An ivory and turquoise ring, by Buccellati,
Lot 111Y
An ivory and turquoise ring, by Buccellati,
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 9,417) inc. premium

Lot Details
An ivory and turquoise ring, by Buccellati, circa 1965
The textured ring set with a cabochon turquoise on an ivory ground, signed Buccellati, ring size L

Footnotes

  • Mario Buccellati, born in 1881, was the founder of one of Italy's greatest jewellers and owed his fame to his textured gold jewellery and unique silver objects. Buccellati's handmade jewellery is immediately recognisable by the use of mixed metals and various techniques of engraving such as rigato (parallel lines cut onto the surface of metal to obtain a sheen effect), telato (texture, achieved by fine cross-hatched lines, which imitates linen surface), segrinato (engraving in every possible direction, overlapping textures), ornato (decoration, based on natural forms such as animals, leaves, flowers), modellato (the most delicate engraving technique, which consists of reproducing several designs chiselled in three dimensions on a minuscule scale, mainly used for decoration of the borders). His work was widely acclaimed at the 1920 Exposition in Madrid where his entire collection was sold. His loyal clients included the Royal Families of Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, and his friend Gabriele D'Annunzio, one of Italy's most famous poets. The latter, who admired Buccellati's Renaissance-inspired textured goldwork, spoke of him as the 'Prince of Goldsmiths'.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
Y CITES

Subject to CITES regulations when exporting items outside of the EU, see clause 13.

Contacts
  1. Emily Barber
    Auction Administration - Jewelry
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8284
    FaxFax: +44 20 7499 5364
Similar Items