Description

    Sapphire, Emerald, Gold Brooch, Buccellati
    The floral brooch features a carved sapphire and carved emerald, set in 18k gold, marked M. Buccellati. Gross weight 28.50 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-1/2 inches x 2 inches


    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sapphire, Emerald
    Shape(s): Carved
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Buccellati's iconic take on natural elements. Marked 96, Italy, M. Buccellati 750. Completed by a double pinstem and catch on the reverse.

    Buccellati: The Buccellati family has been perfecting the art of goldsmithing since the 1750s. Mario Buccellati (1891-1965) received his goldsmith training while an apprentice at the firm Beltrami e Besnati near La Scala, in Milan. By 1919, he took control of the business, gave it his name and focused on the art of engraving, mainly gold. His reputation for meticulous texturing of metals through detailed hand engraving turned metal into silk, brocade, tulle or the finest honeycomb lace. Buccellati’s Renaissance-inspired designs and distinctive style attracted an elite clientele. Over the years, Buccellati made jewelry for the royal families of Italy, Spain and Egypt, as well as Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII, among others. The family firm continues today with a passion for entirely hand-made one-of-a-kind jewels, featuring texture-engraved gold under the leadership of Gianmaria and Andrea Buccellati. Their unique artistry can be enjoyed in exclusive boutiques around the world.

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    25th Monday 11:50 am CT
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    (Lots 55001-55393) - 12:00 PM Central Time, Monday, September 25, 2017 (10:00 AM Pacific Time).
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    Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
    9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Current Bid:
    $4,500
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