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Vintage Mexican 980 Fine Sterling Silver & Amethyst William Spratling Style Friendship Brooch
$ 95.00$ 395.00
You Save 75% ($ 300.00)
Vintage Mexican hand wrought fine 980 silver brooch that was made in Taxco, Mexico. Measures 2 1/2" long and 1 3/8" wide. It weighs 21.7 grams. Pin is a little bent and it has a locking clasp. If you shake it the two tulips will rattle in the setting a bit. The dark one more than the light colored one. I am sure that a jeweler cold tighten the prongs. The silver has tarnish and I have not cleaned or polished it to preserve the original patina and value as a truly vintage piece. This is a classic William Spratling design, but I can only attribute it as it is part of a set and only marked 980 Taxco. As a result I am saying that it is inspired by Spratling, but no proof that it is. It did come from an estate and has a matching bracelet and necklace that will be listed separately. It is in the friendship design with a hand holding a tulip flower that are hand carved of genuine purple amethyst. The amethyst has nice color and many inclusions. Looking at the back it looks like it had a crack that may have been glued at one time. This is the large piece of two that I have listed.