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    Shell Cameo, Gold Pendant-Brooch, Buccellati
    The pendant-brooch features a shell cameo depicting King Neptune, set in 18k gold, marked Buccellati. Gross weight 46.54 grams.
    Diameter: 3 inches


    Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.

    Condition Report*: Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Completed by a pinstem, catch and pendant hook on the reverse. Marked Buccellati, 18k, Italy.
    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.

    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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