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==Aguilar, Héctor==
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|<center>Héctor Aguilar<br/>e.1939<br/></center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Silversmith
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:&bull; Designer
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:&bull; Shop Manager at ''Taller de las Delicias'' for [[Spratling, William Jewelry Maker's Mark|Spratling]].
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:; 1939
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::&bull; Opened his own shop.''Taller Borda''. He was joined there by:
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:::&bull; Julio Carbajal Lopez
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:::&bull; Pedro & Juan Castillo
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:::&bull; Slavador Garcia
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:::&bull; Hector & Alfonso Gomez
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:::&bull; Luis Reyes, A former Spratling salesman.
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:; 1941
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::&bull; Valentin Vidaurreta arrived in Taxco and collaborated with Aguilar until he died.
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::&bull; Worked in elaborate floral designs that became famous.
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:; 1943
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::&bull; Awarded a jewelry production contract for the costume jewelry company, Coro.
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:; 1948
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::&bull; Opened ''Taller Borda'' jewelry retail outlet, Taxco.
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:; 1966
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::&bull; Aguilar workshops closed, Héctor retired.
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:; 1986
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::&bull; Death of Héctor Aguilar.
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{{:Beckmann, Carmen Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Castillo, Pedro Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Beckmann, Carmen==
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|<center>Carmen Beckmann<br/>c.1955<br/></center>
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|<center>San Miguel de Allende, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Purchased items from a variety of artisans to stamp with her mark and sell in her store.
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{{:Dominguez, Rafael Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Castillo, Pedro==
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|<center>PC</center>
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|<center>Pedro Castillo<br/>e.1948-<br/></center>
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:; 1933
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::&bull; Apprentice with [[Spratling, William Jewelry Maker's Mark|Spratling]].
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;; 1939
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::&bull; Left Spratling with [[Aguilar, Héctor Jewelry Maker's Mark|Héctor Aguilar]] and worked 9 years at ''Taller Borda''.
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:; 1948
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::&bull; He set up a workshop in his home and singe his work PC.
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{{:Doris Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Far-Fan Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Davis, Frederick==
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|<center>Frederick Davis<br/>(1877 - 1960)<br/></center>
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|<center>Mexico City<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Silversmith
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:&bull; Designer
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:&bull; Ex-Pat American.
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:; 1910
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::&bull; Moved to Mexico working for the ''Sonora News Co.''
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:&bull; Collected indigenous Mexican crafts and pre-Columbian art.
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:&bull; Opened a gallery that became a magnet for Mexican artists and distinguished collectors.
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:; Jewelry
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::&bull; One of the first to produce jewelry in the now popular Mexican style.
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::&bull; Developed design ideas for jewelry inspired by pre-Columbian art and ancient symbols.
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::&bull; Employed excellent craftsman to execute his ideas.
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:; Materials
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::&bull; Native Mexican [[silver]].
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::&bull; Carved [[obsidian]] heads.
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::&bull; Excavated stone carvings and [[seal]]s.
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:; 1933
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::&bull; Merged with Frank Sanborn to run [[Sanborn's Jewelry Maker's Mark|Sanborn's]], exhibiting and selling work by the finest artisans and craftsmen in Mexico.
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:; 1961
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::&bull; Death of Frederick Davis.
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{{:Gallegos, Dámaso Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Garcia, Ysidro Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==Dominguez, Rafael==
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{{:Goodspeed, Bernice Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center>RD within a circle.</center>
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|<center>Rafael Dominguez<br/>(1911-1980)<br/>e.1943</center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Studied with [[Spratling, William Jewelry Maker's Mark|Spratling]]
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:&bull; Owned ''Casa Dominguez'' silver and arts studio with his wive Juana.
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{{:Ledesma, Enrique Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Doris==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Doris<br/>1953-1971<br/>Corpus Artisans</center>
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|<center>Cuernavaca, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Shop in Cuernavaca.
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{{:López, Gerardo Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Los Ballesteros Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Far-Fan==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Far-Fan<br/>?<br/></center>
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|<center>Mexico City, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Plateria FarFan
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{{:Los Castillo Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Maciel Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Gallegos, Dámaso==
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|<center>DG (script) within a circle</center>
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|<center>Dámaso Gallegos<br/>(1890-1980)<br/>e.1941</center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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::&bull; [[Aguilar, Héctor Jewelry Maker's Mark|Héctor Aguilar]] c.1940
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:&bull; Married to the sister of Isidro Garcia Pina (Maricela)
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:; 1941
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::&bull; Opened ''LaAmatista'' workshop
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:; Style
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::&bull; Floral Pins.
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::&bull; Mexican scenic bracelets.
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::&bull; Hair Clips.
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::&bull; Table and Flatware.
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::&bull; Christmas pins & earrings (machine made, hand finished.)
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:; 1976
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::&bull; Dámaso Gallegos died.
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::&bull; His son, Antonio continued the business.
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{{:Martinez, Filipe Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Garcia, Ysidro==
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|<center>Ysidro Garcia<br/>e.1943<br/>closed 1986</center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Shop named ''Maricela'' after Ysidro's daughter.
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:&bull; Silversmith
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:&bull; Designer
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:; Style
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::&bull; Naturalistic silver orchids.
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::&bull; Scrolls.
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{{:Melendez, Emma Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Goodspeed, Bernice==
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|<center>"B" inscribe in a circle or surrounded by Taxco, Mexico</center>
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|<center>Bernice Goodspeed<br/>e.1938<br/></center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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::&bull; American Cultural Antrhopologist.
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:; 1930
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:&bull; Moved to Mexico City to study.
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:&bull; Met Carl Pappe, artist.
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:; 1935
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:&bull; Married.
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:; 1938
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::&bull; Moved to Taxco.
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::&bull; Opened a studio and gallery featuring artifacts and art by Carl Pappe.
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::&bull; Added jewelry and tableware to the gallery designed by Bernice.
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:; Inspirations
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::&bull; Indians of Central Mexico
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::&bull; Archaeological finds in Panama & Tomb 7 treasure at Monte Laban.
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::&bull; Spirals
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::&bull; Old carved stones from her collection.
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:; 1971
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::&bull; Bernice died.
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{{:Melendez, Miguel Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Piña, Isidro Garcia Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Harmon, Hubert==
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|<center>Pair of Feet with Wings</center>
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|<center>Hubert Harmon<br/>c.1942-1948<br/></center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; An American designer who worked briefly in Taxco designing silver jewelry.
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:&bull; Whimsical designs without any Mexican cultural influence.
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:&bull; Worked in brass and other metals.
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:&bull; Trained in Paris.
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:; Worked for
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::&bull; Schiaparelli
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::&bull; Jean Patou
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::&bull; Elizabeth Arden
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:&bull; Moved to Taxco c. 1942
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{{:Pineda, Antonio Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Pineda, Sigfrido Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Ledesma, Enrique==
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Enrique Ledesma<br/>e.1950<br/></center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Silversmith
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:&bull; Designer
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:&bull; Trained in his father's shop in Mexico City while a student of painting and sculpture.
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:; Worked for
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::&bull; [[Spratling, William Jewelry Maker's Mark|Spratling]]
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::&bull; [[Aguilar, Héctor Jewelry Maker's Mark|Aguilar]]
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::&bull; [[Los Castillo Jewelry Maker's Mark|Los Castillo]]
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:; 1950
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::&bull; Opened his own shop.
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:; Style
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::&bull; Incorporates silver shapes into stone then polishes them together.
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::&bull; These unique creations are then set in necklaces and bracelets.
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:; 1979
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::&bull; Death of Enrique Ledesma.
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{{:Reveri Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
==López, Gerardo==
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{{:Salvador Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center>LOPEZ TAXCO in oval.</center>
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|<center>Gerardo López<br/>c.1939-c.1965<br/></center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Father to jewelry artisan Julio César López Heydeck.
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{{:Spratling, William Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
==Los Ballesteros==
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|<center>LB (script)</center>
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|<center>Los Ballesteros<br/>e.1937 -<br/>Alleres de Los Ballesteros</center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/>Tourist Shops Throughout Mexico<br/></center>
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::&bull; The Ballesteros had been silversmiths for generations in Guerreo.
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::&bull; Jalil Majul Ballesteros was trained by his Grandfatherand godfather in Iguala.
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:; 1937
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::&bull; Jalil started a small family operation.
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::&bull; Produced [[filigree]] in the Iguala style.
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:; 1941
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::&bull; Switched to the style of the other Taxco silversmiths and stopped making filigree.
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:; 1950s
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::&bull; Began a commercial expansion selling to tourists in their own shops in Mexico City, Acapulco, Puebla and Cuernavaca.
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::&bull; Work was farmed out ot small family workshops in Taxco. Tools, model and silver were provided and items were signed ''Talleres de los Ballesteros''.
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{{:Tapia, Ezequiel Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Thomas, Janna Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
  
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{{:Victoria Jewelry Maker's Mark}}
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|<center>Don Antonio (Tony) Castillo de Terán<br/>e.1939<br/></center>
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:&bull; Silversmiths
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:&bull; Designers
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::&bull; Brothers trained in the Spratling shop.
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:; Early designs
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::&bull; Based on Spanish Colonial ornaments.
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::&bull; Scrolls
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::&bull; Flourishes
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::&bull; Fish
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::&bull; Flowers
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::&bull; Feathers
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:; Later
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::&bull; Ancient pre-Hispanic motifs and techniques.
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::&bull; [[Turquoise]], [[malachite]], [[chrysoprase]] and abalone shell [[inlay]] and [[mosaic]].
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::&bull; Developed techniques in mixed metals caled ''metales casados.''
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:; 1953
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::&bull; First Prize at the Sliver Fiesta for their mixed metals.
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==Maciel==
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|<center>Maciel<br/><br/></center>
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|<center>Mexico City, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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::&bull; Prominent Mexico City Silversmith.
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==Margot de Taxco==
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|<center>Margot de Taxco<br/>Inventory #s for silver 5100-5707<br/>for enamel 5109-5922</center>
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|<center>Margot Van Vorhies Carr<br/>e.1948<br/></center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:; 1937
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::&bull; Arrived in Mexico City from America.
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::&bull; Met & Married Antonio Castillo of [[Los Castillo Jewelry Maker's Mark|Los Castillo]], moving to Taxco.
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:; 1948
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::&bull; Divorced
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::&bull; Opened a workshop and retail outlet.
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:; Specialized c.1955
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::&bull; Silver and [[enamel]]
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::&bull; Perfected a [[champlevé]] [[enamel]] on silver technique first developed by Reveriano Castillo & Miguel Melendez.
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::&bull; Heavily influenced by [[Art Deco]] and [[Art Nouveau]].
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::&bull; Fascinated by Japanese art.
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::&bull; She designed everything they produced.
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::&bull; She produced a lot of suites and convertible jewelry.
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:; Employed
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::&bull; Miguel Arias
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::&bull; Hilario Lopez
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::&bull; [[Melendez, Miguel Jewelry Maker's Mark|Miguel Melendez]]
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::&bull; Melicio Rodriguez
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::&bull; Jaime Quiroz
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::&bull; Margot drew out each design and specified how it was to be produced.
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::&bull; Steel dies were made in her workshop and all pieces were stamped out from them.
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::&bull; Workers assembled, enameled, polished and completed the pieces.
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:; 1975
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::&bull; Margot's death
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==Martinez, Filipe==
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|<center>''Piedra y Plata''<br/>Martinez</center>
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|<center>Filipe Martinez<br/>e.1950<br/></center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Designer
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:; 1950
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::&bull; Opened ''Piedra y Plata''.
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::&bull; Had a special interest in gemstones, setting them simply in unusual ways.
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::&bull; Sculptural designs with a sense of movement.
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==Matl==
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|<center>MATL<br/>MATL  Salas<br/>Eagle 129<br/>After 1960 MS-12 Matl with Ricardo Salas signature.</center>
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|<center>Matilde Eugenia Poulat<br/>Ricardo Salas<br/>e.1934<br/></center>
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|<center>Mexico City<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Silversmith
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:&bull; Designer
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:&bull; Attended the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City.
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::&bull; Intricate, textured details.
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::&bull; Floral, shell and bird shapes along with religious motifs.
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::&bull; Heavy wire with coils and loops - [[filigree]].
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::&bull; [[Chasing]] and [[repousse]].
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::&bull; [[Channel set]] [[coral]] and [[turquoise]].
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:; 1960
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::&bull; Matilde's death.
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::&bull; Shop taken over by her nephew, Ricardo Salas.
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==Melendez, Emma==
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|<center>EMMA<br/>1953-1971<br/>Some designers signed their initials along with the EMMa mark.</center>
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|<center>Emma Melendez<br/>e.1953<br/></center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Niece of Rafael Melendez.
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:&bull; Opened her own taller in 1953.
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:; Artisans represented include
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::&bull; Johny Melendez
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::&bull; Emma Melendez
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::&bull; Del Rio
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::&bull; Jose Luis Flores
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::&bull; Miguel Garcia Martinez
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::&bull; Victor Jaimez
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::&bull; Francisco Rivera
+
:; Style
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::&bull; Technically flawless designs that work smoothly.
+
::&bull; Uses of oxidation on backgrounds.
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==Melendez, Miguel==
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{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Miguel Melendez<br/><br/></center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Apprentice at Las Delicias under Don Antonio (Los Castillo)
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:;1940
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::&bull; Joined [[Los Castillo Jewelry Maker's Mark|Los Castillo]].
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:; Specialized
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::&bull;[[Enamel]]
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::&bull;[[Repoussé]]
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:&bull;Left with Margot to join her at [[Margot de Taxco Jewelry Maker's Mark|Margot de Taxco]].
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==Piña, Isidro Garcia==
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{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|<center>Maricela (in script)<br/>Maricela (block letters)<br/>Marciela (with M underline extending)</center>
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|<center>Isidro Garcia Piña<br/>e.1943-1986<br/>''Maricela''</center>
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|<center><br/><br/></center>
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:&bull; Named his taller for his daughter, ''Maricela''.
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:&bull; Became a silversmith by training with his brother-in-law, Damaso Gallegos.
+
:&bull; Worked in .950 silver.
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:; Style
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::&bull; Circular with floral elements.
+
::&bull; Vines
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::&bull; Pre-Columbian motifs.
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::&bull; Spirals & pinwheels.
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==Pineda, Antonio==
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{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|<center></center>
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|<center>Antonio Pineda<br/>(1919 - 2009)<br/>e.1941</center>
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|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
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|
+
:&bull; Silversmith
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:&bull; Designer
+
:&bull; Born in Taxco, Mexico and studied sculpture and painting.
+
:&bull; Apprentice to the ''Taller de Las Delicias'' under [[Spratling, William Jewelry Maker's Mark|William Spratling]].
+
:; 1941
+
::&bull; Founded his own workshop called ''Antonio''.
+
:; 1946
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::&bull; Exhibited at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor with [[Margaret De Patta Jewelry Maker's Mark|Margaret De Patta]], [[Jensen, Georg Jewelry Maker's Mark|Georg Jensen]].
+
:; 1956
+
::&bull; Opened a second workshop to meet the expanding needs of his clientele.
+
:; Style
+
::&bull; Large size, clean lines with hollow construction.
+
::&bull; Unique settings, joins and joints.
+
::&bull; Evolved to be one of the most technically adept [[silversmith]]s in Taxco.
+
:; 2009
+
::&bull; Death at age 90.
+
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==Pineda, Sigfrido==
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|<center>Sigi<br/>Eagle 16</center>
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|<center>Sigreido "Sigi" Pineda<br/>1953-c.1975<br/></center>
+
|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/>Mexico City<br/>San Miguel de Allende</center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Employed for three years in the [[Los Castillo Jewelry Maker's Mark|Los Castillo workshop]].
+
:; 1950
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::&bull;Overseer of [[enamel]]ling in [[Margot de Taxco Jewelry Maker's Mark|Margot de Taxco's]] shop.
+
:; 1952
+
::&bull;Opened "Plateros" (quickly changed to Sigi to identify with him.)
+
:&bull; For several years Sigi wandered from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City and back to Taxco setting up workshops.
+
:; Style
+
::&bull;Modernist
+
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+
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==Poulat, Ricardo Salas==
+
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|-
+
|<center>Mark changed some items from ''Matl''  to ''Matl Salas'' c.1960.</center>
+
|<center>Ricardo Salas Poulat<br/>c.1960<br/></center>
+
|<center>Mexico City<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Took over [[Matl Jewelry Maker's Mark|Matl]] from his aunt, Matilde Eugenia Poulat.
+
:&bull; His style was flatter and less decorated than Matilde's.
+
:; 2007
+
::&bull; Ricardo Salas Poulat died.
+
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==Reveri==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|-
+
|<center>RC or Reveri</center>
+
|<center>Reveri<br/>Reveriano & Maria Castillo<br/>e.1952-1989<br/></center>
+
|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Reveriano apprenticed with [[Spratling, William Jewelry Maker's Mark|Spratling]].
+
:&bull; Worked at Taller Borda with [[Aguilar, Héctor Jewelry Maker's Mark|Héctor Aguilar]].
+
:&bull; Maria worked for her dear friend [[Margot de Taxco Jewelry Maker's Mark|Margot]] and later worked 10 years for [[Los Castillos Jewelry Maker's Mark|Los Castillos]].
+
:; 1952
+
::&bull; Reveriano and Maria opened ''Reveri''.
+
::&bull; Maria was the designer and Reveriano the [[silversmith]].
+
:; Style
+
::&bull; Smooth jewelry without much patterning.
+
::&bull; Mixed metal flatware.
+
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+
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+
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+
==Salvador==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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!width=10%|Location
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!width=40%|Specialty
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|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Salvador Vaca Terán<br/>e.1952<br/></center>
+
|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/>Mexico City, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:; 1934
+
::&bull; Trained with [[Spratling, William Jewelry Maker's Mark|William Spratling]].
+
:; 1939
+
::&bull; Left Spratling and worked with his cousins, the [[Los Castillo Jewelry Maker's Mark|Los Castillo]] family, for 15 years (under their signature.)
+
:; 1952
+
::&bull; Opened a workshop in Mexico City, employing 25 silversmiths.
+
:; Style
+
::&bull; Pierced shaped over a shadowbox motif.
+
::&bull; Extensive use of overlapping planes.
+
::&bull; Modernist Designs.
+
::&bull; Mosaics.
+
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+
|}
+
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+
==Sanborn's==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|-
+
|<center>Sanborn's</center>
+
|<center>Sanborn's<br/>1930-<br/></center>
+
|<center>Mexico City, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Mexico City department store selling silver, antiques and souvenirs.
+
:; 1933
+
::&bull; [[Davis, Frederick Jewelry Maker's Mark|Fred Davis]]  Left the Sonora News Compny and partnered with Frank Sanborn.
+
::&bull; Davis was manager of Sanborn's for over 20 years.
+
::&bull; Silver items were produced in a European style for Sanborn along with Fred Davis designs marked FD.
+
::&bull; [[Vidaurreta, Valentin Jewelry Maker's Mark|Valentin Vidaurreta]] produced jewelry for Sanborn's.
+
:; 1950
+
::&bull; Fred Davis retired from Sanborn's.
+
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+
|}
+
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+
==[[Spratling|Spratling, William]]==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|-
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|<center>[[file:spratling-sig.jpg|center|150px]]<br/>Stamped Mark</center>
+
|<center>[[Spratling|Spratling, William]]<br/>fl.1925-45</center>
+
|<center>American Working in Taxco, Mexico</center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Teacher in the Architecture Department at Tulane University.
+
:&bull; Silversmith
+
:&bull; Designer
+
:; 1925
+
::&bull; Traveled to Mexico to study Spanish Colonial architecture.
+
::&bull; Made his first visit to Taxco and decided to live there.
+
:; 1929
+
::&bull; Moved to Mexico.
+
::&bull; Invested it in a house in Taxco, near the [[silver]] mining region of Mexico.
+
::&bull; Spratling created a jewelry workshop in Taxco.
+
::&bull; Silver was not the usual jewelry material in Mexico and workers needed to be trained.
+
::&bull; Created an apprenticeship system, training many who would later be famous in their own right.
+
::&bull; Used native materials such as [[amethyst]], [[turquoise]] and rosewood in his designs.
+
:; 1935
+
::&bull; Moved to a larger shop to accommodate the large number of tourists coming in on the improved roadways.
+
::&bull; Sold furniture, rugs, wood and tin articles along with his silver jewelry.
+
:; 1944
+
::&bull; Went to Alaska at the invitation of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
+
::&bull; Created 200 designs based on Alaskan motifs.
+
::&bull; Trained Alaskans in Taxco and sent them back to train others.
+
:; 1946
+
::&bull; ''Spratling y Artisanos'' had 422 workers.
+
::&bull; Hundreds of small shops were opened by men trained in Spratling workshops.
+
:; 1967
+
::&bull; Spratling died.
+
::&bull; Alberto Ulrich purchased the estate and continued to produce jewelry under the name "Sucesores de William Spratling S.A."
+
::&bull; Spratling was known throughout Mexico as the "Father of Mexican Silver."
+
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+
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+
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+
==Tane==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
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!width=40%|Specialty
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|-
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|<center></center>
+
|<center>Tane<br/><br/>Pedro Leites<br/>e.1953-Current<br/></center>
+
|<center>Mexico City, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
::&bull; Large commercial operation with a workshop and foundry in Mexico City.
+
::&bull; Workshop in Tlalpujahua, Michoacan with 90 craftsmen.
+
::&bull; Silversmithing school in Zacatecas.
+
:; 1942
+
::&bull; Founded by Sergio & Natalia Leites, French immigrants.
+
::&bull; Originally they made leather bags - tannerie, thus the name.
+
:; 1953
+
::&bull; Joined by José and Rosa Vilner who produced pre-conquest style designs.
+
::&bull; Sold items to [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany]].
+
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+
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+
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==Tapia, Ezequiel==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|-
+
|<center>Exel Tapia</center>
+
|<center>Ezequiel Tapia<br/>b.1935- <br/></center>
+
|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; From a stone cutting family living near Taxco.
+
:&bull; Worked with his father producing pre-Hispanic reproduction sculptures.
+
:&bull; Won many awards.
+
:; 1961
+
::&bull; Began to work in silver.
+
::&bull; Opened ''Casa Tapia'' in his home.
+
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+
|}
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==Thomas, Janna==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
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|-
+
|<center>Janna</center>
+
|<center>Janna Thomas<br/>c.1940-1980<br/></center>
+
|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; New York City designer with a workshop in Taxco, employing Taxco trained [[silversmith]]s.
+
:; 1965-1980
+
::&bull; Made silver items for [[Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Maker's Mark|Tiffany]].
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|}
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==Victoria==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
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|-
+
|<center>Victoria<br/>Victoria mark with 'Cony'</center>
+
|<center>Victoria - Ana Nuñez Brilanti<br/>e.1940-1978<br/></center>
+
|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Fine arts instructor at an industrial arts school in Mexico City.
+
:; 1940
+
::&bull; Launched "Victoria" workshop.
+
::&bull; [[Necklace]] commissioned for Eleanor Roosevelt by friends (''collar de abanicos'') became one of her most popular pieces.
+
:; 1953
+
::&bull; New workshop for her daughter and son-in-law named ''Cony'' and signed Victoria, Cony.
+
:; Style
+
::&bull; Worked in [[mixed metals]] & .980 [[silver]] (marked .925 by Mexican law.)
+
::&bull; Silver and [[copper]] combination with no backing so the front and back look the same.
+
::&bull; Early electroplating of silver on copper.
+
:; Produced
+
::&bull; Coffee & tea sets
+
::&bull; Lamps
+
::&bull; Pitchers
+
::&bull; Boxes
+
::&bull; Jewelry
+
:; Design Elements
+
::&bull; Stylized flowers
+
::&bull; Animals
+
::&bull; Fish
+
::&bull; Nature
+
::&bull; Pre-Columbian motifs.
+
:&bull; Unacceptable work was destroyed by the [[silversmith]] who made it.
+
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+
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+
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+
==Vidaurreta, Valentin==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
+
|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
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!width=40%|Specialty
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|-
+
|<center>VV or Valentin</center>
+
|<center>Valentin Vidaurreta<br/>e.1935-1955<br/></center>
+
|<center>Mexico City<br/>c. 1941 Taxco, Mexico<br/></center>
+
|
+
:&bull; Wealthy aristocrat who became an artist, amature horticulturist and silversmith.
+
:; Designs
+
::&bull; Massive scale.
+
::&bull; Naturalistic Flower belts & pins.
+
::&bull; Large [[repoussé]] [[Cuff Bracelet|cuff bracelet]]s.
+
:; Designed for
+
::&bull; Fred Davis at Sanborn's.
+
::&bull; Taller Borda.
+
::&bull; Spratling, possibly.
+
::&bull; His work was often signed by the workshop producing the design rather than with Vidaurreta's own mark.
+
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+
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+
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+
==Villasana, Alfredo==
+
{|class="wikitable" style="margin-left:0; width:100%;"
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|- bgcolor="#efefef" align="center"
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!width=15%|Name/Period
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!width=10%|Location
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!width=40%|Specialty
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|-
+
|<center></center>
+
|<center>Alfredo Villasana<br/>(e.c.1950s )<br/></center>
+
|<center>Taxco, Mexico<br/><br/></center>
+
|
+
:; Worked for
+
::&bull; [[Spratling, William Jewelry Maker's Mark|Spratling]]
+
::&bull; [[Aguilar, Héctor Jewelry Maker's Mark|Héctor Aguilar]]
+
:; 1950s
+
::&bull; Opened his own taller.
+
:; Style
+
::&bull; [[Repoussé]] in high relief.
+
::&bull; Soft patina.
+
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+
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+
 
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