An Italian Parcel-Gilt Silver Centerpiece, mark of Lisi, Florence, 20th century. Photo Christies Image Ltd 2013

Circular, on four turtle feet, the base modelled as a shell, with silver mussels, clams, coral, starfish and other crustaceans supporting a silver-gilt oval bowl, marked underneath two turtles, the side engraved LISI 925 STERLING, 23½ in. (59.7 cm.) long; 290 oz. 10 dwt. (9,041 gr.). Price Realized: $23,750

Christies. SILVER 21 May 2013.New York, Rockefeller Plaza