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


Gustav Hauber
Schwäbisch Gmünd
1870 - Present
Heinrich Haupt
Dusseldorf
Early 20th cent.
Theodor Heiden
Munich / München
b.1853 - d.1928


Hermann Silver Waldstetten
Emil Hermann
Waldstetten
1921 - Present
second mark used on holloware after c.1950
Otto Hintze
Hamburg
founded 1866
Karl Hohmann
Pforzheim
active c.1920s to c.1940s
Felix Horovitz
Frankfurt am Main
Active ca. 1900 - 1935

vintage advertisement
Jäger
Viersen
1923-present
Primarily silverplaters, some silverware


Karl Kaltenbach & Söhne
Altensteig
founded 1870 as Karl Kaltenbach (1845-1924)
Became '& Söhne' in 1895, renamed "Auerhahn" in 1951. Currently a division of WMF
Otto Kaltenbach
Altensteig
founded 1921 by Otto Kaltenbach (1884-1960).
Absorbed into "Auerhahn" in 1967. Currently a division of WMF
herstellermarken

Adolf Kander
Berlin
1882 -1939

Holloware & Judaica, address; Oranienstraße 183
kaser & walter silber Käser & Walter
Pforzheim
active early 20th C.
Deodat Von Kleist
East Prussia
Active c.1940s - 1960s, handmade modernist jewelry
Moved to Worpswede in 1957, his son Helmut began making jewelry c.1965 and is still active.
Gebrüder Köberlin
Döbeln
founded 1828

vintage advertisement
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Hanau Pseudo-Marks
Hamburg Makers' Marks
World Hallmarks
British Hallmarks Explained
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French Hallmarks
Austrian Hallmarks
Swedish Hallmarks
Finnish Hallmarks
Norwegian Makers
David-Andersen Marks
Georg Jensen Marks
Mexican Silver Marks
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