Iconic hand crafted sterling silver & shell dragonfly brooch designed & signed circa 1950's by Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). The silver, chocolate brown & warm yellow wings are 2 1/2" across. Beautiful condition. Pin and lock are tight and secure. Hallmarked William Spratling eagle # 30 on the reverse. This design is pictured in MEXICAN JEWELRY by Greta Pack & Mary Davis, MEXICAN SILVER by Penny Morrill & Carol Berke and on Phyllis Goddards' spratlingsilver.com.