Weighs 17.3 Grams
We are pleased to offer this Mexican sterling silver flower pin. It is signed TC-142. It is marked 925(the number for sterling silver). It has a fine smoky patina. The pin diameter is 2 1/4 inches. It has a few minor nicks from normal use. This would be a great pin for the Mexican sterling silver lover.
About the markers mark of TC-160: The first letter indicates location, and there are few in use, those most commonly seen are: T (Taxco), M( Mexico City), G(Guadalajara) & C (Cuernavaca) The second letter indicates the first initial of the last name of the silversmith, in our example it is C. The number indicates that he is the 160th smith, with a name beginning with C, to register a mark in his city's assay office. So... this example, TC Ã,Â- 160, tells us that the item, on which it is stamped, was made by a smith with initial C sometime after 1979 in the city of Taxco. Generally that is all that can be derived from these marks, unfortunately, there is no list that matches the letters and numbers to silversmith's names and there are probably less than 15 of these identified.
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