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William SPRATLING MEXICAN silver butterfly PIN BROOCH classic Taxco Deco design

on Sep 27, 2014 in archived

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A classic William Spratling design, the butterfly brooch at hand is wrought in sterling with almost true-to-life details. Dating in Spratling’s first design period, when winged creatures were a major source of inspiration.

Early Taxco at its best…

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Size/Weight: 2  1/2″ wide by 1  3/8″ tall; 25.2 grams

Hallmarks / Date: “SPRATLING SILVER” in raised letters in oval reserve and “MADE IN MEXICO” in a rectangle; mid-1940s

Condition: excellent vintage with warm patina and no flaws noted

 

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