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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    A GROUP OF FIVE ITALIAN SILVER ANIMALS

    THE DUCKLINGS MARK OF GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FIVE ITALIAN SILVER ANIMALS
    THE DUCKLINGS MARK OF GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI, 20TH CENTURY
    Comprising two ducklings, two snipes and a gorilla, the birds with gilt beaks and legs, with textured fur and feathers, the ducklings signed Gianmaria Buccellati on feet; the others apparently unmarked
    The largest (snipe) 11 in. (27.9 cm.) long (5)


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    Provenance

    The snipes, with Buccellati, New York, 1981
    The gorilla, with Mayor's, 1991


    Saleroom Notice

    Buccellati Italy is marked on finger of gorilla and on foot of each snipe