LINKS TO HALLMARK INFORMATION SITES

Hallmark information sites are mostly noncommercial web sites which provide information regarding silver jewelry hallmarks.

GENERAL HALLMARK INFORMATION (INTERNATIONAL)
http://www.modernsilver.com/MYSTMARKS.html

Lots of marks questions and answers with many photographs.
http://www.modernsilver.com/basichallmarks.htm

A great article by Christie Romero on hallmark identification, many photographs.
http://www.925-1000.com

This site is a well-researched, easy to use, online encyclopedia silver marks.  There are photos of over 2,500 silver marks, hallmarks & maker's marks in categories of American Silver Marks, Gorham Date Marks, Tiffany Marks & Dates, British Hallmarks, Foreign Silver Marks, Georg Jensen Marks, David-Andersen Marks, and Mexican Maker's Marks.  

There is also a reference book section and links.  

http://www.asjra.net/

ASJRA, The Association for the study of Jewelry and Related Arts.  The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts, LLC is an organization dedicated to the advancement of jewelry studies in schools, museums, and institutions of higher learning. It is also committed to the dissemination of knowledge to anyone who is interested in the history of jewelry. ASJRA takes a broad approach to the subject, seeking to understand and place jewelry within a variety of contexts, including from the ancient past to present day, the decorative arts, and fashion.

http://www.smpub.com

A resource center for silver collectors, dealers, and appraisers including reference material for silver and gold evaluation, catalogs, links, etc.

(information provided by Ramona Tung)

http://www.silverresearch.org

A Comprehensive list of sites with hallmarks from many countries

http://fineart.ha.com/ref/hallmarks.zx 
http://www.silvercollection.it/

http://www.ascasonline.org/

AMERICAN HALLMARKS

http://www.silvercollecting.com

The Online Encyclopedia of American Silver Marks

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~silversmiths/makers/silversmiths/

AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS HALLMARKS
http://www.chicagosilver.com

Chicago Silver is an excellent website dedicated to the study of handwrought metalwork from the Arts & Crafts Movement in America.  There is a comprehensive list of maker's marks, and introduction to the Arts & Crafts movement in America titled "Why," a complete links section for online research, and a gallery with about 50 examples by makers/companies such as The Kalo Shop, Lebolt, Randahl, Carence Crafters, Forest Craft Guild, Eicher, Novick, Jarvie, Elverhoj, Rokesley, Potter, Friedell, Smed, Art Silver Shop, Oakes, Foss, Hale, Rogers, Cauman, Frost, Winn, Hanck, Gage and Pines, and others.

BELGIAN HALLMARKS
http://www.modernsilver.com/philippewolfers.htm

An article by Martine D'Haeseleer regarding the work of Philippe Wolfers, especially a tiny mocha set (the missing link?); many great photos of silver pieces and marks.
 
http://www.modernsilver.com/marchupdate/WolfersFreres.htm

An article by Martine D’Haeseleer about Belgian silversmith Wolfers Frères; many excellent photographs including pictures of hallmarks.
 
http://www.modernsilver.com/ExpressionsofJaponisme.htm

An article by by Martine D’Haeseleer about Wolfer's Art Nouveau silverware; excellent hallmark information and photographs.

BRITISH HALLMARKS
http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London.html

http://www.silvercollection.it/oldsheffieldhallmarks.html

http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/

CANADIAN HALLMARKS

http://modernsilver.com/Abstractions.htm

An article by Roberta Peach including information and photographs of modern Canadian jewelry designers.

CONTEMPORARY HALLMARKS

http://www.metalcyberspace.com/moderne.htm

http://www.artguidesource.com/html/hallmarks.html

http://imageevent.com/vactoria/signatures
COSTUME AND FINE JEWELRY HALLMARKS
http://www.illusionjewels.com/costumejewelrymarks.html
DUTCH HALLMARKS
http://www.silver-miniatures.com/en/dutch-master-marks-2.html
MEXICAN HALLMARKS

http://www.spratlingsilver.com

More than 350 individual photos of specific Spratling items.Each item is pictured with its hallmarks and a list of references about that specific piece is also given. In addition, there are Tips for Spratling Collectors, a list of reference materials, and a SPRATLING FORUM - for your questions, information, concerns, or anything else pertaining to Spratling materials.

(site and information provided Phyllis Goddard)

http://www.modernsilver.com/Williamspratlinghallmarks.htm

An article by Phyllis Goddard regarding the early hallmarks of William Spratling, many photographs of Spratling silver and hallmarks.

NATIVE AMERICAN HALLMARKS
http://www.southwestaffinity.com/navajo_silversmiths.htm#Hallmarks
http://www.art-amerindien.com/signature_bijoux_amerindiens.htm

SCANDINAVIAN HALLMARKS

http://www.modbaubles.com/scan.html  (Scandinavian hallmarks)

http://www.modernsilver.com/Norwegiansilverhallmarks.htm

An article by B. Lennart Persson & Svein G. Josefsen about Norwegian silver marks with an abundance of marks photos.

http://www.swedac.se/ (Site in Swedish)

http://www.modernsilver.com/Swedishhallmarks.htm

An article by B. Lennart Persson & Svein G. Josefsen about Swedish hallmarks on silver hollowware and jewelry, great photographs of hallmarks.

http://www.oscarianska.se/arsbokstaver/ (chart of Swedish date marks)

http://www.nobelantik.dk/solv_mono.html (Danish marks)

http://www.nobelantik.dk/2solv_maerker_p.html

This site has a fairly complete list of Danish silver marks listed alphabetically 

(information provided by Jill Crawford)

http://www.leimat.fi/en/ (Finnish marks)
http://nimileima.tukes.fi/ (This site is in Finnish, but can be helpful even if you don't know the language)
SCOTTISH HALLMARKS

http://incorporationofgoldsmiths.co.uk/archive.html

SOUTH AFRICAN HALLMARKS
http://sagoldsmiths.blogspot.com/

SPANISH HALLMARKS

http://www.munozarce.com/laplata/contrastes.htm
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