15 - 16 January 2004,
Price realised USD 4,780
USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A MEXICAN SILVER SANGRIA PITCHER
MARK OF WILLIAM SPRATLING, TAXCO, CIRCA 1940
Globular, with four lobed cartouches, the bifurcated handle with flattened loop joins, the pitcher with interior strainer, the circular cover with loop handle, marked under base
7½in. high; 34oz. 10dwt.
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See lot 73 for a biography of William Spratling.
The William Spratling workshop at Las Delicias, circa 1942, illustrated in Penny Morrill, William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaisssance, 2002, p. 126
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France