Posted 2 years ago
Silver box by Mario Buccellati. Marked with 0.800 standard and engraved M.Buccelatti,Italy - g.b. (possibly the engraver).Hand engraved motif after an old engraving of Milan. It was made in the early 50’s.The engraving is called “Il Laghetto”.
Mario Buccellati launched the family brand throughout Italy after the First World War.Today, Buccellati Holding Spa is one of the most important names in the world of international luxury jewelry and silverware.
Some of the most typical Buccellati creations are boxes with engraved images. The decoration of every box is the work of two engravers; the first covers the entire surface with a dense underlying texture, the second engraves the image using a burin.The motifs vary from box to box.Fine examples are kept in Milan,Via Montenapoleone in the family museum (personal communication with Mario`s grandchildren).
Newer production seems to be directed to wealthy Arab buyers; motifs of important Moslem places (e.g. minaret and domes of Medina)
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