early William Spratling Mexican 980 silver Ring ~ crowned pyramid

on Dec 1, 2019 in archived

Bearing a combination of hallmarks that dates it around 1939 this William Spratling ring is wrought in high purity .980 silver and has developed the most amazing patina during its long and – I am sure – happy life. According to Goddard, Spratling used to refer to this design as the “crowned pyramid”, an appellation that makes more sense if one looks at the matching bracelet from above as it lays on a flat surface. Not an over-complicated design, it does, however, gain sculpturality and substantial physical presence thanks to the raised rolled rim that surrounds the flat-top pyramid at its center. Classy, classic and worthy of the best collection…


Size/Weight: sz 7.5 US (a good jeweler could probably resize it but they would have to do it so as to not impact the hallmarks); face is 1″ by 5/8″; 8.1 grams

Hallmarks / Date: combination of hallmarks seen in Goddard, Spratling Silver, p. 31 (top); ca 1939

Condition: excellent vintage with the most amazing patina possible, elegant without being loud, with no damage and no repairs noted


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