AN ITALIAN SILVER AND SHELL MARINE-THEME CENTERPIECE, GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI, 20TH CENTURY
the detachable top applied with fully-modeled silver fish, shells, water plants, and a lobster as well as real shells, the woven basket also with silver and real shells forming the handles
cover and base rims engraved Gianmaria Buccellati Italy, base rim marked 800 and with unclear Italian factory mark, with French import marks
145 oz gross
length 25½ in.
Base rim of basket with a solder repair. Some of the silver plants with dented leaves. The cover with some glue residue where a real shell was attached, now missing. Otherwise good condition.
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