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Vintage William Spratling Sterling Silver Amethyst Owl Pin Book Piece
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Oct 10, 2013
US $598.00
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Laguna Niguel, California, United States


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William Spratling

Main Stone: Amethyst
Metal: Silver Material: Metal & Stone
Metal Purity: Sterling Country of Manufacture: Mexico

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Vintage William Spratling Sterling Silver Amethyst Owl Pin Book Piece

Description: This is a 1940's vintage William Spratling Sterling Silver & Amethyst Owl pin, like the one that is on the cover of "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks" book by Bille Hougart. The pin is a modernist shaped Owl with large eyes. The Owl is made out of Sterling Silver that is embossed and overlaid with etched markings and the stones for the eyes are bezel set cabochon Amethyst stones. The pin has a heavy gauge bar pin with a C-clasp closure that works perfectly. On the backside of the pin there are stamped markings that say Spratling & Made in Mexico in a circular mark with the Spratling logo in its center and Sterling below. The pin is in very good used condition; the stones are not cracked or chipped and it has no dings or dents and has a nice old patina. The pin measures approximately
2 9/16 inches tall from top to bottom at its tallest point by 2 inches wide from side to side at its widest point. Total weight of the pin is 41.4 grams.

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