Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver and Gems

October 21, 2000 – March 11, 2001

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Special Exhibitions Gallery (Hall 10) Floor Plan

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.