Silver nautilus centrepiece by Pradella Ilario for Buccellati

By Buccellati, Mario (Italian, 1891-1965)

£28,000

This charming silver centrepiece by the celebrated silversmiths Buccellati is wrought from a series of silver seashells, including deftly rendered nautilus and clam shells.

 

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Description

This beautiful sterling silver centrepiece is by the Italian silversmith Pradella Ilario, who created the piece for the Milanese firm Buccellati. The work, which is known as Nautilus, features six silver nautilus shells, which are set amongst various seashells and raised on a base of clam shells. The shells are wonderfully crafted, each with perfectly plausible naturalistic detailing.

The underside is marked 'Buccellati / Italy / Sterling' and '* 26 MI' for the silversmith Pradella Ilario, Milan.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Buccellati, Mario (Italian, 1891-1965)
Country of Origin
Italian
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
Period
20th Century
Style
20th and 21st Century Design, Marine / Seascape
Material
Silver
Colour
Silver

Dimensions

Height
15 cm / 5.9 inches
Width
36 cm / 14.2 inches
Depth
25 cm / 9.8 inches
Weight
2.2 kg

Reference:
16824

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