From his first design period, with hallmarks dating 1944-1946, this cuff from William Spratling is massive and spectacular. Collector quality.
This is a book-piece design shown in "William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance" by Penny C. Morrill, where it's noted that the "Nahui Ollin", or "Four Movement" cuff bracelet replicates the glyph at the center of the carved stone Aztec Calenda. This design was included in the Spratling LACMA collection.
Massive, weighing 167.6 grams. Width at the center is 2 5/16". Inside edge to edge is 6 1/16". Gap/Opening is an additional 1 1/8".
Signed and hallmarked with the WS Print Circle Variation 4 "Spratling Made in Mexico WS", and "Spratling Silver". This hallmark shown on page 33 of Phyllis M. Goddard's "Spratling Silver : A Field Guide".
In excellent vintage condition. No issues whatsoever. Amethysts are free of any cracks and chips, with quartz and natural inclusions. Perfectly matched in color.