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    A Plateria Azteca Silver Lazy Susan for Hector Aguilar, Taxco, Mexico, 1949-1952
    Marks: STERLING, (Eagle-31), 1706, PLATERIA AZTECA
    18 inches high x 24-1/2 inches diameter (45.7 x 62.2 cm)
    240.35 troy ounces (excluding base)

    The lot having rounded revolving frame raised on stepped pedestal, four wooden handles to body, drain plug to underside, applied molded foliate trim to deck and edges of serving pieces, baluster-form shakers between entree dishes, urn-form open salt cellars between entree dishes, lidded entree dishes spaced between four quadrants, ovoid foliate handles to lids, central lidded tureen and spoon with monogram NCV.

    Lot consisting of:
    1 base deck
    2 salt cellars
    2 shakers
    4 entree dishes
    1 tureen with lid
    1 ladle
    11 total

    According to Bille Hougart's book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks: Hecho en Mexico, Plateria Azteca's use of Hector Aguilar's eagle 31 mark was to be restricted to items manufactured on behalf of Hector Aguilar. Hougart states: "Aguilar also contracted with Horacio de la Parra's Plateria Azteca to produce hollowware. The "Azteca" items are marked with eagle 9 or 31 and a design or production number."

    Note: Interior of base fitted with copper arms providing support to deck, and central copper standard fitted with steel washer and bolt below ball bearings. Weight of base exceeds 20lbs. Body is sterling with copper and steel bolt elements to interior.

    Condition Report*: Note: Weight of base exceeds 20lbs. Body is sterling with copper and steel bolt elements to interior. Warping to bases of shaker, shakers caps stuck in place, some pitting to holes of shakers, bases of salt cellars bent, scattered denting to entree lids and handles, scattered denting to entree bowls, denting to tureen and base, denting to base, bending to handles, paint loss to handles, ball bearings need lubrication, otherwise good condition with surface scratches commensurate with age and use.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    12th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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