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


Buccellati Italian Pair of Sterling Silver & Turquoise Cufflinks

$ 460
  • Description
    Gianmaria Buccellati, Italian, pair of sterling silver cufflinks with turquoise at the center, in a beautiful floral motif, measuring 2/3'' in diameter, and bearing hallmarks. Sold in its original box, never used.

    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, which 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
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1900-1949
    Materials: turquoise and sterling silver
    Condition: Good.
    Metals: Silver
    Gender: Men's
    Styles / Movements: Signed Pieces
    Dealer Reference #: 406954
    Incollect Reference #: 664133
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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