18 Karat Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Dress Set, Mario Buccellati
7,500 - 10,000 USD
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- Mario Buccellati
- gold, sapphire, diamond
Comprising a pair of cufflinks and three studs, the cufflinks set with two oval-shaped cabochon sapphires measuring approximately 11.3 by 8.6 by 6.1 mm and two round cabochon sapphires measuring approximately 8.9 by 8.6 by 3.9 mm, the studs set with round cabochon sapphires measuring approximately 5.5 mm, the dress set accented by rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately .20 carat, unsigned; late 1920s. With signed and fitted box.
According to the consignor, Mario Buccellati was commissioned by King Fuad I of Egypt to create this dress set in the 1920s, using sapphires that had belonged to the Pasha of Cairo. Upon King Fuad’s death in 1936, the set was returned to Mario Buccellati. He subsequently bequeathed it to one of his sons, Gianmaria, who in turn gave it to his brother, Luca. It has remained in the family since.