Exquisite sterling silver box designed and signed circa 1940's by American & Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). The top of the box is designed to open by lifting the top section. Box weighs 284 grams, 10 oz. and measures 4 1/2" tall X 3 1/4" X 2 1/2" deep. Beautiful condition with no dents, dings or scratches to the box or top finial. Pictured on spratlingsilver.com where it is described as a cigarette box but the design is also referred to as a tea caddy or keep sake container. Fully hallmarked on the bottom of the base. Spratling designs are featured in the permanent 20th Century Mexican silver collection at Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA.