A Pair of Italian Silver "Marine" Candlesticks, Mario Buccellati, Rome, late 20th century

formed as entwined kelp leaves rising from overlapping conch, mollusk and clam shells, stems applied with seahorses, fish and crabs, bases applied with signature of Mario Buccellati and stamped M. BUCCELLTI  - weight 63oz 10dwt (1978g) - measurements height 16 5/8 in. (42.2cm) -  Lot sold 28,125 USD

Sotheby's. Silver. 17 Oct 08. New York  - www.sothebys.com. Photo Courtesy Sotheby's