Help with marks please.

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steve.l
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Help with marks please.

Postby steve.l » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:49 pm

I have this silver letter opener and would like to know more about it I think it may be Russian but I am probably wrong
the hallmark is not very good but I can make out the 925 silver numbers.

Steve.

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dognose
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Re: Help with marks please.

Postby dognose » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:08 pm

Hi Steve,

Welcome to the Forum.

Not Russian, but Mexican. Have a trawl through this reference: http://www.925-1000.com/mexican_marks.html

Trev.

steve.l
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Re: Help with marks please.

Postby steve.l » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:43 pm

Thanks for the info but I cant seem to find it in the link.

Steve

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Re: Help with marks please.

Postby dognose » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:52 pm

Hopefully another member with more knowledge of Mexican makers can offer a positive ID.

Trev.

lilitasth
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Re: Help with marks please.

Postby lilitasth » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:14 pm

Hi, I can read the initials "JV" and the first name "JACOBO", and yes, this is a piece from Taxco, Mexico. Hope this helps you a little.

Ag999
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Re: Help with marks please.

Postby Ag999 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:31 pm

J.N. Jacopo (I know, it looks like Jacobo, and that's an "N" not a "V").
"The Jacopo brothers operated a silverhouse in Mexico City called Arte en Plata, later to be renamed as Joyas de Plata. Many items they sold were made by independent silversmiths located in Taxco." (Mexican Silver Hallmarks book)


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