German Jewelry Maker's Marks

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Bahner, Franz, Silberwaren-Fabrik Jewelry Maker's Mark

Franz Bahner Silberwaren-Fabrik

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Franz Bahner Silberwaren-Fabrik
Germany
Düsseldorf
1895-1965

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths

Designer


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Becker, Friedrich Jewelry Maker's Mark

Friedrich Becker

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Friedrich Becker
Germany
Dusseldorf
(1922-1997)

Specialties

  • Artisan Goldsmith/Jeweler
  • Noted for his work in kinetic jewelry.
  • Professor at the Düsseldorfer Kunsthochschule.
  • First German artist to have a show at London's Goldsmiths' Hall.
  • First goldsmith in their history to receive an Honorary doctorate from the London Royal College of Art.



Behrens, Peter Jewelry Maker's Mark

Peter Behrens

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Peter Behrens
Germany
1868-1940

Specialties

  • Industrial designer - Silver, Metalwork & Jewelry.
  • Architect, painter, illustrator and book-binder.
  • Modernist Movement Leader.

Designer for


Beschor, Louis Jewelry Maker's Mark

Louis Beschor

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Louis Beschor
Germany
(1857-1929)

Specialties



Boeres, Franz Jewelry Maker's Mark

Franz Boeres

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Franz Boeres
Germany
(1872-1956)

Specialties

  • Designer
  • Medalist
  • Modeler

1905-1919



Bosselt, Rudolf Jewelry Maker's Mark

Rudolf Bosselt

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Rudolf Bosselt
Germany
1871-1938

Specialties

  • Medallist
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Chaser
  • Art Nouveau sculptures, medals and plaques.

1899-1903

  • Member of the Darmstadt Artists' Colony

1903-1911

  • Taught at the Dusseldorf Kunstgewerbe School.

1910

  • Designed medals and plaques for the World Exhibition, Brussels.


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Burck, Paul Jewelry Maker's Mark

Paul Bürck

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Paul Bürck
Germany
1878-1947

Specialties

  • Jewelry Designer
  • Famous for Art Nouveau textile designs.

1899-1902

  • Member of the Darmstadt Artists' Colony

Designed for


Cissarz, Johann Vincenze Jewelry Maker's Mark

Johann Vincenze Cissarz

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Johann Vincenze Cissarz
Germany
1873-1942

Specialties

  • Medallist, Silver Designer, Painter

Designed for

  • Alfred Berger


Clarfeld & Springmeyer Jewelry Maker's Mark

Clarfeld & Springmeyer

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Clarfeld & Springmeyer
Germany
Hemer

Specialties

  • Silver Manufacturers

Designers


Cranach, Wilhelm Lucas von Jewelry Maker's Mark

Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach

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Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach
Germany
Berlin
(1861-1918)

Specialties

  • Art Nouveau Jeweler & Painter

Themes:

  • Plants
  • Flowers
  • Snakes
  • Zoomorphic Themes


Dasio, Ludwig Jewelry Maker's Mark

Ludwig Dasio

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Ludwig Dasio
Germany
Munich
e.1900

Specialties

  • Medallist & Metalworker


Dell, Christian Jewelry Maker's Mark

Christian Dell

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Christian Dell
Germany
Wiesbaden
1893-1974

Specialties

  • Silversmith & Industrial Designer


Dentler, Rudolf Jewelry Maker's Mark

Rudolf Dentler

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Rudolf Dentler
Germany
Blaubeuren
e.1955

Specialties

  • Goldsmith & Sculptor

c.1968

  • Relocated to Ulm.



Elkan, Benno Jewelry Maker's Mark

Benno Elkan

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Benno Elkan
Germany
(1877-1933)

Specialties

  • Medallist & Sculptor
  • Born in Germany, emigrated to Great Britain.


Engelhard, Roland Jewelry Maker's Mark

Roland Engelhard

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Roland Engelhard
Germany
Hanover
(1868-1951)

Specialties

  • Sculptor & Medallist


Fahrner, Theodor Jewelry Maker's Mark

Theodor Fahrner

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Theodor Fahrner
Germany
Pforzheim
(1868-1929)

Specialties

  • Son of the founder (also Theodore, 1823-1883)
  • Manufacturing Jewelers
  • Mass produced, inexpensive, beautiful jewelry for the masses.

Materials

1855

  • Seeger & Fahrner Jewelry Factory.

1877

  • Founded Pforzheimer Kunstgewerbeverein (Commercial Art Society).

1883

  • Death of Theodor Fahrner Sr.

1900-1919

  • Numerous Artists Created Fahrner Jewelry.

1900

  • Silver Medal at the Paris World's Fair.

1901

1917

  • Membership in Deutsche Werkbund.

1919

  • Death of Theodor Fahrner
  • Firm Sold to Gustav Braendle, keeping key employees including Friedrich Katz.

Designers


Feucht, Wilhelm Jewelry Maker's Mark

Wilhelm Feucht

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Wilhelm Feucht
Germany
Pforzheim
late 19th-early 20th

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Jewelers

Designers

  • Emil Riester


Friedmann's Nachfolger, J. Jewelry Maker's Mark

J. Friedmann's Nachfolger

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J. Friedmann's Nachfolger
Germany
20th cen.

Specialties

  • Silversmiths & Jewelers

Designers


Geiss Jewelry Maker's Mark

Geiss

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Geiss
Germany
Berlin
(1771 1846)

Specialties


Gosen, Theodor von Jewelry Maker's Mark

Theodor von Gosen

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Theodor von Gosen
Germany
Munich
(1873-1943)

Specialties

  • Designer
  • Medallist
  • Sculptor
  • Vereinigte Werkstätten c.1900
  • Favored feminine figural motifs


Gradl, Max Josef Jewelry Maker's Mark

Max Josef Gradl

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Max Josef Gradl
Germany
(1873-1934)

Specialties

Jewelry designer. Abstract designs. Produced by


Gross, Karl Jewelry Maker's Mark

Karl Gross

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Karl Gross
Germany
(1869-1934)

Specialties

Jewelry Designer for

  • Alfred Berger c.1900
  • Vereinigte Werkstätte c.1898
  • L. Lichtinger


Habich, Ludwig Jewelry Maker's Mark

Ludwig Habich

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Ludwig Habich
Germany
(1872-1949)

Specialties

  • Medallist & Designer

1899-1906

  • Member of the Darmstadt Artist's Colony

Designs produced by


Hagener Silberschmiede Jewelry Maker's Mark

Hagener Silberschmiede

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Hagener Silberschmiede
Germany
(1910-1914)

Specialties

Manufactured for

  • F.H. Emke
  • J.L.M. Lauweriks
  • F.H. Ernst Schneidler


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Hahn, Hermann Jewelry Maker's Mark

Hermann Hahn

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Hermann Hahn
Germany
(1868-1939

Specialties

  • Medallist & Sculptor


Hemmerle Jewelry Maker's Mark

Hemmerle

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Hemmerle
Germany
Munich
e.1893

Specialties

  • Originally Produced Medals and Ornaments for the Bavarian Court
  • Noted for Enamel and Filigree Work



Hirzel, Hermann Robert Catumby Jewelry Maker's Mark

Hermann Robert Catumby Hirzel

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Hermann Robert Catumby Hirzel
Germany
Berlin & Munich
(1864-1939)

Specialties

  • Jewelry Designer

Designed for


Huber, Patriz Jewelry Maker's Mark

Patriz Huber

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Patriz Huber
Germany
Munich
(1878-1902)

Specialties

  • Architect & Jewelry Designer
  • Member of the Darmstadt colony.

Designs produced by


Hueck, Eduard Jewelry Maker's Mark

Eduard Hueck

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Eduard Hueck
Germany
e.1864

Specialties

  • Metalwork Manufacturer

Designers


Häussler, Hermann Jewelry Maker's Mark

Hermann Häussler

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Hermann Häussler
Germany
Dates Unknown

Specialties

  • Designer

1908-1911

  • Staff designer & enameler for Theodor Fahrner.
  • Specialized in enameled flower designs.



Kaltenbach, Karl & Söhne Jewelry Maker's Mark

Karl & Söhne Kaltenbach

KALTENBACH Karl & Sohne.svg

Karl & Söhne Kaltenbach
Germany
Altensteig & Württemberg
e.1870

Specialties

Silversmiths, Manufacturers


Kern, R.G. Jewelry Maker's Mark

R.G. Kern

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R.G. Kern
Germany
Dusseldorf & Frankfurt

Specialties

  • Manufacturing & Retail Jewelers



Kirchgaessner & Kraft Jewelry Maker's Mark

Kirchgaessner & Kraft

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Kirchgaessner & Kraft
Germany
e.1904

Specialties

  • Kraft split off c.1920


Koch & Bergfeld Jewelry Maker's Mark

Koch & Bergfeld

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Koch & Bergfeld
Germany
Bremen
e.1829

Specialties

Designers

  • c.1900-1910
  • c.1920s-1930s
    • Gustaf Elsass
    • Bernhard Hotger


Kraft, Robert Jewelry Maker's Mark

Robert Kraft

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Robert Kraft
Germany
Pforzheim
e.1920

Specialties

  • Jewelers, Manufacturing Silversmiths

Formerly


Köberlin, Gebrüder Jewelry Maker's Mark

Gebrüder Köberlin

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Gebrüder Köberlin
Germany
e.20th cen.

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths


Ködding, Johannes Jewelry Maker's Mark

Johannes Ködding

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Johannes Ködding
Germany
b.1876

Specialties

  • Medallist


Lettré, Emil Jewelry Maker's Mark

Emil Lettré

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Emil Lettré
Germany
Hanau & Berlin
(1876-1954)

Specialties

  • Artisan Craftsman/Jeweler & Silversmith


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Levinger, Heinrich Jewelry Maker's Mark

Heinrich Levinger

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Heinrich Levinger
Germany
Pforzheim
e.1875

Specialties

Designer

  • O. Purtscher


Lohmann-Gruber, Margarete Jewelry Maker's Mark

Margarete Lohmann-Gruber

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Margarete Lohmann-Gruber
Germany
Saarbrücken
e.1936

Specialties

  • Goldsmith



Magnussen, Harro Jewelry Maker's Mark

Harro Magnussen

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Harro Magnussen
Germany
(1861-1908)

Specialties

  • Medallist


Mayer, Martin Jewelry Maker's Mark

Martin Mayer

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Martin Mayer
Germany
Mayence
e.1888

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths
  • Articles in silver filigree, coral and gems.
  • Exhibited at the World's Columbian Exhibition, 1893.

Designers


Mayrhofer, Adolf von Jewelry Maker's Mark

Adolf von Mayrhofer

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Adolf von Mayrhofer
Germany
Munich
e.(1864-1929)

Specialties

  • Jeweler - Engraver, Gold & Silversmith
  • Coil designs in wire were a signature motif.



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Meyen, H. & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark

H. & Co. Meyen

MEYEN H & Co.svg

H. & Co. Meyen
Germany
Berlin
mid 19th-mid 20th cen.

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths


Mosgau, Franz Jewelry Maker's Mark

Franz Mosgau

MOSGAU Franz.svg

Franz Mosgau
Germany
Berlin
e.1807-1900

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Silversmiths

Designers


Müller, Theodor Jewelry Maker's Mark

Theodor Müller

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Theodor Müller
Germany
e.Early 20th cen

Specialties


Müller, Wilhelm Jewelry Maker's Mark

Wilhelm Müller

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Wilhelm Müller
Germany
Berlin
e.1880-1940

Specialties

  • Wholesale Gold & Silver & Manufacturing


Nele, E.R. Jewelry Maker's Mark

E.R. Nele

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E.R. Nele
Germany
Berlin & Frankfort
(1932 -)

Specialties

  • Sculptor & Jeweler.



Olbrich, Josef Maria Jewelry Maker's Mark

Josef Maria Olbrich

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Josef Maria Olbrich
Germany
(1867-1908) c.1899

Specialties

  • Architect & Designer

1897

  • Co-Founder of the "Vienna Secession".

c.1899-?

  • Founder of Darmstadt Artists' Colony.

1907

  • Founding member: German Werkbundes.

Designed for

Born in Austria, worked in Germany c.1899


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Osthues, Klaus Jewelry Maker's Mark

Klaus Osthues

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Klaus Osthues
Germany
(1923- )

Specialties

  • Artisan Jeweler & Retail Jeweler
  • Family business: J.C. Osthues, founded 1756.



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