Beautiful and unusual serving pieces by silver master, William Spratling. The elongated boat may have been intended for nuts. It is very similar to Spratling's butter dish but is deeper and without the silver lining. Measurements are 9 1/2" long and 2 1/2" at the widest. The double bowl may have been for salt and pepper or other herbs. It is 4 1/2" long and 2 1/4" wide. Spreader is 6 7/8" long. All are in excellent condition with 1942 - 1946 hallmarks.
Rectangular silver links are combined with copper balls in this wonderful bracelet by silver master, William Spratling. Hallmark dates it to the 1940's. Measures 1/2" wide and approximately 7 1/2" long. The safety chain makes it difficult to measure precisely but it fits an average size wrist.
Showstopper sterling silver necklace by Matilde Poulat (who worked under the name of Matl) in her classic repousse style. The necklace combines her favorite motifs of birds and flowers with strategic addition of turquoise stones. It measures 18 3/4" in length; excellent condition. Made in the 1950's.
Stylish multistrand, heavy weight silver necklace by Mexican designer, Tane. It has a gold vermeil clasp that can be worn hidden or as an adornment. Measures 3" in circumference and 18" in length. Sold with original presentation case.
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. Ring on left is size 6; middle and right are 6 1/2.
What a great way to begin life with a set of Mexican silver flatware. The combination of sterling and rosewood is very reminiscent of the work of William Spratling, although this set has a different name. It is not a hallmark with which I am familiar. The fork measures 3 3/4" long; the rattle is 3 1/8". Excellent condition; circa 1950.