Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks
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Norwegian Silver Maker's Marks I

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Hallmarks have been used in Norway since the sixteenth century. The system included, at various times and in various combinations; city marks, assayer's marks, date letters, date numbers, and maker's marks. The farther a piece was made from the main population centers of Oslo (Christiana), Bergen and Trondheim, the more likely there were to be mark inconsistencies. For centuries, the bureaucracy in control of silver marking seesawed between the Crown and the Silver Guilds, but in 1891, a simplified national system was established that is still in use today.

The current system requires only a silver standard mark accompanied by a maker's mark. The old Norwegian standard of .830 purity silver is still used, but beginning around 1920, .925 purity began replacing it and is now the foremost standard in use. Town names are sometimes included with the required marks and the letters "NM" (Norsk Mønster) are sometimes seen on flatware, this abbreviation is an indication of design patent or copyright.
Below are illustrations of marks used by many of the latter 19th and 20th century silver producers of Norway.

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Norwegian Makers' Mark Menu

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Firm or Maker Maker's Mark Location Comments
Magnus Aase Magnus AaseMagnus Aase silver mark

Aase Bergen

Magnus Aase Sølvvarefabrikk

Bergen 1876-1953
the firm was acquired by T. Olsens Eftf
Andresen & Scheinpflug A&S

Andersen & Scheinpflug Sølvvarefabrikk
Oslo .
Øystein Balle Balle

Stavanger .
Clement Berg c. berg's eftf Oslo late 19th/e20th C.
(1920 - 1960 as C. Bergs Eftf.)
David-Andersen David-Andersen Oslo see link
Odin Domaas o. domaas Trondheim 1885 - present
Anna Greta Eker age plus Fredrikstad
(Plus Workshop)
see link
Elvik & Co. A/S Oslo .
Nils Erik Elvik nils elvik Oslo b.1853-d.1935
mark is usually seen with a horse shoe around the letters
Eric Christophersen Sandnes .
Ivar Solmund Freng Freng, Oslo Oslo (1866 - 1906)
workshop active c.1885 - 1934
Gustav Gaudernack haerhe Oslo (b.1865-d.1914)
active c.1890-1938, after his death, the workshop was maintained by his widow.
Alfred Halfdan Gjerstrøm alfred gjerstrom Oslo 1895-1960
Ole G. Hæhre haerhe Drammen active 1870-1898
Marius Hammer Marius Hammer

Bergen 1847 - 1927
Leif Johan Hansen Leif Johan Hansen markBergen (b.1911-d.1977), workshop active 1948-1977
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Norwegian Makers' Mark Menu

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Related Pages at
World Hallmarks
British Hallmarks Explained
Dutch Hallmarks
German Hallmarks pre-1886
German Hallmarks post-1886
French Hallmarks
Swedish Hallmarks
Finnish Hallmarks
Danish Hallmarks
David-Andersen Marks
Georg Jensen Marks

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