Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fake or Authenic Margot de Taxco














NOTE piece above:
Silver content of 950
R Marking -
3 Digit marking (should be 4 digits beginning with 5)

The recently released Margot book is certainly an excellent reference for the serious hardcore Taxco collector or the beginning novice collector.
As the book hits the market, I expect the prices for Margot to shoot up.
So, whaat does that do to the market? Yeah, fakes and repros...thats not because of the relsease of the book the fakes and repros have long been out there.
But its nice to know the book addresses the Alba and Quiroz molds n makers.

Here is a pic of a recently listed 'authentic' and 'vintage' Margot de Taxco. I would expect lots more of this will be coming up - shop cautiously...again, nothing wrong with knockoffs and remakes as long as thats how they are being sold - when you cant afford the more expensive authentic pieces, this is a good alternative - just my little opinion...so check the pic and know what to l@@k out for as NOT vintage NOT authentic - yeah, shop cautiously.

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