An Italian Silver "Marine" Plateau, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's

the oval plateau with applied reeded rim framed with fully modeled starfish, foliage and a variety of shells including conch, scallop and clam shells, marked on base rim MARIO BUCCELLATI ITALY, the underside of one leaf applied with signature plaque of Mario Buccellati, with original blue presentation box; length 61cm; weight 2687g - Estimate 7,000--10,000 USD. Lot Sold 17,500USD

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