Mario Buccellati

Luxurious Powder Compact made of Gold & Diamonds, Milan ca. 1950


€ 14,890.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Luxurious Powder Compact made of Gold & Diamonds, Milan ca. 1950
Luxurious Powder Compact made of Gold & Diamonds, Milan ca. 1950
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One of the greatest designers of the jewel worlds of Italy was without a doubt Mario Buccellati (1891-1965). In 1919, he opened a fine jewelry store across from La Scala in Milan - and just a short time later, a branch on Fifth Avenue in New York and a branch in Palm Beach were added. His illustrious customers included famous actors, almost all the royal courts of Europe, and several popes. The Italian writer Gabriele D'Annunzio dubbed Buccellati the "Prince of Goldsmiths" and himself commissioned hundreds of precious (and costly) objects from him. To this day, it is above all the finely finished surfaces that distinguish the jewelry of the Milanese goldsmith dynasty. Every single detail of a Buccellati jewel, no matter how tiny, is worked out in detail, engraved, chased - no matter whether it is visible at first glance or not. The present luxurious case made of solid gold exemplifies this quality. The case is a compact, so appropriately referred to in English as a vanity case. Powder compacts are typical accessories for the lady from the life-hungry era of Art Deco, as well as the early post-war period in which our specimen was created. Today, as in the years of its creation, it is wonderfully suitable to quickly give the complexion some new freshness with powder. With the help of a handy mirror, which can immediately assess the result, so that you can then go back to the respective event with a safe feeling. The case is made of high quality gold and has a square shape. The surfaces are decorated with a fine hatching reminiscent of fabric, typical of Buccellati's jewelry of the 1950s. The top lid is also adorned with nine platinum stars set with glittering diamonds. The inner lid, which conceals the powder puff, is also particularly beautiful. Finely engraved, we see an elegant pattern here, reminiscent of an oriental carpet. The compact came to us from Hamburg. It is in first class condition and comes with its original silk case. The case shows slight signs of age - the case itself, however, is beautifully preserved and immediately ready for use to make a fun and festive evening even more charming and luxurious!
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Luxurious Powder Compact made of Gold & Diamonds, Milan ca. 1950
Mario Buccellati
€ 14,890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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