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




Richard Köberlin
Döbeln
early 20th century
Koch & Bergfeld
Bremen
founded 1859

founded by Gottfried Koch with former apprentices, Ludwig Wilhelm Bergfeld and Georg Gottfried Daniel Bergfeld
Kollmar & Jourdan
Pforzheim
1855 - 1977
Körner & Proll
Berlin
Fr. Kraemer
??
Robert Kraft
Pforzheim
Active ca.1900 - 1940


G. Kramer
Ribnitz-Damgarten
founded 1771 by Georg Kramer
Amber & silver jewelry from 1932.
In 1948, factory was expropriated by the East German government, G. Kramer relocated to Travemünde in West Germany and is still active.
The original factory in in Ribnitz is still active as "Fischlandschmuck"






Gebrüder Kühn
Schwäbisch Gmünd
founded 1860 - present


Louis Kuppenheim
Pforzheim
Active ca. 1900-1940
Gottlieb Kurz
Schwäbisch Gmünd
founded 1895
succeeded by Arthur Möhrle in 1967


Johann S. Kurz & Co
Hanau
active c.1870-1960s
worked in the "antique" style
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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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