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Pr. William Spratling 18K Gold, Coral, & Spondylus Earrings


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1960: Item # 1436280
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N.Y. 10025
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Spratling gold designs rarely appear on the market. Here he uses hand-carved spondylus shell, 18K gold beads & coral shell to eye-catching effect. Each earring measures 1 1/2" high x 1 1/4" across. Both are in beautiful, original condition. Interestingly, his design embeds 2 extra gold beads into the shell of only one earring. A Spratling necklace of spondylus & 18K gold is pictured on p.58 of WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE. On pgs. 56-57 the books author, Penny Morrill discusses in detail Spratling's gold designs and the period surrounding them. LACMA & MFA Boston have Spratling's gold designs in their permanent museum collections.
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