Sterling Silver Wine Cooler
Sterling Silver Wine Cooler

Mexican Sterling Silver Large Wine Cooler made in 1950


Maker: Codan

A large Mexican metalware wine cooler of Scandinavian style, in the form of a vase.

Date 1950
Made By Codan
Location Mexico
Stock Number W137x31
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Maker: Codan

A large Mexican metalware wine cooler of Scandinavian style, in the form of a vase.

The wine cooler has plain tall sides with a flared rim, and two fruiting vine drop handles. It has an applied openwork band with clusters of grapes and scrolls, onto a spreading circular foot.

Codan of Mexico City were very famous for making Scandinavian designs, and this certainly has a Georg Jensen feel to it. This item is a fair bit larger than most wine coolers.

Mark of Codan, incuse marks MEXICO STERLING 925 and eagle mark numbered 7 for Mexico City.

Dimensions: height 31.11 cm, width 25.40 cm; weight 74 troy oz.






Codan was a Mexican silversmith. In the first half of the 20th century, silver items manufactured in Mexico were marked simply “silver” or “sterling”. Usually a location (Mexico or a town name) and silver fineness (925, 925/1000, 950, 980) was included.

In 1948, the Government of Mexico promoted the reintroduction of the “eagle mark” to identify the manufacturers of silver items. The “eagle” was stamped with a number associated to a silver manufacturing company. This system was unsuccessful as eagle stamps were misused or “loaned” to more than one artist of maker and was abandoned in the 1980s. It was substituted by the “letter and number” system adopted c. 1980 and still in use. In the “Letter and number” system a letter identifies a location (T for Taxco, M for Mexico City), and the second letter is the first letter of the maker’s first or last name. The number is the number of registrations of the maker.The majority of their work in the middle of the Twentieth Century was in the Scandinavian taste of makers such as a Georg Jensen.

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