Buccellati - Magnificent Jewels Geneva Monday, May 12, 2008 | Phillips
    • Each surmount of lace-motif design decorated with circular-cut diamonds, suspending a larger pendant of similar design, centrally enhanced with a South Sea cultured pearl, mounted in 18K yellow gold. 

    • Signed 'M Buccellati' 

  • Artist Biography

    Buccellati

    Italian

    Mario Buccellati, founder of Buccellati, began his career in 1903 as apprentice to the goldsmiths Beltrami e Besnati. Having descended from a family of renowned goldsmiths and jewellers including eighteenth-century jeweller Contardo Buccellati, Mario's expertise and skills set him apart from his jewellery-making contemporaries. His jewels became recognizable by their distinct texture, engraved style and hallmark '15 MI', one of the oldest in Milan.

    In 1919, Buccellati took over Beltrami and opened a string of boutiques in his own name in Rome, Florence and New York. During his life, he created jewels for the most important collecting families across Europe and papal figures. When Mario passed away in 1965, the business was inherited by his sons Gianmaria and Federico, and today the house continues its tradition of unmistakable design and quality under the management of Andrea Buccellati, Gianmaria's son. 

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A Pair of Pearl and Diamond Earring

Each surmount of lace-motif design decorated with circular-cut diamonds, suspending a larger pendant of similar design, centrally enhanced with a South Sea cultured pearl, mounted in 18K yellow gold. 
Signed 'M Buccellati' 

Estimate
CHF45,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF55,000

Magnificent Jewels

13 May 2008, 2 & 7pm
Geneva