Help identifying hallmarks

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WanderingMosaic
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Help identifying hallmarks

Postby WanderingMosaic » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:23 pm

Greetings,

I'm fairly certain that this item (and it's kin) are silverplate. However, after spending hours looking through 1000's of patterns I cannot seem to locate the country of origin, the maker, or when it was made.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Help identifying hallmarks

Postby dognose » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:02 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

It's Norwegien silverplate. The 'NM' stands for 'Norsk Mønster' a design copyright mark used in Norway, and the 'GP' stands for 'Gullsmed Plett', silverplated.

Trev.

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Re: Help identifying hallmarks

Postby WanderingMosaic » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:09 am

Thanks for the information. However, I am still unable to locate any more information about this pattern. Nor can I decipher the date marking. I don't imagine that these items are very old - mainly because of the single die striking of the hallmark. My curiosity has the better of me at the moment.

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Re: Help identifying hallmarks

Postby dognose » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:05 pm

Hi,

This post reveals the maker as Norges Gullsmedforbund of Oslo

See: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=19186

Trev.

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Re: Help identifying hallmarks

Postby dognose » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:14 pm

Here's their contact details, if you e-mail them, I dare say they will ID the pattern.

Norges Gullsmedforbund
Storgt. 14
0184 OSLO
Tlf: 22 34 89 00
Fax: 22 34 89 19
Epost: firmapost@gullsmed.no

Please let us know the result if you contact them.

Trev.

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Re: Help identifying hallmarks

Postby WanderingMosaic » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:17 pm

Thanks for the information. I will give them a shout via e-mail and let you know of the results.

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Re: Help identifying hallmarks

Postby dognose » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:46 pm

It looks to me that the pattern is called 'Panser' and is still made by Theodor Olsens.

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Norges Gullsmedforbund is the Norwegian Association for Jewelers and I guess, act as agents for companies such as Olsens.

Theodor Olsens website: http://www.toe.no/kunde/

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Re: Help identifying hallmarks

Postby WanderingMosaic » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:52 pm

Looks close .. but not quite exactly the same. I've already fired off an e-mail to the company. Once that comes back I'll be sure to let you know.


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