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Painting and goldworking in conversation. A Rare Fourteenth Century Sienese Casket

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With the catalogue “Painting and goldworking in conversation. A Rare Fourteenth Century Sienese Casket”, the Alessandro Cesati gallery continued in 2019 a series of publications intended to…

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The Coat of Arms of a Spanish Cardinal

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This rare coat of arms of a Cardinal, carved in low relief, painted and gilded, is the heraldic shield of Don Luis Manuel Fernandez de Portocarrero Bocanegra y Moscoso-Osorio (1635 -1709), a prominent figure in the history of Spain and then also in that of Sicily. Shields like this were located in representative places and […]

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An Unrivalled Doorknocker

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This remarkable doorknocker, with its warm and attractive brown patina, is made up of a body in the shape of a hammer and a back plate.
The rectangular back plate, cut-out and knurled on the profile…

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A Naked Jesus Child

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With his naked body and straight posture, the right arm raised in the act of blessing, the outstretched left arm perhaps intended to hold a small globe, the big round face with large eyes and…

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A Delicate Saint John the Baptist in Boxwood

This elegant boxwood sculpture depicts St. John the Baptist as a child, standing on a rock populated by tiny animals; he wears his typical camel’s-hair robe, tightened around the waist by a rope…

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An Elegant Italian devotional figure

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These best quality sacred sculptures – since they have been designed to be dressed – are very often carved and finished merely in the upper part…

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A blooming Garden in Wool and Silk

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The charm of this millefleurs tapestry, woven in wool and silk, is enhanced by a medallion placed just in the middle of a dense field of small bouquets, laying over…

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Two exquisite Sicilian medaillons

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This two remarkable medallions feature a frame with a rich weave of silver filigree scrolls forming two wreaths: on the outer ring there are rosettes…

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A Rare 14th century Sienese casket

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This rare and precious little wooden box is a perfect embodiment of the medieval casket. A tapered lid with sloping edges and concave sides…

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A Genoese Marble Lion

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The crouching lion looks upwards and to our left, making the canines protrude from its half-open mouth. The powerful but docile muzzle…

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