Featured Silver folks,something unusual

Discussion in 'Silver' started by johnnycb09, May 31, 2019.

  1. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Hi all. I picked up this 10 3/4 by 1 1/4 woven thing,whatever its for,recently and would love some thoughts on it. I think its in fact solid silver,I recognized the Mexican eagle mark,but I also see what I think is "plateador" wich is plated ? Any and all input is appreciated.
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, it is plated. I don't see an eagle. ?
     
  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    The Spanish word for plated (as in silver plated) is plateado.

    Given the size of this item, I'd say its likely use is as serving plate or platter for something that needs the depth provided by the sides.
     
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    These turn up here regularly. They're always silver plate, if not chromed brass.
     
  5. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. There is in fact an eagle between Hecho and mexico,wich is what threw me. Neither nor,its kinda cool and $4 ! I just dont get why the eagle was put on plated stuff?
     
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Very pretty, Johnny.
    The symbol in the Hecho en Mexico mark doesn't look like the eagle to me. It is probably the manufacturer's mark. It looks to me like two men with wide-brimmed hats sitting in a box, with the one on the left looking over the edge.:wacky: I could be totally off, of course.:)
     
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  7. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much for chiming in everyone. Heres the best I could do pic wise ,I realized it looks to be double struck hence the slight blurriness. Im sure im beating a dead horse,but I SWEAR this looks like an eagle head to me!
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  8. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    An eagle head was/is often used with 'Hecho en Mexico' marks, labels, etc. - it's not a silver mark...

    ~Cheryl
     
  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ah, not two men in a box.:wacky:

    To my knowledge the silver mark was an entire eagle, not a head.
     
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  10. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I guess its time for me to pull an Elsa and just Let It Go ! :)
     
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  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    An eagle mark that ain't.
     
  12. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Update on this item,it was in fact 925 silver. I took it to my scrap guy and he put it into his machine . I was as surprised as the next man !
     
  13. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Huh, what do you know? Good for you, though!
     
  14. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Not sure if the 'machine' is an XRF spectrometer, but good as they are, even the most pricey of units must be carefully calibrated, and can give false/incorrect results on plated items, sometimes still requiring scraping and/or testing the surface in several different places. Would really have to wonder why any maker would mark solid silver as plated rather than marking it '925' or 'sterling'...

    ~Cheryl
     
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  15. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Beats the heck out of me! Like I said,I was surprised as well but I figured if he said it was who was I to argue ? :)
     
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  16. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I assume he bought it?
     
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  17. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

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  19. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Yep. I said to him point blank "Are you sure its silver?" and he assured me it was.Perhaps he collected that style and wanted it ? I just took the money and left. :) Hes been in the biz for decades,so one has to assume he knows what hes doing.
     
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  20. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    And if it was plated, it's his own fault. :cat::cat:
     
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