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


Bremer Silberwarenfabrik
1905 - 1981

Bruckmann & Söhne
1805 - 1973
Peter Bruckmann (1865-1937) was the first chairman of the Deutscher Werkbund (founded 1907) and the Bruckmann firm produced many pieces by leading German designers.
Heinrich Christian Georg Karl Brueck
Giessen (Hessen)
BSF (Bremer Silberwarenfabrik)
Division of Wilkens since 1981, specializing
in modern design flatware.
Harald Buchrucker
handwrought holloware, primarily in pewter, copper & brass, some silver
Clarfeld & Springmeyer
Primarily flatware, both in silver & silverplate. In the early 20th century; Henry van de Velde, Josef Maria Olbrich and Ernst Riegel produced designs for the firm.
Georg Czauderna
Producer of Art Deco & Modernist handwrought silver items. Author of book "Der Silberschmied" an illustrated manual for silversmiths published in 1957.
herstellermarken E. Deppe
active late 19th/20th C.
gebruder deyhle, schwabisch gmund silver Gebrüder Deyhle
Schwäbisch Gmünd
founded 1820
gebruder dingeldein silber August Dingeldein & Son
Active ca. 1920's - 1940's
worked in the "Antique" style, known to have used pseudomarks.
gebruder dingeldein silber Gebrüder Dingeldein
Active ca. 1870's - 1930's
worked in the "Antique" style, often used pseudomarks.

Theodor Fahrner
(b.1859-d.1919) successor to Seeger & Fahrner (1855). Active from 1883-1979.
Important jewelry manufacturing firm, noted for exceptional Jugendstil and Art Deco silver jewelry by a number of important designers.
Eugen Ferner Maker's Mark Eugen Ferner
Schwäbisch Gmünd
active from c1930's
manufactured both silver & silverplate, often added the year to his maker's mark
silberpunzen Peter Ferner
Schwäbisch Gmünd
(b.1928) active 1956 - ?
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Related Pages at
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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