British Jewelry Maker's Marks

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Adie Bros. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Adie Bros.

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Adie Bros.
UK
e.1879 - Cl. 1968

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers c.1925

  • Fernand Piret
  • Harold Stabler


Artificers' Guild Jewelry Maker's Mark

Artificers' Guild

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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 Jewelry Maker's Mark

Charles Robert Ashbee

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Charles Robert Ashbee
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 & Co Jewelry Maker's Mark

Asprey & Co.

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Asprey & Co.
UK
London
1903-present

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


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Barnard, Edward, & Sons Jewelry Maker's Mark

Barnard, Edward, & Sons

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Barnard, Edward, & Sons
UK
e.1829

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Designers

  • Jane Barnard
  • Charles Francis Annesley Voysey


Benham & Froud Jewelry Maker's Mark

Benham & Froud

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Benham & Froud
UK
late 19th century

Specialties

  • Manufacturers

Designer


Benson Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Benson
UK
London England
1849-1973

Specialties

c.1888

1973

  • Name sold



Benson William Arthur Smith Jewelry Maker's Mark

William Arthur Smith Benson

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William Arthur Smith Benson
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.


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Birmingham Guild of Handicraft Jewelry Maker's Mark

Birmingham Guild of Handicraft

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Birmingham Guild of Handicraft
UK
Birmingham
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.


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Blackband, William Thomas Jewelry Maker's Mark

William Thomas Blackband

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William Thomas Blackband
UK
Birmingham
(1885-1949)

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.


Boyton, Charles, & Son Jewelry Maker's Mark

Charles Boyton & Son

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Charles Boyton & Son
UK
e.1934

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Worked for family firm.

1935

Designer

  • Charles Boyton


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Bragg, T. & J. Jewelry Maker's Mark

T. & J. Bragg

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T. & J. Bragg
UK
Birmingham
early 19th cen.

Specialties

  • Specialized in enamel and gold bracelets and brooches.
  • Showed Egyptian style jewelry in 1872.

Founder

  • Thomas Perry Bragg in early 19th Century.

1844

  • Taken over by sons Thomas & John.

1862, 1867 & 1872

  • Exhibited at the International Exhibits.


Brogden, John Jewelry Maker's Mark

John Brogden

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John Brogden
UK
London England
1842-1885

Specialties

1829

  • Brogden and Garlend.

1835-1841

  • Garland and Watherston

1842-1864

  • Partner in Watherston and Brogden.

1851, 1862, 1867 & 1878

  • Exhibited a the exhibitions, gold medal in 1867.


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Carr, Alwyn C E Jewelry Maker's Mark

Alwyn C.E. Carr

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Alwyn C.E. Carr
UK
London
(1872-1940)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Studied: Sheffield School of Art.

1897 - 1919

Style


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Castellani Jewelry Maker's Mark

Castellani

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Castellani
UK
London & Rome
e. c.1816

Specialties

  • Goldsmiths & Jewelers working in the archaeological style.
  • Specialized in goldwork, not precious stones.

'1814 Castellani apprenticed with his father in Rome. 1826

  • Began production of gold jewelry based on early Roman excavations with filigree.

1836

  • Advisor at the excavation of the Regulini Galassi tomb with an historic cache of Etruscan metal work.
  • His passion turned to deciphering the secrets of these ancient goldsmiths.

1848

  • Closed temporarily due to the Italian political climate

1851

  • Fortunato Pio Castellani (1793-1865) retires.

1858

  • Alessandro and Augusto Castellani re-opened the workshop

1862

  • International Exhibition, London
  • Featured their Etruscan style jewelry with granulation.

1860s

1930

  • Closed after the death of Alfredo.


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Century Guild Jewelry Maker's Mark

Century Guild

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Century Guild
UK
fl.1883-c.1892

Specialties


Child & Child Jewelry Maker's Mark

Child & Child

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Child & Child
UK
London England
1880-1916

Specialties

1880

  • Harold & Walter Child opened their firm.

c.1891.

  • Began as plate workers, became manufacturing jewelers.
  • Royal Warrant for Queen Alexandra.

1899

  • Partnership dissolved
  • Harold continued until 1916.

1916

  • Firm closed.


Collingwood Limited Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Collingwood Limited
UK
London England
e.1817

Specialties

  • Court Jewelers

Founder

  • Joseph Kitching

Patrons

  • Princess Charlotte
  • Duke and Duchess of York
  • Duke of Gloucester

1837

  • Royal Warrant as Jeweler to Queen Victoria
  • Warrant held for 126 years.

1853

  • Henry Collingwood took over the firm, succeeded by son, Robert.



Comyns, William & Sons Jewelry Maker's Mark

William Comyns & Sons

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William Comyns & Sons
UK
e.1848

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers


Connell & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Connell & Co.

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Connell & Co.
UK
c.1839

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Jewelers

Retailed for

  • William Hutton & Sons
  • A.E. Jones


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Cooper, John Paul Jewelry Maker's Mark

John Paul Cooper

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John Paul Cooper
UK
Birmingham
(1869-1933)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler

1897

  • Began to work with metal.

1899

1901

  • Head of Metalwork Department, Birmingham School of Art.

1906

  • Began to work with Japanese mixed metal techniques.


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Courthope, Frederick Jewelry Maker's Mark

Frederick Courthope

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Frederick Courthope
UK
fl.1885-1915

Specialties

  • Silversmiths

Designer

  • John Dando Sedding


Cuzner, Bernard Jewelry Maker's Mark

Bernard Cuzner

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Bernard Cuzner
UK
Birmingham
(1877-1956)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler

Studied

Designer for

1910

  • Birmingham School of Art, Metalwork Department Head.

1935

  • Wrote: A Silversmith's Manual.

1942

  • Retired.


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Daish, Florence Ada Jewelry Maker's Mark

Florence Ada Daish

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Florence Ada Daish
UK
fl.c.1930

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler


Dawson, Nelson Jewelry Maker's Mark

Nelson Dawson

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Nelson Dawson
UK
(1859-1942)

Specialties

  • Architect and painter who took up metalwork c.1891.
  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Metalworker
  • Enameller

1891

  • Took up metalwork & studied enamelling.

1900

  • Exhibited: Fine Art Society, London.

1901-1903

  • Designer & Founder Artificers' Guild.
  • Enamels by his wife Edith Dawson (m.1893). Very accomplished enamellist of the period.

1914

  • Returned to painting.


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Deakin & Francis Jewelry Maker's Mark

Deakin & Francis

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Deakin & Francis
UK
1786 - present

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

Historically

Designer


Dixon, Arthur S. Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Arthur S. Dixon
UK
Birmingham England
(1865-1929)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Architect

1895



Dixon, James & Sons Jewelry Maker's Mark

James Dixon & Sons

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James Dixon & Sons
UK
Sheffield
e.1806

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Manufacturers

c.1879


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Dixon, James W. Jewelry Maker's Mark

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James W. Dixon
UK
London England
e.1806 - c.1992

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Platers
  • Britannia Metal Work
  • Staybright & Firth Markings on Stainless



Doria, Carlo Jewelry Maker's Mark

Carlo Doria

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Carlo Doria
UK
London England
1860-1880

Specialties

  • Archaeological Style gold work
  • Enamel
  • Colored Stones (chosen by hue not rarity)

History

  • Italian Born
  • Emigrated to England c.1860
  • Worked for Robert Phillips
  • Contemporary of Castellani & Giuliano



Drayson Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Drayson
UK
London England
e.1936

Specialties

Art Deco

  • High Quality, Innovative, Elegant Jewelry

c.1930s

  • Abstract Sculptural Jewels



Dresser, Christopher Jewelry Maker's Mark

Christopher Dresser

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Christopher Dresser
UK
London England
(1834-1904)

Specialties

Silver & plate designs executed by

Metalwork

Cast Iron

  • Coalbrookdale Co.


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Dryad Metal Works Jewelry Maker's Mark

Dryad Metal Works

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Dryad Metal Works
UK
e.1912

Specialties

  • Metalwork

Designer

  • William Pick


Dunhill, Alfred, & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Alfred Dunhill & Co.

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Alfred Dunhill & Co.
UK
fl.20th century

Specialties

  • Retailers of Gold & Silver Lighters, Boxes & Accessories"


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E. Wolfe & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

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E. Wolfe & Co.
UK
London England
e.1850

Specialties

  • Bird & animal brooches, cocktail & engagement rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings & cuff links.

19th Century

  • Known for tiaras and crowns.
  • Queen Alexandra's coronation crown (for Carrington & Co.)
  • Connaught Diamond Tiara.
  • The Imperial Crown of India for Delhi Durbar.
  • Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara.
  • Russian Fringe Tiara (for Garrard & Co.)

Current Ownership

  • Alan & Richard Cornelius.



Elkington & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Elkington & Co.

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Elkington & Co.
UK
e.1836

Specialties

  • Manufacturers
  • Metalwork
  • Silver and Plate

Founder

1875-1885

1935 Executed modern designs for

  • Reginald Hill
  • Frank Neville
  • John Walker


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Fennel, Theo Jewelry Maker's Mark

Theo Fennel

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Theo Fennel
UK
London England
e.1982

Specialties

  • Witty, youthful design and quality craftsmanship.
  • The craftsmen he employs often employ difficult, arcane techniques that would have died out if not employed in this workshop.



Fisher, Alexander Jewelry Maker's Mark

Alexander Fisher

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Alexander Fisher
UK
(1864-1936)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Trained as a painter at the South Kensington Schools.
  • Studied enamelling in Paris.
  • Taught at the Central School of Arts & Crafts, London.

1896

  • Established his own enamelling school.
  • Had an extensive influence in English Arts & Crafts and exhibited regularly through the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society.


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Gage Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Elizabeth Gage
UK
London England

Specialties



Garrard Jewelry Maker's Mark

Garrard

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Garrard
UK
London England
e.1735

Specialties

  • Tiaras & Crowns
  • Royal Commissions and Appointments

1735

  • First Royal Commission - Frederick, Prince of Wales.

1802

  • Robert Garrard Purchased the Business from George Wickes.

Clients

  • Queen Charlotte and George IV
  • Marquesses of Anglesey, Wellesley and Abercorn
  • Earls of Dudley, Haddington, Brownlow and Kilmorey
  • Rothschild Family.

1843

  • Queen Victoria Appointed them Jewellers to the Crown

1910

1937

  • Created the Coronation Crown for Queen Elizabeth with the Koh-i-Noor

1981


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Gaskin, Arthur Joseph Jewelry Maker's Mark

Arthur Joseph Gaskin

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Arthur Joseph Gaskin
UK
Birmingham England
e. 1899 (1862-1928)

Specialties

  • Silversmith
  • Jeweler
  • Filigree & wirework
  • Spiral Forms
  • Enamel

1894

  • Married Georgina, also an Arts & Crafts Jeweler.
  • They exhibited with the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society.

1901

  • Began to exhibit with the Birmingham Group and continued until c.1915.

1902-1924

  • Head of Vittoria Street School for Silversmiths.

Designer for


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Giuliano Jewelry Maker's Mark

Giuliano

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Giuliano
UK
London England
e.1861

Specialties

1861

  • Established business on Frith St.

1860-1874

1895

  • Carlo Giuliano dies and sons Carlo Joseph and Arthur Alphonse ran the business until 1914


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Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.

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Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.
UK
London England
e.1898-1952

Specialties

  • Silversmiths
  • Goldsmiths
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers

c. 1930s Executed designs for


Graff Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Graff
UK
London England
e.1960

Specialties

Specializes in the World's Finest Diamonds:



Grima Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Grima
UK
London England
(1921 - 2007) e.1966

Specialties

  • Organic forms, textured wire

1970

  • Appointed jeweler to the Queen

Expansion

  • e.1966 London
  • e.1970 New York
  • e.1971 Zurich
  • e.1972 Tokyo
  • e.1987 Lugano
  • e.1992 Gstaad



Guild of Handicraft Jewelry Maker's Mark

Guild of Handicraft

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Guild of Handicraft
UK
London Chipping Campden England
e.1888-1907

Specialties

  • Began as a craft guild & later was commercialized and became a Limited Company c.1902.
  • Jewelry
  • Metalwork

Founder & Designer

Members

1890

  • Moved in to Essex House and installed William Morris's Kelmscott Press equipment.


Hancocks and Co Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Hancocks & Co.
UK
London England
e. Jan. 1, 1849

Specialties

Historically

Founder

  • Charles Frederick Hancock.
  • Business opened as C.F. Hancock.
  • Studied with Paul Storr of Storr and Mortimer.

1849

  • Royal Warrant, Queen Victoria

1851

  • Great Exhibition

1867

  • Paris Exposition
  • Sale to Napoleon III

Commissions

  • Duke of Devonshire, 1856 - Devonshire Parure.
    • A Mounted classical cameo and intaglio collection rendered Tudor style, for the Countess Granville (the Queen's representative) to wear to the crowning of Tsar Alexander II of Russia.
  • Victoria Cross, 1857 - Chosen to design the new award for conspicuous bravery.
    • Each medal is cast from the casabel from two cannons. The cannons were captured during the Crimean War from the Russians.
  • Princess Louise, 1899 - bridesmaids bracelets and wedding gifts.

1870

  • Name changed to Hancocks & Co.

Today

  • Remains a family owned jewelry house.
  • Specializes in antique jewelry from the finest jewelry houses, from all periods.



Harry, Emanuel Jewelry Maker's Mark

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Emanuel Harry
UK
London England
c.1860

Specialties

  • Goldsmith
  • Jeweler

Royal Appointment

  • Prince of Wales
    • Edward VII

c.1867

  • Some affiliation with Giuliano as each produced a pendant of the same design. Emanuel's was exhibited at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. Giuliano's is in the jewelry collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum.



Hart, George Jewelry Maker's Mark

George Hart

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George Hart
UK
Campden
b. 1882

Specialties


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Harvey, Arthur Edward Jewelry Maker's Mark

Arthur Edward Harvey

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Arthur Edward Harvey
UK
1893-1978

Specialties

  • Designer

Designed for


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