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, 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 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
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A retail shop of Mexico City.
||ISIDRO GARCIA PINA|
Started his work at Taller de Las Delicias with William Spratling. Opened his establishment "Antonio" in 1941. The firm used 'eagle 17' and also eagle 1, 3, 121
UCLA Fowler Museum held an Exhibition of Antonio Pineda production (August 10, 2008 to March 15, 2009).
This is an abstract of the presentation in Museum website:
Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda
...the work of internationally renowned silversmith Antonio Pineda, one
of Taxco's great innovators.... The exhibition traces
the evolution of Pineda’s work from the 1930s to the 1970s and highlights his
important contributions to Mexican Modernism as well as to the creation of a
Mexican artistic national identity...
Opened his shop, Plateros, in 1952. Later it was renamed Sigi
Active in Mexico City, Insurgentes n° 27
||PLATERIA FARFAN S.A.|
Active in Mexico City. Plateria FarFan used 'eagle 13' mark that was assigned to William Spratling for his own use
Calle Metzicaltzingo, Guadalajara.
The firm primarily produces items like trophies, wedding favors, etc (information courtesy Tom Thompson)
active in Mexico City since the 1930s
||PLAT. MEX. S.A.|
Active in Mexico City (possibly)
|Mark: JOYERIA MILTON JUAREZ 48, MEXICO, 925 STERLING, (eagle 1)
||PLATERIA MILTON S.A.|
Two shops and factory in Mexico City
|see CASA PRIETO
|STERLING SILVER OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
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