Rummage sale score 868g Sterling silver

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Just found this at a condo rummage sale for $8. Weighs 868 grams of sterling silver. Not a bad find if i DO SAY SO MYSELF. lol
 

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Congratulations! It is beautiful! 868g? Incredible score!

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Good score. It’s from Juventino Lopez Ryes of Plateria del Recreo, established in 1935. From 1948 onwards the Mexican government began promoting (unsuccessfully) the reintroduction of eagle marks to identify manufacturers until they were abandoned in the 1980s and replaced by a letter and number system. Ryes did ultimately use an eagle mark alongside his own ‘JLR’ monogram, so I would think this is probably not later than the 1950s.

It's a desirable maker and, although the most collectable pieces are those in modernist and abstract styles, I would think it should still do better than melt.
 

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Nice amount of silver there from a noted silversmith. Mexican pieces are very often nice, heavily made pieces. I recall once reading or someone told me, even though they are marked with a purity 925/1000 or Sterling, they can often be a higher purity grade than what is marked.
 

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Good score. It’s from Juventino Lopez Ryes of Plateria del Recreo, established in 1935. From 1948 onwards the Mexican government began promoting (unsuccessfully) the reintroduction of eagle marks to identify manufacturers until they were abandoned in the 1980s and replaced by a letter and number system. Ryes did ultimately use an eagle mark alongside his own ‘JLR’ monogram, so I would think this is probably not later than the 1950s.

It's a desirable maker and, although the most collectable pieces are those in modernist and abstract styles, I would think it should still do better than melt.
Thank you so much for that info. It's a great score for me I know.
 

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Good score. It’s from Juventino Lopez Ryes of Plateria del Recreo, established in 1935. From 1948 onwards the Mexican government began promoting (unsuccessfully) the reintroduction of eagle marks to identify manufacturers until they were abandoned in the 1980s and replaced by a letter and number system. Ryes did ultimately use an eagle mark alongside his own ‘JLR’ monogram, so I would think this is probably not later than the 1950s.

It's a desirable maker and, although the most collectable pieces are those in modernist and abstract styles, I would think it should still do better than melt.

a few years back I picked up a “store brand” marked Sterling coffee set from Eddie’s of Mexico Plateria. It wasn’t the most desirable style but it did sell within 3 days for 99% of melt value which was substantial.

that dish/bowl is much more attractive then what I had so it should go quick.
 

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