Impressive & rare this hand forged sterling silver belt buckle inlaid with chrysocolla quartz was designed & signed by American & Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). The buckle measures 4" X 2" and weighs 83 grams. It will accommodate a 1 inch strap. Signed on the reverse SPRATLING de MEXICO, STERLING & eagle 13. This combination of marks are found only on Spratling designs made from 1948-52. Beautiful condition and patina. Spratling designs are included in many major museum collections including LACMA & MFA Boston.