When Buying Antique Silver Use The Following Checklist 1. Whilst you are on the Wheathills site why not visit our beautiful Marquetry Memory Box section, they are like no other in the world.
Further features on hallmark identification can be found on our blog.
Curious as to how we determine the dates on many of our pieces?
We are fortunate enough to have obtained a handful of old catalogs and internal documents pertaining to the hallmarksused by the Georg Jensen Silversmithy.
Under the Danish Hallmarking Act of 1893, the content standard for all silver was set at 826 parts out of 1,000, which is slightly lower than the standard for sterling which is 925.
However if the guidelines in this article are followed then the buyer will have a sound base from which to act.Hallmarks are often confused with "trademarks" or "maker's marks".A hallmark is not the mark of a manufacturer to distinguish his products from other manufacturers' products: that is the function of trademarks or makers' marks.The Danish mark, 826S was used until about 1915 when silversmiths raised their silver content to 830 and eventually to 925.Georg Jensen did not switch to the sterling standard until 1927 although he occasionally made special orders in 925S for the American market much earlier.