If I am in the wrong forum, please excuse me and direct me where I should look. After 1915 (or so) the company became the Manchester Silver Company."M" with the words ade/in/exico sort of arranged among lines of the letter M in this fashion---- Reading from the top, The letter M is on its side.
From reading the list of Mystery Marks I found the meanings of the three-crowns mark and the S, but would anyone be able to tell me anything more about this bracelet? The ones I've seen on her beautiful early repousse pieces are impressed or stamped. Are the pieces with the scratched marks designs by Matilde Poulat that were produced later?I don't see a "Salas" mark on this piece and I thought the pieces made after 1960 would be marked "Salas" together with the other marks. On his more recent pieces he either uses a rectangular piece of silver soldered on the back with Matl in script and M REGIS (marca registrada - registered mark) followed by a number, MEXICO 925, MS-12 or he simply "scratches" on the back "Matl, Mex 925" He doesn't always scratch on the "MS-12" or "Salas". I know he wrote them because we were visiting with him at his home when he was marking pieces.Also see Macchiarini on Macchiarini, June - July, 2000--one of the first and still one of the best articles from MODERN SILVER magazine.(Example is a ring with a Nice Sized Pearl on oneside and a Gold Ball on the Other Each is Hooded with a Silver Bowl that has a hole so you can see through to the Otherside! I hope the descriptions don't sound to disappointing.It is signed Sterling and what looks like macefield.) was a well known, late Arts & Crafts style designer.There is a hallmark that appears to be a G and an M in a double circle. The top looks like tortoise or bakelite with beautiful detailed painted leaves on each side.
I think it looks Russian, the cameo has a reddish brown back and the face and neck are in profile in a lighter beige. In the trademark book, the entry was under "Rings and Mountings" -so that is most likely the company that made your ring. submitted by Ellen from Santa Cruz Peter Macchiarini (1909 - 2001) is considered one of the pioneers of American modernist studio jewelry.While there, she met and became friends with Maria Castillo and the two traveled together to Taxco where she was introduced to and eventually married Antonio Castillo, who put her to work designing jewelry that he would create.She was a talented designer who worked for many years creating some of Los Castillo's most successful designs.In 1948, she opened her own shop, Margot de Taxco, and eventually, had over 20 silversmiths and ten enamelists on her staff.Her work is unique and very desirable for its quality and beauty.He was born in Tertenia, Italy in 1898 and became a sculptor of commemorative works, a medalist, crafts person, and professor of art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.