Diamond bangle, Buccellati. photo Sotheby's

The textured surface applied with bead work, brilliant-cut and rose diamond floral motifs, further accented with brilliant-cut stones, inner circumference approximately 185mm, signed Buccellati. Est. 4,500—5,500 GBP. Lot Sold 18,125 GBP

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Ed. Sylvia Luzzatto, Buccellati, Timeless Art, Italy, 2008, pages 124, 144 and 145 for similar examples of Buccellati bangles for this and lot 411. In this example the band is burin engraved to resemble silk.


Ruby and diamond bangle, Buccellati. photo Sotheby's

Applied with oval cabochon rubies within textured organic surrounds, set between brilliant-cut diamond set cartouches, inner circumference approximately 160mm, signed Mario Buccellati, case Mario Buccellati. Lot sold 3,300—4,300 GBP. Lot Sold  13,750 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Jewels. 14 Dec 10. London www.sothebys.com