Vintage Spratling Design 970 Sterling & Onyx Monteros Needle Necklace
Please refer to our stock # 001093 when inquiring.
Offered is a dramatic Spratling design “needle” necklace produced by Taller Monteros in Taxco, Mexico after 1980. Taller Monteros is known for bold modernist designs executed in 970 silver; and this heavy superbly hand-crafted necklace is no exception. The necklace which features graduated solid silver needles with inlayed onyx drapes perfectly and is surprisingly comfortable to wear. It is approximately 17 3/4" long and the longest needle is 3 1/2”. The necklace is in excellent vintage condition with minor surface scratches indicative of normal use. Its box and tongue clasp has been recently repaired and is fully functional and sturdy. The necklace weighs 196 grams, or 6.3 troy ounces and is hallmarked "Monteros Mexico (heavily worn) M-970" as shown in the last photograph.