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LOT :59
Estimate EUR : €5,000.00 - €7,000.00
Auction Date : 19-09-2017



The broad band set with a rectangular-cut aquamarine, weighing approximately 20.00cts, within a four-claw setting, to a finely pierced and textured lattice shoulders and gallery decorated with round brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18K gold, diamonds approximately 1.80cts total, signed M. Buccellati, ring size M

Buccellati The world renowned Italian house of Buccellati is famous for its textural gold jewellery and exquisite silver objects. The pieces are bold and instantly recognisable, with a style that references the great goldsmiths of the Renaissance.

The family firm was founded by Mario Buccellati (1891-1965) as the young jeweller was inspired by the forgotten antique techniques of ancient Greece, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. He sought to revive them using traditional tools and methods. In 1919 he opened his first jewellery store in Milan, practicing these ancient traditions. Buccellati pieces are noted for their rich textural quality achieved through the painstaking techniques. The signature rigato engraving effect completed by the process which uses tiny hand-applied stripes to give gold surfaces the appearance of silk fabric. Other methods used include telato, obtained by fine cross-hatched lines, and modellato, the most delicate engraving technique, which consists of reproducing several designs chiselled in three dimensions, on a minuscule scale, mainly used for the decorations of the borders. These techniques are used to create pieces which look and feel like silk, damask, tulle, lace, or linen. The juxtaposition of precious stones with texturized metals is distinctly unique and synonymous with the Buccellati house.

Mario Buccellatis unique abilities for drawing and creative mind led him to become one of Italys most celebrated jewellers. The royal families of Europe, great cardinals of Rome and the Pope were amongst his clientele.

The expansion of business internationally began in 1951 to New York. After the passing of Mario Buccellati in 1965 he was succeeded by his sons, among them, Gianmaria took over the business. Gianmaria had apprenticed under his father at a young age, embracing the antique techniques treasured by his father, designing every piece produced in the ateliers. In 1970, under Gianmaria and his brother Luca, Buccellati has further expanded the business to Asia, establishing the first Italian Jewellers in Hong Kong. This was swiftly followed by subsequent stores in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya in the following years. Buccellati became the first Italian jewellers to launch a boutique in the renowned Place Vendme of Paris in 1979. In accordance with tradition, Gianmaria after his passing in 2015, was also succeeded by one of his children, his daughter Andrea, the current present and creative director of the Buccellati group today.

Over the century the Buccellati group have widened their creations to silver objects, predominately unique, once off pieces, marked with the typical characteristics of the house. Recently the group have expanded further creating a line of luxury watches, both men and womens pieces, and a line of engagement rings.

Hammer Price : €10,500.00
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