MEXICO STERLING SILVER AND SILVERPLATE MARKS

MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF MEXICAN SILVER MAKERS
PL - Q

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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: PL - Q
A - C    D - H    I - L    M - O    PA - PI    PL - Q    R -S    T - Z   
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PLAMEX
see MANUFACTURERA PLAMEX S.A.
Mexico silversmith: Plata Miguel
PLATA MIGUEL
inside a sombrero (hat)
Plata Villa: eagle 37 Plata Villa: eagle 37 Plata Villa: eagle 37
PLATA VILLA
Active in Mexico City, Insurgentes n° 27
Mexico silversmith: Plateria Alameda
PLATERIA ALAMEDA
Active in Mexico City, Ave. Juarez 58
Mexico silversmith: Plateria Azteca
PLATERIA AZTECA
Active in Mexico City, Ave J.J. Herrera. Worked for Hector Aguilar, Conquistador and other designers. The owner was Horacio de la Parra
Mexico silversmith: Plateria Cobalto
PLATERIA COBALTO
Active in Guadalajara
PLATERIA CONY
see CONY
Mexico silversmith: Plateria Emma
PLATERIA EMMA
manufacturer and retailer of hollowware active in Mexico City, Pasaje Alameda
Plateria FarFan: eagle 13
PLATERIA FARFAN S.A.
Active in Mexico City. Plateria FarFan used 'eagle 13' mark that was assigned to William Spratling for his own use
Mexico silversmith: Plateria GIL
PLATERIA GIL
active in Guadalajara
Mexico silversmith: Plateria Guadalajara Mexico silversmith: Plateria Guadalajara
PLATERIA GUADALAJARA
Calle Metzicaltzingo, Guadalajara. The firm primarily produces items like trophies, wedding favors, etc (information courtesy Tom Thompson)
Mexico silversmith: Plateria Margarita
PLATERIA MARGARITA
retail shop active in Taxco
PLATERIA MENDOZA: ancient style eagle Mexico silversmith: PLATERIA MENDOZA Mexico silversmith: PLATERIA MENDOZA Mexico silversmith: PLATERIA MENDOZA
PLATERIA MENDOZA
active in Mexico City since the 1930s. Mendoza used the 'old style' eagle mark
Mexico silversmith: Plateria Pedro's Mexico silversmith: Plateria Pedro's
PLATERIA PEDRO'S
silver shop active in Taxco, Eagle 3
Mexico silversmiths: Plateria Rancho Alegre Mexico silversmiths: Plateria Rancho Alegre Mexico silversmiths: Plateria Rancho Alegre
PLATERIA RANCHO ALEGRE S.A.
established in 1956 by Pedro Perez, former shop manager of Taller de Las Deliciaz ( William Spratling). In the 1960s Rancho Alegre served as outlet of many Mexican designers and silversmiths. The business closed in 1985
Mexico silversmith: PLATERIA SALTILLO
PLATERIA SALTILLO
active in Saltillo, State of Coahulla. Manufacturer of silverplate (German Silver)
Mexico silversmith: PLATERIA SOLIS Mexico silversmith: PLATERIA SOLIS
PLATERIA SOLIS
active in Guernavaca
Mexico silversmith: PLATERIA TAXCO SALTILLO
PLATERIA TAXCO SALTILLO
active in Saltillo, State of Coahulla. Manufacturer of silverplate (German Silver)
Mexico silversmith: PLATERIA TAXCO Mexico silversmith: PLATERIA TAXCO
PLATERIA TAXCO
active in Distrito Federal (Mexico City)
Ana Maria Nunes de Brilanti: trade mark Victoria
PLATERIA VICTORIA
Property of Ana Maria Nunes de BRILANTI designer and manufacturer of jewelry and decorative accessory. Owner of PLATERIA VICTORIA and CONY
Mexico silversmith: Plateria I. Vigueras Mexico silversmith: Plateria I. Vigueras
PLATERIA I. VIGUERAS
Active in Mexico City. Manufacturer of hollowware and decorative silver
Plat-Mex S.A.: eagle 20 EMP. PLAT. MEX S.A.: silversmith ME.15
PLAT. MEX. S.A.
Active in Mexico City (possibly)
Mexico silversmith: Estela Poposki
Estela POPOSKI
a designer active in the 1950s in Mexico City. Worked for Los Castillos and Antonio Pineda
PRIETO S.A.
see CASA PRIETO
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Mexico silversmith: Quintin V.
QUINTIN V.
Eagle 3
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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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