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A pair of William Spratling silver and amethyst brooches

1940-1944; First Design Period; Taxco, Mexico
Each stamped for William Spratling; Further stamped: Made in Mexico / Spratling Silver
Each designed as six-pointed stars set with four amethyst cabochons with double-clip backings, 2 pieces
Each approximately: 2" H x 1.75" W
24.0 grams

  • Condition: Each in overall good condition with tarnishing and light scratches commensurate with age. Scattered amethyst-set tips slightly bent. Scattered cabochons with minor abrasions. Amethysts with typical, natural eye-visible inclusions and surface-reaching fractures.
  • Provenance: The Collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh
  • Literature: This design illustrated: Penny C Morrill and Carole A. Berk. Mexican Silver: 20th Century Handwrought Jewelry & Metalwork. Schiffer, 1994. pg. 62, fig. IV-2.

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