Ring

about 1940–1944
Designed by William Spratling (American, 1900–1967)


Object Place: Taxco, Mexico

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 2.5 cm (3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1993.836

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

The ring is cast silver with heavily oxidized interstices. Its abstract decoration emulates pre-Columbian forms. Of these, the were-jaguar mouth is evident.

Markings

"SPRATLING / SILVER" inside of ring in oval; "SPRATLING / MADE IN MEXICO" around oval with "WS" monogram in center

Provenance

The artist; by 1985, to Margret Craver Withers (b.1907); November 17, 1993, gift of Mrs. Withers to MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers