Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Today I’m pleased to offer you this LOVELY Taxco/Mexico - Jose Luis Flores & EMMA Melendez – Sterling Silver Link Necklace.
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Ref., The Little Book Of Mexican Silver Trade And Hallmarks
New revised Edition by Bille Hougart
Jose Luis Flores. Jose Luis Flores worked for Hector Aguilar at Taller Borda for many years. His marks can be found on items made for Miguel Garcia Martinez, Emma Melendez and Rubi Ramirez. An accomplished designer and silversmith, many of his designs were produced with Aguilar’s marks Mark: JLF Eagle number: 1, 3. Registration number: TF-13
Emma Melendez. Emma Melendez, a niece of Maestro Rafael Melendez, started her own taller in 1953. It was described as “a small and beautiful shop, with fixed prices for your advantage and situated downtown on the left side of our main parish church.” Melendez promoted her shop as “Plateria y Curiosidades, Beautiful Handwrought Silver Designs, Johnny y Emma Melendez.” The store also sold jewelry produced by other designers, including Del Rio. The shop closed in 1971.
The primary designers or silversmiths who produced for Emma include Jose Luis Flores, Miguel Garcia Martinez, Victor Jaimez, Francisco Rivera, and the unidentified JM, R.CH, and MR. While an early Emma signature is in script, the most common Emma mark is in design number. Marks: EMMA (script). Eagle number: 2, 3
Inventory #: DK684-1MEX44
Necklace Size: L. 15" x W.1"
Weight: 57.0g or 2.00oz
Artist/Hallmark: Jose Luis Flores & Emma Melendez / Sterling Taxco JLF in the round EMMA
Condition: Excellent Antique Condition,
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