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In this case the .830 silver mark would date it pre-1927, and the city mark was used between 1907-1915." This set of hallmarks combines the 830 silver mark with the GI and, unusally enough, the city "COPENHAGEN" The circled GI marking places it between 19.

In this case the .830 silver mark would date it pre-1927, and the city mark was used between 1907-1915.

Click the image above to enlarge." data-lightbox-theme="" Example of one of the earlier GJ hallmarks.

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.

Because of this, knowing the time period of the design and its production period is essential to dating the pieces.

Different hallmarks were often used on different pieces due to space limitations.

This is still a Jensen piece however, as this marking was also used later for other, smaller pieces till 1945." Example of one of the earlier GJ hallmarks.

This is still a Jensen piece however, as this marking was also used later for other, smaller pieces till 1945. Again, this piece is after 1945, however the mark is used on a small brooch.Continental silver, which only contains 83% silver, was the older standard used before 1927, when the silversmithy switched over to Sterling." The current Georg Jensen hallmark bears an uncanny resemblance to one of the older hallmarks.Continental silver, which only contains 83% silver, was the older standard used before 1927, when the silversmithy switched over to Sterling. You can clearly see the "Georg Jensen" hallmark with the crown which was used between 19.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.The second 2 in the model number is slightly cut off, and although the regular Georg Jensen hallmark is present on this example of a post 1945 piece, the GI mark is more common on tiny pieces." Different hallmarks were often used on different pieces due to space limitations.

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