Silversmithing has been practiced for centuries in Mexico. In fact, Mexican silversmiths taught the Navajo of the Southwestern United States their trade. It took an American named William Spratling, however, to see the opportunity t build on this legacy. In 1931, he established a retail outlet for Mexican jewelry near the silver mining center of Taxco.
Spratling's designs borrowed liberally from pre-Columbian motifs found on Mexico's Pyramids and lifted from the 14th century symbols that fill the Codex Zouche-Nuttal.
Fine vintage Mexican silver jewelry from the early 20th century until 1980, these treasures are created by prominent Taxco artists of this time and are certain to add elegant heritage to your collection.