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EUROPEAN COUNTRIES SILVER AND GOLD HALLMARKS
DENMARK MAKER'S MARKS: V
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
VA................................................V. Aagren - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937
V.Aa.B..........................................Viggo Aa. Billing - Frederikshavn 1918 - 1937
V.Aa.Billing...................................Viggo Aa. Billing - Frederikshavn 1918 - 1937
V.A.B............................................V.A. Bottelet - Hadsten 1908 - 1937
V.A.H............................................Vagn Aage Hemmingsen - Copenhagen 1944 - 1954
Va.J...............................................Valdemar Jensen - Copenhagen 1964 - 1973
Vald.H...........................................Valdemar Emil Hansen - Haslev 1920 - 1937
Vald.J............................................Valdemar Jensen - Copenhagen 1902 - 1937
Vang..............................................Jørgen Peter Vang - Copenhagen 1965 - ?
Vase..............................................Niels Gunni Vase - Hasselager 1969 - ?
V.B...............................................V.E. Rudolf Billing - Varde 1910 - 1937
VB................................................Volmer Bahners - Farum 1987 - 1988
V.B...............................................V. Becker - Copenhagen 1893 - 1910
VB................................................Volmer Bahner & co - Copemahegn 1962 - 1987
V.Bahner.......................................Volmer Bahner & co - Copenhagen 1962 - 1987
V.Bahner.......................................Volmer Bahners Eftf - Farum 1987 - 1988
V.Bastiansen................................Viktor Bastiansen - Grenaa 1927 - 1937
V.Be..............................................Valdemar Berth - Næstved 1937 - 1967
V.Becker.......................................V. Becker - Copenhagen 1893 - 1910
V.Berth..........................................Vvaldemar.O. Berth - Næstved 1893 - 1937
V.Berth.........................................Valdemar.O. Berth - Næstved 1937 - 1973
V.Billing & Co...............................V. Billing & co - Varde 1893 - 1937
V.B.J.............................................Valdemar Bræmer-Jensen - Randers 1912 - 1937
V.Bottelet......................................V.A. Bottelet - Hadsten 1908 - 1937
V.Brøchner....................................V.M. Brøchner - Aarhus 1896 - 1937
V.B & C........................................V. Birch & co - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937
V.C...............................................V. Christensen - Copenhagen 1893 - 1910
V.C.B............................................V.C.F Barndorff - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937
V.C.C............................................V.C. Christensen - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937
V.Ch.............................................Valdemar Christensen - Copenhagen 1919 - 1937
V.Chr............................................Viggo Christensen - Esbjerg 1922 - 1937
V.Christensen..............................V. Christensen - Copenhagen 1893 - 1910
Vd.L.............................................V. Lauritzen - Randers 1905 - 1937
V.D.L............................................Vagn Drachmann Lauersen - Copenhagen 1982 - ?
V.E................................................Hans P. Vang Eskildsen - Copenhagen
Veilskov........................................Chr. Veilskov - Copenhagen 1963 - 1986
Ve.J...............................................Verner Jensen - Tølløse 1973 - 1981
V.E.K............................................Verner Egon Klemensen - Sunds 1964 - 1978
V.E.M...........................................V.E. Mogensen - Århus 1902 - 9137
V.F................................................Viggo Johan Andreas Frank - Copenhagen 1954 - 1964
V.F................................................V. Fahrendorff & søn - Haderslev 1979 - ?
V.F................................................V. Frandsen - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937
V.F.M...........................................V.F. Martensen - Esbjerg 1930 - 1970
V.G...............................................V. Graugaard - Copenahegn 1920 - 1948
V.G...............................................V. Godthaab - Horsens 1975 - 1986
V.G...............................................Vesterbro guldsmedie - Copenhagen 1950 - 1960
V.G...............................................Vesterbro guldsmedie - Copenhagen 1960 - 1970
Vg.N.............................................Viggo Neuhausen - Skagen 1920 - 1967
V.H...............................................Christian V. Hilstrøm - Copenhagen 1913 - 1937
V.H...............................................Vilhelm Holmstrup - Copenhagen 1937 - ?
V.Holmstrup................................V. Holmstrup - Copenhagen 1976 - ?
Vh.S..............................................Vilhelm Sørensen - Copenhagen 1895 - 1937
Vi.B..............................................V.M. Brøchner - Aarhus 1896 - 1937
Vi.B..............................................Vibeke Bach - Hasselager
V.I.C.............................................Valk Inter Collection - Ærøskøbing 1993 - ?
Vic.M............................................Victor Madsen - Aalborg 1927 - 1937
Victor M........................................Victor Mortensen - Aalborg 1927 - 1937
Viggo C.........................................Viggo Christensen - Odder 1922 - 1937
Viggo Hansen..............................Viggo Hansen - Hørve 1949 - 1973
Viggo P.........................................Viggo Petersen - Faaborg 1925 - 1937
Viggo Petersen............................Viggo Petersen - Faaborg 1925 - 1937
Vi.Gu............................................Virum Guld aps - Slangerup 1970 - ?
Vi.H..............................................Viggo Hansen - Hørve 1949 - 1973
Vi.J..............................................Viggo Emil Jensen - Copenhagen 1944 - 1951
Vikt.B............................................Viktor Bastiansen - Grenaa 1927 - 1937
Vilh.S............................................Vilhelm Schultz - Frederiksberg 1923 - 1937
Vilh.Schultz.................................Vilhelm Schultz - Frederiksberg 1923 - 1937
Vi.Ni.............................................Vilhelm Albert Nielsen - Søndeborg 1944 - 1973
VI-PONT......................................K. Pontoppidan - Lyngby 1985 - ?
Vis................................................Viscandia v/ Schomacker - Frederiksberg 1963 - ?
Visholm.......................................Per Visholm - Hjørring 1972 - ?
Vi.V..............................................Viggo Vester - Skive 1945 - 1966
V.J................................................Valdemar F.V. Jørgensen - Rudkøbing 1939 - 1959
V.J................................................Valdemar Jørgensens guldsmedie - Rudkøbing 1979 - ?
V.J................................................V. Jørgensens guldsmedie - Rudkøbing 1959 - 1973
V.K...............................................Vibeke Krause - Ishøj 1988 - 1991
V.K...............................................V. Kragh - Fanø 1897 - 1937
V.Kragh.......................................V. Kragh - Fanø 1897 - 1937
V.K.V...........................................Viggo Kaas Vestertjele - Copenhagen 1958 - 1968
V.L...............................................Valdemar Aage Lind - Horsens 1943 - 1987
V.L................................................V. Lind - Herning 1893 - 1937
V.Lauritzen..................................Valdemar Lauritzen - Randers 1905 - 1937
V.Lind...........................................Valdemar Aage Lind - Horsens 1943 - 1987
V.Lind...........................................V. Lind - Herning 1893 - 1937
V.M..............................................V. Mortensen - Ålborg 1957 - 1973
V.M...............................................V. Mortensen - Ålborg 1896 - 1957
V.M.C...........................................V.M. Christensen - Copenhagen 1970 - 1974
V.Mi..............................................Kaj Villy Mikkelsen - Copenhagen 1937 - 1957
V.Mogensen.................................V.E. Mogensen Århus 1902 - 1937
V.Mogensen.................................V. Mortensen - Ålborg 1896 - 1957
V.Mogensen.................................V. Mortensen - Ålborg 1957 - 1973
V.N...............................................Vilhelm Nielsen Assens 1914 - 1937
V.N...............................................Verner Nielsen - Copenhagen 1963 - 1973
V.Nielsen.......................................Valdemar Nielsen - Aalborg 1924 - 1937
V.Noes..........................................Valdemar Noes - Holstebro 1908 - 1957
V.O...............................................Verner Olesen - Copenhagen 1970 - 1973
VOB.............................................V.O. Berth - Næstved 1892 - 1937
V.O.H...........................................V.O. Hundahl - Thisted 1893 - 1937
Von...............................................Rudi Vonsild - Rønde 1985 - 1991
V.P...............................................Viggo Pedersen - Copenhagen 1928 - 1974 (Known for his "daisy jewelry")
V.P.S............................................V. Peter Sand - Copenhagen 1899 - 1937
V.R...............................................Vensyssel Ravsliberi - Sæby 1986 - 1991
VRENI..........................................VRENIS guldsmedie - Karlslunde 1987 - ?
V.S...............................................V. Seerup - Kalundborg 1893 - 1937
V.S.A............................................Valdemar Sejr Andersen - Copenhagen 1925 - 1937
V.S.B............................................Verner Sølling Bottelet - Ribe 1947 - 1973
V.S.L............................................Vagn Sebber Larsen - Copenhagen 1966 - 1975
V.T...............................................Verner Therkelsen - Copenhagen 1951 - 1961
V.T...............................................Verner Therkelsen - Copenhagen 1969 - ?
V.T.C............................................V.T. Christophersen - Copenhagen 1948 - 1973
V.T-P............................................L. Victor Turner-Pedersen - Copenhagen 1919 - 1957
V.V.J.............................................Viggo Valdemar Jeppesen - Charlottenlund 1972 - 1977
V.W..............................................Viggo Wollny - Copenhagen 1921 - 1973
V.Z...............................................Andreas Vilhelm Zoega - Copenhagen 1911 - 1937
V.Ø...............................................Viggo Østenfjeld - Århus 1937 - 1967
V.Østenfjeld................................Viggo Østenfjeld - Århus 1937 - 1957



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