FEMALE FIGURES – Mannequins and Sculptures from 16th to 20th century

On the occasion of Milano Art Week 2024 Alessandro Cesati Gallery is proud to announce the exhibition FEMALE FIGURES – Mannequins and Sculptures from 16th to 20th century. The classic great theme of the ‘female figure’ is explored through a special and captivating selection of Italian and European mannequins and sculptures from the 16th to …

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Two Intense Ivory Figures

Ivory sculpture, from mid-16th century and over the next two centuries, was considered one of the finest artistic disciplines inside the European courts to such an extent that princes, nobles and major ecclesiastical figures were contending Flemish, German and Austrian artists, among the most skilled in working with that noble material. Such is the case …

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Gorus Me Fecit

The history of the mortar (from the Latin word mortarium, which in turn derives from the Sanskrit root mrdi = to grind or pound, and finds almost identical correspondence in the major European languages) certainly has its origins in the earliest antiquity, if it is true that the first tools for grinding or pounding date back as far …

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A Precious Damascened Casket

This precious casket made of embossed iron damascened with gold and silver – rounded body with a “pagoda-shaped” lid resting on four ball feet – features extraordinary decoration on its outer surface in eclectic taste, which clearly recalls the late Renaissance and Baroque style, with dynamic and engaging illustrations marked by outstanding realism and a …

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An outstanding painted Armoire

This outstanding two-door large armoire – beautifully painted all over its outer surface – belongs to a rare group of furniture made in Central Italy – and more precisely in a geographical area going across Tuscany, Umbria and Marche – between the second half of the 16th century and the early 18th century. Armoires of this quality were …

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We are happy to announce that Alessandro Cesati Gallery will participate in Panorama L’Aquila, the third edition of the city-wide art exhibition conceived by ITALICS – a consortium of nearly seventy of Italy’s most influential galleries. For the occasion, the gallery will present to the public a rare and fascinating polychrome sculpture depicting the Archangel Michael, attributed to …

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An imposing Ottoman padlock

Known and widespread since Ancient times, padlocks are portable locks used for locking boxes, chests, furniture and other domestic containers as well as for closing doors and gates of houses, cities and sacred places. Over the centuries, especially in the vast geographical area from Turkey to India, many padlocks of different shapes, sizes and types …

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The Alessandro Cesati gallery has been taking part in the most prominent and select Italian and international exhibitions for many years now.

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