Vintage Signed Spratling Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
William Spratling is often referred to the "Father of Contemporary Mexican Silver" which is a title that was well deserved. He was an innovative and talented designer of Mexican silver jewelry and other pieces of artwork made of copper and tin. He dedicated his time and skill to the artistic development and growth of the silver industry in Taxco. Spratling jewelry is extremely collectable and each piece is considered a wonderful work of art.
This fabulous bracelet is no exception. Made by William Spratling, this gorgeous sterling bracelet is dated from the 1940-1946 time period. Made of sterling silver, the piece is comprised of 8 alternating links that have a wonderful handmade design. Four of the links are square in shape and the other four links are less wide and rectangular in shape. All 8 links carry a similar design with a coiled-like border with a raise square or rectangle in the center. The links connect to each other with a simple sterling link that compliments the bracelet wonderfully. The piece has a secure clasp that has an added security clip as well as a safety chain. On the back of the clasp is the Spratling hallmark from circa 1940-1946 which is "SPRATLING MADE IN MEXICO" in a circle surrounding the Spratling hallmark as well as "SPRATLING" and "SILVER". An exceptional piece, this bracelet would make a great addition to any Spratling collection!
Measurements: The bracelet measures approximately 7" long and has a depth of a little less than 1/4". Each square link measures approximately 7/8" wide and 7/8" tall and each rectangular shaped link measures approximately 5/8" wide and 7/8" tall.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver and the clasp is secure and in good working condition.