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    Sterling Silver Sculpture, Buccellati
    The tabletop sculpture is handmade in the form of a sterling silver cocker spaniel featuring an intricately textured body, having a polished nose and tongue, completed by engraved paws. Marked Mario Buccellati.
    Dimensions: 10 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Buccellati
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Very life like. Extremely well detailed.
    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
    December, 2011
    5th-6th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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