HALLMARKS OF GERMAN SILVER
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF GERMANY
- 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY (POST 1888) -

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German hallmarking system was unified in 1888 (see Decree January 7, 1886) adopting the national mark "crescent and crown" indicating in thousandths the fineness of silver. This system is still in use in present days.
German national mark from 1888

The previous system of antique German silver marks was based on different town marks symbols and the silver fineness was indicated in "loth" (12 loth corresponding to 750/1000, 13 loth = 812/1000, 14 loth = 875/1000, 15 loth = 937/1000)

GERMAN SILVER HALLMARKS OF THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY (post 1888)

ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF SILVERSMITHS (click on name for image and information):
A.W.B - Bahner Franz - Behrnd Hermann - Bemberg Fritz - Binder Wilhelm - Bleyer Heinr. Jr - Böhm Hugo - Bremer Silberwaren-Fabrik AG - BRUCKMANN&SÖHNE - Deyhle Gebrüder - Dingeldein Gebrüder - Eispert Julius, later Eispert Richard - Friedländer Gebrüder - Gerber Fritz - Gayer & Krauss, - GOWE - Grimminger Jakob - Haegermann Gustav - Haub C. - Heiden Theodor - Heisler C. - Hermann Emil - Herz Julius - Hessenberg & Co - HKJ - Jager & Co - Kaeser and Uhlmann - Kaltenbach Karl & Sohne - Kern - J.Knewitz - Koberlin Gebruder - Köberlin Richard - Koch&Bergfeld - Korner&Proll - Kraft Robert - Krakau - Kühn Gebrüder - Kunz J. & Co - Kurz Gottlieb - Lange & Gunther - Lemor Julius - Lutz&Weiss - Manns Adam & Sohn - Mayer Adolph - Mayer Martin - Meyen H. & Co - Mosgau Franz - Muller Wilhelm - Plaz & Kalber G.m.b.H. - Posen Lazarus - Reiner Gebrüder - Reusswig Friedrich - Rieth - Robbe&Berking - Rosenau Simon - Rosenthal - Rossdeuthscher & Reisig - Rückert M.J. - A. Schollkopf - Pforzheim - Schleißner J.D. Söhne - Schlingloff J.L. - Schnauffer - Schulze Wilhelm - Seybold & Hirschhauer - Tewes G. - Vietor E.L. - Weinranck & Schmidt - Widmann Christoph - WILKENS&SÖHNE - WMF -

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Julius Herz
Julius Herz
Kern, not identified
Kern Karl Chr. KG, Schwäbisch Gmünd
HKJ, not identified
HKJ, not identified
not identified
not identified


Heinr.Bleyer Jr. Chemnitz
Heinr.Bleyer Jr.- Chemnitz
Eispert Julius, later Eispert Richard
Eispert Julius, later Eispert Richard
Breslau i.N.S. later Schwabisch Gmund
cutlery maker
Hessenberg - Frankfurt a/M
Hessenberg - Frankfurt a/M
not identified
not identified


not identified
not identified
not identified
not identified
Koberlin Gebruder
Koberlin Gebruder - Dobeln t.Sa.
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Hermann Behrnd - Dresden c. 1890 Koch & Bergfeld - Bremen 1899 Robbe & Berking - Flensburg Lazarus Posen (widow of) - Berlin & Frankfurt/Main 20th century Lazarus Posen (widow of) - Berlin & Frankfurt/Main 20th century Bruckmann & Sohne - Heilbronn C.Haub (son) - Hanau - end of 19th century Jakob Grimminger - Schwabisch Gmund Muller Wilhelm Wilhelm Binder - Schwäbisch Gmünd H. Meyen & Co (possibly) - Berlin A.W.B- not identified Bremer Werkstätten (für) kunstgewerbliche Silberarbeiten Lutz & Weiss - Pforzheim Robbe & Berking, Giffhorn WILKENS & SÖHNE Hemelingen Rieth BRUCKMANN & SÖHNE - Heilbronn Gayer & Krauss - Schwabish- Gmund Theodor Heiden - Munchen J.D.Schleißner Söhne - Hanau Gebrüder Kühn - Schwäbisch Gmünd Franz Bahner - Düsseldorf Fritz Gerber & Co - Gorlitz/Schlesien Friedrich Reusswig - Hanau C.Heisler - Mannheim Richard Köberlin - Döbeln/Sachsen Gebrüder Reiner Gebrüder Reiner A. Schollkopf Gebrüder Friedländer - Berlin KÖRNER & PROLL - Berlin Robert Kraft, Pforzheim Gebrüder Deyhle, Schwäbisch Gmund Emil Hermann, Waldstetten G. Tewes J.Knewitz - Mainz GOWE Simon Rosenau, Bad Kissingen Fritz Bemberg, Pforzheim Hugo Böhm - Schwäbisch Gmund Gebrüder Dingeldein, Hanau M.J. Rückert, Mainz Bremer Silberwaren-Fabrik AG - Bremen Rosenthal Franz Mosgau, Hamburg Seybold & Hirschhauer, Schwäbisch-Gmünd H.Meyen & Co, Berlin Mayer Martin Gmb.H. Rossdeuthscher & Reisig - Breslau Kaeser and Uhlmann - Schwabish-Gmund Gottlieb Kurz - Schwabish-Gmund E.L. Vietor - Darmstadt WMF - Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik not identified not identified WMF - Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik go to Lazarus Posen Witwe details not identified Hessenberg & Co, Frankfurt a.M Julius Herz KERN, not identified Kaeser and Uhlmann - Schwabish-Gmund not identified Heinr.Bleyer Jr.- Chemnitz Eispert Julius, later Eispert Richard WMF - Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik WMF - Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik WMF - Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik not identified Weinranck & Schmidt Martin Mayer - Mainz Martin Mayer - Mainz not identified not identified Franz Bahner, Mansfelder Silber Adolph Mayer - Frankfurt am Main Lange & Gunther - Lichtenstein - Callember Krakau - not identified Christoph Widmann - Pforzheim go to  not identified details go to  not identified details go to Julius Lemor - Breslau details go to  not identified details go to  not identified details go to  not identified details go to  not identified details go to Koberlin Gebruder go to Kunz J. & Co Bremer Silberwaren-Fabrik AG - Bremen H. Meyen & Co (possibly) - Berlin WMF - Wurttembergische Metallwaren Fabrik Jager & Co Plaz & Kalber G.m.b.H. Schlingloff J.L. Koch & Bergfeld - Bremen 1899 Richard Köberlin - Döbeln/Sachsen Manns Adam & Sohn - Dornigheim b. Hanau Kaltenbach Karl & Sohne - Altensteig
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