Elkington & Co exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with enormous success. In 1885 Elkington registered designs by Christopher Dresser. Depending on country of origin, hallmarks can also include symbols for place of assay, date of assay (in the form of a letter or a letter and a number), makers mark, importation or exportation mark if applicable, and tax or duty mark. Others can be found in Tardys International Hallmarks on Silver and Poinons d Or et de Platine (hallmarks on gold and platinum, French text).
The most accurate definition of a hallmark is the mark or marks stamped, impressed, or struck on gold, silver, or platinum which indicate fineness or karat (also called quality or purity marks). The most commonly found marks will be discussed here.
1921, and/or the city such as Oslo, Christiania (the former name of Oslo until 1906), Bergen or Trondheim.
The bigger companies started using 'Norway' and the content mark 'Sterling' after World War II.
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