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By Phyllis M. Goddard
Spratling Silver: A Field Guide is a history as well as a guide to the many hallmarks and designs that Spratling created from approximately 1931 until 1967 in Taxco, Mexico. Mining for silver began in this area during pre-Columbian times and made it a center of Mexican silver production. Goddard, a Spratling collector and researcher for more than thirty years, includes suggestions on how to find out if a piece is authentic or a forgery, how to care for sterling and much more.
This book is illustrated throughout with hallmarks, images of William Spratling jewelry and objects, and charts to follow hallmark changes through the years.
- 152 pages, 9 x 6-3/4 x 3/8 inches
- Illustrated throughout in color and b&w