Mario Buccellati was one of the first Italian goldsmiths to establish a shop on Fifth Avenue in New York. He was often called the “Prince of Goldsmiths” for his popularity among the royalty of Europe. He was greatly influenced by the motifs of the Renaissance period, which ultimately became his trademark aesthetic. A pair of Italian silver octopus dishes by Buccellati will feature in the upcoming Dining In | New York auction, presented by Sotheby’s. The 20th-century silver dishes were realistically designed to resemble an octopus.
Another item of interest is an American silver flatware service, designed by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Peretti Foundation. The Italian designer created many of Tiffany and Co.’s iconic designs that have become synonymous with minimalist style. Peretti’s collaboration with Tiffany lasted over 40 years. The available piece is designed in the Padova pattern. Also available is a Victorian parcel-gilt silver dessert service from Hall & Co. The company was established in 1820 when Richard Martin and Joshua Hall formed a partnership. View any of these lots and register to bid on Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (130)
# of Lots:130
Price Range:$250 - $35,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Pair Of Italian Silver Octopus Dishes, Buccellati, Milan, Late 20th Century||
|An Extensive Bohemian Amber-tinted Engraved Glass Hunting Service, Circa 1870||
|A Large Meissen Bacchic-subject Centerpiece, Late 19th Century||
|A Set Of Four George Iv Silver Entrée Dishes And Covers||
|A Sevres-style Hunting (Le Service De Chasse De Fontainebleau)||
- Ceramics, Bowls & Glass
- Chests & Boxes
- Decorative Arts
- Fine China and Tableware
- Lamps, Lighting & Candlesticks
- Metal & Woodwork
- Sculptures and Carvings
- Silver & Vertu
- Textiles & Tapestries
- Vases & Vessels
- Tiffany & Co
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