Taxco Brooch - Help With ID Mark

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Mary Anne
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Taxco Brooch - Help With ID Mark

Postby Mary Anne » Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:46 pm

Hello, I recently purchased a piece of old Taxco jewelry but can't locate the identity on the hallmark. Would anyone recognize it? Also, there is a little mark beside it that almost looks like a bell or a jug. I think it has the number 3 inside.

Thank you in advance for your time and assitance! It is greatly appreciated.

Cordially,
Mary Anne

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plata
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Postby plata » Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:40 pm

Hi Mary Ann- Your pin is a nice one. The hallmark that you see is actually an Eagle. The Mexican govt. required that each maker of Mexican silver include the eagle hallmark to guarantee sterling silver content of the piece. The top tier designers were issued there own numbers. The eagle #3 was generally issued to the less known silver makers.
See:Mexican Marks
I don't recognize the initials on your piece. It was certainly made by an expert. Please wear it and enjoy it.

Mary Anne
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Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:00 pm
Location: Medford, Oregon

Postby Mary Anne » Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:17 pm

Thank you very much for your information about the brooch! It is very much appreciated.

Cordially,
Mary Anne


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