Two sterling silver shot glasses by silver master, William Spratling.
The cup on the left has the streamlined hand motif that he used on some of his jewelry designs. It weighs 43 grams and is 1 3/4" tall.
The cup on the left is adorned with a band around the bottom. it weighs 56 grams and is 1 13/16" in height.
Both are in excellent condition and have his 1940's hallmark.
They are priced at $295. each.
An early William Spratling heavy River of Life cuff bracelet. Weighs 98 grams. Measures 5 1/2" around with an opening of 1 1/4". Measures about 1 1/2" wide. Marked Spratling Made in Mexico around the conjoined 'WS' and Spratling Silver. Nice dark patina. Missing one small bead on one circle. Substantial piece.
Graceful & sensuous sterling silver necklace designed & signed c.1950 by American & Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). The necklace measures 16 1/2 long & weighs 70 grams. The central element is 4 1/2" long & 1" high. The wrapped design has a subtle vermeil interior that contrasts beautifully with the outside silver. Signed on the reverse WS 925. Spratling referred to this design in his catalog as "Colar Gola"...
A vintage modernist sterling silver bracelet by Taxco artisan, Erika Hult de Corral. Has an oval Tiger's Eye stone encased in sterling loops. Marked Ric, Taxco SA, Sterling and 925. Measures 7" long and 1 3/4" high. Has some surface scratches. There is one small area on the inside between the 2 loops where it may be slightly bent. May be original and done during construction. Can't be seen from the outside. Clasp snaps securely. There is a safety hook for extra security. Pre Eagle- Pre 1948...
This sterling silver letter opener by William Spratling is the ultimate in elegance and simplicity. It is 5 1/2 inches in length and the blade is 7/8" tall. It weighs a substantial 61 grams. Condition is excellent. Hallmark dates to 1940 - 1946.
Measuring 15 1/4" long, this sterling and stone mosaic necklace is handcrafted by the Los Ballesteros workshop, which opened in Taxco, Mexico in 1937. Comprised of geometric shapes that are inlaid with multicolor stones and silver wire, the necklace is stamped on the back of the largest section with the Los Ballesteros hallmark. The stones are pale in color, with some pieces of Malachite visible in a brighter green...
A vintage, heavy sterling silver bracelet by the Taxco firm, Taller de Los Ballesteros. Marked with the design number 62, Stylized B surrounded by Taller de Los Ballesteros Taxco, Eagle #42, and Sterling 925. Measures 7" long and 3/4" at the widest. Has a secure snap in closure and a safety chain. Thick sterling incised links in a geometric pattern. Great classic design. Fine condition and high quality.
A striking Mexican Silver and Onyx necklace with a hook clasp. Alternating Onyx stones and domed shaped links. Measures 18" long and 7/8" at the widest. Marked Made in Mexico on the clasp. Has some minor tarnish. Great mid century design.
This necklace is old and the maker used Mexico City folk art style repousse to produce this masterpiece. Simply stunning on and does not skip a beat with quality and condition. Natural patina in the recesses further pronounce the depth and dimension. The necklace is marked as shown with Made In Mexico Sterling. The center rose is 1.75 inches tall with a wearable length of 16.5inches. The hand carving on the top is masterful. Just look at the beauty in this necklace from LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
Stupendous Velazquez Mexican Deco repousse necklace featuring a huge rose with three highly stylized cascabeles and a chain that is adorned with graduated bezel-set greenish blue stones. This is a monumental necklace, very much in the spirit of Matilde Poulat's "rosas" pieces and its adjustable length makes it easy to wear for most of us. Measuring approx. 19 1/2" long with a pendant that adds a 4 7/8" drop (including the dangles) and is 2 3/4" wide, the necklace weighs 77.3 grams...
A vintage pair of sterling silver clip earrings by Margot de Taxco, ( Margot Van Voorhies Carr), number 5247, in a striking geometric design. Measure 1 3/4" high and 7/8" across. Marked with eagle #16 on the back of one earring and 5247 on the back of the other. Clips hold securely. Very nice condition. Some very minor dings. Great modernist design.
A fine example of a Mexican Cross or Yalalag, in sterling silver with a central moonstone. Measures 4" long and 2 3/8" across. Marked Sterling, Eagle #3, and Hecho en Mexico 925, Taxco around the artisan's initials, LET. In wonderful condition.
Definitely Aguilar inspired and is very close in design to his hollow ware items. It is barely over an inch in height and has an outstanding weight of 97grams. There are shadows in the photography so please look at all pictures. Strong rivets to hold the weight and it lays beautifully. Not signed as it is an early piece but fabulous and very well kept with no damages. Just, LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
Spratling Brooch Pendant which bears the first phase marks as shown is an iconic design from the Mexican Silver Renaissance. All the amethyst have the teat shape which is the original cut for the stones. There is no chips or cracks to the stones. It is a 3 inch circumference and has a weight of 71 grams. This is a substancial piece. It can be worn to clasp a shawl and hold considerable weight. Add your own chain and thread it thru the barrels and have a necklace!
Early, intricately hand wrought 980 sterling silver bracelet designed & signed c. 1930's by American & Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). Bracelet wearable length is 6 3/4" X 1" wide. It weighs 65 grams, 2.3 oz. Beautiful condition & patina. Signed on reverse WS 980 TAXCO. Pictured on Phyllis Goddards' spratlingsilver.com. Also pictured on p. 229 of WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE by Penny Morrill...
I am very partial to bead necklaces and Sigi's brushed "pearls" are among my favorite versions. Here they are of medium, constant size and strung on sterling chain with just the right amount of room left bare on the back for them to sit as effortlessly around the neck as possible. The necklace has a wearable length of 15 1/4" (once clasped, it becomes a little roomier at 15 1/2") and the diameter of the beads is 7/16"...
Antonio Pineda Modernist sterling silver sculptural bracelet
Mid 20th century
Interior circumference - 5 1/4" plus a 1" gap in rear
This well crafted and substantial bracelet weighs a hefty 68 grams
Marked with Antonio crown and Los Castillo circular mark, 970, bell cypher and Hecho en Mexico
Very good vintage condition
This necklace exhibits a strong presence. A dark amethyst stone glows in strong light and has no chips, damage or cracks. The wearable is 16.5 inches and you can hook it in to any of the chain length to shorten. The silver is very thick and is a wonderful example of folk style repousse. Puffy and not exactly symmetrical is what makes the magic happen when you put this on. The drop is 4.5 inches across and 3 in. down. Just beautiful, LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!