• Jewels and Watches: The Dubai  auction at Christies

    Sale 7894

    Jewels and Watches: The Dubai Sale

    28 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 114

    A PAIR OF EMERALD AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, BY MARIO BUCCELLATI

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A PAIR OF EMERALD AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, BY MARIO BUCCELLATI
    Each designed as a stylised snowflake set with a central oval-shaped emerald within a delicate textured two-tone surround to the brilliant-cut diamond detail, 2.2cm wide, each stamped "750"
    Signed M. Buccellati Italy with maker's mark MI 15 (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    The firm Mario Buccellati, located at 4 Via Montenapoleone, is currently run by one of the founder's sons, Lorenzo Buccellati, with the assistance of his wife Claudia. Their objects can be identified by their distinct "texture-engraved" style and the hallmark "15 MI", one of the oldest in Milan. The company was founded by its namesake, the descendant of a renowned family of jewellers which began with a certian Contardo Buccellat in the 18th Century. Mario began his career in 1903 as an apprentice to the goldsmiths Beltrami e Besnati located at the Largo Santa Margherita in the centre of Milan. He eventually took over the business in 1919. In the following years, he opened boutiques in Rome (1925), Florence (1929), and New York (1953). He created jewels for such notables as the Popes Pius XI and XII, as well as the royal families of Italy, Spain and Egypt. Today, in addition to Milan, Mario Buccellati still has boutiques in the via Tornabuoni of Florence and the via dei Condotti of Rome.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.