I am offering a stunning piece of Taxco silver craft, signed "intinV", with an Eagle mark 3. Research indicates that this is likely the signature of "Quintin V". The limited information on him can be found on Page 160 of Billie Hougart's book. The signature is not complete, as the tie holder has been soldered on the "V" portion of his name. However, Taxco and the Eagle mark are very clear.
The piece has no information about metal or purity; testing reveals it is coin silver or greater, and likely sterling as the quality of the metals used in Taxco during the 1940's and '50's was 925 or higher. The image on the design is interesting. Other metals are used in conjunction with the turquoise inlay. Although this was created as a bolo for a tie, one could adapt it to a lady's pendant, with a little help from a jeweler. The bolo clip is 1 5/8" x 1 1/4". It is completed with a red woven tie that has silver tipped ends and measures 32" in length.
The book prices on this artist's pieces begin at $400. Since it is a smaller piece, I am pricing it conservatively.
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