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William SPRATLING North Star Sterling Silver Necklace

William SPRATLING North Star Sterling Silver Necklace


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1950: Item # 1372458
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N.Y. 10025
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 $3,800.00 
This striking sterling silver & azurite or chrysocolla "North Star" necklace was designed & signed circa 1949 by American and Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). The pendant measures 2 1/4" X 2 1/4". The elongated link chain measures 16 1/2". Weight 60 grams. Beautiful condition & patina. Signed on reverse WS 925. Each of the four points of the pendant are planed creating dimension. This design is pictured on p. 63 of MEXICAN SILVER by Penny Morrill and Carole Berk. Also pictured on spratlingsilver.com which states that this design was inspired by Spratling's 1949 Alaskan Project. Spratling designs are featured in the permanent 20th Century Mexican silver collection at Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA.
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