Austrian silver ca 1919

Greetings from a new member, and thank you.

Looking for confirmation of the “Dianakopff” hallmark and the smith’s mark “HE.” Please see attached image.


How can I determine the smith’s identity/location, and a more specific date of manufacture beyond that indicated by the hallmark:1867-1920?

Thank you.

Since I do not see a separate town letter mark, the correct dating is 1872-1922.
During that period there were a few Austrian silversmiths with HE initials.
Among them there was a Heinrich Josef Ecker, active 1868-1908.
Maybe it was him, maybe not.

Thank you George. This set would likely have been made for my grandparents wedding in 1919, western Hungary.

Hi again,

Inside the Diana mark there should be the cypher 3 (to the left, meaning the silver proof 800/1000), as well as a letter (to the right) denoting the assay office location (eg. A for Vienna). You may clean the mark and look for the letter with magnifying glass.

Kind regards,