Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks
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Silver Marks ~ Germany ~ After 1886

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In 1884 a law was enacted making .800 the minimum national standard for silver in Germany. In 1886 the use of individual city marks was abolished and replaced by the national mark (reichsmark) of a crescent moon & crown mark (Halbmond und Krone) representing the entire German state. These marks became compulsory by 1888.
The crown & crescent moon are used in conjunction with a maker's mark and a decimal silver standard mark.

Common silver standards are .800 & .835 __ .830, .900, .925 and .935 purities are also used.

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German Makers' Marks ~ After 1886

A - B     B - F     F - H     H - K     K - K     L - M     M - R     R - S     S - W     W - Z     Unidentified
German
Hallmarks

Pre-1886


Friedrich Feuerstein
Hanau
active early 20th C.

vintage advertisement
Forster & Graf
Schwäbisch Gmünd
active until 1983
Karl Flugge & Co.
Berlin
active early 20th C.

vintage advertisement
A. C. Franke
Hamburg
active early 20th C.
Flatware maker (besteckfabrik)
herstellermarken Emil Freund
Hanau
active ? -1929

Silver and other metalwares
Garagnon
Pforzheim
active c.1930's to 1960's
Richard Garten
Dresden
active c.1860 to 1905

worked in the "antique" style




Gayer & Krauss
Schwäbisch Gmünd
founded 1919 - 1999
after ca.1970, their mark changed to "G+K Meistersilber" in a circular format.
Fritz Gerber & Co.
Goerlitz
active c. 1900 - 1920
Goerlitzer Schmuck und Silberwarenfabrik
Goerlitz
active c. 1960 - 1990
Jakob Grimminger
Schwäbisch Gmünd
founded 1895
Theodor Julius Gunther
Berlin
founded 1808
succeeded by Robert Freund
Oskar Haegele
Schwäbisch Gmünd
prior to 1914 - c.1940s


Gustav Haegermann
Burgdorf / Hannover
founded 1821
succeeded by Burgdorfer Silberwarenfabrik Otto Kropp, still in operation
Hanseatische Silberwarenfabrik
Bremen
Related Pages at 925-1000.com:
German Hallmarks before-1886
Hanau Pseudo-Marks
Hamburg Makers' Marks
World Hallmarks
British Hallmarks Explained
Dutch Hallmarks
French Hallmarks
Austrian Hallmarks
Swedish Hallmarks
Finnish Hallmarks
Norwegian Makers
David-Andersen Marks
Georg Jensen Marks
Mexican Silver Marks

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