Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance. Penny C. Morrill.
William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance
William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance

William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance

New York - San Antonio: Abrams - San Antonio Museum of Art, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. 280pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over silver-stamped black cloth, with white lettering on spine. "William Spratling revolutionized silver jewelry design in Mexico. Arriving in Taxco in 1929, by 1940 he had over 100 silversmiths producing his enormously popular silver creations. Important figures of the North American literary and art establishment, among them John dos Passos, William Faulkner, and Georgia O'Keeffe, purchased his designs and sang his praises. Out of Spratling's workshop emerged many of Mexico's finest silver designers, including Hector Aguilar, Antonio Castillo and his brothers Jorge and Justo, Salvador Teran, and Antonio Pineda. Today their striking jewelry and hollowware in silver - often set with precious stones and pre-Columbian artifacts - are prized collectibles.This book tells the story of the legendary designer and of seven decades of the silversmith's art in Mexico. With its elegant photographs and an invaluable appendix of hallmarks, this volume - which accompanies a traveling exhibition that drew new attention to Spratling's silver designs - will appeal to collectors, dealers, scholars, and everyone who enjoys beautiful jewelry" (From the publishers). This work is plendidly illustrated throughout with 470 photographic reproductions, including 340 in full-color. Minor shelf wear. 1" closed tear at upper margin of Dust-jacket's back cover. DJ in overall good, binding and interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #37360

Price: $125.00

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