HALLMARKS OF AUSTRIAN SILVER
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF AUSTRIA
- 1781 - 1921 -

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Until 1867 the fineness of Austrian silver was indicated in "loth" (12 loth corresponding to 750/1000, 13 loth = 812/1000, 14 loth = 875/1000, 15 loth = 937/1000).
From 1867 the silver fineness was indicated by a number beside "Diana head": 1=950/1000 - 2=900/1000 - 3=800/1000 -4=750/1000
hallmark Vienna 1780
hallmark Vienna 1783
hallmark Vienna 1790
hallmark Vienna 1792
hallmark Vienna 1795
hallmark Vienna 1795
hallmark Vienna 1806
hallmark Vienna 1807
1780
1783
1790
1792
1795
1795
1806
1807
hallmark Vienna 1813
hallmark Vienna 1814
hallmark Vienna 1819
hallmark from 1867
hallmark from 1867
hallmark from 1867
hallmark from 1867
hallmark from 1867
1813
1814
1819
1867
1867
1867
1867
1867
(small pieces)
Austria hallmark before 1867
TOWN IDENTIFICATION LETTER:
A=Vienna - B=Prague - C= Salzburg - D=Lwow - E=Cracovia (1807-1809) - E=Hall (1824-1866) - F=Brno - G=Lienz - H= Graz - I = Klagenfurt - K = Lubiana - L = Trieste
'Diana Head' hallmark
Import mark 1901-1921
TOWN IDENTIFICATION LETTER FROM 1867("Diana" and "Import mark" 1901-1921):
A=Vienna - B=Lienz - C=Prague - D=Brno -E=Cracovia - F=Lwow - G=Graz - H-Hall - H=Bregenz (from 1872)- K=Klagenfurt - L=Lubiana - M=Trieste - N=Zadar - P=Pest - R=Kosice - T=Timisoara - U=Alba Julia - V=Zagreb
LISTING OF VIENNA SILVERSMITHS
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AUSTRIAN SILVER MARKS

Vienna 1853: silversmith Stephan Mayerhofer & Carl Klinkosch Wiern 1853: silversmith Stephan Mayerhofer & Carl Klinkosch
Vienna 1853: silversmith Stephan Mayerhofer & Carl Klinkosch
ref: Neuwirth/Wiener Gold-und Silberschmiede und ihre Punzen 1822-1850 vol. II page 212
Vienna, 1864: silversmith osef Gedlitzka Vienna, 1864: silversmith Josef Gedlitzka
Vienna, 1864: silversmith Josef Gedlitzka
ref: Neuwirth/Wiener Gold-und Silberschmiede und ihre Punzen 1850-1866 vol. III page 138
Vienna 1848: Meister Schifer
Vienna 1848: Meister Schifere
ref: Rosenberg/Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen IV No.7861
Vienna, c. 1905: Silberwarenfabrik Alexander Sturm
Vienna, c. 1905: Silberwarenfabrik Alexander Sturm
ref: Divis/Markenzeichen auf Silber, page 125,
Neuwirth/Wiener Gold-und Silberschmiede 1867-1922 vol. II page 239
Hermann Ratzersdorfer: active Vienna, 1843-1881 Hermann Ratzersdorfer: active Vienna, 1843-1881 Hermann Ratzersdorfer: active Vienna, 1843-1881 Hermann Ratzersdorfer: active Vienna, 1843-1881 Hermann Ratzersdorfer: active Vienna, 1843-1881 (MAK-Vienna)
Hermann Ratzersdorfer: active Vienna, 1843-1881. Hermann Ratzersdorfer was born in 1817 and raised in Pressburg, Austria (Bratislava now, the capital of Slovakia). His father Salomon was a dealer in true antiquities and Hermann moved at the beginning of the forties to Vienna. Soon found it more lucrative to imitate rare pieces, instead of searching out and carefully picking originals, and he established such a factory, the first of its kind in Austria. On December 14, 1843 he started his business and registered his own makerís mark certifying his recognition as a master silversmith.Two years later he showed his workmanship at the Viennese Trade Exhibition,1845. He exhibited also at the London Exhibition of 1851, the Paris Exhibition of 1855 (where he won a 2nd class medal), the London Exhibition of 1871 and the 1873 Exhibition in Vienna
He retired in 1881, having turned his business over to his son Julius
(for these information I'm in debt with the wide article about Hermann Ratzersdorfer written by Jayne W. Dye and Karin Sixl-Daniell for ASCAS web site)
Oscar Julius Dietrich: active Vienna, 1881-1924 Oscar Julius Dietrich: active Vienna, 1881-1924 Oscar Julius Dietrich: active Vienna, 1881-1924
Oscar Julius Dietrich (1853-1940): active in Vienna, 1881-1924
Partecipated in the Exhibition in Paris in 1900 and 1925. Executed designs by Franz Delavilla, Emanuel Josef Margold, Dagobert Peche and the architects Hans Bolek and A.O. Holub. The workshop closed in 1931
Vincenz Carl Dub: active Vienna, 1886-1924 Vincenz Carl Dub: active Vienna, 1886-1924 Vincenz Carl Dub: active Vienna, 1886-1924
Vincenz Carl Dub: active Vienna, 1886-1924 (b. 1852 - d. 1924)
Eduard Friedman: active Vienna, 1881-1919 Eduard Friedman: active Vienna, 1881-1919 Eduard Friedman: active Vienna, 1881-1919
Eduard Friedman: active Vienna, 1881-1919
Executed designs by Rudolf Karger, Milla Weltmann, and by the architects Hans Bolek, Philippe Hauser, Emanuel Josef Margold and Otto Prutscher.
Georg Adam Scheid: active Vienna from 1862 Georg Adam Scheid: active Vienna from 1862 Georg Adam Scheid: active Vienna from 1862
Georg Adam Scheid: active Vienna from 1862
Silversmith and jeweller famous for high-quality enamelling. Executed designs by Koloman Moser
Wiener Werkstatte: active Vienna 1903 - 1932 Wiener Werkstatte: active Vienna 1903 - 1932 Wiener Werkstatte: active Vienna 1903 - 1932
Wiener Werkstatte: active Vienna 1903 - 1932
Designers for Vienna Workshop were Carl Otto Czeschka, Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Dagobert Peche, Otto Prutscher and Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill. Silversmiths with a maker's monogram were Josef Berger, Adolf Erbrich, Augustin Grotzbach, Josef Hossfeld, Josef Husnik, Josef Czech, Karl Kallert, Alfred Mayer, Anton Pribit, Eugen Pflaumer, Karl Ponocny, J. Sedlicky and Josef Wagner.
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