Luxury Design, Past & Present
This modernist sterling silver & obsidian brooch was designed & signed c. 1950 by William Spratling. Measuring 4 1/2" X 1 5/8" the pin weighs 42 grams. Two of the hand carved stones are snowflake obsidian & two are black obsidian. The pin is in beautiful condition. This design is pictured on p. 40 of WILLIAM SPRATLING & THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE by Penny Morrill, Spratling Silver by Cederwall & Riney & on Phyllis Goddard's Spratling Silver where she notes a Deco influence. This design is also included in the WILLIAM SPRATLING FOLIO of DRAWINGS.