• FIORENZO CESATI
Founded in 1982
The Alessandro Cesati gallery is specialised in European sculptures and works of art dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Parallel to its founding and constant passion for iron and metal works – for which field the gallery is renowned worldwide – Alessandro Cesati has been extending its spectrum of interests into the most varied niches of collecting for many years now. Ivory, coral, wood, marble, stone, tortoiseshell and terracotta are just some of the many materials handled today by the gallery which carefully selects items in such materials on the basis of quality, rarity and curiosity. Thorough assessment and study of the works are often carried out in conjunction with international scholars and experts, characterising the commitment and professional competence that the Alessandro Cesati gallery places at the heart of its business. The Alessandro Cesati gallery exhibits regularly at the TEFAF Maastricht, at the Biennale dell'Antiquariato in Florence and at the Biennale dell'Antiquariato in Rome.
Agnolo di Polo
- Arezzo 1528
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
cm 24,3 x 16,2 x 71,5 h.
Modelled from a single block, this Saint Catherine of Alexandria is in a good state of conservation and shows evident traces of the old naturalistic polychromy. It is a work from the early 16th century and may be attributed to the sculptor Agnolo di Polo.
- Florence 1933
Portrait of J. P. Worth
cm 27 x 26 h.
Signed and dated "1909 J. P. WORTH PARIS L. ANDREOTTI". This plaque, which is to date the only known example, depicts the great couturier and collector Jean-Philippe Worth (1856-1926).
Wrought, carved and engraved iron
cm 23 x 11 x 4,5
This forged-iron sculpture belongs to the category of animal-shaped knockers.
diam. cm 47
The plate presents rich decoration covering its entire front surface as well as the whole of its rear. In the centre of the face is the coat of arms of Francesco Donà, the 79th Doge of Venice (24 November 1545 - 23 May 1553).