Dating antique silver

Despite such stylistic diversity, the designers have always managed to inject each piece with a distinctive "Jensen style".

Numerous types of photographs appeared and then went out of favor throughout th 1800s.

So, the first step in narrowing the possible date for your old photograph is to be able to identify 19th century photographs to determine what type you have.

The king is flanked by heraldic shields and torches on both the left and right.

At the bottom rim, the inscription ".999 FINE SILVER" is created by an incuse technique.

To further underline the quality of our services, we are selected by the Trading Standards Authorities to examine and witness the authenticity of metals.

To take advantage of our unique combination of experience and cutting edge scientific expertise, you can submit items to our laboratory at Goldsmiths' Hall by post or courier, or in person.

The son of a Danish knife grinder, Georg Jensen was born in 1866 in Raadvad, near Copenhagen.

But when he died in 1935, the New York Herald saluted him as "the greatest silversmith of the last 300 years".

For more information please contact Chris Walne, Laboratory Manager, or on 020 7606 8971.

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2 One of the great attractions of Georg Jensen is the breadth of different styles.