MEXICO STERLING SILVER AND SILVERPLATE MARKS

MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF MEXICAN SILVER MAKERS
T - Z

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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: T - Z
A - C    D - H    I - L    M - O    PA - PI    PL - Q    R -S    T - Z   
TALLER BORDA
see Hector AGUILAR
Mexico silversmith's mark: Talleres Monasticos
TALLERES MONASTICOS
a mark of the workoshop of the Benedictine Monks of Cuernavaca. Some of theier production was sold in the Sanborn Department Store
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)
Mexico silversmith's mark: Salvador Vaca Teran
Salvador Vaca TERAN
Teran worked with Spratling (until 1939), Los Castillos (until 1952), India Bonita (Mexico City) and retailer Marbel
Mexico silversmith's mark: Janna Thomas de Velarde
Janna THOMAS de VELARDE
active 1965-1980. One of his top silversmiths was Luis Montes de Oca
Mexico silversmith's mark: A.Tobias Mexico silversmith's mark: A.Tobias Mexico silversmith's mark: A.Tobias
TOBIAS A.
silversmith Abraham Tobias
Mexico silvermith: Tono Mexico silvermith: Tono
TONO
often marked for CECILIA and conjoined AC and PIEDRA NEGRA
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VALENTIN or VV into a circle
see Valentin VIDAURRETA
Mexico silversmith: Margot van Voothies Carr Mexico silversmith: Margot van Voothies Carr Mexico silversmith: Margot van Voothies Carr
Margot VAN VOORHIES CARR
Active from 1948 and best known as Margot de (of) Taxco (other shops were opened in Mexico City and Juarez). She married Antonio Castillo and in 1939, along with members of Castillo's family, they opened their workshop under the name of 'Los Castillo'. At Los Castillo, Van Voorhies Carr worked as the head designer, aided by expert silversmiths, until 1948 when marriage and professional relationship came to an end she opened her own workshop under the name Margot de Taxco. By 1960, Van Voorhies Carr's fortunes began to shift and in 1974 she lost the control of the business. She died in 1985.
Mexico silversmith: A. Torres Vega Mexico silversmith: A. Torres Vega
A.Torres VEGA
Eagle 1, 141, 144
Mexico silversmith: M. Velasquez
M.VELASQUEZ
Mexico silversmith: Valentin Vidaurreta
Valentin VIDAURRETA
Valentin Vidaurreta (1902-1955) from 1931 designed models for Frederick W. Davis often manufacturing the items in its workshop in Mexico City. After 1948 he worked in Taxco. In the 1940s Vidaurreta provided designs to Hector Aguilar
VICTORIA
see Ana Maria Nunes de BRILANTI
VIGUERAS
see PLATERIA I.VIGUERAS
Villa: silversmith G.H.
VILLA
mark coupled with G.H. silversmith
Mexico silversmith: Alfredo Villasana Mexico silversmith: Alfredo Villasana Mexico silversmith: Alfredo Villasana Mexico silversmith: Alfredo Villasana Mexico silversmith: Alfredo Villasana Mexico silversmith: Alfredo Villasana
Alfredo VILLASANA
manufacturer of jewelry and novelties. Worked for William Spratling and Héctor Aguilar
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Mexico silversmith: WA intertwined - unidentified
WA intertwined (possibly)
TAXCO unidentified
W+G - unidentified
W+G
unidentified
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Mexico silversmith's mark: Zanfeld S.A. de C.V. Mexico silversmith's mark: Zanfeld S.A. de C.V.
ZANFELD S.A. de C.V.
a jewelry factory located in Taxo de Alarcon, Guerrero, claiming to be active from six generations
Mexico silversmith: Zevahc
ZEVAHC
stands for Chavez, spelled backwards
C.Zurita
C. ZURITA
manufacturer mainly of hollowware. Retailed by Perlita and Caral. Eagle 1 and registration number TZ-05
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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