Important Jewels, 31st May


The sale includes a magnificent two-wire necklace with natural saltwater pearls, estimated at € 100 000 to 120 000 as well as an incredible 8.28 carats diamond estimated to sell for of € 30 000 to 60 000 and a platinum ring with a 3.63 carat Burma ruby ​​and drop cut 3 carats diamonds, which has an estimate of € 35 000 to 45 000.

Paintings, 1st June


An exquisite portrait of Costanzo Patrizi by Giuseppe Passeri is estimated to sell for € 18 000 to 22 000. Passeri was taught to paint by his uncle, the painter and historian Giovanni Battista, but it was Carlo Maratta who introduced him to the most important artists of the Renaissance and Baroque period, including Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni and Nicolas Poussin.

Important works from the collection of Giancarlo Gallino

blog.php-394 Gianni Agnelli, Federico Zeri and Giancarlo Gallino

The Gallery Antichi Maestri Pittori owned by Giancarlo Gallino played a pivotal role on the way antique dealers were positioned in the market. Gallino became an arbiter of taste, setting trends within the Italian art market.



The Gallery Antichi Maestri Pittori played a vital part in the rise in interest in old Piedmontese art. A new generation of collectors bought works by artists such as Spanzotti, Gandolfino d'Asti, Defendente Ferrari and Macrino d'Alba, while institutions - the Savoy Gallery, the Museum of Ancient Art in Palazzo Madama and the GAM - enriched their collections.

Consigned from Gallino's collection is Enrico Castelnuovo's 1990 study of the Tower of Pisa, estimated at € 150 000 to 180 000. The second piece consigned from Gallino's estate is a large work made circa 1475 by Neri di Bicci which is estimated to sell for € 400 000 to 600 000.

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