Luxury Design, Past & Present
Iconic hand wrought sterling silver & amethyst butterfly or moth brooch designed & signed c. 1940's by Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). Pin measures 2 3/4 inches across & weighs 27 grams. This beautifully detailed wearable work of art is in excellent condition. Pictured on p. 44 of MEXICAN SILVER by Penny Morrill & Carole Berk. Spratling designs are included in many permanent museum collections including Museum of Fine Art Boston & Los Angeles County Museum of Art.