MEXICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS

MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF MEXICO SILVER MAKERS
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AN INTRODUCTION TO MEXICO SILVER MARKING
In the first half of the 20th century silver items manufactured in Mexico were marked simply "silver" or "sterling". Usually a location (Mexico or a town name) and silver fineness (925, 925/1000, 950, 980) was included.
In 1948 the Government of Mexico promoted the reintroduction of the "eagle mark" to identify the manufacturers of silver items. The "eagle" was stamped with a number associated to a silver manufacturing company. This system was unsuccessful, eagle stamps were misused or "loaned" to more than one artist of maker and was abandoned in the 1980s. It was substituted by the "letter and number" system adopted circa 1980 and still in use.
In the "Letter and number" system a letter identifies a location (T for Taxco, M for Mexico City), the second letter is the first letter of an individual's first or last name of the maker. The number is the number of registration of the maker.
From left to right: early Mexican mark (before 1948), eagle mark (1948-c.1980), "letter and number" mark (c.1980-present).

early Mexican mark (before 1948) Plateria FarFan: eagle 13 mark (1948 - c.1980) maker TA - 16 in use after c. 1980
MEXICAN STERLING SILVER MAKERS
A - B - C    D - E - F - G - H    I - J - K - L    M - N - O    P - Q    R -S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z   
UNIDENTIFIED MAKERS A - C D - J K - O P - Z
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symbol unidentified
JC intertwined - Taxco
JORGE "CHATO" CASTILLO was the talented brother of Antonio Castillo. Many of his early designs were apparently also once used as prototypes for pieces later produced by Los Castllo. He left Willian Spratling's Taller de Las Delicias in 1939 to help his brothers start Los Castllo
LAFAYETTE (or LA FAYETTA)
LAFAYETTE (or, possibly, LA FAYETTA)
A holloware and novelties manufacturer
La Perla
LA PERLA
Active in Mexico City since the 1930s
LICO
LICO
Gerardo Lopez Gerardo Lopez Gerardo Lopez
GERARDO LOPEZ
Active in Taxco
P. Lopez G.: eagle 1 P. Lopez G.: eagle 1
P. LOPEZ G.
Los Ballesteros: silversmith MM.34 Los Ballesteros for Lunt Silversmiths: eagle 42
LOS BALLESTEROS
Established in 1937 in Iguala as Talleres de Los Ballesteros. The business moved to Taxco in 1941.
Los Castillo Los Castillo Los Castillo
LOS CASTILLO
Firm established in 1939 in Taxco by Antonio Castillo.
LOUVRE
LOUVRE
A silver shop in Mexico City
Luella: eagle 1
LUELLA
A silver shop located in Mexico City
LUNT Silversmiths: eagle 20 Los Ballesteros for Lunt Silversmiths: eagle 42
LUNT SILVERSMITHS
Items made by Mexican silvermiths for American company Lunt Silversmiths
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER Aa An Ba Bi Ca Co Da Du E Fa Fo Ga Gi Ha Hi
MAKER MARKS I-J K La Li M N O P-Q Ra Ro Sa Si T-U-V Wa Wh-X-Y-Z

AMERICAN MAKERS Aa Am Ba Bi C D E F G H I - J - K L Ma
SILVER PLATE MARKS Mi N O P Q Ra Ro Sa Sm T U-V Wa We-X-Y-Z

STERLING SILVER OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
MAKER'S MARKS
AA
AE
AF
AZ
BA
BZ
CA
CH
CK
CZ
DA
DZ
EA
EZ
FA
FZ
GA
GZ
HA
HG
HH
HZ
IA
IG
IH
IZ
JA
JC
JD
JH
JJ
JP
JQ
JS
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF
MAKER'S MARKS
JT
JZ
KA
LZ
MA
MZ
NA
PA
PB
PZ
QA
RH
RK
RZ
SA
SG
SH
SZ
TA
TH
TI
TZ
UA
WB
WC
WF
WG
WL
WM
WS
WT
ZZ
Moskow hallmark St Petersburg hallmark official marks - legge 5 Febbraio 1935 Paris 1818/1838 hallmarkParis 1797/1809 hallmark London town mark Sheffield town mark German silver hallmark Hanau silver hallmark Austrian silver hallmark Sanborn/Mexico silver mark Joseph Kopf: Tallinn silver mark
Russia Italy France England UK  Germany  Hanau  Austria  Mexico  Latvia - Estonia
Pelton Bros. Silver Plate Co. hallmarkRogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT hallmark Mappin & Webb hallmarkWalker & Hall hallmark Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Herrmann factory silver plate mark
American Silver Plate marks English Electroplate silver marks Old Sheffied Plate marks Continental European silver plate marks

Peter Charles Faberge mark Gorham Athenic hallmark International Silver Company mark Georg Jensen hallmark 1945-1951 Kirk & Son mark Meriden Britannia Company mark Reed & Barton mark Rogers Bros mark Tiffany hallmarks Towle Silversmiths mark Wallace Silversmiths mark Wiener Werkstatte monogram WMF hallmarks
Fabergé
Gorham
International Silver Co
Georg Jensen
Kirk Stieff
Meriden Britannia
Reed & Barton
Rogers
Tiffany & Co
Towle
Wallace
Wiener Werkstatte
WMF

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