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Mario Buccellati

Italian, 1891-1965

A love of tradition set Mario Buccellati and his fine jewelry house apart in the competitive Italian market and remains a point of pride for the family. In 1919, Mario launched Buccellati with the opening of his first shop in Milan and quickly built a reputation for his richly embellished traforato, or finely pierced goldwork. The Ancona, Italy–born jeweler’s workmanship was in a class of its own. His rings, earrings, bracelets and other accessories were exquisite, yet the gemstones themselves were never too flashy, elevated instead by the designs’ intricate metalsmithing.

Today the Buccellati family is still closely tied to the business even as it is now owned by Richemont, a luxury conglomerate that also counts Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels among its subsidiaries.

A young Mario Buccellati apprenticed with famed goldsmith Beltrami e Besnati in the early 1900s, although many of the goldsmithing techniques synonymous with Buccellati go as far back as the Italian Renaissance. The family lineage is also said to include 18th-century jeweler Contardo Buccellati. Owing to the founder’s advanced metalworking skills, the brand is known for designs that feature metal with the delicacy of lace and draw on the wonders of the natural world. The house’s work is typified by intricate gemstone settings that emphasize their natural color and dense engraving techniques that transform the texture of gold.

One of the time-honored engraving techniques that has come to characterize Buccellati’s work — techniques that require apprenticeships and training in the fine jeweler’s workshops — is called rigato. It involves the engraving of a precious metal with a series of parallel lines to achieve a fabric-like effect.

Rigato is on luminous display in the house’s Macri collection of earrings, cuff bracelets and other accessories. A painstaking attention to detail is pronounced in the celebrated Macri, Bartolomeo and Unica collections — witness the striking honeycomb motif, a house signature, that characterizes the Unica collection’s Caterina bracelet, for example. The Macri collection was the work of Mario’s son, Gianmaria Buccellati, an award-winning jeweler and internationally renowned silversmith who worked to bring the brand to the global stage by overseeing the opening of boutiques in Tokyo, Paris, California and elsewhere.

In 1951, Mario opened his first store in New York City; today the company operates boutiques worldwide. In 2019, the company celebrated its centennial with a new flagship in Paris and the Vintage collection, which features some of its most enduring designs.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Mario Buccellati jewelry today.

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Creator: Mario Buccellati
20th Century Italian 925 Sterling Silver Torsade Vase by Mario Buccellati
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Braintree, GB
20th Century Italian 925 sterling silver torsade vase by Mario Buccellati Made in Italy, 20th Century. Maker: Mario Buccellati Fully hallmarked. Mario Buccellati was born int...
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20th Century Italian Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Villa D' Este by Buccellati Sterling Silver Four-Piece Dinner Place Setting
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Big Bend, WI
Villa D' Este by Buccellati Italian Italy sterling silver four-piece dinner place setting. This setting includes: One dinner size knife, 10" One dinner size fork, 8 1/2" One sal...
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20th Century Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

20th Century Italian Silver Turkey, by Artist Mario Buccellati from Milan
By Mario Buccellati
Located in North Miami, FL
20th Century Italian silver turkey, by artist Mario Buccellati from Milan. It is engraved on one tail feather M. Buccellati, marked on another tail feather 800 and with Italian facto...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Buccellati Silver Fruit Basket Centerpiece
By Mario Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Buccellati silver fruit basket centerpiece in sterling silver. Buccellati centerpiece oval shape measures approximate: 21 1/2? in length, 18? in width, 5 1/2? in height. Basket to...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Silver

Tiber by Buccellati Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 Service 132 Pcs Dinner
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Big Bend, WI
Monumental scarce dinner size "Tiber" by Buccellati sterling silver flatware set - 132 Pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner size knives, 9 3/4" 12 dinner forks, 8" 12 salad forks, 7...
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Late 20th Century Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Palm Beach by Buccellati Sterling Silver Flatware Set of 8 Service 93 Pieces
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superbly crafted Palm Beach by Buccellati sterling silver flatware set with many servers. This large 93 piece sterling silver Palm beach by Buccellati set includes: 8 KNIVES, 8 1/4...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Alicante by Buccellati Italy Silverplated Flatware Set Service 20 Pcs Dinner
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Alicante by Buccellati Italy Silverplated Flatware set, 20 pieces. Great starter set! This set includes: 4 Dinner Size Knives, pointed, 10" 4 Dinner Size Forks, 8 1...
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20th Century Mario Buccellati

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Silver Plate

Pair of Italian Silver Penguin-Form Magnum Wine Coolers by Mario Buccellati
By Mario Buccellati
Located in North Miami, FL
A pair of realistically modeled as a male and female penguins, the hinged heads opening to reveal a bottle compartment Mario Buccellati was one of the most remarkable Italian jeweler...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Villa d'Este by Buccellati Italy Sterling Silver Flatware 8 Set 52 Pcs Dinner
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb dinner size "Villa d'Este" by Buccellati Italy sterling silver flatware set - 52 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner size knives, 10" 8 dinner size forks, 8 1/2" 8 salad fork...
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20th Century Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Anacapri by Clementi Buccellati Italy 800 Silver Flatware Set 165 Pcs Dinner
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Big Bend, WI
Anacapri by Clementi/Buccellati, Italy dinner and luncheon 800 silver flatware set, 165 pieces. This set includes: 12 dinner knives, long handle, eight 3/4", 24 dinner forks, 7 5/...
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20th Century Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Villa d'Este by Buccellati Italy Sterling Silver Flatware 8 Set 50 Pcs Dinner
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb dinner size "Villa d'Este" by Buccellati Italy sterling silver flatware set - 50 pieces. This set includes: 8 dinner size knives, 10" 8 dinner size forks, 8 1/2" 8 salad fork...
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20th Century Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Set of Two Italian Sterling Silver Cigarette Cases from the 19th and 20th Cent
By Mario Buccellati
Located in North Miami, FL
A set of two Italian Sterling silver cigarette cases from the 19th and 20th century. They have hand-stamped details and are engraved with flowers and scrolling acanthus. One of them ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Mario Buccellati

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Silver, Sterling Silver

20th Century Italian 925 Sterling Silver Pear Table Lighter by Mario Buccellati
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Braintree, GB
20th century Italian 925 sterling silver pear table lighter by Mario Buccellati. Sterling silver lighter is in shape of pear. Detachable lighter set in base. Hallmarked on stem ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mario Buccellati

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Silver

M. Buccellati Hammered Sterling Silver Tea Pot in Bachelor Size
By Mario Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind sterling silver bachelor's tea pot by the prominent Italian maker Mario Buccellati. Beautifully hand hammered, styled with a curved bamboo twisted handle, acorn finia...
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20th Century Italian Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Mario Buccellati Italian Rococo Silver 7-Light Candelabra
By Mario Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Rococo 800 silver 7-light candelabra. Made by Mario Buccellati in Milan. Each: Baluster shaft on domed foot. Six arms comprising leaf-capped c-scrolls; each arm terminating i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Mario Buccellati

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Silver

Mario Buccellati, a Rare and Exceptional Italian Silver Goat
By Mario Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Mario Buccellati, a rare and exceptional Italian silver goat circa 1940. Made in Milan Italy. Very fine quality and workmanship and very large in size. Measures: 12" high ...
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20th Century Italian Mario Buccellati

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Silver

Grande Imperiale Buccellati Sterling Silver 3-D Wall Decor Italian Hollowware
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Big Bend, WI
Massive grande imperiale by Buccellati sterling one-of-a-kind custom-made headboard or wall decoration with brace for hanging. It features a 3-D leaf design with center cartouche wit...
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1940s Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Mario Buccellati Rare Sterling Silver Candlestick
By Mario Buccellati, Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Sterling silver candlestick by the Italian maker Mario Buccellati, new in original Buccellati box. Retails around $4000. Designed with a knopped stem and a wavy bobéches. Measuring 7...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Mario Buccellati

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Silver, Sterling Silver

1940s Italian Silver Vase by Mario Buccellati
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Roma, IT
Buccellati Vase, circa 1940 - Fascist period. Silver 800 with fully machined chisel body. Neck decorated with four grooved rings. Stamp: Milano, silversmith Mario Buccellati. Except...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Silver

Buccellati Silver Seahorse Ice Bucket Small
By Mario Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Buccellati silver seahorse ice bucket small in sterling silver. Buccellati silver seahorse ice bucket often used to chill multiple bottles of wine, champagne, rose, and more. The ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Buccellati Sterling Silver Maschera Ligorica Pendant
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This sterling silver Maschera Ligorica pendant was made by Italian luxury jeweler, Buccellati. The Buccellati family has a long tradition of working with precious metals and gemstone...
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1970s Italian Renaissance Revival Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

20th Century Italian Sterling Silver Oval Mirror by Mario Buccellati
By Mario Buccellati
Located in North Miami, FL
20th century Italian sterling silver oval mirror by Mario Buccellati, which is engraved on back. It is topped with a fleur-de-lys, faceted glass, leather back with easel Stand and a ...
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20th Century Italian Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Pair of 20th Century, Italian Silver Lionfish, by Buccellati from Milan
By Mario Buccellati
Located in North Miami, FL
A pair of 20th century, Italian silver Lionfish, by Mario Buccellati from Milan. The realistically modeled fish detachable from the silver seaweed mounted on the fossilized marble ba...
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20th Century Mario Buccellati

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Stone, Marble, Sterling Silver

Buccellati Silver Sea Motif Champagne Bucket
By Mario Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Buccellati silver sea motif champagne bucket in sterling silver. Buccellati champagne bucket, featuring motifs of the sea. Raised vessel in sterling silver, finished with chasing ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Silver

20th Century Mario Buccellati Siver Cigarette Box with Cameo, Italy
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Firenze, FI
Silver cigarette case by Mario Buccellati. Wonderful manufacture, beautiful in every detail as usual in Mario Buccelati's artworks. Cameo on top with gold ring around. Very good...
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1960s Art Deco Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Silver

Early 20th Century Mario Buccellati Sterling Silver Tray
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20th century Mario Buccellati sterling silver tray. Signed and hallmarked. 121.35 oz.
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Buccellati Silver Seashell Centerpiece Suite
By Mario Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Buccellati silver seashell centerpiece suite in sterling silver. Buccellati suite includes centerpiece as well as four separate bowls. Main centerpiece measures approx. 21 1/2?...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Silver

Mario Buccellati Silver Squirrel
By Mario Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Mario Buccellati Silver Squirrel, silver texted fur with glass eyes, enamel nose and gilt acorns. Signed on one leaf Mario Buccellati, 925, and 15-MI Measurements: height 7? in. ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Silver

Buccellati Silver Nature Centerpiece Pumpkin
By Mario Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Buccellati silver nature centerpiece pumpkin in 800 silver. Buccellati centerpiece overall dimensions measure approx. 15 1/2? in length, 13? in width, 13 1/2? in height. Inside di...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Silver

Mario Buccellati Furry Animals Charming Dog, circa 1960
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Mario Buccellati Furry Animals Charming Dog, circa 1960 Standing 6” tall, this charming subject catches many eyes. Signed underneath M. Buccellati .925 Italy Buccellati: The...
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20th Century Italian Modern Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

Buccellati Sterling Silver 'Milano' Two-Tine Carving Fork
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Buccellati sterling silver 'Milano' carving fork. This striking sterling silver carving fork was made by Italian luxury jewelry, Buccellati. The Buccellati family has a long traditio...
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1970s Italian Neoclassical Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Sterling Silver

1930s by Mario Buccellati Art Deco Italian Silver Pair of Candleholder
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Brescia, IT
Art Deco silver candleholder 26MI mark impressed Weight: 775 g Perfect Condition.
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Mario Buccellati

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Silver

Yellow Gold Mario Buccellati Pineapple Amber Clip, circa 1999
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Cagliari, IT
A Mario Buccellati pineapple clip, yellow gold leaves also engraved on the back - double needle griffes, one amber cut pineapple. Item offered with “Certificate of Authenticity”.
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1990s Italian Modern Mario Buccellati

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Gold

Yellow and White Gold Mario Buccellati Flowered Carnelian Clip
By Mario Buccellati
Located in Cagliari, IT
Rare Mario Buccellati clip. A branch with five leaves in white gold and yellow gold, 3 flowers in carnelian. Item offered with authenticity certificate.
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1990s Italian Modern Mario Buccellati

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Gold

Mario Buccellati furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Mario Buccellati furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Mario Buccellati collection, there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 37 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Mario Buccellati were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Gino Cenedese, Alessandro Mandruzzato and Barbini. Prices for Mario Buccellati furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $700 and tops out at $120,000, while pieces like these can sell for $12,500 on average.

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