A William Spratling "Provincial " sterling silver tea service

William Spratling (1900-1967)
Circa 1964-1966, Third Design Period; Taxco, Mexico
Stamped for William Spratling; Further stamped: [Eagle 30]
Each designed with a swirling incised motif and accented with rosewood handles and finials; comprising a coffee pot (9" H x 10" W x 4.75" Dia.), a teapot (6.125" H x 10.25" W x 5" Dia.), a cream jug (3.325" H x 5.5" W x 3.325" Dia.), and a covered sugar bowl (3.25" H x 6" W x 3.325" Dia.), 4 pieces

70.555 gross oz. troy approximately

  • Provenance: The Phyllis M. Goddard Collection
  • Literature: Coffee pot illustrated in Phyllis M. Goddard, "Spratling Silver: A Field Guide; Recognizing a William Spratling Treasure" (Altadena, CA: Keenan Tyler Paine, 2003), 91, fig. 2-270
  • Notes: In the "1958-59 wholesale Spratling catalogue the price was $73; 1967 Spratling catalogue the price was $107.60. This design was included in the 1965 traveling U.S. museum exhibit, 'The World of William Spratling.' The complete tea service in this design is in the permanent collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art. This design was awarded a prize by the National Sindicate of Silver Manufacturers of Mexico. Spratling's drawing of a very similar teapot is included in the William Spratling Folio of Drawings." Phyllis M. Goddard

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  • Condition: Each overall good condition with tarnishing and light scratches commensurate with age. Wood finials with light rubbed wear to surface.

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