

  • Jewelers
  • Silversmiths
  • Dressing Cases

1847

  • New Bond Street Store

1851

  • Great Exhibition: Gold Medal awarded by Queen Victoria

1862

  • Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria

1889

  • Royal Warrant from King Edward VII

1925

  • Pearl Necklace commissioned by Queen Mary

1930

  • Five trunks commissioned by Maharajah of Patiala

1975

  • Queen’s Award to industry from Queen Elizabeth II

1998

  • Merger: Asprey & Garrard

2002

  • Demerger from Garrard

Currently

  • Specializing in custom designs, novelties & luxury merchandise

 

Barnard & Sons, Edward
UK
e.1829

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers

  • Jane Barnard
  • Charles Francis Annesley Voysey
Benham & Froud
UK
late 19th century

Specialties

  • Manufacturers

Designer

Benson
London England
UK
1849-1973

Specialties

c.1888

1973

  • Name sold

 

Benson, William Arthur Smith
UK
e.c.1880s (1854-1924)

Specialties

  • Architect & designer.
  • Manufacturers
  • Silver, Plate & Other Metalwork (some cast iron work)

Designed for

  • Coalbrookdale Co.
  • Falkirk Iron Co.

1887

  • Founded the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society.
  • Provided a place for the Art Worker’s Guild to exhibit their work.
  • All work was required to be completely hand made.

 

Birmingham Guild of Handicraft
Birmingham
UK
e.1890

Specialties

  • Jewelry & Metalwork Crafts Association working with precious and base metals.

Designers

  • Arthur S. Dixon & Founder.
  • Claude Napier-Clavering
  • Montague Fordham, Director.

1895

  • BGH became a Limited Company.

1910

  • BGH consolidated with Gittins Craftsmen Ltd., specializing in jewelry production.

 

Blackband, William Thomas
Birmingham
UK
(1885-1949)

William Thomas Blackband

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Jewelers
  • Specialized in filigree.
  • Educated at the Vittoria Street School and later returned to teach. retiring from there in 1946.
  • Worked closely with Arthur Gaskin.