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EUROPEAN COUNTRIES SILVER AND GOLD HALLMARKS
DENMARK MAKER'S MARKS: W
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
W..................................................Carl P Wang - Copenhagen 1963 - 1973
W.A..............................................Walter Arnesen - Copenhagen 1968 - 1973
W.A.F...........................................W. Alfred Fleinert - Copenhagen 1898 - 1937
WALTER......................................Firmaet Walter - Ølstykke 1987 - 1988
Warmind.......................................Poul Warmind - Kirke Såby 1963 - 1983
Wassmann...................................Ole Wassmann - Vanløse 1963 - 1973
W.B...............................................William Bertholdt - Copenhagen 1910 - 1937
W.D..............................................W. Dyrebye - Ribe 1893 - 1937
W.Dyrebye....................................W. Dyrebye - Ribe 1893 - 1937
WE................................................Betina Wennike - Copenhagen 1991 - 1991
W.&E.H........................................Brdr. W & E Hansen - Copenhagen 1962 - 1979
Weirum..........................................Knud Weiurum - Havndal 1919 - 1937
W.F.............................................W.Fæster - Nyborg 1893 - 1937
W.Fr..............................................Walter Friedrich - Silkeborg 1993 - ?
W.Fr..............................................Walter Gustav Friedrich - Silkeborg 1966 - 1985
W.Fæster.......................................W. Fæster - Nyborg 1893 - 1937
W-G..............................................Mette Holdgaard - Skjern 1981 - 1983
W-G..............................................Mette Holdgaard - Skjern 1989 - ?
W.G...............................................W.F.L.C. Green - Frederiksberg/Copenhagen 1908 - 1957
W.Gass.........................................Werner Gass - Nr Alslev 1971 - 1988
W.G.C..........................................W.H. Geritz Christiansen - Copenhagen 1951 - 1971
WH................................................W. Hahn - Kolding 1988 - ?
W.H..............................................W. Holmstrup - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937
W.Hede.........................................Willi Lauge Hede - Søndersø 1993 - ?
Whitta............................................Whitta Silver aps - Allerød 1975 - 1978
W.H.L...........................................Walther Hakon Lund - Nyrup St. 1957 - 1989
W.Holmstrup................................W. Holmstrup - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937
Wh.S.............................................Wilhelm Spetzler - Kolding 1916 - 1937
W.I................................................W. Isbrand - Copenhagen 1893 - 1910
WIIG.............................................Preben Wiig - Middelfart 1992 - ?
Wi.J...............................................H. Wilhelm F. Jensen - Bagsværd 1970 - 1991
Willen`n.........................................Torsten Axel L. Wille`n - Copenhagen
Wittrup..........................................Harald Wittrup - Taars 1931 - 1942
Wi.Vo...........................................Willy Vollmers - Copenhagen 1937 - 1947
Wi.Vo...........................................Willy Vollmers - Copenhagen 1961 - 1983
W.J...............................................Willy Junget - Copenhagen 1954 - 1973
W.J................................................A.W Rask-Jørgensen - Lyngby 1974 - 1989
W.J...............................................Waldemar Jacobsen - Copenhagen 1919 - 1937
W.K..............................................Wartkes K. Kirakossian - Frederiksberg/Copenhagen 1975 - ?
W.K..............................................Ernst Willy Knudsen - Copenhagen 1941 - 1973
W.Kr.............................................Willy H. Jacob Kromar - Bagsværd 1943 - 193
W&L.............................................With & Lyager - Frederiksberg/Copenhagen 1988 - ?
W.L...............................................Werner Larsen - Copenhagen 1931 - 1942
WLH.............................................Willi Lauge Hede - Søndersø 1993 - ?
WLY.............................................Wendy Lou Yothers - Copenhagen 1986 - 1992
WM...............................................Westergaard Merdhandesign - Espergærde 1988 - 1989
W.M..............................................William Fritz Mathow - Valby 1981 - 1937
Wm.F............................................William Fuglede - Copenhagen 1907 - 1937
WMF.S.........................................WMF in Skandinavien - Glostrup 1969 - 1973
WMI.............................................Weatiche M. International - Espergærde 1975 - 1977
Wm.S............................................William Sørensen - Århus 1914 - 1937
Wm.S............................................Villiam Sørensen (Nina smykker) - Århus 1957 - 1991
W.Mu............................................Wilhelm Muth - Copenhagen 1939 - 1962
W.N..............................................W. Nim - Copenhagen 1893 - 1937
W.N..............................................W. Nim - Copenhagen 1937 - 1947
WO...............................................Wongswan thai import - Frederica 1993 - ?
Wo.J.............................................Wolmer Jørgensen - Næstved 1922 - ?
Wojtek S.......................................Wojtek Stanczykiewicz - Copenhagen 1992 - ?
Wollny..........................................Preben Wollny - Copenhagen 1970 - 1973
Wolmer J.....................................Volmer Jørgensen - Næstved 1922 -
Wormianum.................................Wormianum Kultur Institut 1969 - 1973
W.P...............................................Wilhelm Pirchert - Vinderup 1920 - 1937
W.Pas...........................................W. Pasielak - Copenhagen 1977 - 1988
W.Pirchert.....................................Wilhelm Pirchert - Vinderup 1916 - 1937
WS................................................Willi Paul Scheelke - Tønder 1962 - ?
W.S...............................................W. Sølver - Helsingør 1893 - 1937
W.S...............................................Wilhelm Spetzler - Kolding 1937 - 1947
W.Spetzler...................................Wilhelm Spetzler - Kolding 1915 - 1937
W&S.S.........................................Horsens Sølvvarefabrik - Herning 1988 - ?
W&S.S.........................................Brøderne W.& S. Sørensen - Horsens 1939 - 1950
W&S.S.........................................Horsens Sølvvarefabrik - Horsens 1950 - 1987
W&S.Sørensen............................Horsens Sølvvarefabrik - Horsens 1960 - 1987
W&;S.Sørensen...........................Horsens Sølvvarefabrik - Horsens 1988 - ?
W.Sølver......................................W. Sølver - Helsingør 1893 - 1937
Würtz...........................................Eigil Franklind Würtz - Hellerup 1947 - 1957
W.V..............................................Wilhelm Volck - Copenhagen 1920 - 1937
W.Vo............................................Willy Vollmers - Copenhagen 1937 - 1947
W.&W..........................................Firmaet Weimar & Weimar - Gentofte 1970 - 1983
WWF............................................World Wildlife Fundation Denmark - Copenhagen 1977 - ?
W.Wi............................................W. Winzen v/ Paul Winzen - Copenhagen 1961 - 1976



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