Founded in 1997
Walter Padovani’s gallery has been located in the heart of the fashion district in Milan since 2000. From the very beginning, the gallery set itself the goal of becoming a point of reference for private collectors and institutions, specializing in Italian sculpture and works of art dating from the 16th century to the Neo-Classical period.
The strategic guidelines of the activity are a rigorous selection of the works proposed, with great attention given to their provenance and state of conservation, as well as a close collaboration with leading art historians. Over the years, thanks to new discoveries and restitutions, as well as to the publication of the gallery’s catalogs, it has been possible to write some small, albeit significant, chapters of art history. In parallel with research, the gallery also provides indispensable services in the context of Old Masters art, including estimates, appraisals and assistance for the practices at the Export Offices of the Superintendencies and for the handling and restoration of works of art. The Galleria Walter Padovani exhibits regularly at prestigious Italian and international exhibitions such as BIAF and TEFAF.
Coral workshops of Trapani
First half of the 17th century
Pair of peacocks
Coral, white enamel, gilt copper, gilt bronze
Height 14.3 cm
- Rome, 1654
Height 52 cm
Provenienza: Collezione privata, Italia; Heim Gallery, Londra; Collezione Arthur M. Sackler, New York.