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October 21, 2000 – March 11, 2001
Museum: Natural History Museum
Location: 1st Floor, Special Exhibitions Gallery (Hall 10)
On view are more than 75 one-of-a-kind works by goldsmiths and jewelry designers Mario and Gianmaria Buccellati of Milan, Italy. These jeweled and precious metal masterpieces illustrate the traditional and age-old art of jewelry making and small-scale sculpture. Included are candlesticks; chalices; coffers; an array of jeweled bracelets and necklaces; 14 large gemstone and jewelry masterpieces designed for the Buccellati family collection; and the Buccellati commemorative cup, created by Gianmaria Buccellati in honor of the exhibition and recently added to the museum's permanent collection.
Catalogue: $39.50 (paper)
See October 2000 Smithsonian magazine