SPRATLING Vintage Sterling Rosewood Tube Link Necklace
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 unique vintage necklace from the 1950s is a lovely example of William Spratling's work! The necklace consists of tubular beads made of sterling silver and carved rosewood, forming an alternating pattern. The cylinder-shaped beads are strung on clear plastic thread, meeting at a sterling clasp in the center. Stamped on the push clasp are Spratling's signature hallmarks, including "WILLIAM SPRATLING TAXCO MEXICO 925" and the symbol of an eagle. The generous length of the piece allows it to slip easily on and off overhead. Simple yet stylish, it looks effortless when worn and would make a perfect addition to any Spratling collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 33" long from end to end and 1/4" thick. Each rosewood bead is about 5/8" long, and the sterling silver beads are 1/4" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling or rosewood beads, all of which are intact and securely strung. The clasp fastens securely and is in good working condition.