Norwegian Silver Maker's Marks
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Norway
Hallmarks have been used in Norway since the Sixteenth Century. The system included, at various times and in various combinations; city marks, assayer's marks, date letters, date numbers, and maker's marks. The farther a piece was made from the main population centers of Oslo (Christiana), Bergen and Trondheim, the more likely there were to be mark inconsistencies. The bureaucracy in control of silver marking seesawed between the Crown and the Silver Guilds for a few centuries and finally, in 1891, a simplified national system was established that is still in use.

The current system requires only a silver standard mark and maker's mark. The old Norwegian standard of .830 purity silver is still used, but beginning around 1920, .925 purity began replacing it and is now the foremost standard in use. Town names are sometimes included with the required marks and the letters "NM" (Norsk Mønster) are sometimes seen on flatware, they are an indication of patent or copyright.
Below are illustrations of many of the latter 19th and 20th century silver producers of Norway. I will add to it as I find or am sent mark illustrations.

Magnus Aase Magnus Aase
Bergen 1876-1953

A&S Andresen & Scheinpflug
Oslo

Balle Øystein Balle
Stavinger

David-Andersen David-Andersen
Oslo

Elvik & Co. A/S
Oslo

Marius Hammer Marius Hammer
Bergen 1847-1927

Hestenes
kristian hestenes
Kristian M. Hestenes
Bergen

nils hansen Nils Hansen - Oslo Sølvvareverksted
Ørje 1926 - 1990

Hjortdahl O. F. Hjortdahl
Oslo

Aksel Holmsen Aksel Holmsen
Sandefjord

Ivar T. Holth Ivar T. Holth
Oslo

A. Holthe A/S
Arendal

Ottar Hval
Oslo

Juhls Frank & Regine Juhls
Kautokeino

Julie Kvarekvål
Voss

Lohne Brødrene Lohne
Bergen

marthinsen
marthinsen
Thorvald Marthinsen
Tonsberg

meldah, oslo
anchor mark
Bernard Meldah
Oslo
(note; The anchor mark was used by Meldah after he acquired the company(?) that originally registered it.

Einar Modahl Einar Modahl
Oslo

Hendrik Moller Henrik Møller
Trondheim, 1858-?

Brødrene Mylius Arne Nordlie
Oslo

Brødrene Mylius Brødrene Mylius
Kragerø

Theodor Olsens Eftf Theodor Olsens Eftf
Bergen

Ostrem H. C. Østrem A/S
Drammen

HroarPrydz Hroar Prydz
Oslo

sharning oslo K. A. Rasmussen


saether teapot Saether
Oslo

sharning oslo Albert Scharning
Oslo
There is also a script version of this mark.

thune
thune
N. M. Thune
Oslo

Tostrup
Tostrup
Tostrup
J. Tostrup
Oslo



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