This oval picture frame is one of the classic designs of Matilde Poulat (Matl) and her nephew successor, Ricardo Salas. Salas continued the business after Matl's death in 1960. The frame alternates amethyst with turquoise stones. It is 3" tall and 2 1/4" wide.
This silver ring with a large amethyst was one of William Spratling's classic designs. Three balls decorate either side of the bezel. Well hallmarked with Spratling's 1940 - 1946 mark. Ring is size 6 3/4 but can easily be sized up or down.
Unusual silver and amethyst bracelet by famed Mexican designer, Hector Aguilar. The eight oval cabochon stones measure 7/8" tall and 5/8" wide. Between each stone is a bar with a curved, incised decoration and a ball on either side. Upon close examination, one can see several very minor dings on the balls. Pin closure; approximately 7 1/4" long, fitting a small/ medium wrist. Hallmark dates from 1940- 1948. Made of 940 silver, higher quality than the sterling standard.
Beautifully made, heavy sterling silver necklace by Los Castillo. Navette shaped links are joined to create pairs of abstracted leaves. Each has concentric rows of oxidized lines. The difference in depth as well as color contributes to the striking design. Hallmark dates from 1948 - 1960. Measures 16" long and 1" wide.
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.