***The Benchworks is taking a summer break. I will be back to work on Tuesday 20th August.***
In a nostalgic nod to the Old provincial town marks used by Moray Silver and Goldsmiths, The Benchworks can offer a logo mark based on the cathedrals west door and the ELN provincial marks.
The marking of pieces by local Incorporations of Hammermen was not strictly legal by the late eighteenth century, as silver items should have been hallmarked in Edinburgh.
In the very early days (fifteenth century as enacted by law in 1457) it was the only way to go about marking items locally, but as time went on, hallmarking should have been centralised in Edinburgh and later Glasgow.
This unique logo, exclusive to us, can be struck by the Edinburgh Assay Office onto any item made in Elgin by The Benchworks.
Original punches are still held at The Elgin Museum and can be viewed by appointment. The museum also has some Elgin silver currently on display.