Native American Sterling Pictoral marks I think.

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by 916Bulldogs123, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I picked up this pair of earrings this morning for a couple bucks so if they are not no big deal.
    The upper mark looks like a mask/face. the lower one has writing but can't make it out.
    Hoping someone might know these marks.

    Mikey

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  2. anundverkaufen

    anundverkaufen Well-Known Member

    I think Mexican, that upper mark looks like a poorly struck upside down eagle mark.
     
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  3. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

  4. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I see a face/mask two elongated eyes, nose and mouth. Doesn't look like a eagle at all
     
  5. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

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  6. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    The bottom text does appear to say MEXICO...at least to me.
     
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  7. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    The center looks like trying to emulate Spratling
     
  8. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    the lower mark with the writing does look closer to come Mexican makers marks. But it is a very worn or poor mark.

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  9. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Looks similar to this mark.
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  10. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    Except for the RC and the blob above
     
  11. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Correct. My upper mark looks like this..

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  12. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    The mark used about 1955-1975 for all Mexican sterling.

    Without a clear mark it's just some tipos in a cobertizo.
     
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  13. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Whatever is inside the lower mark. Initials. I'm sure the writing reads sterling Taxco or mexico 925.
     
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Mikey, what are these earrings doing here?:confused: You generally get the best and fastest id for silver jewelry in either the jewelry or silver forums.:D
    Luckily anund already recognized the Mexican eagle mark. This squared shape is for ca 1955-1980, btw, not until 1975.;) It is used for sterling (.925) and higher, but has also been seen on .900 silver.
    Many manufacturer's marks are in a circle with texts like hecho en Mexico - Taxco etc. The devil is in the detail. Unfortunately the marks are badly stamped, or with worn punches.
    Before I look up eagle 16, sort of like this, or exactly like this?:)
     
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  15. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Because my initial thinking was N A. That's my excuse and sticking with it. lol... Sort of like that.
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    There is a lot of NA jewellery on the jewelry forum.;)
    Ok, have it your way, see if I care.:rage::hilarious::hilarious:

    Seriously though, if you manage to recognize some more detail, I'll be watching this thread.:watching: I have a book on Mexican silver marks.
     
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  17. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thanks AJ. But as you can see i'm dealing with two poorly struck marks. I have been using search terms sterling Turquoise inlaid mosaic and find quite a bit but i think it's a wash on figuring who made them.
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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is a rather generic style.
    I'll see if I can figure out the symbol in the centre. Don't hold your breath though.:(
     
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  19. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Found it.:(
    It is a known fake Hector Aguilar mark.:arghh: Marks of the big names were often faked, and deliberately sloppy, but there is no way anyone could think your earrings are by Hector Aguilar.
    So, pretty silver stone chip earrings, maker unknown.:sorry: The chips could be dyed marble chips.:bag:

    I will go off and hide now.
     
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  20. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thanks AJ. Don't hide please. I'm sure I'll need you soon lol.
     
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