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Two Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Dishes, Gianmaria Buccellati, Bologna, late 20th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's

the first realistically chased as a sunflower blossom; the second formed as three leaf dishes joined by a twisted branch handle, undersides signed Gianmaria Buccellati, and with original fitted presentation cases; diameter of sunflower dish 33cm, length of leaf dish 43.2cm; 2165g - Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD Lot Sold 8,750 USD

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An Italian Silver "Renaissance Plate", Gianmaria Buccellati, Bologna, 1999. photo courtesy Sotheby's

circular, the border chased with the signs of the zodiac, the center with Il Sole Leonardesco enclosed by a band chased VASSENE IL TEMPO E L'UOM NON SE NE AVVEDE; marked on underside and numbered 65/1000, with a fitted presentation case and certificate of authenticity signed by Gianmaria Buccellati; diameter 35.5cm; 809g - Estimate 2,500—3,500 USD. Lot Sold 3,125 USD

Important English & Continental Silver & Objects of Vertu, 21 Oct 10. New York www.sothebys.com