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Sale Price: $21,125.00
Listed Price $32,500.00
  Stock #BN988

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Fabulous Quality Mario Buccellati Silver Nesting Bird Figure in Basket
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Sale Price: $21,125.00
Listed Price $32,500.00


Fabulous quality silver bird. Made by Mario Buccellati in Milan, ca 1930s. Bird in tucked-in mode with wings close to body. Imbricated feathers heightened with engraving as well as bristly wire down. Head turned to side with long closed bill. A poignant figure with the bird’s retreat inside leaf-and-twig nest suggestive of vulnerability. Detachable oval woven basket. A desirable early piece in 800 silver. Fully marked with “800” and “Mario Buccellati”. Fine condition.

Approximate dimensions: H 10 3/4 x W 16 3/4 x D 12 in. Weight: 51 troy ounces. #BN988