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An Appealing Spanish Lock

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This intriguing ironwork belongs to the so-called à moraillon kind of locks, designed for closing chests and coffers, and quite common in the Gothic and Late Gothic periods, especially in the French and Spanish areas.
The present one shows a typical quadrangular shape…

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An Outstanding Jewelry Casket

This small and precious rectangular brass casket -completely gilded both outside and inside- shows a stepped base, a domed lid and a front enriched by two reverse-painted oval rock crystals, set into bezels: the left one depicts the Annunciation and the right one depicts the Nativity…

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An Intense Ivory Christ

This exquisite sculpture is a vivid baroque interpretation of the Christus triumphans: still alive, with open eyes and raised head, recommending his spirit to God the Father. The refined ivory artifact offers the viewer remarkable anatomy and quality, both on the front and back…

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An Important Shaffron

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This rare horse shaffron perfectly documents the Turkish 16th century armour. The main plate, just under a small visor, shows the Arsenal of St. Irene Hallmark- that is the one of the famous Costantinople armoury…

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A Special Romanesque Spanish Capital

This intriguing and rare limestone capital, certainly surmounted a twin column in an important medieval cloistered complex. The external surface of the sculpture is almost entirely occupied by two opposing pairs of animals in low relief with cynocephalic features: the true peculiarity of this work…

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A Rare Jar from Montelupo

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This important jar with spout and rich dragon-shaped handles, is entirely decorated with refined and airy “raffaellesche”. On the front there is a shield with St. Dominic, over a big cartouche with a large inscription: SV° DI FM° STERNO S (meaning …

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A refined French Casket in Iron, Gold and Silver

This wonderful jewelry box is a rare and unprecedented example of the late-Renaissance highest achievement in ironworking. The rounded lid is enriched by a pair of silver oval plaquettes representing two scenes of Hercules’ life…

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A Massive French Anvil dated 1793

Built according to the ancient procedure described in some ancient treatises and illustrated in the chapter Forge des Enclumes of Diderot et D’Alembert’s Encyclopédie, this majestic and fascinating anvil belongs to the typical French, Swiss and Austrian typology, featuring a clear formal and decorative pattern: a massive body with a protruding, shaped and decorated front […]

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Carved Iron Doorknocker, Spain, 16th century

Carved Iron Doorknocker, Spain, 16th century  Wrought, carved and engraved iron Spain, 16th century Cm 23 x 11 x 4,5

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TEFAF Maastricht 2020: important Sculptures and Works of Art

The Dutch appointment for the Alessandro Cesati gallery is renewed: for the twenty-second time the gallery is taking part in the TEFAF in Maastricht (7-15 March 2020) with a refined selection of important sculptures and Works of Art, set up in a stand with two rooms, the largest one…

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