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An Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Pumpkin Tureen and Cover, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's

realistically chased as a pumpkin, the lift-off cover with stem-form finial, the interior with removable glass liner; marked on base M. Buccellati, in original blue presentation box; diameter 34.9cm; weight 2469g - Estimate 10,000--15,000 USD. Lot Sold 26,250USD

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