Milan; (2008): 5 Continents. Quarto. Item #028063
200 pages, of gorgeous color illustrations (some folding) of the renowned Italian jewelers of the 20th Century--Mario Buccellati and his son Gianmaria. His techniques of engraving include rigato (parallel lines cut onto the surface of metal to obtain a sheen effect, telato (texture obtained by fine cross-hatched lines) orriato and modellato which is most delicate technique. Also much on Elena Gagarina -- Umberto Vattani -- Buccellati at The Moscow Kremlin museums -- History of the Italian goldsmith's art / Dora Liscia Benporad -- Buccellati style / Anita Valentini -- The Buccellati Story / Larissa Peshekhonova -- Catalogue. Mario Buccellati, "Prince of Goldsmiths"; Sources of inspiration; Mario, Gianmaria and Andrea Buccellati: an ongoing story; The jewelry; Extraordinary objects The silver animals. Bound in black cloth lettered in gilt spine lettering gilt, a very good copy in pictorial dust jacket showing some spots of soiling with a few scratches to rear panel.