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


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