AN ITALIAN SILVER MARINE-THEME CENTERPIECE, MARIO BUCCELLATI, 20TH CENTURY
the woven two-handled basket with detachable top of fully-modeled shells, crustaceans, octopi, and fish on a detachable net with two buoys at corners
engraved on base of basket and on shell at one end of top M. Buccellati / Italy and marked 925
265 oz 15 dwt
length over handles 20 in.
One buoy with small dent underneath. Otherwise, in good condition.
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