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Hallmarks - What Do They Mean??? New examples of fake hallmarks from the first design period have been added to this section. The hallmark data below is the basic summary information without photos of the verified variations to date on Spratling's hallmarks.
Researching these makers marks will tell you just about everything you need to know about where and when your jewelry was made. If you have a TAXCO piece that includes detailed hallmarks, you can research them in a Mexican sterling marks catalogue. In this case, Perlita is the name of a local shop in Taxco, Mexico, the Mexican town that is so famous for silversmithing.
You will be hooked anyway once you set foot in the picturesque little Mexican town, located just over miles southwest of Mexico City. It happened to me, too. No one is immune. The city has stayed loyal to its silver mining past, and today it is a heaven for silver lovers.
Silver jewelry marks are the hallmarks found on silver jewelry to help identify the composition and source of the jewelry. Because Sterling Silver is Resource: The
In 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 s.
Weighs This bracelet opens by gently twisting and pulling out the pin that latches it together. I polished just a bit but left the rest of the original patina for you to polish as you please.
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The "Mexico Silver" or "Silver Made in Mexico" marks are seen on pieces from the 's through mid 's, their silver standard varies, but is commonly above. The following number marks indicate silver purity in a percentage of ths. The intaglio "" mark is found on work dating from the turn of the century until the 's.