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William Spratling Vtg Taxco Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver I.d. Bracelet For Sale

William Spratling Vtg Taxco Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver I.d. Bracelet


WILLIAM SPRATLING VTG TAXCO MEXICO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER I.D. BRACELET
Description

This is a STUPENDOUS vintage sterling silver bracelet that was hand wrought in Mexico, circa 1940's, by world renowned silver maestro, WILLIAM SPRATLING. Maestro Spratling was an American born artist and silversmith. He opened his shop Taller de Las Delicias in Taxco in 1929 and by 1944, he employed over 300 workers. Spratling is considered the most influential Mexican designer and is known as "The Father of Mexican Silver". On August 7, 1967, Spratling was killed in an automobile accident just outside of Taxco ~ he was only 66. This bracelet is masterfully crafted in a sleek, classical design and would be suitable for ladies or for gents ~ it was made during Maestro Spratling's first design period. The identical William Spratling bracelet is featured on the "Spratling Silver" website. It is an "I.D." style of bracelet that looks lovely worn as it is, or vintage Mexican charms could be added by the new owner. The bracelet consists of interlocking sterling silver ring links. The tongue and box clasp is a long rectangular clasp that adds beauty and refinement to the design. These type of clasps were sometimes engraved with the name or initials of the owner and sometimes a date ~ this clasp has not been engraved. The clasp works perfectly and closes with a crisp 'click'. The silver has acquired a wonderful, age earned patina. This bracelet is extremely well made in a simplistic and timeless design ~ literally, a piece of history to wear ~ it is collector and heirloom quality, quite simply ~ THE BEST!!!

SIZE: Inside circumference when closed is 7-3/8", width is 1/2", and weight is 39 grams.

CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition ~ no dings/dents to the silverwork ~ minor scratches due to loving wear and age ~ just about PERFECT used condition!

HALLMARKS: On the tongue portion of the clasp "STERLING (embossed), SPRATLING, WS (conjoined), MADE IN MEXICO" and on the back of the box portion of the clasp "SPRATLING SILVER" on an applied disk. WILLIAM SPRATLING and this hallmark (photo S-57) are shown on pages 179-182 in Bille Hougart's highly respected source book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (2006 edition). Mr. Hougart indicates that Maestro Spratling used this particular hallmark in 1940.

PLEASE NOTE: For Mexican jewelry artists and designers, silver is their canvas. In their hands, craft meets creativity and silver becomes wearable art. The various techniques are like a painter’s brushstrokes ~ they make each piece unique and a timeless object of beauty. Mexican vintage silver jewelry is handwrought, and therefore, not perfect ~ each piece will have variances that indicate that the piece is hand made. Vintage pieces will show various signs of wear since they have been pre-loved ~ items are described to the best of my ability and any damage will be noted.

Please email me with any questions and check out my other sales. I try to list new treasures several times per week ~ all of my sales begin and end in five minute intervals, beginning at 9PM ET. Thanks for your interest!

''NO ACT OF KINDNESS, HOWEVER SMALL, IS EVER WASTED" ~ AESOP

See my other listings for more great items! Payment

PAYPAL PAYMENT ONLY. An email with payment details will be sent when the sale ends. Cleared payment (including e-checks) must be received within 5 days of sale end or the item will be relisted. The item will ship the day after payment is received. Please let me know when you have safely received the item by posting my response ~ I will then reciprocate. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. All sales to Virginia residents are subject to 5% Virginia state sales tax.



Shipping

Domestic shipping is free via USPS priority with delivery confirmation and insurance. International shipping is via USPS priority small flat rate box and the USPS has increased their prices. Shipping cost to Canada is now $19.95 and I charge $18.00 and I pay for insurance ~ shipping cost to all other countries is now $23.95 and I charge $22.00 and I pay for insurance. For more valuable international purchases, I will ship USPS first class registered and insured and I will pay for the cost overage. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TO ITALY, PORTUGAL OR MEXICO due to losses. I am not responsible for customs delays. Treasures are shipped the day of or the day after cleared payment is received.

RETURN POLICY:

Unless otherwise described, items are vintage or antique and will have associated wear ~ silver may be tarnished as I do not polish any vintage silver. Please be advised that I am not an expert or a gemologist but describe all items to the best of my ability. All sales are final unless an item is unintentionally misrepresented in which case a full refund, including shipping charges will be issued. Sorry, no refunds for buyer's remorse.

**I would appreciate a 5-star rating as judges sellers with this system. charges 20% more to sellers that don't achieve this rating. If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me so that we can work together for a solution. Thank you for your interest, offers, and patronage!

Copyright © Hilandlass 2013. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document, including text and photographs, may be reproduced or used without written consent from the author.



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