Sculptural & rare this hand wrought sterling silver vase was designed & signed c.1940's by Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). Heavy at 361 grams the vase measures 6 inches tall X 3 1/2 inches across. The urn shaped design features scroll handles and an exquisite hand hammered interior. Beautiful condition and patina with no dents or dings. Fully hallmarked on the base. This design was included in the museum exhibit WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE and is pictured of p. 230 of the museum catalog. Spratling designs are included in many museum collections including LACMA & Museum of Fine Arts Boston.