THE LARGEST PRIVATE COLLECTION OF BUCCELLATI TO COME TO AUCTION / by OLIVER NEWTON

As part of the collection of Victor A Diaz is the largest private collection of silver animals made by Buccellati to come to auction. Buccellati, amongst being extremely famous for their jewellery, the original founder, Mario, was fascinated with silver. 

His world renowned factory began to make life size animals, completely hand made, and either life size or larger than life size. These piece, especially the earliest pieces by Mario Buccellati have become exceedingly collectable. Whilst large pieces have come up for auction in the past, this collection will be the very first time such a quantity of such rare pieces will be offered from one single private collection. 

This collection of Buccellati animals includes a pair of penguin champagne coolers, the famous life-size flamingo, a giant pair of oversized sea horses, an extra large tortoise tureen, a magnificent fist caviar dish amongst many other great treasures. 

For more information please visit: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2018/life-curated-victor-a-diaz-collection-n09847.html

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