MEXICO STERLING SILVER AND SILVERPLATE MARKS

MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF MEXICAN SILVER MAKERS
R - S

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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, G for Guadalajara and C for Cuernavaca), 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).
Alongside EAGLE and STERLING, the most frequently marks present on Mexican silver are HECHO EN MEXICO, MEXICO, TAXCO, PLATA, SILVER and fineness numbers as 925, 0.925, 980, 0.900, 950, 940


early Mexican mark (before 1948) Plateria FarFan: eagle 13 mark (1948 - c.1980) maker TA - 16 in use after c. 1980
MEXICO STERLING AND SILVERPLATE MAKERS: R - S
A - C    D - H    I - L    M - O    PA - PI    PL - Q    R -S    T - Z   
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F. Ramirez
F. RAMIREZ
Distrito Federal
RANCHO ALEGRE
see PLATERIA RANCHO ALEGRE S.A.
RC
see Reveriano & Maria CASTILLO
REVERI in italics
see Reveriano & Maria CASTILLO
Juventino Lopez Reyes Juventino Lopez Reyes Juventino Lopez Reyes Juventino Lopez Reyes
Juventino Lopez REYES
Opened in 1935 his workshop Plateria del Recreo. JLR conjoined mark was used in several distinct version
RIC in italics
see Erica Hult de CORRAL
Mexico silversmith: Reyna
REYNA
Mexico silversmith: Francisco Rivera
Francisco RIVERA
Manufacturer of heavy gauge silver. Worked for Emma Melendez
Mexico silversmith: R.J. unidentified
R.J.
Distrito Federal unidentified
RM conjoined
see Rafael MELENDEZ
Mexico silversmith: Rocha
ROCHA
Cuernavaca
Mexico silversmith: Melecio Rodriguez
Melecio RODRIGUEZ
worked for Rancho Alegre, Sigi, Margot de Taxco and others.
Mexico silversmith: Rodriguez R. Mexico silversmith: Rodriguez R.
R.RODRIGUEZ
Eagle 3. Worked for TANE, Eagle 115
Royal Haeger by Royal Hickman
ROYAL HICKMAN
Royal Haeger by Royal Hickman
RSR in script - eagle 205 unidentified
RSR in script
unidentified
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S 925
see Salvador de la SERNA
Mexico silversmith: N. Sagal
N.SAGAL
Eagle 3
Mexico silversmith: Ricardo Salas Mexico silversmith: Ricardo Salas Mexico silversmith: Ricardo Salas
Ricardo SALAS
worked with his aunt Matilde Eugenia Poulat. After her death (1960) he continued producing 'MATL' designs plus his own designs. Mark MS-12
SALVADOR
see Salvador Vaca TERAN
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
Mexico silversmith: San Francisco Mexico silversmith: San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO
a retailer located in Mexico City dealing with traditional silver and Scandinavian style designs
Mexico silversmith: Santoyo
Diaz SANTOYO
mark CJB
Mexico silversmith: Saul
SAUL
mark TM-142
Mexico silversmith: Brenda Schoenfeld
Brenda SCHOENFELD
worked for TANE
Mexico silversmith: Salvador de la Serna Mexico silversmith: Salvador de la Serna Mexico silversmith: Salvador de la Serna
Salvador de la SERNA
manufacturer of hollowware and decorative items based in Mexico City
Mexico silversmith: Fidencio Serrano
Fidencio SERRANO
registration numbers TS-09
S.G. in script unidentified
S.G. in script - eagle 205
unidentified
Mexico silversmith: Sheets-Rockford Silver Company Mexico silversmith: Sheets-Rockford Silver Company
SHEETS-ROCKFORD SILVER COMPANY
the Mexican factory of the American
Sheets-Rockford Silver Plate Co (1925-1956). Its production in Mexico consisted mostly of baby-cups
SIGI
see Sigfrido PINEDA
SM in script intertwined
see Serafin MOCTEZUMA
Mexico silversmith: SP 'hand' unidentified
SP and 'hand' into a triangle
unidentified
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

WILLIAM SPRATLING: HISTORY & MARKS
S.P.U. de O.- unidentified
S.P.U. de O.
unidentified
SZS: eagle 1 - unidentified
SZS: eagle 1 - Distrito Federal
unidentified
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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