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
MEXICAN STERLING SILVER MAKERS A - C D - H I - L M - O P - Q R - Z
UNIDENTIFIED MAKERS A - C D - J K - O P - Z
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F. Ramirez F. RAMIREZ
Active in Distrito Federal
Juventino Lopez Reyes Juventino Lopez Reyes JUVENTINO LOPEZ REYERS
Opened in 1935 his workshop Plateria del Recreo. JLR conjoined mark was used in several distinct version
Sanborn Hnos S.A.: eagle 22 Sanborn Hnos S.A.: silversmith RRR Sanborn Hnos S.A. Sanborn Hnos S.A. Sanborn Hnos S.A. Sanborn Hnos S.A.: eagle 22 SANBORN HNOS S.A.
Founded by Walter and Frank Sanborn in Mexico City in 1903




see Sigfrido PINEDA SIGI
William Philip Spratling: eagle 30 William Philip Spratling William Philip Spratling William Philip Spratling WILLIAM PHILIP SPRATLING
American born, William Spratling opened his shop in Taxco in 1929 (Telles de las Delicias). Spratling is regarded as the most influential designer in Mexico
Tane Orfevres: silversmith JMS Tane Orfevres: eagle 1 Tane Orfevres: silversmith JMS Tane Orfevres: silversmith MT.01 TANE ORFEVRES
A primary silver house in Mexico City since 1950s. In most cases TANE mark is accompanied by a silversmith's mark (JMS: possibly José Marmolejo)


Villa: silversmith G.H. VILLA
mark coupled with G.H. silversmith
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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