NEW YORK – Luxuriously glazed and vividly coloured terracotta sculpture by the Della Robbia family of Florence is a quintessentially Renaissance art form. Luca della Robbia’s invention and his family’s subsequent mastery of the technique was sought after by patrons of both secular and devotional sculpture. Glazed: The Legacy of The Della Robbia, a selling exhibition organised in collaboration with dealer Fabrizio Moretti for our New York galleries, comprises a variety of terracotta works by this illustrious artistic dynasty. Click ahead to preview seven colourful and elegant works that will appeal to collectors of art from all periods and categories. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
A look inside the unique lifestyle of one of the world’s most extraordinary and passionate collectors. Robert de Balkany surrounded himself with works of art from the outstanding artists of their time, putting together one of the most important collections of decorative arts and Old Master Paintings ever to appear at auction in France.