The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks: Hecho en Mexico
The 2006 new and revised 2nd edition of the bestselling reference guide to identifying Mexican silver: Loaded with images and graphics of over 1500 marks of silver makers, designers, manufacturers and silver houses in Taxco and throughout Mexico. Eagle numbers from 1 through eagle 219. The book includes all the great ones, including William Spratling, Hector Aguilar, Los Castillo, Antonio Pineda, Sigi, Maricela, Salvador, Valentn Vidaurreta, Victoria, Fred Davis, Artemio Navarrete, Emma Melendez, Bernice Goodspeed, Maciel, Matl, Tane, Hubert Harmon, Chato, Margot and many, many others. The book is cross-referenced and indexed for quick and handy searches. The new edition reveals identities of many mystery marks and includes examples of marks not previously published. Special sections describing fake marks are included for prominent designers.
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Since we are moving on in time & so many new silversmiths are blossoming, it would be great for Bill Hougart to come up with more 2 letter- numbers for a book,Thats the only thing this book lacks..It though, has some of the best info however,on all the people that made Mexican Jewelry what it is today..
I just started to look for Mexican silver jewelery about a year ago.
Because I spend a lot of time doing my searches on Mexican Silver online, he wanted to help me to get basic knowledge of this trade.
For my birthday I got this wonderful book from my husband.
It is a real treasure, though some of the pieces I acquired, have to be researched - they are mystery marks.... there seem to be a ton of different marks and silversmith out there - we will never know.
It is a terrific book and I used it a lot since than as a reference.
I would like to thank Bille Hougart for his endless work on this book. It must have taken ages to get all this information together.
Please buy this book if you want to get better knowledge of Mexican Silver.
Preface to the Second Edition
Designer Silversmith and Trade Marks
Alphabetical Listing of Marks
One or Two Letter Initials
Three or Four Letter Initials
Names or Words