Connecting a huge tray to a historical figure

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fireball9388
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Connecting a huge tray to a historical figure

Postby fireball9388 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:46 am

Hello!

This is my first post here, so please forgive me if I accidentally step on any forum posting rules!

I recently had the fortune of stumbling upon a huge beautiful tray at a thrift shop here in the midwest. I've been able to gather some rudimentary knowledge such as the maker is Conquistador, made in Mexico City etc. but I seem to be coming up short on any knowledge past that.
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I have a couple of questions about this piece. First, being that this tray is 22.5" x 16.5" not including the handles, I would imagine that this isn't a piece that all the neighbors had. So, that said, is there still a sales record of sorts that could help tie this piece to a historical figure in my area?

Second, is there a name to my piece along with some possible details? My limited knowledge in this arena has cut me short on being able to do any further research.

I certainly appreciate anyone's time who can help me out! Thank you!

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Re: Connecting a huge tray to a historical figure

Postby silvermakersmarks » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:06 am

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Your images are not showing as Photobucket no longer allows 3rd party sharing unless you "upgrade" your account. You will need to find another photo host to upload your pictures. We like tinypic.com but other sites offer similar facilities.

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Re: Connecting a huge tray to a historical figure

Postby fireball9388 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:15 am

I apologize! Here are the updated links to the pictures:

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Re: Connecting a huge tray to a historical figure

Postby AG2012 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:13 am

Hi,
The maker is CONQUISTADOR S.A. (Sociedad Anónima).It was Founded by Horacio de la Parra in Mexico City.
He was assigned number 13 for the first (delineated) eagle mark used 1948 until about 1955.
For Mexican eagle marks take a look here.

http://www.925-1000.com/mexican_marks.html
Regards

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Re: Connecting a huge tray to a historical figure

Postby fireball9388 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:28 pm

Thank you for your reply!

Is there any sort of information from the company still available such as sales receipts?

Also, is there any more history on the company besides the two sentence blurb on the website?

Thank you!


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