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Spratling Sterling Salad Servers

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Spratling Sterling Salad Servers

Product Name: Spratling Sterling Salad Servers
Product Category: SOLD ITEMS
Product/Ref Number: Spratling 01
Number of Item: 2
   Height: 12.3 inches

Beautiful set of Mid-20th c. salad servers by famed American/Mexican silversmith William Spratling (1900-1967). This set is composed of two serving pieces each 12.3 inches in length; one is an open slotted spoon/fork, the other is spoon shaped. The handles are carved rosewood; the utensil body is heavy hand hammered sterling silver with the signature Spratling embellishments. Both pieces display the Spratling First Period (1931-1946) mark. I have tried to photograph the mark (rather unsuccessfully). The set is in excellent condition--there is a slight roughness to the rosewood and one of the handles is a tiny bit loose (the pin needs to be tightened). Thanks for looking. 

William Spratling taught architecture at Tulane Univeristy. While in New Orleans, Spratling became an active member of the New Orleans literary colony whose members included John Dos Pasos and William Faulkner, with whom Spratling wrote and published Sherwood "Anderson and Other Famous Creoles." In 1929 Spratling moved to Mexico and quickly integrated into the famed Mexican artictic community; he promoted the work of Diego Rivera and other Mexican artists in New York Galleries. In 1931, at the suggestion of Dwight Morrow, Spratling moved to Taxco, Mexico, a small town with silver mines that date back to the 17th c. Spratling established his silver workshop in Taxco and was quickly joined by other silver artisans. Taxco became known as the center of the Mexican silver industry and Spratling, as the Father of Mexican Silver.

Price: $1,450.00

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Tags: Sterling Silver, William Spratling, 20th C., Taxco, Mexican Silver, William Spratling First Period Mark


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