Mario Buccellati was among the first Italian goldsmiths to open a shop on Fifth Avenue in New York and, later, in Palm Beach, Florida. As his popularity increased, his clientele came to include the Vatican and the royalty of Europe, earning him the nickname “The Prince of Goldsmiths.” In the 1920s, Buccellati started creating silverware inspired by Renaissance motifs and nature. A small Italian silver pumpkin box and cover by Buccellati will feature in the upcoming Stair auction. Realistically designed to resemble a pumpkin, the box has a textured skin, a lift-off lid featuring one leaf, and three leaf-form feet.
Danish silversmith Georg Jensen worked as a potter and sculptor before setting up his silver business in 1904. Jensen was greatly influenced by Art Nouveau silhouettes as well as the then-burgeoning Modernism that ultimately became his signature aesthetic. A silver tazza by Jensen is among the featured lots in this sale. The circular bowl with hanging grape branches beneath is supported by a twisting stem and a circular foot. An 18-karat gold charm bracelet with seven decorative charms is also available. View any of these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (242), Fine China and Tableware (233), Ceramics, Bowls & Glass (9), Jewelry (79), Watches & Clocks (5)
# of Lots:328
Price Range:$50 - $6,500
Interesting lots include:
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|18k Gold Box-Link Chain Necklace|| Estimate: |
|Small Buccellati Silver Pumpkin Box and Cover|| Estimate: |
|Georg Jensen Silver Tazza|| Estimate: |
|14k Gold Charm Bracelet|| Estimate: |
|Atelier Borglia Swedish Silver Cigarette Box and Two Belgian Silver Picture Frames|| Estimate: |