Bracelet, Mario Buccellati, c.1960



formed from six rows of delicately textured eighteen carat yellow gold squares, the surface of each link reflecting the light in alternating ripples, the square panels joined on each side with flexible pins, allowing the bracelet to drape and move like cloth.

Signed: ‘M Buccellati’
Italy, c1960

Length: 19.5cm and Width: 3.6cm

Buccellati has become one of the most famous Italian jeweller shops. Starting with a shop in Milan in 1919, Mario Buccellati built an empire which would include boutiques in Rome, Florence and New York by 1954. The firm’s distinctive style and use of innovative goldsmithing techniques provided them with a captive post-war audience, who were eager for colourful and luxurious designs.