Most unusual wood and sterling buckle bracelet by silver master William Spratling.The body of the bracelet is interlocking wood links with a buckle of silver.Two holes in the buckle allow for it to fit a variety of wrist sizes. The length can be either 7 3/4" or 8 1/4". The wood links are 7/16" wide. It has Spratling's hallmark from the 1960's.
Beautifully designed and crafted sterling silver box. The top is a removable finger ring with a stone that is volcanic glass from Mount Popocatepetl, one of Mexico's most active volcanoes. The textured part of the silver continues the pattern of the stone. The entire shape of the box reflects the pyramids of Mexico.
The ring is size 7. The bezel is intentionally asymmetrical.
This piece is outstanding in both conception and execution.
This unusual wood and silver box by Emilia Castillo is one of her early pieces, done when she signed her work with both Mimi and Los Castillo.
It measures 8 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep and 2 1/8" tall including the bracket feet. A bird on a branch surrounded by heart shaped leaves is painted in pure silver on ceramic. The box is richly colored ebony.
It is in excellent condition; made circa 1990.
This mixed metals (aka metales casados or married metals) fish brooch is done with the technique made famous by Los Castillo. It measures 2 1/8" from head to tail and 2 3/8" from the top to bottom of the fins. Hallmark dates from 1948 - 1960. Very good condition.
This sterling silver bracelet was made by Erika Hult de Corral who designed under the name Ric. Erika opened a store in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico in 1966 which may still be in existence. Prior to moving to Puerta Vallarta, she worked in Taxco with Sigi Pineda and Enrique Ledesma whose influence is seen in her work. It is usually quite freeform and contoured with a modernist look as this bracelet has. It is very well made of heavy sterling silver. The inside diameter is 2 1/8" so it fits a sma ...click for details
Beautiful handmade bowl by silver master, William Spratling. It is smooth on the outside and intentionally showing the hand hammer marks on the inside. Measurements are 6 3/4" long and 4 3/4" wide. It is 2 1/4" tall. Excellent condition; 1940's hallmarks.
Elegant silver ladle with an ebony handle by silver master, William Spratling. The inside of the bowl shows the hand hammer marks. It measures 3 1/2" wide to the pouring lip. The handle is 10" long. Excellent condition; 1940's hallmark.
These large earrings by silver master William Spratling are most unusual. Oval obsidian discs are below the silver swirl with an obsidian ball on top. They measure 1 1/8" wide x 1 5/8" tall. 1960's hallmark. They are from the widow of silversmith Allan Adler.
This necklace beautifully combines round silver beads with slightly oval ones of what is referred to as Aztec jade. The handmade silver beads measure about 5/8" in diameter. The jade beads have a beautiful variation in color including an unusual amount of blue. They are strung on a secure silver chain with a lovely handmade box clasp. The necklace measures 17 1/2" wearable length.
This 20 strand sterling silver necklace of small oval links by Tane can be worn two different ways. The strands can be worn loose or twisted to give very different looks as seen in thumbnail photos. The necklace is 24" in length. Made by Mexico's most prestigious jeweler, Tane, in the 1970s.