Catalogue: Jewelry: Estate (237)


William Spratling Sterling Silver and Wood Sun Ashtray   $6,500   

Extraordinary Sun Face Ashtray by silver master, William Spratling. The only other known example is illustrated in "William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance". Described as an ashtray but without indentations for the cigarette, it makes an equally wonderful table sculpture or container for small jewelry or change. Measures 4" x 4 1/4" wide and 1 1/4" tall. Ebony and sterling; circa 1940.      
  
William Spratling Sterling Silver and Wood Sun Ashtray
William Spratling Sterling Silver Earrings
  William Spratling Sterling Silver Earrings   $525

Sterling silver earrings by silver master, William Spratling. Both pairs have 1940 - 46 hallmark. Stars - 1" in diameter SOLD Shells - 7/8" x 1 1/2". Screwback seems to have been replaced on one earring as it lacks the maker's mark and shows evidence of something underneath. $525.

William Spratling Sterling and Wood Knife   $975  

Sculptural wood handled with sterling silver blade knife designed by silver master, William Spratling. Excellent condition. Measures 7 1/8" long and 2 1/8" at widest part of handle. 1940 - 46 hallmark.
William Spratling Sterling and Wood Knife
Sterling Silver Floral Brooch by Chato Castillo
  Sterling Silver Floral Brooch by Chato Castillo   $775

Huge sterling silver Carnation Brooch by the most well known of the Castillo brothers, Chato. He was the only one of the five brothers who designed under his own name while working with the family studio. Measures 4 5/8" long and 2 1/4" wide. Extremely graceful, layered design. Circa 1950.

Inlaid Wood Tennis Brooch; Circa 1930   $285  

This inlaid wood brooch depicting a male tennis player is difficult to categorize because it is so unusual. Extremely finely executed with multiple woods and beautiful detail. Measures 2 3/8" wide and 1 3/4" tall. Excellent condition; circa 1930.
Inlaid Wood Tennis Brooch; Circa 1930
Margot de Taxco Sterling Silver Brooches
  Margot de Taxco Sterling Silver Brooches   $550

Brooches by Margot de Taxco; circa 1950. Left - White and soft blue enamel. Excellent condition. Looks equally good worn in any direction. Measures 2 3/4" wide and 1 1/4" tall. Right - Sterling bow with hammered and oxidized ornamentation. Matching earrings available on this site as Item # 597323. Measures 2 3/4" wide and 2" tall.

Salvador Teran Sterling Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers   $1,800  

Rare, rare sterling salt and pepper shakers by Salvador Teran. Done with the biomorphic designs for which he is well known. Three dimensional; the swirled designs are actually separate pieces of metal that are soldered with small posts to the body of the shaker. Excellent condition; circa 1960. Measure 2" tall.
Salvador Teran Sterling Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers
Fred Davis Silver and Amethyst Brooch
  Fred Davis Silver and Amethyst Brooch   $875

Unusual amethyst with sterling brooch by the earliest of Mexican silver designers, Fred Davis. Outer ring of amethysts are cleverly set with a crimped bezel allowing the stones to abut one another. Measures 1 1/2" in diameter. Excellent condition; circa 1950.

William Spratling Ebony Salad Servers with Silver   $2,300  

One of Spratling's classic salad sets, though not often seen. Rich ebony wood with understated silver dots. Excellent condition. Measure 10 3/8" in length. 1949 - 1956 hallmark.
William Spratling Ebony Salad Servers with Silver
William Spratling Sterling and Ebony Butter Dish
  William Spratling Sterling and Ebony Butter Dish   $1,950

Exquisite butter dish in sterling and ebony. Wood is inlaid with sterling dots typical of many of Spratling's designs. Excellent condition. Measures 9 1/2" long and 3" wide. Circa 1960.

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