Vintage William Spratling S/S Hinged Bangle Nail 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 1950’s. Made of sterling silver, the bracelet is modeled after the nails used to hold a horse’s shoe in place. The piece begins with a square head nail that curls around your wrist, forming a striking bangle. The bracelet is hinged on one side and has a safety clasp hidden under the head of the nail. On the underside of the bracelet are the markings "26/250" along with two Spratling hallmarks. The sleek, elegant style makes a bold statement for the fashion conscious woman. A modern, yet classic piece it could be worn alone or stacked with other bracelets and would be a perfect addition to any Spratling collection!
Measurements: The opening, where a wrist would rest, measures approximately 2 3/8" wide and 2" tall. The nail ranges in thickness from 1/8" at the thinnest point to 5/8" at the head of the nail.
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 and hinge are secure and in good working condition.