Maker biographies

A G Whighton () View Items
Adam Burgess (Worked from c1834 to 1844) View Items
flatware maker
Adey Bellamy Savory (active c.1826-38) View Items
Adie Brothers () View Items
Alexander Henderson (active from 1795 to 1824) View Items
principally a maker of flatware
Alice and George Burrows (active circa 1810 to 1816) View Items
Benjamin Davis (active c 1823-1832) View Items
Benjamin Stephens (active 1836-41) View Items
maker of flatware
Carrington & Co (c1907-1973) View Items
Chamberlains () View Items
Charles Boyton () View Items
Charles Boyton II (active c1862-1899) View Items
Charles Eley (active 1824-1827) View Items
Charles Henry Dumenil () View Items
Charles Hougham (active circa 1769-1793) View Items
brother of Soloman Hougham
Charles Lias (active from approx 1837 to 1849) View Items
Charles Stuart Harris (active circa 1853 to 1904) View Items
Charles Wright (c1770-1782) View Items
Holloware maker
Christopher & Thomas Wilkes Barker () View Items
makers of flatware
Clement Cheese (active circa 1823-30) View Items
a flatware maker
D & J Wellby Ltd (c1910-1939) View Items
Daniel Pontifex (active circa 1794-1810) View Items
David Whyte (1762-1778) View Items
David Phillips (active c1835-43) View Items
flatware maker
Derby porcelain factory () View Items
Duncan Urquhart & Naphtali Hart (active c.1791-1811) View Items
Ebenezer Coker () View Items
Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd (active circa 1896-1909) View Items
Edward Farrell (active circa 1814 to 1845) View Items
Elizabeth & John Eaton (active c.1858 - 1863) View Items
Elizabeth Eaton (active 1845-63) View Items
Elkington & Co. Ltd (1886-1906) View Items
flatware and hollowware makers
Francis Higgins II (active 1879-1906) View Items
Frederick Elkington (active circa 1840-80) View Items
a member of the very successful family run company of silversmiths and electro platers in Birmingham
George Adams (1840-83) View Items
leading flatware maker
George Burrows (active 1783-1800) View Items
George Day (active circa 1809 to 1818) View Items
flatware maker
George Ferris (active circa 1812. to 1832) View Items
Flatware maker
George Fox (c1798 to 1818) View Items
George Piercy (active circa 1819 - 1825) View Items
Flatware specialist
George Smith (active c1772-1805) View Items
George Smith & William Fearn (active c 1786-1796) View Items
flatware makers
George Whiting (active circa 1858-1863) View Items
Hamilton & Inches () View Items
Henry Wilkinson & Co., () View Items
Henry Chawner (active 1786 to 1796) View Items
Henry Holland (active 1840-1879) View Items
Henry Lias & Son (circa 1849-1877) View Items
Hester Bateman (active c.1774-94) View Items
is, undoubtedly, the most renowned of all female silversmiths. Lacking the formal training of an apprenticeship, in 1760 Hester inherited the silversmithing business of her late husband John Bateman. With her sons, she founded a highly successful dynasty of silversmiths producing flatware and hollowware in modish neo-classical style for the rising middle classes. Her own work is distinguished by the distinctive monogram H.B. in script. After her death, the family firm continued to thrive well into the 19th century.
Hippolitus Poignand (1795-1805) View Items
Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater (1902-1919) View Items
Hyam Hyams (active circa 1819-1831) View Items
James Dixon & Son () View Items
James Howden & Co () View Items
James Beebe (active circa 1812-1843) View Items
Principally a flatware maker
James Le Bas (active in Dublin, circa 1810 t0 1845) View Items
James McKay () View Items
James Scott () View Items
James Wintle () View Items
John Aldwinckle & James Slater (circa 1879) View Items
makers of flatware
John and Henry Lias (c 1814-1844) View Items
John Bodman Carrington (Carrington & Co) (c1880-1903) View Items
John Dalrymple () View Items
John Lias II (active c.1801-1817) View Items
John Meek (active circa 1821-1828) View Items
John Pittar () View Items
a prolific silversmith from the time of George III, worked in several different places over the course of his career, from Bride Street in the centre of Dublin in the 1780s and 1790s, to Windy Harbour (Windy Arbour) from 1815-1825. His work included a large quantity of flatware, (forks and spoons), and his mark was variously IP with a star in-between the letter, or JP with a dot in-between the letters. A mark of JP in italics is also known.
John Round () View Items
John Samuel Hunt (c1844-1867) View Items
John Scofield (active 1777-1799) View Items
John Shield () View Items
John Whiting (circa 1836-46) View Items
John William Blake (active circa 1823 to 1828) View Items
flatware maker
Jonathan Hayne (active c1813-1832) View Items
Joseph & Albert Savory (active circa 1835 - 1844) View Items
Joseph Rodgers & Sons (c.1862-1939) View Items
Josiah Ash I () View Items
Josiah & George Piercy (circa 1815) View Items
makers of flatware
Josiah Williams & Co (circa 1897-1914) View Items
Laurence Keary (active c 1823) View Items
maker of spoons
Lister & Sons (active circa 1841-1865) View Items
Mappin & Webb () View Items
Martin, Hall & Co (Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall) (active circa 1863-1904) View Items
Mary & Elizabeth Sumner (active c.1809-1813) View Items
mother and daughter
Mary Chawner (active 1834-1840) View Items
Metcalf Hopgood (active c. 1836-1864) View Items
Metcalf Hopgood (active circa 1836-1864) View Items
principally a maker of flatware
Morris & Michael Emanuel (active circa 1825-1830) View Items
Omar Ramsden (1873-1939) View Items
is a famous silversmith from the early twentieth century. From 1898 until his death, Ramsden and his thriving workshop produced a large quantity of silver in medieval revival style including mazer bowls and goblets. Today, his romantically inspired designs, often with characteristic hammered finish and pseudo-Latin inscription Omar Ramsden me fecit, are sought after by collectors around the world.
Patterson & Sons Ltd (active 1910 to 1914) View Items
Paul de Lamerie (1688-1751) View Items
is probably the most revered, and sought after, of all English silversmiths. Of Huguenot origin, in 1703 Lamerie was apprenticed to the London goldsmith Peter Platell. On 5th February 1712, Lamerie registered his first mark to work in Brittania silver. This remained his preferred standard after the Sterling standard was re-introduced in 1720 as Brittania silver, being softer and more malleable than Sterling, was perfect for shaping into the elaborate and exotic Baroque designs for which Lamerie is rightly famed.
Paul Storr (1771-1844) View Items
is, with Lamerie, the other great name in English silversmithing. After an apprenticeship with Andrew Fogelberg, Storr registered his first mark in 1793. From 1807, Storr was the principal maker for royal goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge & Rundell. The Prince of Wales was a lavish patron of Storr’s work which, for its opulence and naturalistic style, has come to define the Regency period.
Peter & William Bateman (active circa 1805-1815) View Items
Peter and Ann Bateman (circa 1791-96) View Items
Peter, Ann & William Bateman () View Items
R W Smith () View Items
Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I (active circe 1808-1827) View Items
Rebecca Emes was John Emes's widow; Edward Barnard was his leading journeyman.
Richard Atkins (active from 1830 to 1836) View Items
Richard Britton (active c.1817-1846) View Items
Richard Crossley (1782-1812) View Items
maker of flatware
Richard Crossley & George Smith (active c1806-1811) View Items
Richard Pearce (circa 1812-54) View Items
Richard Pierce & George Burrows (active c.1826-1845) View Items
Richard Pierce & George Burrows (active c.1826-1845) View Items
Richard Rugg () View Items
Richard Turner (active c1808-1819) View Items
Robert and Samuel Hennell (active circa 1802 to 1810) View Items
Robert Garrard () View Items
Robert Rutland (active circe 1807 -1826) View Items
Robert Sharp () View Items
Robert Smeaton (1813-1820) View Items
flatware maker
Robert Stebbings (1883-1912) View Items
flatware maker
Sampson Mordan & Co. Ltd () View Items
Samuel Hayne & Dudley Carter (1835-1865) View Items
Samuel Neville () View Items
flatware maker
Sarah & John Blake (c.1809-1823) View Items
Solomon Hougham (c1792 -1818) View Items
Stephen Adams I (active 1760 to 1802) View Items
Stephen Adams II (active circa 1784-1815) View Items
Stephen Smith & William Nicholson (active c.1851-1863) View Items
Stuart Devlin (born 1931) View Items
is one of the leading silversmiths of today. Australian born, Devlin made his name as a medallist before moving to London in 1965 and establishing a workshop producing highly distinctive and esoteric pieces including his signature silver “surprise” Easter eggs. Devlin is a former Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
T. Cox Savory (active circa 1820-30) View Items
Thomas & William Chawner () View Items
Thomas Barker (active 1805-1826) View Items
maker of flatware
Thomas Death () View Items
Thomas Dicks (active circa 1802 to 1822) View Items
principally a maker of flatware
Thomas Farnett () View Items
a flatware maker
Thomas Hayter (active circa 1805-1814) View Items
Thomas James () View Items
Thomas Northcote (active 1777-1796) View Items
Thomas Oliphant (active c. 1790-1806) View Items
Thomas Smily (circa 1858-70) View Items
Thomas Wallis (active c1786-1809) View Items
Thomas Wallis II & Jonathan Hayne (active c1810-1820) View Items
Thomas Whipham & Charles Wright (active crica 1757-1765) View Items
Unknown Maker (Partnership active 1778 to 1795) View Items
Walker & Hall () View Items
William Rawlings Sobey () View Items
William Bateman () View Items
William Bateman & Daniel Ball (active c. 1839-1843) View Items
William Chawner (1810-1830) View Items
prolific maker of silver flatware
William Cripps (active c.1760-63) View Items
William Cummins () View Items
a flatware maker active circa 1814 to 1850
William Cunningham () View Items
William Eaton () View Items
flatware maker
William Eley & William Fearn (active c1797-1824) View Items
William Eley, William Fearn & William Chawner (active 1808-1813) View Items
makers of flatware
William Hutton & Sons (c 1800 - 1930) View Items
The firm was established in Birmingham in 1800 by William Hutton, and was transferred to Sheffield in 1832. After the founder's death the business was continued under the style of William Hutton by his son William Carr Hutton. The firm was transformed in William Hutton & Sons in 1864 and William Hutton & Sons Ltd from 1893 to 1930. In 1930 goodwill transferred to James Dixon & Sons Ltd
William Johnson (active from circa 1823 to 1836) View Items
principally a maker of flatware.
William Robert Smiley (c.1843-1856) View Items
William Seaman (active circa 1816-1825) View Items
flatware maker
William Sumner (1788) View Items
maker of flatware
William Theobalds (active c1828-1843) View Items
William Theobalds & Robert Atkinson (active 1838-1840) View Items
Wilson & Gill (c.1933-1953) View Items