Art Deco Era Vintage Sterling Silver Very Heavy Mexican Money Clip
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Art Deco Era Vintage Sterling Silver Very Heavy Mexican Money Clip:
. Features: This is a very niceantique (art deco era 1927 to 1932 c) heavy thick money clip. Made of sterling silver . it's highly collectible . Earlier 1900's (PRE-registry eagle) Mexican hand crafted with very impressive earlier smith workkmanship in a unique eye catching 'arts and crafts' design, having nice earlier hand tool hammering detail. Very well made with a heavy feel to it . Holds bills (paper money) very firmly. It's very heavy . Weighs: 36 grams . It came from our family heirloom's earlier 1900's 'arts and crafts' era jewelry collection . It was very well kept and in excellent condition . Measurements: About 2 inches long and 1.1 inches wide . Hallmark and Marks:On back, on bottom portion, has sterling letter mark "STERLING". Top portion was obviously re-assayed ,eveident by having larger fonts "MEXICO, 925" . This was not un-common when its government began requiring Mexico letter mark by 1932.On p. 10, research author Bille Hougart's book: The little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (revised edition), explains how later marks were sometimes added later on older pieces for this reason, especially with marks differing in size fonts.Marks alsolong PRE-date mid 1940's compulsory registry eagle mark . Money clip was likely made between late 1920's up to 1932. Gaurantee:As a jeweler and retired precious metals testing specialist for refinery, I re-assure it will test sterling (as marked) or total refund. Prior to listing, I routinely test, regardless of what's marked . Would make a nice gift. Or, own it yourself and invest in clipand appreciatethe compliments you'll getas its antiquity value and silver value continues to increase even more so over time. Ihave a 100% Positive responsescore with highest of ratingswitha large number ofvery satisfiedrepeat buyers who keep coming back as my record confirms. Shipping & Handling:FREE within USA. International Shipping and Handling: USD $5.95 . Full coverage shipping insurance is FREE world wide , via shipsaver, an approved applicant. I'll reduce Shipping and Handling fees for additional items. See my store formore great bargains:parkerantiques56 I ship very promptly each business day , via US Postal Service.