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]