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    Buccellati Lady's Gold Eliochron Watch
    Case: round, 28 mm, 18k gold, Arabic numeral bezel
    Dial: white, gold "Lozenge" hands, applied gold detail over sapphire crystal
    Movement: quartz
    Bracelet: pink leather over 18k gold with a hidden deployant clasp; 6-1/4 inches
    Signed: Gianmaria Buccellati on the caseback
    Gross Weight: 102.80 grams
    Note: watch is currently not in working order

    Collection of a California Lady


    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.

    Condition Report*: Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: A fancy watch for daytime or evening wear. Accompanied by a copy of a Neiman Marcus Insurance Appraisal dated March 8, 2002 stating a replacement value of $20,000. Medium model. Fitted box included. Visible wear on leather. Watch needs a new battery. Marked 750.
    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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    December
    8th Sunday 4:50 pm CT
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    8th Sunday
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    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

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