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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3265B Boston
June 20, 2019 10:00AMCalender

Eight William Spratling Mexican Silver Champagnes

Auction: 20th Century Design - 3265B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 20, 2019 10:00AM


Eight William Spratling Mexican Silver Champagnes, mid-20th century, bowls set on openwork twist stems on circular bases, with maker's marks used from 1951 to 1967, ht. 6 in., approx. 56.0 troy oz.

Note: William Spratling (1900-1967) was born in New York State. He studied architecture at Auburn University, where he later taught. Moving to Tulane, he shared a house with William Faulkner. In 1931, he established a workshop in the silver mining region of Taxco, Mexico. There he served as chief designer, inspired by Pre-Columbian art. Having prospered during the wartime years 1939-1945, he sold his workshop and in 1945 moved to Alaska to establish an indigenous artists' program. Returning to Mexico in the early 1950s, he focused on creating decorative silver objects and jewelry.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

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William Faulkner