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Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mexican Silver Jewelry made in Taxco from the 1930s to the 1950s

William Spratling


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William Spratling Silver Choluteca Conch Cross Section Pin - for sale

1940's vintage William Spratling Silver "Choluteca Conch Cross Section" Pin

Dimensions: 2-3/4" x 2-1/4"; 19.2 grams

Marks: WS print circle, SPRATLING SILVER oval

Condition: silver surface lightly worn with no dents; silver has a nice patina; pin closure in good working order

Reference: Spratling Silver by Sandrine Cedarwall & Hal Riney, p.39; Spratling Silver: A Field Guide by Phyllis M. Goddard, p. 40

Price - SOLD

Item #4294

Spratling Silver Choluteca Conch Cross Section Pin mark

This is the larger version of the "Conch" pin produced during Spratling's first design phase. It has a very interesting construction. The top is repoussé and cut out in a spiral shape. Then the solid silver back was soldered on. The workmanship on this piece is especially fine. Spratling loved this motif, and it appears on many pieces during the his later design phases. I love the abstract quality of the pin; it is evocative of many things.


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