HALLMARKS OF FRENCH SILVER
(FROM 1797 TO PRESENT DAYS)

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In 1791 in France the Fermes Générales (Silversmith Corporation) was abolished and the ancient duty collector (Jean-Francois Kalandrin) was requested to resume his activity.
But silver-workers were disorganized and without controls and avoided to present their works to the essay office so that Kalandrin preferred to abandon his task.

French Silver Marks from 1793 to 1798
not official hallmark 1793-1794
not official hallmark used by Silversmiths' Association (Association des Orfévres) 1793-1794 not official hallmark used by Silversmiths' Association (Association des Orfévres) 1793-1794
not official hallmark 1795-1797
not official hallmarks used by Silversmiths' Association (Association des Orfévres) 1795-1797
1st (left) and 2nd (right) standard
Paris 950/1000
first standard 1797
1st standard 1797 hallmarks 1st standard 1797
hallmarks until 19 June 1798
hallmarks until 19 June 1798
1st (left)- 2nd (center) - 3rd (right) standard
small objects hallmarks until 19 June 1798
hallmarks until 19 June 1798
small objects
hallmarks until 19 June 1798 small objects

Only in 1797 a hallmarking system (whith standard fineness 'per thousands') was reintroduced.
Loi du 19 Brumaire an VI (Law 9 November 1797)
French silver hallmarks used from 19 June 1798 to 1st September 1809
Paris and Départements 950/1000
Paris (left) and Départements (right) 950/1000
Paris 950/1000 Départements 950/1000
Paris and Départements 800/1000
Paris (left) and Départements (right) 800/1000
Départements 800/1000
warranty Paris (85) and Departements (50 Haute-Marne)
Guaranty Paris (85) and Departements (50 Haute-Marne)
warranty Paris (85) warranty Departements
hallmarks until 19 June 1798
Guaranty Paris (left) and Départements (right)
small objects

Guaranty  Départements Guaranty  Départements
Loi du 11 Prairial an XI (Law 31 May 1803)
hallmarks used from 1 November 1809
Paris and Départements 950/1000
Paris (left) and Départements (right) 950/1000
Paris 950/1000 Départements 950/1000
Paris and Départements 800/1000
Paris (left) and Départements (right) 800/1000
Paris 800/1000 Départements 800/1000
Guaranty large objects Paris and Départements (34 Indre-Chateauroux)
Guaranty large objects Paris (left) and Départements (right) (34 Indre-Chateauroux)
Guaranty large objects Paris
Guaranty medium objects Paris and Départements (34 Indre-Chateauroux)
Guaranty medium objects Paris (left) and Départements (right) (34 Indre-Chateauroux)
Moyenne garantie Paris Moyenne garantie Départements
Hallmarks from 16 August 1819 to 10 May 1838
Paris and Départements 950/1000
Paris (left) and Départements (right) 950/1000
Paris 950/1000 Départements 950/1000
Paris and Départements 800/1000
Paris (left) and Départements (right) 800/1000
Paris 800/1000 Départements 800/1000
Guaranty Paris large objectsGuaranty Départements large objects  (34 Indre-Chateauroux)
large objects Paris
Guaranty Paris large objects Guaranty Départements large objects
Guaranty Paris medium objects
medium objects Paris (left) and Départements (right) (34 Indre-Chateauroux)
Guaranty Paris medium objects
Hallmarks from 10 May 1838
large objects fineness 950/1000 and 800/1000
large objects 950/1000 fineness (left) and 800/1000 (right)
large objects fineness 950/1000 large objects fineness 800/1000
small objects fineness 800/1000
small objects fineness 800/1000 small objects fineness 800/1000 small objects fineness 800/1000
Hallmarks of imported and exported items
small objects for export
small objects exported from 11 July 1840 to 1 April 1879
small objects for export
import objects 800/1000
imported objects 800/1000 from 1 July 1864 to 30 June 1893 imported objects 800/1000 from 1 July 1864 to 30 June 1893
imported objects without guaranty
imported objects without guaranty
large objects imported objects imported or of unknown origin
large imported objects (left)
watches and objects imported or of unknown origin (right)
large imported objects watches and objects imported or of unknown origin
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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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