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Mexican silver bird brooch. Anyone know this hallmark?

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    Posted 12 months ago

    joy314
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    This Mexican silver brooch is sterling silver with a large onyx in the center. The back simply says Mexico and silver and then this hallmark that I cannot seem to find referenced anywhere. Does anyone know anything about it?

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 12 months ago
      Beautiful brooch. Sorry I don't recognise the makersmark. Have you had a look threw here https://www.925-1000.com/mexican_menu.html
    2. joy314 joy314, 12 months ago
      I did... but no luck!
    3. joy314 joy314, 12 months ago
      I was reading it as "CMA." I could be totally wrong about that. When I Google Ema Mexican silver I am still not getting anything related to this particular hallmark. If you found a similar hallmark, I would so appreciate the link. I don't know why, but I'm not getting any relevant hits. Thanks so much!
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 12 months ago
      I love vintage mexican silver jewelry. Have looked but havent been able to find the mark either. But I don't read it as mentioned here. I read it Elna in script. When I search online "Mexican silver Elna" I get to see some other examples and they mention Elna in script. Here is one example:

      https://www.onegoodeyesilver.com/rare-elna-mexican-silver-amethyst-bracelet-extra-wide-deco-leaf-and-bead-design/

      I think this maker makes really good quality pieces and they all look old. Sometimes that is all we can find out about the mexican makers. But lets hope someone here can add more information. Love your brooch!
    5. joy314 joy314, 12 months ago
      Oh my goodness....of course! I hadn't "seen" that before. But it can absolutely be Elna! Thanks for that revelation...I will look it up under Elna. Thanks again!
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 12 months ago
      You are welcome joy314. I am certain it is Elma but it is up to you to decide who can hold the brooch and see the mark with your own eyes. It is a very nice brooch and of good quality. Very wearable. Great find!
    7. joy314 joy314, 12 months ago
      Elisabethan.....you nailed it! I looked up Elna Mexican Silver and found the exact same mark on a bracelet! https://www.etsy.com/listing/737516512/vintage-elna-taxco-mexico-mexican
      Thanks again!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 12 months ago
      Wonderful! You are welcome. I collect vintage and antique jewelry in order to wear them. I always look for mexican pieces ftom mid century and earlier but they are hard to find here in Scandinavia were I live. Seems easier in the USA, because of geography ofcourse. Have a few pieces though that I treasure. I have been told that the best reference book is "The little book of mexican silvertrade and hallmarks". I don't have it but a friend in USA is soon sending me a copy. But because there was not a very organized system for marking it is often not possible to know who was behind a makers mark, but that I find not alway necessary if you like it and think it has some age. They are very classy.

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