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Mexican Vintage Brooch with Carved Amethyst

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Silver103 of 217Mystery Man:  Silver (925) Pendant/CharmUnmarked Turquoise Bracelet
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    Posted 6 years ago

    freiheit
    (1225 items)

    Purple is my colour! It doesn't look good on me but I still love it!
    This brooch is a bit of a mystery to me because it doesn't have the more recent system of marking Mexican jewelry with the letter for the city etc., but it also doesn't have the eagle symbol. It just says Plata and Sterling, as well as Mexico.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much, jscott0363:)
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      This brooch wasn't credited to a silversmith, so it will be very hard if not impossible to find out who made it and where in Mexico it was made.

      http://www.silvercollection.it/mexicosilvermarks.html

      "AN INTRODUCTION TO MEXICO SILVER MARKING

      In the first half of the 20th century silver items manufactured in Mexico were marked simply "silver" or "sterling". Usually a location (Mexico or a town name) and silver fineness (925, 925/1000, 980) was included.
      In 1948 the Government of Mexico promoted the reintroduction of the "eagle mark" to identify the manufacturers of silver items. The "eagle" was stamped with a number associated to a silver manufacturing company. This system was unsuccessful, eagle stamps were misused or "loaned" to more than one artist of maker and was abandoned in the 1980s. It was substituted by the "letter and number" system still in use.
      In the "Letter and number" system a letter identifies a location (T for Taxco, M for Mexico City), the second letter is the first letter of an individual's first or last name of the maker. The number is the number of registration of the maker."
    3. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Oh dear, that's too bad:(
      Thanks, Efsgirl!
    4. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Thanks a lot, racer4four:)
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Good information, Bonnie, thanks. :)
    6. freiheit freiheit, 6 years ago
      Many thanks, Trey, Elisabethan, Manikin, kyratango, kivatinitz, mikelv85, aura, katherinescollections, and melaniej:)

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