Large vintage circa 1930's sterling silver belt buckle designed by William Spratling, executed and signed by Artemio Navarrete. Navarrete was Spratling's first master silversmith and trained other silver artisans in Spratling's early Taxco, Mexico work shop. The buckle measures 2" X 2" and will accommodate a 1 1/4" wide strap. Weight - 20 grams or .8oz. Hallmarked on reverse conjoined AN, 980 and TAXCO. This design is pictured on Phyllis Goddards' excellent website spratlinsilver.com. Also pictured along with other early Spratling belt buckles in SPRATLING SILVER by Cederwall and Riney. Excellent condition with no dings or repairs.