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by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Silver of the Americas - Single Image
Topic: Eagle Stamp 213
Replies: 2
Views: 2577

Re: Eagle Stamp 213

The hallmark book shows AAF and Alfredo Villasana use 213 but obviously others do since this isn't either of those names. It looks like Sterling, 925, something, around Taxco. Sometimes if you can get some tracing paper in there and do a pencil rubbing the other letters become readable.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Rose Brooch with Hallmarks only, no name
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Re: Rose Brooch with Hallmarks only, no name

Yup, Mexican. The other mark is AE inside a heart shaped M, a common mark but I've never seen it ID'd. The design was done by many artisans.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Native American Silver
Topic: Need help identifying hallmark on earrings.
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Re: Need help identifying hallmark on earrings.

That's the Zia mark for Sunwest, a manufacturer.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Unusual Pin need help with makers mark
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Unusual Pin need help with makers mark

That's the Silpada mark, a current manufacturer.
by ValkyrieVixen
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help with ring
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Re: Help with ring

It dates from 1979-now and is most likely made by an unknown artisan.
by ValkyrieVixen
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Old bracelet, not sure of origin
Replies: 1
Views: 1692

Re: Old bracelet, not sure of origin

Looks like 800 or 900 silver from Peru. They often use Llamas/Alpacas in their pieces.
by ValkyrieVixen
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Who's mark is this? ALC
Replies: 6
Views: 6366

Re: Who's mark is this? ALC

The stones are painted glass. These have nothing to do with Los Castillo nor Antonio, they are common tourist pieces from Guadalajara, not Taxco. The mark is mentioned in the hallmark book but with no further info.
by ValkyrieVixen
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Silver (900) European Brooch?
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Silver (900) European Brooch?

It's very uncommon for Mex pieces to be less than 925 and with no other marks makes it even less likely to be from there. I've seen Middle Eastern/East Asian pieces with a similar mark but it looks too well done for pieces from there.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: is silver always marked?
Replies: 4
Views: 8989

Re: is silver always marked?

I haven't run across it in American pieces that I know of but there are numerous pieces from Mexico, Italy and China especially with false marks. Unfortunately I do see a lot of American sellers claiming them as sterling despite knowing they are fake although more are unaware that the fakes exist.
by ValkyrieVixen
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help identify Mark Please - Mexico Pin
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: Help identify Mark Please - Mexico Pin

The stone is Sheen Obsidian.
The mark looks to be Hecho en Mexico (Made in Mexico) Sterling 925 M? and Eagle 28.
I've seen bunches of similar pins so not likely a name artisan.
by ValkyrieVixen
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Guad 925 and a "kettle" mark
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Re: Guad 925 and a "kettle" mark

That's an eagle mark, 198 isn't listed in the hallmark book. The GuadMex mark means it was made in Guadalajara. Inlay like this was usually chips of some unknown material set in colored resin.
by ValkyrieVixen
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Silver of the Americas - Single Image
Topic: Need Help Identifying Taxco Mark EDP 138
Replies: 1
Views: 2421

Re: Need Help Identifying Taxco Mark EDP 138

EDP is listed in the hallmark book but with no further info. The eagle dates it from 1955-1979.
by ValkyrieVixen
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Silver Jewelry - Single Image
Topic: Rita Abeita ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Re: Rita Abeita ?

Nope, it's from India, there are dozens of pieces like this out there with the same mark.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Silver of the Americas - Single Image
Topic: Help With Mark - TM-60
Replies: 3
Views: 2273

Re: Help With Mark - TM-60

Yup, looks like a post 1979 Taxco mark. They were usually unknowns who did work for wholesalers.
by ValkyrieVixen
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Art Nouveau Nymph - Appreciate Help With Marks
Replies: 8
Views: 2169

Re: Art Nouveau Nymph - Appreciate Help With Marks

I've seen a discussion about this figure on another board and it's been done numerous times by many people so may not be actual Nouvea era. Maybe the marks, if you can get better pics, will help narrow it down.
by ValkyrieVixen
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: American Jewelry
Topic: Silver Bracelet Chicago--Maker?
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Re: Silver Bracelet Chicago--Maker?

I searched for Sonia jewelry including Chicago but came up with nothing. So frustrating when there's not even a whisper of info on a mark.
by ValkyrieVixen
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: European Jewelry
Topic: Modern Silver Chain Mark
Replies: 7
Views: 3799

Re: Modern Silver Chain Mark

It's probably just a manufacturer mark. Sterling chains are made by the 1000's in Italy. Most evey chain you see nowadays is from there.
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Central & South America
Topic: Help with date, Makers and info for this cross
Replies: 1
Views: 1932

Re: Help with date, Makers and info for this cross

It's a Yalalag cross but the marks don't look Mexican, maybe Peruvian or other S American country?
by ValkyrieVixen
Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Mexican Silversmiths
Topic: Help with date, Makers and that it is?
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Re: Help with date, Makers and that it is?

The Rafael GVE mark is mentioned in the hallmark book but with no futher info. It's a locket ball, each section holds a photo.

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