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Tommaso Pestelli

Tommaso Pestelli Silversmith
Contact
English, German
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:50 / 14:30 - 19:00 and Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Phone:
+39 0552302488
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History in his hands

  • • The workshop was founded in 1908 by Tommaso’s grandfather
  • • In 2019 Tommaso was awarded the Talent du Luxe prize
  • • His works are influenced by the Florentine Renaissance

When you can boast a 100-year-old family history and a clientele that has included royal families from all over Europe, your destiny is more or less written. In fact, today Tommaso Pestelli runs this very business with only one big change compared to the past: he makes his jewellery himself, and his shop and workshop are merged together. His business is internationally recognised for its excellence: in 2019, the Centre du Luxe et de la Création awarded the Florentine master the Talent du Luxe prize, one of the many important tributes to Pestelli’s work, including being featured in the silver collection of Palazzo Pitti.

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Works

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Coconut Fish

This unusual decorative silver box is crafted from a varnished coconut placed on a sterling silver base. The box was inspired by collections of Meraviglie, objects of wonder created during the Italian Renaissance. Silverwork and pink tourmaline gemstones transform the coconut into a zoomorphic object; its different parts are fixed by pins and screws and can be dismantled.

Height 19 cm
Length 16 cm

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Photo: © Tommaso Pestelli
Snake Goblet

The calyx of a flower was one of the inspirations for the shape of this goblet, which represents the Bowl of Hygieia, one of the symbols of pharmacies. Two menacing snakes, their tails tangled at the base of the goblet, protect the opening. The snakes are considered to symbolize healing.

Height 16 cm
Diameter 16 cm

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Large Tree Bowl

This imposing centrepiece is part of Tommaso’s Bosco (Woodland) collection. It takes the form of a silver tree supporting in its branches a large crystal bowl. Several forest animals are gathered at the base of the tree, as if part of a fairy story.

Height 17 cm
Diameter 25 cm

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Photo: © Tommaso Pestelli
Griffin centrepiece

Part of Tommaso’s “Grifone” collection, this bowl shaped like the mythological griffin can be used to hold flowers or small items of food such as cakes or chocolates. The two salt cellars can be moved around the table as required.

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Photo: © Tommaso Pestelli
Nautilus Lion

Clinging to a mother of pearl Nautilus shell, the silver lion seems to hang on by digging in its teeth. The structure is held up by a silver stem supported by a silver scallop shell base. The decorative cup was inspired by the Meraviglie, objects of wonder, created during the Italian Renaissance.

Height 14 cm
Length 11 cm

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