Can't seem to identify this mark

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Can't seem to identify this mark

Postby pplusent » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:37 pm

The mark is a egg shaped circle, in the center is stamped "MEXICO",along the inside top of the circle it is stamped "HAND-MADE", along the inside bottom of circle is stamped "STERLING".
Under the circle stamp there is another circle with a line inside top and bottom and in large letters between the lines are the letters "R.S.S".
Under that stamping is "]925".
The piece is art deco style and I was told it was from the 1930s, but I am doubting that with this mark.
If someone can tell me how to post a pic it would help.
Any info would be helpful!
Thanks

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Re: Can't seem to identify this mark

Postby oel » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:56 am

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

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Re: Can't seem to identify this mark

Postby pplusent » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:37 am

Here are the images. thank for the web storage info.
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Can anyone tell me anything about this piece?

Postby pplusent » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:47 pm

Hi, I need to know a time period on this item. I have not been able to identify the mark.

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Re: Can't seem to identify this mark

Postby aknamc » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:21 pm

Hi there. I believe RSS are Rafael Ruiz Saucedo initials. He worked with both Antonio Pineda and with William Spratling. You can find more detailed info on him in Bille Hougart's revised edition of his book: "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks".

Best,
Angela

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Re: Can't seem to identify this mark

Postby pplusent » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:34 pm

Thank you Angela.
Do you have any idea of the time frame?

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Thanks for your help

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Re: Can't seem to identify this mark

Postby aknamc » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:32 pm

Based on what I've read and just the look of the piece I would guess that it was made in the late 40's early 50's but again, that is just a guess. There is another band that looks very similar to yours posted on another website that claims theirs to be from the 30's. His career lasted some 40 years though so again, it's hard to say.

Wish I could give you a more definitive answer but I am no expert on the subject.

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Angela


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