Bonhams : A 'bugnato' gold bangle, by Buccellati,
A 'bugnato' gold bangle, by Buccellati,

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Lot 17
A 'bugnato' gold bangle,
by Buccellati, 1929

Sold for £ 9,812 (US$ 12,498) inc. premium
A 'bugnato' gold bangle, by Buccellati, 1929
The wide yellow gold cuff of botryoidal form, with finely engraved 'segrinato' surface texture and ornate furling edges, signed Buccellati, inner diameter 5.5cm

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  • Provenance
    Buccellati collection, Milan
    Private collection, Milan

    The concept for this bangle came from Mario Buccellati's admiration of the 'bugnato' or rusticated facade of Palazzo Strozzi, Florence. At the time the Mario Buccellati shop was situated nearby in Via Tornabuoni. At the ground floor of Palazzo Strozzi, the facade is composed of rustically finished stone blocks, a masonry technique often seen in classical architecture. The sculptural form and textured 'segrinato' surface of the bangle are evocative of this facade. While the stonework of the building is more geometric, Buccellati's artistic interpretation of it in 24 carat gold results in a much softer, more rounded finish.
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