Eye catching, rare SPRATLING DE MEXICO entwined hands sterling silver belt buckle designed and signed circa 1949-50 by Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling. Buckle measures 5 inches across X 2 1/2 inches high. Each of the two loops on the back measure 2 inches long. Weighs 84 grams, 3.0oz. Hallmarked on the reverse STERLING, SPRATLING DE MEXICO and eagle # 13. The entwined hands design is centered with the yin yang symbol for the circle of life. The buckle can also be worn as a pendant on a chain or cord. This motif was used by Spratling in a necklace of azure malachite and silver which we have available in a separate listing. The necklace was also made in tortoise and silver. This buckle design in tortoise & silver was featured in the museum exhibit WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE. It's pictured on p. 247 of the museum catalog by Penny Morrill. Buckle in all silver pictured on spratlingsilver.com.