Rare and beautiful belt buckle by silver master, William Spratling. It combines sterling silver with shell. Measurements are 1 1/2" tall x 3 1/4" wide. The opening fits a 7/8" belt. It is equally suitable for a man or woman. Spratling worked with Conquistador from 1949 - 1952. The hallmarks are those of Conquistador and Spratling's eagle number 13.
Seven link bracelet combining layers of sterling silver; copper and brass. This design was begun by Los Castillo who termed the technique "metales casados" translating to married metals. Others followed in their footsteps. This bracelet is signed Metales then a conjoined JF Icuerda and Taxco. It is 3/8" tall and approximately 7 1/2" long (safety chain makes it difficult to be precise). Substantial weight and excellent condition.
Fabulously bold and stylish oxidized silver geometric rings. They were clearly made by the same hand but only one has an (illegible) maker's mark. The other two are marked only 925 for sterling silver. They appear to be in unworn condition. The circle measures 1 1/4" in diameter; the square is 1 1/16". Well made with substantial weight.
Rarely seen, highly wearable bracelet by silver master, William Spratling. It is made of of four segments of sterling silver and ebony wood. The inside diameter is 2 1/2" so it fits a medium/ large wrist. It is 3/4" tall. Closes with pin clasp. Hallmark dates to the 1940's;
Unusual silver bracelet of overlapping discs. Each is slightly longer than a half circle. The links move well creating a piece that both looks terrific and feels good to the touch. Designed by Manuel Porcayo under the name Hecho a Mano (Made by Hand). It weighs a substantial 139 grams. Links are 5/8" wide.
This woven gold bracelet by Tiffany is made of strands of 18 karat gold that are braided. Measures 7 1/2" long and 1/2" wide. Accompanied by original presentation box. Great to wear either by itself or paired with other bracelets.
Made in Germany by Tiffany; circa 1970. Excellent condition.
Sterling silver brooch by Mexican designer Matilde Poulat who worked under the name of Matl. It incorporates coral, turquoise and birds, as she often did. Above the birds is a heart so likely they were meant as lovebirds. Excellent condition; measures 1 7/8" wide and 3" tall. Made circa 1950.
Handmade silver and copper box links necklace interspersed with balls of rose quartz. Designed by Violante Ulrich in Mexico. Violante's father purchased the Spratling ranch after Spratling's death. She grew up surrounded by the designs and craftsman of the Mexican silver master.
The necklace measures 27" wearable length. Links are 5/16" wide.
Pair of sterling silver picture frames by Mexican designer, Matilde Poulat who worked under the name of Matl. The frames are set with faceted amethyst and cabochon turquoise stones. They measure 3 1/4" tall and 2 1/4" wide. They are without glass inserts. I leave whether or not to polish to the purchaser as some may find the oxidation preferable. Made circa 1950; excellent condition.
Lovely 14 karat ring with a center stone of a blue/gray chrysoprase surrounded by a diamond on either side. Nice openwork mounting. Signed EA. Excellent condition; probably made 1960's. Size 7 1/2; would be easy to size up or down. Center stone is approximately 11 mm.