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Also see Macchiarini on Macchiarini, June - July, 2000--one of the first and still one of the best articles from MODERN SILVER magazine.(Example is a ring with a Nice Sized Pearl on oneside and a Gold Ball on the Other Each is Hooded with a Silver Bowl that has a hole so you can see through to the Otherside! I hope the descriptions don't sound to disappointing.
It is signed Sterling and what looks like macefield.) was a well known, late Arts & Crafts style designer.
From reading the list of Mystery Marks I found the meanings of the three-crowns mark and the S, but would anyone be able to tell me anything more about this bracelet? The ones I've seen on her beautiful early repousse pieces are impressed or stamped. Are the pieces with the scratched marks designs by Matilde Poulat that were produced later?
I don't see a "Salas" mark on this piece and I thought the pieces made after 1960 would be marked "Salas" together with the other marks. On his more recent pieces he either uses a rectangular piece of silver soldered on the back with Matl in script and M REGIS (marca registrada - registered mark) followed by a number, MEXICO 925, MS-12 or he simply "scratches" on the back "Matl, Mex 925" He doesn't always scratch on the "MS-12" or "Salas". I know he wrote them because we were visiting with him at his home when he was marking pieces.
Can any please tell me who made this ring and approximate age? I found SPM listed in a trademark book from 1950 and in Rainwater's book. Margaret De Patta was a close friend and, together with other "pioneers" of this period, they started the San Francisco Metal Arts Guild.
Please read more about Peter Macchiarini in both of my books, "Modernist Jewelry, 1930-1960, The Wearable Art Movement" and "Form & Function, American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970." His work was a major part of the exhibit "American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970" at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 2008.