antique mexican sterling silver Spratling Taxco RIVERSIDE VINTAGE SILVER


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1950: Item # 1262789
Riverside Vintage Silver
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N.Y. 10025

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Playful and sophisticated this vintage sterling silver & rosewood or ebony cuff was designed and signed circa 1940's by Taxco, Mexico artist & designer William Spratling(1900-67). Bracelet measures 1 1/2" wide. The interior length from end to end is 5" with a 1 1/2" gap for a wearable length of 6 1/2 inches. Signed on the interior with Spratling's 1940's hallmark. The design is comprised of hand carved solid wood inlaid with 14 sterling silver dots of various sizes. Spectacular condition with no chips, nicks cracks or repairs. Pictured on page 72 of MEXICAN SILVER by Penny Morrill and Carole Berk. Also pictured on Phyllis Goddards' indispensable website Spratling designs are the central focus of the permanent 20th Century Mexican silver collection at Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA.