Dating georg jensen silver
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.Until 1961, Danish silver was identified by a stamp with three towers. (A mark with two towers means silverplate.)Other hallmarks can also include Swedish year markings and The Designer Initials which can further assist in dating a particular item. Not all items with a Georg Jensen hallmark may in fact be original pieces.In some cases, some items on the resale market are an amalgamation of Georg Jensen items and either original silver work, or the silver work of other companies.The current Georg Jensen hallmark bears an uncanny resemblance to one of the older hallmarks.One way of differentiating the two is the 830S mark.In other, cases, items may be original, but otherwise modified via the addition of stones or other accents.
This is another way to estimate the date of the item in question.
Also present is the GI .925 mark and the designers initials (In this case, Harald Nielsen).
This mark was also used on some of the smaller pieces in later years and bears a striking resemblance to the more current hallmarks used.
You can also see in this photograph that the mark was punch on to the piece after the back was soldered on, leaving a deep impression." Another example of the hallmark pictured above.
Again, this piece is after 1945, however the mark is used on a small brooch.