William Spratling salad servers made of sterling silver and rosewood, circa 1950. Spratling (1900-67) was an architect, teacher, illustrator, author, and designer who emigrated to Mexico in the late 1920s and is credited with the revival and renaissance of silversmithing in the town of Taxco. Largely due to his efforts, Taxco became known as the center of the Mexican silver industry. Spratling was deeply influenced by the iconography of ancient Mexico, and this was adeptly reflected in his designs in silver. This piece has been specially selected by the One Kings Lane Vintage & Designer Sales team.