A William Spratling silver and azurmalachite brooch

1940-1944; First Design Period; Taxco, Mexico
Stamped for William Spratling; Further stamped; Made in Mexico / Spratling Silver
The stylized owl brooch with two cabochon azurmalachite gem-set eyes
2" H x 1.75" W
28.0 grams

  • Provenance: The Collection of Cindy Tietz-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. 44, fig. III-32.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with tarnishing and light scratches commensurate with age. Each azurmalachite with minor abrasions, natural inclusions, and surface-reaching fractures. One cabochon with a chip.

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August 16, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
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