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


Adolf Mogler Silber

Adolf Mogler
first mark - ca.1920-ca.1930
second mark - ca.1931-1958
Arthur Möhrle (Moehrle)
Schwäbisch Gmünd
1967 - Present
successors - Gottlieb Kurz
Fritz Mohler Fritz Möhler
Schwäbisch Gmünd
Silversmith & Jeweler, active from the 1920s
Heinrich Mohr
20th Cent.
Franz Mosgau
founded 1807
Theodor Müller
1863 - ca.1940
produced jugendstil designs by Henry van de Velde ca.1900
Wilhelm Muller Silber

Wilhelm Müller
active 1st h. 20th C.

vintage advertisement
Ludwig Neresheimer
founded 1890
worked in the "Antique" style, often used pseudomarks.
Arthur Otto
Active 4th quarter 20th century
Jobber and importer
Josef Pauser silversmith Josef Pauser
Schwäbisch Gmünd
active c.1925-c.1985

successor to B. Ott & Cie.
Gebruder Petersfeldt, Berlin silver Gebrüder Petersfeldt
founded 1848

vintage advertisement
Plaz & Kalber herstellermarken Plaz & Kälber
early 20th C.
herstellermarken Pausch & Pohl
founded 1867, active to c.1905
Kurt Poetzsch
Active ca. 1925 - 1960

Lazarus Posen Maker's Mark
Lazarus Posen
Frankfurt am Main
Active ca. 1870 - 1930

vintage advertisement
F. W. Quist

Silver, silverplate, copper & brass manufacturer.
vintage advertisement
Josef Reiner
Krumbach Bayern
Founded 1874
Succeeded by Gebruder Reiner in 1910, although this mark was used until 1914.
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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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