30 octobre 2010

An Italian Silver Large "Naturalistic" Plateau, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century

An Italian Silver Large "Naturalistic" Plateau, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century.  photo courtesy Sotheby's the oval plateau with applied rope-twist rim framed by fully modeled fruit, leaves and nuts including grape bunches, lemons, figs, walnuts, almonds, cherries and pomegranates; marked on base rim MARIO BUCCELLATI ITALY, with original blue presentation box; length 66cm; weight 4690g - Estimate 12,000--18,000 USD. Lot Sold 28,125 USD Important English & Continental Silver & Objects of... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

An Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Pumpkin Tureen and Cover, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century.

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
30 octobre 2010

Two Pairs of Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Grapevine Candlesticks, Mario Buccellati, Italy, 20th century

Pair of Italian silver "Naturalistic" Large Grapevine Candlesticks, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each formed as upright branches wrapped with grapevine, leaves and grape bunches rising from a mound of pomegranates, figs, grapes, chestnuts and almonds; marked on bases and applied with signature plaques of Mario Buccellati, with original blue presentation boxes; height 40.7cm; weight 2513g - Estimate 14,000—18,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD A Pair of Italian Silver... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

An Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Fruit Basket Centerpiece Bowl and Cover, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century.

An Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Fruit Basket Centerpiece Bowl and Cover, Mario Buccellati, Milan, 20th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's the oval basket centerpiece formed of woven bands, the lift-off cover realistically modeled as a mound of fruit, nuts and leaves including grape bunches dates, figs, lemons, apples, pears, walnuts and almonds, the handle formed as grapevine; center of bowl marked M. Buccellati, underside of cover applied with signature plaque of Mario Buccellati, with original blue... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2010

Two Italian Silver "Naturalistic" Dishes & an Italian Silver "Renaissance Plate", Gianmaria Buccellati

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,... [Lire la suite]