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.
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.
Seven link bracelet combining layers of sterling silver; copper and brass. This design was begun by Los Castillo who termed the technique "metales casados" translating to married metals. Others followed in their footsteps. This bracelet is signed Metales then a conjoined JF Icuerda and Taxco. It is 3/8" tall and approximately 7 1/2" long (safety chain makes it difficult to be precise). Substantial weight and excellent condition.
Fabulously bold and stylish oxidized silver geometric rings. They were clearly made by the same hand but only one has an (illegible) maker's mark. The other two are marked only 925 for sterling silver. They appear to be in unworn condition. The circle measures 1 1/4" in diameter; the square is 1 1/16". Well made with substantial weight. Ring on left is size 6; middle and right are 6 1/2.
Rarely seen, highly wearable bracelet by silver master, William Spratling. It is made of of four segments of sterling silver and ebony wood. The inside diameter is 2 1/2" so it fits a medium/ large wrist. It is 3/4" tall. Closes with pin clasp. Hallmark dates to the 1940's;
This bulbous, elegant pitcher by William Spratling is known as his Ranch design. It combines a sterling silver body with an ebony handle. The outside is smooth with hand hammer marks wonderfully evident on the inside. Measurements are 6 1/2" tall and 9" across including the handle. Hallmark dates to the 1940's; excellent condition.
Usually, Aguilar made this bracelet with links about half the size of this imposing piece. In this unusual example, the concave links are 13/16" tall and the three balls are 1 1/4" tall. It is made of 940 silver and has a hallmark dating from 1940 - 1948. Closure is with a pin clasp. There are a few dings to the balls but the large links are in excellent condition.