16" Choker

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Ronald L Ogburn, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Ronald L Ogburn

    Ronald L Ogburn New Member

    #3.jpg #1.png #2.png #1.png #2.png I'm reading TM-20, Taxco Mexico and 9.25. I can't understand the initials in center of stamp. Silver, with turquoise. Would like to know who TM-20 is or was. Also anyone have idea on value, if any. Weight is around 70 grams. Thanks to all in advance. I'll try to get a few pictures up. Says they are to large. OK have 2 done trying to do more.
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  2. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    WELCOME Ronald !!! ... Joy. :)
  3. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    pics need to be under 1mb
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    TM-20 represents the 20th silversmith with a surname beginning with M on the list for Taxco. We'll need to see a picture to answer your other question. (And the list is post 1979.)
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  5. Ronald L Ogburn

    Ronald L Ogburn New Member

  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Shoot - typo! Sorry, should say 20th. (And it will once I edit that post)
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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Is that picture of the whole mark the best you can do for focus or is it as it looks here in real life? It's hard to see what those 3 letters in the middle are.
  8. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    Hi and WELCOME to ANTIQUERS Ronald!! Lightened up a bit!

  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    It looks like the smith's initials were AMC, aka A Father'sname Mothersname probably the way Spanish folks write names. I've seen it before and never seen it identified.
  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Ronald.
    Yes, the initials are AMC, after 1979 those are always seen with the Taxco registration mark TM20.
    AMC was already making jewellery before 1979, since the maker's mark is also seen on pieces with the eagle mark. Who AMC is, is a mystery to me, there are hundreds of silversmiths in the town of Taxco and most are not well-known.

    It is a classic Mexican choker, Modernist style with a pre-Columbian influenced design. Very nice and good quality. Not by a famous maker, but Taxco has almost become known as a brand of its own. The name Taxco sells.
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