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


Julius Lemor
Breslau
founded 1818
Active until c.1940s
Emil Lettré
Berlin & Hanau
b.1876 - d.1954

Important maker & educator, became director of the Staatliche Zeichenakademie of Hanau in 1933.
Wilhelm Ludwig
Hanau
Active 1930's - 1972

firm purchased by Wilhelm Geist in 1972
Lutz & Weiss Maker's Mark



Lutz & Weiss Lion Mark
Lutz & Weiss
Pforzheim
founded 1882

vintage advertisement
Adam Manns & Sohn
Doernigheim
(see; Franz Bahner)
Adolf Mayer
Frankfurt am Main
Jugendstil period, jewelry and holloware.


Martin Mayer
Mainz
founded 1888
produced designs by Peter Behrens, Hans Christiansen & Patriz Huber
Mayer & Fuchs
Pforzheim
Mark used in the 20s & early 30s, later mark has a modernized font.
von mayrhofer, münchen

Adolf von Mayrhofer
Munich

(1864-1929)
active 1903-1929
Handwrought holloware & jewelry
Gustav Memmert
Berlin
active ca. 1890 - 1930

H. Meyen & Co.
Berlin
1846 - ca.1950

vintage advertisement


Meyle & Mayer
Pforzheim
Active ca.1900
produced Jugendstil jewelry with fine enamel work
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