A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER
AND OBJECTS OF VERTU

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES SILVER AND GOLD HALLMARKS
DENMARK MAKER'S MARKS: N
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
N...........................................................Carina Nordenstam - Copenhagen 2010 - ?
NA.........................................................Anni Gylden Nielsen / Navita - Kgs. Lyngby 2006 - ?
NA.........................................................(A/S Gense) 242NA G & S. - Lyngby 1983 - 1984
N.A.C....................................................Niels Arentz Christensen - Aarhus 1932 - 1953
Nadia....................................................Nadia Bernarnadi Rebsdorf / Perlen - Odense 2004 - ?
N.A.H....................................................Niels Arent Hejl - Copenhagen 1958 - 1968
N.A.I......................................................Niels A. Iversen - Sønderborg 1967 - 1973
Natura.....................................................Natura v/Anton Larsen - Gedsted 1964 - 1973
NB.........................................................Niels Buchholst A/S - Copenhagen 1990 - ?
NB.........................................................Yvonne Hasselroth / Nordic Beads - Copenhagen 2007 - ?
N.B........................................................Naftol Bodnia - Copenhagen 1909 - 1937
NBJ........................................................Niels Bjerring - Holbæk 1991 - ?www.nobelantik.dk
NBJ........................................................NB Jewllery - Kastrup 2011 - ?
NBR........................................................Nadia Bernardi Rebsdorf - Odense 2004 - ?
N.B.S.....................................................Niels Bach Sørensen - Vamdrup 1913 - 1937
NBS.......................................................Nanna Bindesbøll Schov - Copenhagen 1981 - 1985
NBV.......................................................N.Jyllands Beskyt.Værksted - Hjørring 1992 - 1994
NC.........................................................Annette Grønkær Hansen / Catzm Niche - Svendborg 1994 - ?
N.C........................................................Niels T.P. Christensen - Århus 1963 - 1984
N.C........................................................Niels Christensen - Lemvig 1912 - 1948
NCB.......................................................N.C.Bech - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937
N.C.E.....................................................N.Chr.Ellesøe - Thyregod 1921 - 1937
N.Chr.N..................................................N.Chr.Nielsen - Roslev 1920 - 1937
N.Chr.P...................................................N.Chr.Pedersen - Hjørring 1928 - 1938
N.C.M.....................................................N.C. Meyer - Rudkøbing 1893 - 1957
N.C.N.....................................................N.C. Nielsen - Horsens 1965 - 1973
N.C.Nielsen............................................Niels C. Nielsen - Århus 1901 - 1937
NCO.......................................................Dan Goldring / Nights Copenhagen - Copenhagen 1995 - 2005
N.C.O.....................................................Niels C. Ormstrup - Skern 1900 - 1937
N.C.Ormstrup.........................................Niels C. Ormstrup - Skern 1900 - 1937www.nobelantik.dk
N.C.R.....................................................N.C.Rasmussen - Horsens 1917 - 1937
N.C.Rasmussen....................................N.C.Rasmussen - Horsens 1917 - 1937
N.C.S.....................................................N.C.J. Søndergaard - Odder 1899 - 1937
N.C.T.....................................................N.C. Traberg - Kolding 1893 - 1937
N.D.........................................................Niels Damsgaard - Middelfart 1904 - 1948
N.D.........................................................Norsk Design v/Bjørn Lien - Herning 1979 - 1980
ND..........................................................Natura Design - Roskilde 1990 - ?
NDG.......................................................Karen Dalsgaard / Nectar Design Group - Humlebæk 2006 - ?
N.E..........................................................Nic. Escherich - Faaborg 1893 - 1937
NECESSORY.........................................Mai-Britt Thomsen - Copenhagen 2007 - ?
NEEDS...................................................Marianne Gamelgaard / needs.dk I/S - Århus 2011 - 2011
NEEDS...................................................Marianne Gamelgaard / needds Jewellery - Århus 2011 - ?
NEEL......................................................Malene Neel - Rungsted Kyst 2011 - ?
NEERSØ................................................Trine Neersø - Copenhagen 2011 - ?
N.E.F......................................................N.E. From Sølvsmedie A/S - Nakskov 1944 - 2009
N.E.From................................................N.E. From Sølvsmedie A/S - Nakskov 1966 - 2009
NEGIN....................................................Grisheh Lacim Chamaki - Århus 1996 - 1997
NEJSUM.................................................Thes Fruelund Nejsum - Copenhagen 2007 - ?
N.E.K......................................................Norsk Emaille Kunst - Copenhagen 1950 - 1960
Neldam....................................................Birthe Irene Neldam - Copenhagen 1971 - 1974
NEP........................................................New Era Publications Aps - Copenhagen 1981 - 1993
Neptun....................................................Neptun v/Maria Horszorski - Copenhagen 1979 - ?
N.E.S.....................................................N.E.Sams - Odense 1925 - 1957
NESTEN................................................Dorthe Nesten - Søborg 1987 - 1988
Nete.......................................................Netes Værksted - Copenhagen 1970 - 1982
NF...........................................................Nina Ferdinand - Viby Jylland 1998 - 1999
N.F........................................................N.E. Fischer - Ringkøbing 1893 - 1937
N.F.Fischer..........................................N.E. Fischer - Ringkøbing 1893 - 1937
N.G........................................................Norsk Guldsmedekunst - Helsinge 1977 - 1978
N.G.S.....................................................Nordisk Guld & Sølvsmedie - Copenhagen 1947 - 1957
N.H.......................................................Nina Holst - Arhus 1957 - 1967
N.H.......................................................Niels Hansen - / Henrik Fogh A/S - Glostrup
N.H.A....................................................Niels Huulbæk Andersen - Virum 1973 - 1982
N.H.J.....................................................Niels Hamann Jacobsen - Glostrup 1970 - 1975
N.H.Kjær...............................................N.H.Kjær - Kristiansfeld 1924 - 1937
NHM......................................................Nordjyllands Historiske Museum - Aalborg 2008 - ?
N.H.Wendelboe...................................N.H. Wendelboe - Århus 1893 - 1937
NI..........................................................NIKOLAY Guld & Sølv - Copenhagen 1985 - 1992
NI..........................................................Nina Bruun - Copenhagen 2007 - 2008
Ni.A.......................................................Nils Victor Andersson - Copenhagen 1948 - 1973
NIALAYA..............................................L.A. Jewels Aps - Virum 2011 - ?
Nibe.......................................................Ole Nibe Nielsen - Copenhagen 1983 - 1991
Nic.H.....................................................Nic. Hyllested - Copenhagen 1969 - 1973
NICO.....................................................NICO Aps. - Espergærde 1985 - 1987
NICOLAI...............................................Jens Nicolai Marcussen - Søborg 1986 - 1987
NICOLAI...............................................Else Nicolai Hansen - Copenhagen 1999 - ?
Nicolajsen............................................Emanuel Nicolaisen - Holstebro 1928 - 1938
Niels P...................................................Niels Petersen - Helsingør 1913 - 1948
Niels S...................................................Niels Schmidt - Fredericia 1919 - 1937
Niels Sønderstrup................................Niels Sønderstrup - Søborg 1997 - 1998
Ni.J........................................................Niels Jensen & Søn - Aalborg 1911 - 1973
N.I.J.......................................................Niels Ingvardt Johansen - Arhus 1965 - 1974
NIK.......................................................Jørgen Nikolaj Schmith - Valby 1985 - 1986
NIKU.......................................................Niku Trade Aps - Copenhagen 1994 - 1995
NIS.........................................................Nis-Kristen Højgaard Gundesen - Lystrup 2010 - ?
N.J.........................................................Niels M.A. Johansen - Copenhagen 1900 - 1937
N.J.........................................................Jørgen Reiner Blume Jørgensen / N.H. Jørgensen - Ballerup 2001 - ?
N.J.B.....................................................Niels Juel Bergh - Copenhagen 1919 - 1937
N.J.M.....................................................N.J. Melgaard - Holstebro 1893 - 1937
N.Ju.......................................................Niels Junge - Charlottenlund 1977 - 1988
N.Ju.......................................................Niels Junge - Copenhagen 1970 - 1973
NJU.......................................................Signe N Just Designs - Copenhagen 2007 - ?
NK.........................................................Nuran Kumasa / Opalen - Ballerup 1994 - 1995
NK.........................................................Nynne Kegel - Gistrup 2008 - ?
N.J.Ø.....................................................N.J.Ørsnes - Aalborg 1955 - 1965
N.K.Larsen............................................N.K. Larsen's Enke - Arhus 1893 - 1937
NKP......................................................Nicoline Piber Kjærgaard - Sydals 2011 - ?
N.L........................................................Niels Lind - Horsens 1963 - 1992
NLA......................................................Niels L. Arge - Torshavn 1986 - ?www.nobelantik.dk
NM........................................................Nationalmuseet - Copenhagen 1986 - 1991
NM........................................................Nicolai Rasmus Mogensen / e-scarf.dk - Copenhagen 2011 - ?
N.M.......................................................Nicolai Søren Munck - Copenhagen 1937 - 1947
N.M.......................................................N.S. Munck - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937
N.M.C.J.................................................N.M.Charles Jørgensen - Odense 1924 - 1937
N.M.E....................................................N.M.Erichsen - Skanderborg 1907 - 1937
N.M.Erichsen.......................................N.M. Erichsen - Skanderborg 1907 - 1937
NMÆ....................................................Nyboder Mønthus Ædelmetal - Copenhagen 1981 - 1993
N.N.......................................................Niels Nielsen - Copenhagen 1917 - 1937
N.N.O....................................................Niels Nielsen Offersen - Copenhagen 1936 - 1966
N.O.......................................................Rauff produktion - Århus 1985 - 1998
N.O.......................................................Number One Jewellery Aps. - Århus 1985 - ?
NOA......................................................N.O. Andersen - Odense C 1986 - 2007
NOA......................................................Nordahl Andersen Aps - Horsens 2007 - ?
NOBEL..................................................Cecilie Nobel Mai Tegtaud - Copenhagen 2009 - ?
Noe........................................................C.A. Noe - Nykøbing M 1893 - 1937
Noe L.....................................................Noe Schmidt Larsen - Copenhagen 1965 - 1992
NOEN.....................................................Niels Ruddy Hansen Aps - Brønby 2008 - ?
NOEN......................................................Annette Nørskov Andersen / Nørs design Vejle 2008 - ?
Noersgaard............................................Holger Noersgaard - Arhus 1934 - 1973
Nonboe..................................................Johanna E. Nonboe / Noboe Design - Højslev 1998 - 2003
NOR.......................................................Isak Berger / Nordigem - Lystrup 2011 - ?
NORD.....................................................Nordby Thomsen - Copenhagen 2011 - ?
Nordemann............................................M. Nordemann - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937www.nobelantik.dk
Nordskov C...........................................Elisabeth Nordskov Christiansen - Copenhagen 1967 - ?
NORMANN............................................M.Møllers Eftf.v/P.Normann - Haderslev 1988 - ?
Norris S.................................................Louis Norris Sørensen - Copenhagen 1948 - 1958
NOS......................................................Mette Holdgaard / West-Gem - Skjern 1995 - 2001
N.P........................................................Niels P. Design - Højer 1978 - ?
N.P........................................................N. Petersen - Ulfborg 1902 - 1937
N.P.K....................................................N.P.Kristensen - Nørre Saltum 1917 - 1937
N.P.K....................................................Nicoline Piper Kjærgaard - Sydals 2011 - 2011
N.PK.....................................................Nicoline Piper Kjærgaard - Sydals 2011 - ?
N.P.N....................................................Inge Borup Jensen / Guldsmed N.P. Nielsen Aps - Ålborg 1968 - ?
N.P.N....................................................Firma N.P.Nielsen - Aalborg 1947 - 1967
N.P.N....................................................N.P. Nielsen - Aalborg 1903 - 1948
N.P.Nielsen...........................................N.P. Nielsen - Aalborg 1903 - 1948
N.P.Nielsen...........................................Firmaet N.P. Nielsen - Alborg 1968 - ?
N.P.Nielsen...........................................N.P.Nielsen - Aalborg 1947 - 1967
N.P.O....................................................N.P. Olsen - Ebeltoft 1907 - 1937
N.P.Olsen..............................................N.P. Olsen - Ebeltoft 1907 - 1937
N.Poulsen..............................................N.Poulsen - Ølgod 1923 - 1937
N.P.P.....................................................Nordisk Pencilindustri - Gentofte 1963 - 1973
NPS.......................................................Næsbyhus Produktionsskole - Ranum 2005 - 2006
NR........................................................Nana Riisager - Vejlby 2011 - ?
N.R.......................................................Niels Rostrup - Brabrand 1920 - 1937
N.R.B....................................................Nis Rossen Bredehøft - Vanløse 1946 - 1956
N.R.B....................................................N.R. Bredehøft - Copenhagen 1959 - 1975
NRH......................................................Niels Ruddy Hansen - Copenhagen 1988 - 1996
NRH......................................................Niels Ruddy Hansen Aps - Brøndby 1997 - ?
NRK......................................................Nørre-Rangstrup Kommune - Toftlund 1999 - 2009
NS........................................................Niels Sønderstru - Søborg 1997 - 1998
NS........................................................Nikolaj Schmidt - Haderslev 2005 - 2006
NS........................................................Nina Schrøder - Rønne 2007 - ?
N.S........................................................Nytorv Sølv - Ålborg 1963 - 1973
N.S N....................................................Svendsen - Hobro 1893 - 1937
N.Saaby................................................L.N. Saaby - Ringsted 1896 - 1948
N.Saaby................................................Firmaet L .Nielsen Saaby - Ringsted 1947 - 1957
N.Schmidt.............................................Niels Schmidt - Fredericia 1919 - 1937
NSE........................................................Guldfynd AB Aps - Horsens 1994 - 1999
N.& S.Eft..............................................H. Niebuhr & Søn's Eft. - Valby 1963 - 1989
N.S.I......................................................Nordisk-Smykke-Industri - Søborg 1956 - 1978
N.S.S.....................................................N.Skov Svendsen - Brørup 1920 - 1937
N. Stoltze.............................................Nicolette Stoltze - Copenhagen 1998 - 1999
N.Storm J............................................Niels Storm Jespersen - Aalborg 1970 - 1977
N.Svendsen.........................................N. Svendsen - Hobro 1893 - 1937
NT.........................................................Natascha Trolle - Copenhagen 2001 - 2003
NT.........................................................Natascha Trolle - Copenhagen 2007 - ?
NT.........................................................Network Trading - Odense V 1993 - 1995www.nobelantik.dk
N.T........................................................Niels Thorsen - Ebeltoft 1969 - 1992
NTA.......................................................Norden Trade Aps - Vemmelev 2011 - ?
NURAN.................................................Nuran Kumacasce / IS-Design - Herlev 2009 - ?
NUTIT....................................................Mitti Kleist / Butik Mutit - Nuussaq (Grønland) 2009 - 2009
NV..........................................................Nina Vibe-Petersen - Vedbæk 2003 - ?
N.V.N....................................................N.y. Nielsen - Hjørring 1895 - 1937
N.V.Nielsen..........................................N.y. Nielsen - Hjørring 1895 - 1937
NVR......................................................Niels Viggo Rasmussen - Køge 1987 - 2002
N.W.......................................................N.H. Wendelboe - Århus 1893 - 1937
NX.........................................................Nodex Danmark Aps - Holstebro 2005 - 2006
NYBORG..............................................Mikkel Nyborg - Brønshøj 1991 - 1992
N.Ø.K....................................................Niels Østergaard Knudsen - Charlottenlund 1964 - 2008
NØRBO.................................................Torben Nørbo - Horsens 2005 - ?
Nørby....................................................J.Nørby - Hurup 1947 - 1967
Nørby....................................................I.Nørby - Hurup 1916 - 1948
Nørgaard..............................................Laurits Nørgaard - Hobro 1908 - 1937



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