Vintage Mexican Silver Collar, Taxco
Vintage Mexican Silver Collar. Of articulated gatelink design, this collar sits beautifully!
The hallmarks indicate that this item was made by the Atelier Alicia and dates from the 1980's. It was made in Taxco and is of high purity silver (950 silver)
HALLMARKING, MEXICAN SILVER
In the first half of the 20th century silver items manufactured in Mexico were marked simply "silver" or "sterling". Usually a location (Mexico, Iguala or a town name) and silver fineness (925, 925/1000, 950, 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 finally abandoned.
In the 1980's the eagle mar was replaced by a "letter and number" system which is still in use today.
In this 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.
Metal: 950 Silver
Weight: 113 grams
Marks: 950, Alicia, TO-40
Condition: Good vintage condition, minor scuffmarks associated with wear.
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