Necklace silver 835, the definition of the designer and the period of manufacture.

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Necklace silver 835, the definition of the designer and the period of manufacture.

Postby Svetlana-SV » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:32 am

Hello! Necklace, I assume that Germany, please determine the manufacturer-designer, the period of manufacture.
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Re: Necklace silver 835, the definition of the designer and the period of manufacture.

Postby dognose » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:18 am

Hi Svetlana,

The mark on the right is the 'Laurin' mark, in use 1934 to around 1938. It was a guarantee mark used by certain German manufacturers.

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Re: Necklace silver 835, the definition of the designer and the period of manufacture.

Postby Svetlana-SV » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:15 am

Trev, thank you very much!

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Re: Necklace silver 835, the definition of the designer and the period of manufacture.

Postby AG2012 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:06 am

"Ln" in cursive stands for "Laurin" and was introduced around 1936 as a seal of approval for mid-priced jewelry. In the "Watchmaker Week" No. 23 of 1936, the reasons for the introduction are explained:
The jewelry industry apparently suffered from a "lack of buying" and sought a way to "boost" the business. It was found that buyers of mid-priced jewelry had little opportunity to test the quality of the product. The Laurin mark therefore served as a guarantee of the quality and authenticity of the materials used. It was not tied to specific manufacturers. The mark was sponsored by Association of wholesalers of the precious metals trade.
(Verband der Grossisten des Edelmetallgewerbes e.V.)
The mark disappeared completely by the end of WW II.
 
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Re: Necklace silver 835, the definition of the designer and the period of manufacture.

Postby Svetlana-SV » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:50 pm

Thank you very much! Very informative!

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Re: Necklace silver 835, the definition of the designer and the period of manufacture.

Postby Bahner » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:25 am

Hello, the Laurin mark was probably introduced a little earlier than 1936, still trying to find out the exact date though. Use of the pictorial mark (Ln ligated in a half circle) was disabandoned at the end of WW II, Laurin as a word was again registered as a trademark for jewellery in 1961 by maker Fritz Voegele from Pforzheim. Looks like he might still be active. Regards Bahner


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