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New-York Historical Society has about 100 items in their collection from Juan Pliego. He studied with 'master silversmith William Seitz' and 'established his own studio, the J. P. Crafts Studio'.... All of this I hadn't heard about before today. What else do you know about:
  • Juan Pliego
  • William Seitz
  • J. P. Crafts Studio

This is Juan Pliego mark and an example:

From the New-York Historical Society

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Juan Pliego
Date: 1969-1986
A Mexican-born silversmith, Juan Pliego settled in New York in 1965 and studied silversmithing with master silversmith William Seitz at the YMCA on Eighth Avenue and Fiftieth Street. Pliego soon became Seitz's assistant and replaced him as instructor in 1974. In 1980, Pliego established his own studio, the J. P. Crafts Studio, on East Twenty-first Street. Many of his objects incorporate precious and semi-precious stones, such as amethyst, opal, chalcedony, sapphire, malachite, lapis lazuli, and jade. Pliego's exquisite boxes also incorporate gold and other metals, resins, and enamel. His influences were far-ranging, from Aztec and Mayan design-a nod to his Central American roots-to Egyptian metalwork, discovered during his travels around the Mediterranean and in Asia. In 2000, Pliego donated nearly all the objects he made during his career to the Historical Society: fifty-three small boxes and forty-three additional objects including bowls, goblets, and a coffee set.

This is William Seitz mark examples:

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