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EUROPEAN COUNTRIES SILVER AND GOLD HALLMARKS
DENMARK MAKER'S MARKS: D
A silver or gold object that is to be sold commercially is, in most countries, stamped with one or more hallmarks indicating the purity of the metal and the mark of the manufacturer or silversmith
The word "HALLMARK" derives from the fact that, since the 16th century, precious metals were sent to the London Goldsmiths' Hall for testing to ensure that the correct standard of silver had been used. The Goldsmiths' Hall was the headquarters of the Goldsmiths' Company and the home of the Assay Office.
In some countries, the testing of precious metal objects and marking of purity is controlled by a national assay office.
Depending on the national legislation the use of hallmarks may be compulsory, voluntary or provided by a manufacturer's declaration.
The Danish hallmarking system is organized on a voluntary base.
The first Danish hallmarking was made in Copenhagen at the end of the 15th century.
Later, other cities as Aalbotg, Aarhus, Odense and Viborg introduced their own mark as a guarantee of precious metals.
In 1893 the "Three-tower" mark of Copenhagen was adopted as the national mark in the new standardized hallmarking system. Copenhagen had the only Assay Office in Denmark.


DENMARK HALLMARKING SYSTEM



THE DIRECTORY OF DANISH SILVERSMITHS (after 1890)
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MARK                                  MAKER
D.......................................J.Dahierups Sølvsmedie - Hørsholm 1979 - 2005
D.......................................Dahlerups Sølvsmedie - Hørsholm 2006 - 2007
D.......................................Time Work Design Aps - Middelfart 2011 - ?
D-A...................................David-Argentum 0 Dragsted - Copenhagen 1965 - 1967
D-A...................................David-Argentum Hingelberg - Århus 1967 - 1970
D-A...................................David-Argentum B Larsson - St. Merløse 1970 - 1977
D-A...................................David-Andersen A/S Oslo - Kolding 1989 - 1993
D-A...................................David-Andersen A/S Oslo - Glostrup 1993 - 1999
DA....................................Dorthe Andersen - Copenhagen 2006 - 2009
DA....................................Dorthe Andersen - Copenhagen 2011 - ?
Da.B.................................Danimpo Ballerup A/S - Coenhagen N 1973 - 1985
DAB.................................Daniel Bentley Aps - Aarhus 1995 - 2005
DA.G................................Dansk Gravura A/S - Copenhagen K 1985 - 1989
DAGØ..............................Henrik Dagø / Multi Psrt - Hornslet 1994 - 1994
Dahlerup...........................Jørgen Dahlerup - Copenhagen 1955 - 1973
DAHLERUP.....................J. Dahlerups Sølvsmedie - Hørsholm 1979 - 2005
Dahlerup...........................Dahlerups Sølvsmeide - Hørsholm 2006 - 2010
DAJA................................Darville & Jacobsen I/S - Fredericia 2008 - 2009
Dalgaard...........................Chr. Dalgaard - Esbjerg 1902 - 1957
Dalum................................Folmer E. Dalum - Hørsholm 1967 - 1992
DAM.................................Jens Dam Petersen - Copenhagen 2000 - ?
Damsgaard........................Niels Damsgaard - Middelfart 1904 - 1948
DAN..................................Dan-Aust ApS - Herlufmagle 1990 - 1990
DAN..................................Danior Aps - Copenhagen 1997 - ?
DANA...............................Dana Smykker / Danatelle A/S - Holstebro 1999 - 1999
DANA...............................Sadik Al-Zuheire / Dan Antik - Odense 2008 - ?
DANBORG.......................Danborg Guld & Sølv - Copenhagen K 1991 - 2005
Danehof.............................Danehof Sølvsmedie - Copenhagen K 1979 - 2003
Danielsen...........................Fir. H. Danielson Eftt.A/S - Copenhagen K 1959 - ?
DANIOR...........................DANIOR ApS - Copenhagen S 1991 - ?
DANISA...........................Ana Beatriz Johansen - Lille Skensved 2003 - 2003
DAN L..............................Jane & Dan Lintrup - Esbjerg 1986 - ?
Daphne..............................Daphne v/E.Reimer-Nielsen - Copenhagen S 1977 - 1983
Daphne..............................Daphne v/Erik Reimer - Holbæk 1993 - 1998
DARLIE............................Henrik Peter Darlie - Copenhagen K 1984 - 2004
Dauby................................Henny Gerda Dauby - Copenhagen 1944 - 1954
Daurup...............................Leif Ulrich Daurup - Copenhagen 1954 - 1984
Dauv..................................Lisbeth Dauv - Farum 1997 - ?
DAV...................................Davidsens Ure, Guld & Sølv - Ringsted 2008 - ?
DAVA................................A/S Daells Varehus - Copenhagen K 1979 - 1987
David-Andersen.................David-Andersen Oslo A/S - Roskilde 1976 - 1989
David-Andersen.................David-Andersen A/S Oslo - Kolding 1989 - 1993
DAVID-ANDERSEN..........David-Andersen A/S Oslo - Glostrup 1993 - 1999
D.B......................................David Bendy - Copehagen K 1963 - 1990
D.B......................................Kirsten Dyrum og V. Bendt - Hørsholm 1994 - 1997
D.C.J...................................D.C.Jørgensen - Marstal 1920 - 1937
D.D......................................Delta Diamond Collection - Randers 1983 - 1985
D.D......................................Finn Dedenroth / Dedenroth Design - Vejle 1994 - ?
DDN....................................Dorthe Dige Nielsen - Ålbæk 2009 - 2011
DE........................................Jan Dechau - Gilleje 1985 - 1988
DE........................................Timework Design of Scandinavia Aps - Middelfart 2005 - 2009
DE........................................Timework Design Aps - Middelfart 2010 - ?
DEA.....................................Dea Lindhardt & J. Manley - Humlebæk 1994 - 1995
Decor...................................Decor Jewellery Aps - Frederikshavn 2006 - ?
Dee......................................Anette Lynge / Dee Dee Design - Glostrup 1995 - 1995
DEE.....................................Line Deela Thomsen - Glostrup 2011 - ?
DEGN..................................Louise Holmberg Degn - Valby 2009 - ?
DEKI...................................DEKI v/Poul-Erik Jensen - Rødovre 1986 - 1989
DELFIN..............................Delfinen - Græsted 2003 - 2005
DELTA...............................DELTAv/PeterGivskov - Randers 1982 - 1983
Delvaux..............................Francoise - DelvauxCopenhagen 1996 - ?
Demant...............................Lene Demant - Odense 2007 - ?
DENGSØ............................Jette Dengsø - Randers 2009 - ?
Dennung..............................Erik og Steen Dennungs Sølvsmeide Aps - Copenhagen 1996 - ?
DES.....................................Jacek Korczynski / Daneast Service - Brønshøj 1994 - ?
DEUS..................................Amadeus Scandinavia ApS - Støvring 1993 - ?
Devana................................Sonny Sareen / Devana Aps - Copenhagen 2001 - 2001
DF........................................Dynes Fuglsang Hansen - Knebel 1995 - 2006
DFG.....................................Den Fynske Guldsmedie - Vissenbjerg 1986 - 1988
DFG.....................................Blicher Fuglesang Aps - Odense 1995 - 2003
DG.......................................Dorthe Goldschmidt / golder.dk - Charlottenlund 2009 - ?
D.G......................................DanskGuldindustri - Randers 1948 - 1958
D.G......................................A/S D.Guldsmedes Sølvfabrik - Slagelse 1963 - 1987
D.G......................................Dansk Krone Sølv v/Gense - Lyngby 1988 - ?
D.G.D..................................Dansk Guld Design - Rødovre 1967 - 1974
D.G.H..................................Dansk Guldsmede-Håndværk - Copenhagen 1964 - 1973
D.G.H..................................Dansk Guldsmede-Håndværk - Copenhagen 1954 - 1964
DGK....................................Klaus Pedersen - Den Gyldne Kande - Horsens 2000 - 2003
D.G.K..................................DanskGuldkunst - Copenhagen 1968 - 1979
D.G.S...................................Dansk Krone Sølv v/Gense - Copenhagen/Lyngby 1988 - 1994
D.G.S...................................D.Guldsmedes Sølvvarefab - Slagelse 1945 - 1977
D.G.S...................................Dansk Krone Sølv Aps - Fredericia 1977 - 1987
dh.........................................Jewellery A/S - Rødovre 2001 - 2006
dh.........................................DHÆ A/S (Dansk Hollandsk Ædelmetal) - Rungsted Kyst 2006 - 2011
DH.......................................Bo Top Fisker / Dansk Hollandsk Ædelmetal - Copenhagen K 1988 - 2000
D.H......................................Fir. Danish Handicraft - Odense 1963 - 1973
D.H......................................Diamant Huset - Herning 1978 - 1985
dhæ......................................Jewellery A/S - Rødovre 2001 - 2006
dhæ......................................DHÆ A/S (Dansk Hollandsk Ædelmetal) - Rødovre 2006 - 2011
D.H.Æ.................................Dansk Hollandsk Ædelmetal - Copenhagen 1950 - 1960
D.H.Æ.................................Dansk Hollandsk Ædelmetal - Copenhagen 1966 - 2000
DHB....................................Daniel Høeg Bossen - Copenhagen 2007 - ?
DHQ....................................Dorte Holmqvist - Hørsholm 2004 - ?
dia........................................Preben Randløv / pr.dk / Diamanten ApS - Aarhus 2002 - ?
D.I.A....................................M.Ambech Diamantbørsen - Bellinge 1976 - 1977
dickow.................................Anette Cickow Munck - Copenhagen 2006 - ?
Diederichsen.......................P.I.Diederichsen - Fredericia 1893 - 1937
DIG.......................................Anja Dige - Copenhagen 2009 - 2010
DiH......................................Diamond House Aps - Dronningmølle 2005 - 2007
din........................................Diana Røboe Nielsen & Anne-Mette Sørensen - Copenhagen 2007 - ?
Dines...................................Knud Dines Hansen - Tølløse 1974 - 1986
Dines...................................Dines Guldsmedie - Roskilde 1986 - 1994
Dirk.....................................Dirks Guld, Sølv og Ure - Copenhagen 1995 - ?
DJ........................................Ali Houssin Eidan Elsaloi / Dubai Jewels - Copenhagen 2003 - 2011
DJ........................................Dubai Jewels Aps - Copenhagen 2011 - ?
DjA......................................Djonna Art Aps - Roskilde 1986 - 1989
DJA.....................................Danish Jewellery Aps - Aalborg 2004 - 2005
D.J.L...................................Dorthe Just Larsen - Copenhagen/Bagsværd 1972 - 1973
DJØ....................................Mikala Djørup - Copenhagen 1995 - 1997
Djonna Art..........................Djonna Art - Roskilde 1986 - 1989www.nobelantik.dk
DK.......................................Dyrberg Kern A/s - Copenhagen 2005 - ?
D.K......................................David Arjeb Kahn - Copenhagen/Herlev 1976 - 1991
DK-Æ..................................Dansk Ædelmetal A/S - Farum 2006 - ?
DKH....................................Denise Katharina Højklint - Aarhus 2007 - 2009
DKI......................................DK Import I/S - Nørre Aaby 2005 - 2009
DKII....................................DK International Interior A/S - Skanderborg 2005 - 2009
DKJ.....................................Dorit K. Jørgensen - Jelling 2007 - 2008
DKM...................................Den Kongelige Mønt - Brøndby 1993 - ?
DL.......................................Anny Dalsgaard Langdal - Gedved 1996 - 2002
DL.......................................Zhi Ru Cao / Diamind4life - Aalborg 2007 - 2011
D.M....................................D.Mikkelsen - Holsted 1920 - 1937
DMR..................................Diamonair Dania v/Morsbøl - Gentofte 1973 - 1975
D.M.T.................................Dorde M. Thidemann - Kolding 1990 - 1992
DN.......................................Dorthe Nielsen - Brøndby 2005 - 2009
DnG.....................................Joan Stokholm / Din Nye Guldsmed - Tommerup 2003 - ?
DO.......................................Dorthe Hansen / Dorthes Guldsmeide - Solrød Strand 2009 - 2009
DOLPAR............................Shiri Rosenzweig - Copenhagen 1995 - 1996
DON....................................Bjarne Renè Anderson - Køge 2007 - ?
DOR....................................Oluf Johansens Eftf. Aps - Kgs. Lyngby 1994 - ?
D'ORAS..............................Boutique D'OR NS - Lyngby 1977 - 1982
Doyle...................................Jane Elisabeth Doyle - Roskilde 1990 - 1994
DP.......................................Alexander Grabowski / Diamonds & Pearls - Copenhagen 2004 - 2006
DP.......................................Dauf & Pede Aps - Aarhus 2010 - ?
DPD....................................Dauf & Pede Aps - Aarhus 2006 - 2009
DR......................................Lenn Strandby Olsen / Dreamstone - Nakskov 2004 - ?
D.R.C.................................Fir.Dansk RavCompagnie - Aalborg 1949 - 1959
DRy....................................Anette Dreyer - Copenhagen 2003 - ?
DS.......................................Damborg Shopping Aps - Nykøbing Sjælland 2008 - 2011
D.S......................................David Schmidt - Horsens 1926 - 1937
D.S......................................Dana Sølvvare - Copenhagen 1948 - 1958
D.S......................................Dansk Smykkekunst - Brønshøj 1973 - 2000
DSG....................................Danske Smykke Grossiter A/S - Klovborg 2011 - ?
DSI......................................Dansk Supermarked lndkøb - Hadbjerg 1989 - 2009
D.S.I....................................Dansk Smykke Industri - Copenhagen 1946 - 1956
DTK....................................Ditte K Aps / Anette Kastrup - Aarhus 2008 - ?
DTL....................................Danatella ApS - Copenhagen/Frederiksberg 1992 - 1993
du........................................Marianne Dulong - Kgs. Lyngby 2004 - 2011
DU......................................Marianne Dulong Aps - Copenhagen 2011 - ?
Due.....................................lb Due's Guldvarefabrik - Århus 1961 - ?
DUE....................................Jan Due / Ib Due Guldvarefabrik - Aarhus 2004 - ?
D.U.I...................................Dreiers Ur-Import - Copenhagen 1966 - 1974
DUNHILL............................Nordisk Tobaks Kompagni / Dunhill Pibes Ltd. - Brøndby 1994 - 2004
Dupont...............................AC.Dupont - Vejle 1895 - 1937
Duus...................................C.Nonus Duus - Fåborg 1908 - 1948
Duus...................................Axel Duus - Fåborg 1947 - 1967
Duus...................................Firmaet Axel Duus - Fåborg 1967 - 1969
Duus...................................Mikael Duus Sønderby - Faaborg 2006 - ?
D.V.....................................Daells Varehus - Copenhagen 1938 - 1949>
D.V.....................................Daells Varehus - Copenhagen 1949 - 1969
D.V.....................................A/S Daells Varehus - Copenhagen K 1980 - 1987
DW.....................................Dorthe Walmod-Larsen - Roskilde 1984 - 1985
DYRBERG KERN..............Dyrberg Kern A/S - Copenhagen 2005 - ?
DZ.......................................Stefanie de Souza - Copenhagen 2010 - 2010
DZI......................................Lis Madsen / Dizzy Import - Hammel 1995 - 1997



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