Born in New York, William Spratling moved to New Orleans as a young man in 1922 after he accepted a position as an instructor of architecture at Tulane University. He leased an apartment in the French Quarter (624 Pirate's Alley). His roommate at the time was none other than author William Faulkner. Spratling began to teach an popular outdor sketching class for the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans. Before leaving New Orleans, Spratling and Faulker composed a tribute to their French Quarter community; the book titled "Sherwood Anderson & Other Famous Creoles".
In the early 1930's, Spratling went to a small Mexican village called Taxco and started the modern Mexican silver movement. He worked with a select group of Mexican artisans and created a dazzling range of jewelry and accessories.
Today, using the original tools, molds, and methods, Spratling Silver is faithfully reissued. Each piece is an original Spratling design made with solid sterling silver. As in his own lifetime, Spratling’s designs are now made entirely by hand by a modern generation of Mexican silversmiths and sold throughout the world.
The other sterling silver pieces not from Spratling, also originate from Taxco/Dallas. Pieces include: Silver Money Clips, Geometric Silver Bracelet, Silver Harp Earring, Silver Diamond Earring, and Silver Woven Cuff.