Obscure Silver Makers Marks
Got an obscure makers mark that you would like to know something about? Here are links to two resource pages that might just have the answer. (Plus some information on Mexican "eagle" marks.)
These pages are compiled from informational e-mails sent by SilverForum subscribers. The list consists of designers and maker's marks that have been generally difficult to find in standard reference materials. The left side of each row is for the mark -- either a photograph or text indicating the name found on the piece of jewelry -- and the right side describes the "mystery piece" or designer. When information is found it appears with credit given to the person who provided it.
The primary use of the eagle mark to collectors is as an aid in circa dating. The lack of an eagle mark, however, does not rule out the item being made during this period.
Attribution to a specific maker cannot be made with certainty based solely upon an eagle mark. Other considerations such as style and workmanship play a greater role in making such a determination when a maker's mark is absent.
This list has been compiled from actual observation by several collectors, and should be considered a work in progress. Additions are welcomed!