Dramatic first design period (1931-46) sterling silver and amethyst necklace designed and signed by Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling(1900-67). The cruciform pendant measures 3 inches long X 2 5/8 inches wide. The attached sterling silver chain measures 19 inches long. The amethyst stones are very deep and vivid in color and in beautiful condition with no chips or cracks. The silver frame and chain are in excellent condition as well with no dents, dings or repairs. The entire necklace weighs 114 grams or 4oz. Pictured in Mexican Silver by Penny Morrill and Carole Berk and on Goddard's informative website spratlingsilver.com. Spratling and his designs in silver, wood, tin and copper have been the subject of several museum exhibits. His work has been chronicled in many books and articles over the years. He was a contemporary of Antonio Pineda, Hector Aguilar and Margot De Taxco. Insured shipping included.