Founded in 1919, the House of Buccellati is renowned for its signature, bold, and instantly recognizable style that amalgamates old tradition styles of artisan goldsmiths from the Renaissance. Delicate, silk woven spider patterns, are enhanced by the adornment of diamonds and precious stones.
Mario Buccellati was the purveyor that introduced the technique of texture-engraving, e.g. rigato (parallel lines cut onto the surface of metal to obtain a sheen effect), ornato (based on the forms of animals, leaves, flowers), and telato (fine cross-hatched lines, imitating a fabric surface), which the company and its artisans use to make their precious metal look and feel as they look, like silk.
The public had a chance to see one of a kind Buccellati masterpieces that have been created over the last 100 years through exhibition found at the Pitti Palace in Florence. “The Treasures of the Buccellati Foundation” exhibition showcased the creations of the company’s founder and son, Gianmaria Buccellati. From the uniquely crafted rings, broochs that resemble panda and butterfly and a tulle tiara studded with brilliant and rose-cut diamonds.
The exhibition also included eight cups of treasure from Boscoreale, the archaeological site found near Pompeii, which was buried by lava from the eurption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Buccellati faithfully reproduced these pieces and intricate decorations.