Down at the bottom of the sea with Milanese goldsmith to princes Alfredo Ravasco (1873-1958).

Octopus on malachite base. 20th c.
Octopus on malachite base. 20th c.Malachite and enamel. Image © The Moodboarders 2017. Fair use license. via https://www.themoodboarders.com/old/the-prince-of-goldsmiths/
Cigarette box with carved coral fish exhaling seed pearl bubbles with cabochon ruby eyes.
Agate cigarette box with carved coral fish exhaling seed pearl bubbles with cabochon ruby eyes. 1939. Italian. Agate, coral, seed pearl and ruby. Signed “A Ravasco” and inscribed to hinges “6 Febbraio 1939”. Italian assay and maker’s marks to hinges. Image © 2019 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/fine-jewels-l16052/lot.237.html
Agate bowl with crab-like clustered sapphire handles on a wooden plinth.
Agate bowl with crab-like clustered sapphire handles on a wooden plinth. No date. Photo © Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. Fair use license. via http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2014/03/10/29402340.html
Centerpiece with fish. ca. 1930-35.
Centerpiece with fish. ca. 1930-35. Lapis lazuli, agate and coral. Image © Copyright 2018-2020 MDB Srl. Tutti. Fair use license. via https://www.milanodabere.it/evento/alfredo-ravasco-principe-degli-orafi/
Carved agate rectangular cigarette box surmounted by three carved coral tropical fish.
Carved agate rectangular cigarette box surmounted by three carved coral tropical fish. ca. 1925. Agate, coral and pearl. Signed “A Ravasco” to box. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2008/important-jewels-antique-and-contemporary-l08051/lot.398.html
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