Posted 8 years ago
Both are marked with the German hallmarking system unified in 1888 (see Decree January 7, 1886) adopting the national mark "crescent and crown" indicating in thousandths the fineness of silver. In the last picture the hallmarks are better defined. This system is still in use in present days. http://www.silvercollection.it/germansilverhallmark2.html and the makers mark of Lutz & Weiss used about 1900 http://www.silvercollection.eu/50GERMANIABIS.jpg . The style is very Jugendstil, the German Art Nouveau.