Sterling and abalone ring with more than 1 eagle mark

Jewelry, Flatware & Holloware
PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
daisydog
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:26 pm
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Sterling and abalone ring with more than 1 eagle mark

Postby daisydog » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:11 pm

I have been trying to educate myself about Mexican silver. I understand that the eagle mark 1 generally meant Mexico City and 3 was for Taxco. On a sterling and abalone adjustable ring I purchased there is a 3 mark inside with the usual Taxco 925 Sterling Hecho in Mexico mark and there is a 1 mark on the outside of the band. The ring is really unlike anything I've seen and I really like it. But why the different eagle marks?

Image
Image
Image
Image[/img]

byron mac donald
Posts: 410
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:45 am
Location: Central Ca. USA

Postby byron mac donald » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:34 am

Hello Ms. Dog-

Are you sure the mark is an eagle mark, and not a makers mark? really hard to tell. Either way I agree that it is a nice looking ring.

Best wishes- Byron

daisydog
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:26 pm
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Postby daisydog » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:25 am

Hello Byron,

I'm pretty sure the mark in photo 3 is an eagle mark. You can see the rounded bottom of the mark and the tips of the wings. Wouldn't the maker's mark just be the initials inside the "Taxco Sterling" circle? Unfortunately, they are close to illegible. Maybe a "G" for the last one and I can't decide on the first one.

Regards,
Janice

daisydog
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:26 pm
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Postby daisydog » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:27 am

Sorry, I meant photo 2 in the above post. Photo 3 is obviously an eagle mark.


--Janice


Return to “Mexican Silversmiths”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests