Fantastic William Spratling "Lorenzo" sterling silver and amethyst brooch! The brooch features a stylized parrot profile set with a large cabochon amethyst. It is a substantial piece at 4.5 inches long. The parrot is a great example of Spratling's pre-Columbian inspiration along with 1940s aerodynamic design influence.Stamped for William Spratling; Further stamped: Made in Mexico / Sterling. 4.5" L x 1.25" W x 0.5 D.
This design illustrated: Penny C Morrill and Carole A. Berk, "Mexican Silver: 20th Century Handwrought Jewelry & Metalwork, " 1994, p. Provenance: from the collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh.Excellent condition; normal wear commensurate with age and use. Amethyst is highly included as is typical with Spratling pieces. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "moontidevintage" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.