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DoneMon, May 19, 2014 8:00 AM EDT
Genova, IT

Silver and Important Filigrana Collecrion

The sale presents a selection of Italian and European silverware from the seventeenth to the twentieth century and a collection of unique and rare works in precious silver filigree composed of more than one hundred pieces in large part published. For Italian antique silverware will be presented works of the leading manufactures including an important and sophisticated coffee maker with mask of the Roman model and a monumental Baroque monstrance of the master silversmith Vincenzo I Belli, both attributable to the third quarter of the eighteenth century. Also noteworthy is the unusual coffee eighteenth-century Milanese inspired by the Ottoman patterns that are known in only three specimens. Silver British, French, Russians, tobacco and gold turtle and a selection of works from the most prestigious fashion houses of the twentieth century, including Bulgari, Buccellati and Tiffany, round off the sales catalog.