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DENMARK MAKER'S MARKS: U
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
U..................................................Palle Uldall - Roskilde 1977 - 1979
U..................................................Mostafa Hassan Al-Kabani / Maula Smykker - Copenhagen N 2010 - ?
UA...............................................Uwe Apel - Fanø 1980 - 2002
U.A..............................................Uhrlageret ARGUS - Copenhagen 1969 - 1973
U-Båd..........................................U-Bådsfonden - Nakskov 1998 - 1999
UBH............................................Uffe Bjørn Hansen - Copenhagen 1991 - 1993
U.B.H..........................................U.B. Hansen - Viby 1968 - 1978
U.B.H..........................................Uffe Hansen - Copenhagen 1987 - 1990
UBJ.............................................Ulla Bjørn Hansen - Ulstrup 2003 - 2004
UBP.............................................Benjamin Popelsky (Urmager) - Kalundborg 1999 - 2001
U.D..............................................Ulla Daugaard Jensen - Fuglebjerg 1987 - 1990
U.D..............................................Ulla Daugaard Jensen - Fuglebjerg 1993 - 1995
U.D..............................................Uffe Danborg - Copenhagen 1999 - 2005
U.DANBORG..............................Danborg guld & sølv - Copenhagen 1987 - 1989
U.E.H..........................................Ulla Elise Hermansen - Søndersø 2006 - ?
UF...............................................Ulla Funch - Birkerød 1993 - 1995
UF...............................................Ulla Funch - Birkerød 1998 - 1999
UFM...........................................Uffe Munk - Gørding 2002 - ?
UGI.............................................Jan Grønbæk / Ure og guldcentret I/S - Ikast 2004 - 2009
Uh................................................Poul E. Uhlig - Copenhagen 1978 - 1994
UH...............................................Sanne Stasig / Stasig Uhrlager Aps - Roskilde 2010 - ?
U.H.H..........................................Ulrika H. Hansen - Gentofte 1963 - 1973
UHLIG........................................Uhligs guld & sølv - Copenhagen 1981 - 1994
UHS.............................................Erik Rasmussen - Aarhus 2006 - ?
UJ................................................Ulla Jung / UJ Design - Herning 2008 - ?
U.J.Eftf........................................Ulrich Johannsens Eftf - Sønderborg 1955 - 1973
UK...............................................Ulla Krogsgaard / Krystaller og sten - Nyborg 1996 - 1998
U.K..............................................Urban Jürgensen Kiens - Copenhagen 1923 - 1937
U.Kiens.......................................Urban Jürgensen Kiens - Copenhagen 1923 - 1948
UL...............................................Uri Levi - Lystrup / Aarhus 1992 - 1998
UL................................................Jørgen Ulriksen / Danish Gem Lap Ulrichsen - Hellerup 2007 - ?
Ulr................................................Henning Ulrichsen - Kgs. Lyngby 1997 - ?
Ulrichsen......................................Henning Ulrichsen - Fradericia 1962 - 1972
ULRIK.........................................Ulrik Jungersen - Odense 1984 - ?
ULS..............................................Ulla Schwabe - Kværndrup 196 - 2006
U.M..............................................Uwe Helmuth Moltke - Humlebæk 1966 - 2003
UMA.............................................Ulrich Maagaard - Viborg 1981 - 2008
UNI...............................................Unipart ædelmetal Aps - Aarhus 1990 - 1999
UNIK............................................UNIK Aps- Nuuk/Grønland 1989 - 2009
UNIK............................................Unik Aps - Nuuk / Grønland 2009 - ?
Uq..................................................Franklyn S. Madsen / uniq porcelænssmykker - Glamsbjerg 1997 - 1999
UR.................................................Arne Urup - Copenhagen K 1999 - 2001
Urban............................................Camilla Urban Jensen - Helsingør 2001 - 2007
URBAN........................................Camilla Urban Jensen - Helsingør 2010 - ?
Urm...............................................M. Ludwigs B. Larson - Nuuk / Grønland 1994 - 2002
UNITE..........................................Unite A/S - Randers 1987 - 1990
URBAN JØRGENSEN.................Urban Jürgensen Eftf - Copenhagen 1982 - ?
Ursø..............................................Carl Frederik Ursø - Nyborg 1935 - 1965
US.................................................Ulrik Haugbølle Sommer / Draupnir Gold - Copenhagen 2010 - ?
Ussing...........................................C. Ussing - Ribe 1893 - 1937
UVF...............................................Uffe Vibe Frederiksen - Præstø 1994 - ?



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