Bamboo Icebucket and Pumpkin, 1960-1970
Reference: 6863, 6744
(Left) Mauro Manetti (Italian): a beautifully modelled and substantial silver-plated mid-century ice bucket, the design of the body is styled in the form of bamboo stems, with a basket weave pattern culminating in five central leaves to the lid, acting as the finial. Made by Italian designer Mauro Manetti, the bucket has the ‘M M ITALY’ marks with design registration numbers. The original metal liner assists in keeping the ice cold. Italian, circa 1960.
Height: 9 inches (23 cm)
Price Code: ££
(Right) an extremely well observed figural Sterling silver trinket box in the form of a pumpkin by Buccellati, with lobes and hammered, stippled ‘skin’. The main section rests on three leaf supports, with realistic stalk and surrounding leaves. Unlined, the box is stamped BUCCELLATI, ITALY, and bears a post 1967 Italian date mark for Pradella Illario.
Height 5 inches (13 cm)
Price Code: £££
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