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.
Sterling silver brooch by Mexican designer Matilde Poulat who worked under the name of Matl. It incorporates coral, turquoise and birds, as she often did. Above the birds is a heart so likely they were meant as lovebirds. Excellent condition; measures 1 7/8" wide and 3" tall. Made circa 1950.
This necklace of half oval links with dimpled balls is one of Hector Aguilar's most popular. The links are 3/4" wide; the necklace is 16" long. Hallmarks date it to between 1940 and 1948. Made of 940 silver, more pure than sterling; excellent condition.
Large bowl by Emilia Castillo with butterflies; vines with leaves. They are made colorful with inset stones of coral; malachite; lapis lazuli and turquoise. Originally retailed by Neiman Marcus. It measures 9" tall and 11" wide. Very heavy weight.
Pair of sterling silver picture frames by Mexican designer, Matilde Poulat who worked under the name of Matl. The frames are set with faceted amethyst and cabochon turquoise stones. They measure 3 1/4" tall and 2 1/4" wide. They are without glass inserts. I leave whether or not to polish to the purchaser as some may find the oxidation preferable. Made circa 1950; excellent condition.
Lovely 14 karat ring with a center stone of a blue/gray chrysoprase surrounded by a diamond on either side. Nice openwork mounting. Signed EA. Excellent condition; probably made 1960's. Size 7 1/2; would be easy to size up or down. Center stone is approximately 11 mm.
Sterling silver and gold bracelet by jewelery designer, Laurence DeVries in a style he began in the early 1990' combining silver with gold details. It is extremely heavy weight with a subtly burnished texture to the silver background. DeVries's artistry and attention to detail are shown by the burnished circles he did on the back of the bracelet. It is 9/16" wide and slightly adjustable in length. It can be clasped at either 7 3/16" or 7 1/2".