Here is a unique vintage Mexican silver spoon featuring very a detailed design.
The bowl of the spoon is stamped with a stylized version of the Aztec calendar. Predominately used in the 14th and 15th centuries when the Aztecs dominated Mesoamerica, the calendar consists of a 365-day cycle called xiuhpohualli and a 260-day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli.
Since the calendric year began with the first appearance of the Pleiades, the calendar fell out of favor as the solstice and equinox proved to be a more constant reference point.
The handle of the spoon features "Mexico" stamped in vertical. Finally, the handle depicts the symbolic mask of King Moctezuma. Moctezuma is remembered as the first Aztec ruler to make contact with European explorers.
A mark reading "Hecho En Mexico, 825" is stamped into the reverse of the handle. The number "825" indicates that the metal is 82.5% silver. The piece has been professionally tested to ensure the silver's purity.
The spoon exhibits some darkening and signs of wear, but remains in good vintage condition overall.
Measurements: 3 ¾" long, Bowl is 1" in diameter and 5mm deep, Handle is 2mm-15mm wide and 1mm thick Weight: 7.5 grams (0.26 oz)
Item ID: 6466
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