Offered by: Nathan Horowicz Inc.
1050 2nd Avenue, Gallery 91 New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 212.755.6320


Mario Buccellati Rare Italian Silver Pair of 5-Light Candelabra

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  • Description
    Mario Buccellati, Italian silver pair of 5-light candelabra from the 20th century, beautifully adorned with ornate shell and natural motifs in relief. They measure 20 1/2'' in height by 16'' from arm to arm, weigh in total an impressive 198.3 troy ounces, and bear hallmarks are shown.

    Mario Buccellati, the founder of Buccellati, was born in Ancona in 1891, but moved to Milano in the early 20th century. As soon as he arrived, he secured an apprenticeship with the goldsmiths Beltrami and Besnati, whose business at Via Santa Margherita 5, between La Scala and the Galleria, at the heart of the city. It was here that the young Mario learned the best in Italian goldsmithing traditions. At the end of the First World War, Mario decided that the time was right for him to set up his own venture and he took over Beltrami and Besnati’s business. In 1925, Mario, alongside his brother, Carlo, opened a second store at Via Condotti 30–31, Rome. A third followed four years later at Via Tornabuoni 71, Florence. International expansion and recognition continued in the following years and Mario's descendants played a role in this international overture. In 2000, The Smithsonian Institution of Washington dedicated an anthological exhibition to Buccellati called “Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver and Gems”. Gianmaria donated the Smithsonian Cup to the museum for the occasion; it is now on permanent display. Buccellati still continues to dazzle with its extraordinary craftsmanship to this day.

    Please feel free to ask us any questions, and please see our other listings. We hand polish all items before shipping them out, but if there is interest for a professional polishing and/or engraving removal, we can take care of that for an additional charge and with delayed shipping.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: hallmarked
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: silver
    Condition: Good.
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 407129
    Incollect Reference #: 680456
  • Dimensions
    H. 20.5 in; Diam. 16 in;
    H. 52.07 cm; Diam. 40.64 cm;
Message from Seller:

For the past 35 years to present, Nathan Horowicz with his keen eye has established a following of silver art connoisseurs, collectors, and users. With these customers, we have developed a sense of trust, of integrity, of style, and of value which is linked to Nathan Horowicz's inherited family connections of 3 generations of buying and selling to the decorators, dealers, and users, who have purchased with confidence. Contact us: 212.755.6320

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