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Cow: MEXICAN SILVER JEWELRY

Hector Aguilar: Hector Aguilar lived 1905-1986 and worked 1930-1965..during World War II many American jewelry companies had their jewelry made in Mexico because of the availability of cheap labor and sterling silver. In the U.S. the work force was limited and most metals were saved for wartime production. Coro formed a business relationship with Hector Aguilar and his studio made jewelry for them.He was influenced by William Spratling's early work with ranchero motifs and his earliest work was almost pure silver(980 or 990) His mark is a conjoined HA.

MARGOT van VOORHIES CARR: Margot van Voorhies Carr Castillo (mark is Margot De Taxco) (1948-c.1975)(died in 1985) is known for a wide variety of styles and motifs inspired by Art Deco,Egyptian,Arts and Crafts,Art Nouveau & Mexican designs according to Warman's Jewelry by Christie Romero, 3rd edition.Her designs are superior and her pieces very collectible.Her mark consists of three elements: "Margot de Taxco" (or, rarely, "Margot of Taxco") in block letters on three lines; "Sterling Made in (or Hecho en) Mexico" in a circle around the Mexican government's spread eagle assay mark and the numeral 16 (or, occasionally, the numeral 1); and a design number (usually four digits).

William Spratling

Frederick Davis

Sigi Pineda

Antonio Pineda

Enrique Ledesma

Carlos Castillo

For a list of Mexican maker marks please visit this link:
Mexican Marks

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Margot de Taxco
Bracelet, signed 'Margot de Taxco' & '5408A' on one link and 'Sterling Made in Mexico' in a circle around Eagle #16 on another link.

Compliments of Adrienne Shivers

Garden Party Collection


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Antonio Pineda

Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers


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Matching brooch and earrings, signed 'Ledesma Mexico Taxco 280 925' and Eagle #3 and an EM mark on all pieces.

Compliments of Adrienne Shivers


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Carlos Castillo

Bracelet, signed 'CC' inside a circle 'Hecho en Taxco Mexico', '925' and eagle #3 on the back of the box clasp, mark for Carlos Castillo. One of the four Castillo brothers who apprenticed with Spratling, Carlos and his brother Pedro went on to work for Hector Aguilar and then opened their own shop in the late 1940's.

Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers


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Los Ballesteros

Brooch, signed with the Ballesteros B, 'Taxco 925' and other illegible words around the B.

Compliments of Adrienne Shivers


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A. Garcia

Brooch, signed 'A.Garcia Taxco Mex' in a circle around 925 with Eagle #3.Not much info on this maker, one piece shown in Collectible Silver Jewlery by Fred Rezazadeh, page 82

Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers


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Miguel Garcia Martinez

Early Miguel Garcia Martinez 3-D sterling spikey floral design brooch.Signed 'Miguel' in early block lettering, 'Sterling Mexico' and '925' on the backs of all pieces.

Courtesy of Adrienne Shivers


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Sterling wide bracelet created by the taller LOS CASTILLO

Compliments of Kathryn Ottolini

Cherry Lipped Roses


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Close up of mark

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William Spratling

Marked in a circle MADE IN MEXICO SPRATLING and with the WS symbol in the center of the circle.

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover
Milky Way Jewels


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Los Castillo

Classic modernist styling by one of the great Taxco artists. These earrings date to the early 1950s. Marked LOS CASTILLO TAXCO. One earring also has the eagle mark for sterling. The other has what appears to be an identifying number for this design, 107.

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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Hector Aguilar for Coro

This brooch was made in Taxco, Mexico by the great Mexican silversmith Hector Aguilar in the early 1940s. Information about the relationship between Coro and Aguilar is described in the reference book Mexican Silver by Morrill and Berk.Marked MADE IN MEXICO Coro (in script) SILVER

Compliments of Cheri Van Hoover


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Matl Salas Brooch

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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Green Jadite Mexican Sterling Bracelet

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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Horacio de la Parra Dachshund Pin

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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Enrique Ledesma

This sensational bracelet is by the great Enrique Ledesma, considered one of the greatest Taxco silversmiths of the 1950s. Ledesma was educated as a sculptor at the San Carlos Academy of Art in Mexico City, but received his early training as a silversmith from his father, working in his silver workshop as a boy. Marked LEDESMA TAXCO MADE IN MEXICO 925 and with the eagle mark with the number 3 inside it.

Courtesy of Cheri Van Hoover


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Alfredo Villasana

Necklace, Bracelet and screwback Earrings.  Villasana, was a Taxquenian whose mark appears as an AV or A. Villasana.  1950's.

Compliments of Dinah Hoyt Taylor

My Bonny Mon Abri


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View of Mark

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PATINO Sterling Silver and Onyx Wide Bracelet

Courtesy of Dinah Hoyt Taylor


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View of Mark

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Alfredo Villasana large cuff with Onyx Face

Compliments of Dinah Hoyt Taylor


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Mark on Villasana Cuff.

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Far Fan Sterling and Abalone Bracelet

Far-Fam was a silver taller in Mexico City, producing work which occasionally reached a high level of quality.

Compliments of Dinah Hoyt Taylor


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Mark on FarFan

Compliments of Dinah Hoyt Taylor


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Stunning Mexico Sterling set

Compliments of Kathy Taylor

Kathy's Vintage Jewels


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View of mark

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The pendant and earrings are marked 925 Mexico, while the chain is marked 925.

Courtesy of Kathy Taylor


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Stering Mexico Ring

Courtesy of Kathy Taylor


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he bracelet is marked Mexico, 925, TS-134.  In Billie Hougart’s Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks, on Page 168, it shows the TS-134 mark and says, “Two trees mark”.  The T in the mark stands for Taxco.

Courtesy of Kathy Taylor


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View of mark

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Plata 925 Hecho En Guad Mex, with the maker’s initials, which I believe, is A.H.S.

Courtesy of Kathy Taylor


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Taxco Sterling parure

Compliments of Jan Gaughan

Eclectic Vintage Jewelry and Collectibles


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Mexican Sterling and Malachite Bracelet & Earrings
signed BGM Hecho en Mexico 925 DF:

Courtesy of Jan Gaughan


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Darling Mexican sterling parrot pin with inlaid abalone. Measures 1 1/4" x 1 1/8". This pin has 3 marks: The Eagle 3 mark, Sterling 925 Mexico in a circle with the letters MR or HR in the center and Mexico is stamped on another area of the pin

Courtesy of Jan Gaughan


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Signed A. Munoz Taxco Sterling 925 bumble bee earrings in black onyx and sterling

Courtesy of Jan Gaughan


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Mexican silver Braceet..The amethysts are diamond shaped point cuts.

Compliments of Linda Vogue

VogueVille Vintage


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Close up view

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Trifari Mexican dress clip (front & back) from the 1940s. It was originally part of a clip-mate.

Marked:Los Castillo
192
CLIP-MATES
Sterling
Made in Mexico

Compliments of Jewelry Ring member


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Back View

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Mexican Silver Bird Pin and Matching Bracelet

Compliments of Marisa Richardson

Sweet Betty's Bling


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Mexican Silver Malachite and Lapis Bracelet

Compliments of Marisa Richardson


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Green Onyx Mexican Locket

Compliments of Vera Battemarco

Vera Battemarco Vintage Jewelry!


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Green Onyx Mexican Locket

Compliments of Vera Battemarco


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Mexican Brass Ring

Compliments of Vera Battemarco


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Vintage Mexican Necklace

Compliments of Vera Battemarco


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Vintage Mexican Pendant Beto

Compliments of Vera Battemarco


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Mexican Poison Ring

Compliments of Vera Battemarco


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Mexican Poison Ring

Compliments of Vera Battemarco


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Mexican Sterling Dangle Earrings

Compliments of Debi Reed

My Vintage Jewels


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Taxco Sterling Cuff Bracelet

Compliments of Debi Reed


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Carved Mexican Ring

Compliments of Nikki Medina

The Deal Huntress on eBay


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Mexican Silver Ring With Polished Black Cabochon and Marcasite Stones Around It

Compliments of Nikki Medina


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Mexican Silver Charm Bracelet

Compliments of Shanti Forte


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Mexican Silver Brooch

Compliments of Shanti Forte


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Mexican Silver Bracelet With Green Cabochons

Compliments of Shanti Forte


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Mexican Silver Ring

Compliments of Shanti Forte


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Mexican Silver Screw Back Earrings With Blue Swirled Cabochons

Compliments of Linda Heberling

Yesterdays Jewels


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Pretty Del Rio Earrings

Compliments of Pam Lappin

Madge's Hat Box


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enamel owl pin sterling mexico blue green taxco hallmark jeweler hallmark letter J

Compliments of Denise Whitson Basinger

Trinkets-And-Treasures


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Back View

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Mexico Sterling flower bracelet

Courtesy of Denise Whitson Basinger


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Sterling silver abalone pin taxco mexico illegible initials

Courtesy of Denise Whitson Basinger


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TAXCO Los Castillo bracelet

Compliments of Kathryn Ottolini

Cherry Lipped Roses


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Antonio Pineda Taxco 970 Sterling and Amethyst Necklace

Compliments of Carole Lung


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Mexican sterling grapes pin

Compliments of Kathy Small

Small Treasures on Etsy


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Mexico sterling brooch

Courtesy of Kathy Small


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Mexican sterling set

Courtesy of Kathy Small


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Mexican sterling bracelet

Courtesy of Kathy Small


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Mexican Silver Bracelet

Compliments of Joanne Mann
email: goldman_studios @comcast.net for more information

"My Grand Aunt Frances and Grand Aunt Ida found this old silver cuff bracelet during the early 1950s, in an antique shop when they visited Mexico. The antique dealer told them it was an antique bracelet worn only by the bravest high ranking primitive  warriors. He told them it was found by a farmer and it was an ancient piece. They liked it and the story and decided to bring it home as a gift for their older sister was my grandmother Leah.
There are no hallmarks on it."


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Mexican Calendar Pendant

Compliments of Belle Thomas


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Mexican Calendar Pendant - marks on back

Compliments of Belle Thomas


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Mexican Silver Necklace

Compliments of Belle Thomas


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Gorgeous Silver Bracelet

Compliments of Belle Thomas


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CORO Sterling Mexico Necklace

Compliments of Belle Thomas


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Marks on Coro Sterling Mexico Necklace

Compliments of Belle Thomas