ITALIAN SILVERSMITHS - ARGENTIERI ITALIANI

THE 20th CENTURY MAKER'S MARKS DIRECTORY - LISTA DEI MARCHI E PUNZONI DEL '900

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ITALIAN HALLMARKING SYSTEM

The law 5 February 1934 n. 305 introduced uniformity in the shape of Italian silversmith's marks.
The new mark identifying the silversmith consisted of a lozenge containing:
number: corresponding to the number identifying the silversmith
'fascio': fascist party symbol
two letters: initials of the Province
The lozenge was coupled to an oval containing the purity degree 800 or 925 per thousand.
The Law 26 October 1944 n. 313 (Decreto Legislativo Luogotenenziale 26 Ottobre 1944 n. 313) ordered the elimination of the 'fascio' (symbol of 'fascism') maintaining into the lozenge only the number (identification of the silversmith) and the two letters (initials of the Province).
The Laws 30 January 1968 (Legge 30 gennaio 1968 n. 46) and 30 December 1970 n. 1496 (D.P.R. 30 Dicembre 1970 n. 1496) introduced new hallmarks for silver and precious metals. The mark was modified to a polygonal shape and a star was added on the left. Numbers and Province letter were maintained.
Purity degree 925, 835 and 800 per thousand were allowed and inscribed into an oval outlined mark.
This system is still in use in present days.

mark in use from 1934 to 1944 mark in use from 1944 to 1970 mark in use from 1970 to present days


THE DIRECTORY OF 20th CENTURY ITALIAN SILVERSMITHS: FE - FERRARA
AL AR BL BO BS FE FI FO GE MI MO NA PA PD PR PV RE RO ROMA TO TS TV UD VA VC VE VI VR
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PROV
NAME
ADDRESS
TOWN
MARK ENTERED
OUT OF BUSINESS
1
FE
GUERRINI ARTURO Via Municipale 15 FERRARA 03/03/1938 07/12/1970
2
FE
SIMIOLI ANGELO FU TESEO Via San Romano 119 FERRARA 18/06/1940 10/04/1968
ITALIAN
MAKERS MARKS
GENOA LOMBARDO
VENETO
NAPLES PAPAL STATES
ROME
PIEDMONT SICILY VENICE PSEUDO
HALLMARKS
OTHER HALLMARKS PAGES
Moskow hallmark St Petersburg hallmark official marks - legge 5 Febbraio 1935 Paris 1818/1838 hallmarkParis 1797/1809 hallmark London town mark Sheffield town mark German silver hallmark Hanau silver hallmark Austrian silver hallmark
Russia Italy France England  Germany  Hanau  Austria
Pelton Bros. Silver Plate Co. hallmarkRogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT hallmark Mappin & Webb hallmarkWalker & Hall hallmark Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate
American Silver Plate marks English Electroplate silver marks Old Sheffied Plate marks
Peter Charles Faberge mark Gorham Athenic hallmark International Silver Company mark Georg Jensen hallmark 1945-1951 Kirk & Son mark Meriden Britannia Company mark Reed & Barton mark Rogers Bros mark Tiffany hallmarks Towle Silversmiths mark Wallace Silversmiths mark Wiener Werkstatte monogram WMF hallmarks
Fabergé
Gorham
International Silver Co
Georg Jensen
Kirk Stieff
Meriden Britannia
Reed & Barton
Rogers
Tiffany & Co
Towle
Wallace
Wiener Werkstatte
WMF

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