MEXICO STERLING SILVER AND SILVERPLATE MARKS

MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF MEXICAN 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, 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: A - C
A - C    D - H    I - L    M - O    PA - PI    PL - Q    R -S    T - Z   
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AA unidentified
AA
unidentified
AA
see Adan ALVARADO
AAR possibly Antonio Reyna
AAR
possibly Antonio Reyna
AC conjoined
see TONO
ACE Guadalajara (possibly) unidentified
ACE Guadalajara (possibly)
unidentified
ADO
see Alberto Diaz OCAMPO
Mexico silversmith: A.F.G. unidentified
A.F.G. Cuernavaca
unidentified
A.G.F. : eagle 1 - unidentified
A.G.F. : eagle 1
unidentified
Mexico silver mark: Hector Aguilar Mexico silver mark: Hector Aguilar Mexico silver mark: Hector Aguilar eagle 9 Mexico silver mark: Hector Aguilar for CORO Mexico silver mark: Hector Aguilar TALLER BORDA Mexico silver mark: Hector Aguilar TALLER BORDA Mexico silver mark: Hector Aguilar TALLER BORDA
Hector AGUILAR
Hector Aguilar was the manager of Spratling's Taller de las Delicias in 1936. In 1939 he opened his workshop where was joined by Julio Carbajal Lopez, Pedro and Juan Castillo, Salvador Garcia, Hector & Alfonso Gomez, Luis Reyes and in 1941 by Valentin Vidaurreta. The trademark was a stylized conjoined HA. In 1943 he entered into a business arrangement with New York Jewelry firm CORO. In 1948 Aguilar opened Taller Borda, jewelry retail outlet, in Taxco. In 1966 Hector Aguilar retired and the workshop was closed.
Mexico silver mark: Adan Alvarado
Adan ALVARADO
worked for Hector Aguilar, Margot de Taxco, Rafael Melendez, Rancho Alegre and independently.

AN conjoined (raised)
see Artemio M. NAVARRETE
very similar to AN of Alfredo Villasana, but incised
ANCOMA
see Antonio COLL MAROTO
José Anton José Anton
Jose ANTON
A silver manufacturer of hollowware and jewelry based in Taxco

AP
see Abraham PAZ
Miguel Arias
Miguel ARIAS
One of the masters working for Margot van Voorhies Carr at Margot de Taxco.
Miguel Arias
ARTES DE MEXICO S.A.
AV conjoined (incised)
see Alfredo VILLASANA
very similar to AN of Artemio M. Navarrete, but raised
Mexico silver mark: AVALOS unidentified
AVALOS
unidentified
Avanti: eagle 7
AVANTI
Eagle number 7
AZTECA and a human head
see PLATERIA AZTECA
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B
see Bernice J. GOODSPEED
Miguel Arias
Oscar B. BACH
(1884-1957) Eagle number 17
Carmen Beckmann Carmen Beckmann
Carmen BECKMANN
owner of a shop in San Miguel de Allende. Registration mark B-11
Marcel Boucher
Marcel BOUCHER
Of French origin. Apprenticed to Cartier and established Marcel Boucher and Cie Company in New York. PARISINA is the trade mark of his Mexican-made items
Ana Maria Nunes de Brilanti: trade mark Victoria Ana Maria Nunes de Brilanti: trade mark Cony Mexico silversmith: Ana Maria Nunes de Brilanti, trade mark Victoria
Ana Maria Nunes de BRILANTI
designer and manufacturer of jewelry and decorative accessory. Owner of PLATERIA VICTORIA and CONY
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CARAL
CARAL
A Mexico City retailer
Mexico silversmith: Casa Prieto S.A. Mexico silversmith: Casa Prieto S.A. Mexico silversmith: Casa Prieto S.A. Mexico silversmith: Casa Prieto S.A.
CASA PRIETO S.A.
Firm based in Mexico City, Juarez 40
Emilia Castillo Emilia Castillo Emilia Castillo
Emilia CASTILLO
A well known contemporary artist. She is the daughter of Antonio Castillo, founder of Los Castillo
Jorge Chato Castillo mark Jorge Chato Castillo mark
Jorge "Chato" CASTILLO
Was the talented brother of Antonio Castillo. Many of his early designs were apparently also once used as prototypes for pieces later produced by Los Castllo. He left Willian Spratling's Taller de Las Delicias in 1939 to help his brothers start Los Castllo
Pedro Castillo mark
Pedro CASTILLO
Worked with William Spratling and Hector Aguilar. Manufacturer of jewelry and flatware. Eagle numbers 1,2,3 and 120
Mexico silver mark: Reveriano & Maria Castillo Mexico silver mark: Reveriano & Maria Castillo
Reveriano & Maria CASTILLO
Reveriano worked for Taller Borda after apprenticeship to Spratling. Maria worked for Margot de Taxco and Los Castillos. They opened their workshop Reveri in 1952 working as designer (Maria) and silversmith (Reveriano) making jewelry and mixed metals flatware
Wolmar Castillo mark Wolmar Castillo mark Wolmar Castillo mark
Wolmar CASTILLO
The youngest son of Antonio Castillo (founder of Los Castillo), active in his own company Wolmar Castillo Silversmiths.
CECILIA
see TONO
Mexico silver mark: CELSA
CELSA CORP. OF AMERICA
flatware manufacturer, founded c. 1955
Centro Platero de Zacatecas A.C
CENTRO PLATERO DE ZACATECAS A.C.
various trademarks: MEZQUITAL, TENAMATZLI, ELEMENTA, TOSCANA, TOLEDO, ADORNATTO, LOETRU
CH unidentified
CH - Taxco
unidentified
CJB
see Diaz SANTOYO
Mexico silversmith: CLS unidentified Mexico silversmith: CLS unidentified
CLS
unidentified
CODAN S.A.: eagle 7 CODAN S.A.: eagle 7
CODAN S.A.
Firm based in Mexico City specialized in Danish style production. Eagle number 7
CECILIA
see TONO
Mexico silver mark: Antonio Coll Maroto
Antonio COLL MAROTO
Mexico City, c. 1945-1957. Trademark ANCOMA
Conquistador S.A. Conquistador S.A. Conquistador S.A. Conquistador S.A. Conquistador S.A.
CONQUISTADOR S.A.
Founded by Horacio de la Parra. The headquarter of the company was in Mexico City
Plateria Cony Mexico silver mark: Plateria Cony Mexico silver mark: Plateria Cony
CONY
Plateria Cony was a store opened in 1958 in Taxco by the daughter and son-in-law of Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti, a well known designer and producer (Plateria Victoria) of jewelry and decorative accessories. The shop retailed her jewelry and tableware
Mexico silver mark: Hector Aguilar for CORO
CORO
Owned by Gerald Rosenberger, New York. Partnership with Hector Aguilar from 1943 to 1950.
Erica Hult de Corral silver mark Erica Hult de Corral silver mark Mexico silver mark: Erica Hult de Corral
Erica Hult de CORRAL
Eagle number 3, registration number TR-26 and TC-206. Worked with Sigfrido Pineda and Enrique Ledesma before opening her own workshop (Shops in Puerto Vallarta, 1999). She used the trademark 'Ric'
CP intertwined
see Pedro CASTILLO
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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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