Bertolami Fine Art


Piazza Lovatelli, Roma, Italy 1 00186
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About Auction House

Bertolami Fine Art is a complex structure: auction house, art gallery, exhibition design studio and cultural events. Bertolami Fine Art, a name known to numismatic collectors around the world, began operating in 2011 as an auction house specializing in the sale of ancient coins and medals. From 2011 to present he founded branches in  Monaco  and  London  and joined the Department of  Numismatics  of the departments of  Archeology, Carving Ancient and Modern, Medieval, Ancient Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples Author, Photography, Ceramics and antique porcelai...Read More
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    Oddities, Curiosities, and Wonders

    Also known as the hook-lipped rhinoceros, the black rhinoceros is a species native to eastern and southern Africa. Though the rhinoceros is called ‘black,’ its colors vary from brown to gray. One of the noteworthy lots in the upcoming Oddities, Curiosities, and Wonders auction, presented by Bertolami Fine Art, is the head of a black rhinoceros. It was assembled by Zimmermann Limited in 1973 and has CITES documentation attached. The head comes complete with its original horns.  Other highlights include the complete taxidermy of a cheetah, two African elephant tusks mounted on iron chains, and a crystalized ram head from Queensland. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.

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    Paintings, Drawings, Prints & Multiples, Photography

    The upcoming Paintings, Drawings, Prints & Multiples, Photography event, presented by Bertolami Fine Art, highlights a photolithograph for Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s 1974 installation titled The Wrapped Roman Wall. The 2,000-year-old Aurelian Wall was built by Emperor Marcus Aurelius to surround the city of Rome. For 40 days in February and March of 1974, the artist duo wrapped the wall in polypropylene and rope, covering both sides, the top, and the wall's arches. The duo wrapped monumental buildings and spaces from the 1960s until their deaths. In Christo’s words, their signature works were “absolutely irrational, with no justification to exist.”  Also highlighted among the 760 lots is a world map from John Speed. Considered one of the most famous English cartographers, Speed is internationally recognized for his atlases. The available map, created around 1651, is one of the earliest world maps printed in English and depicts California as an island. The auction also features Bram Bogart’s Abstract Composition. Executed in 1969, the piece shows three vertical brushstrokes and a lower horizontal brushstroke in bold shades of orange, blue, and yellow against a pale background. View the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Underground & Ultracontemporary Art

    Angelo Cricchi is an Italian artist known for his fashion photography. After leaving a career as a professional athlete to pursue art, Cricchi began to explore the influence of literature and history. In 2009, after the Gloomy Sunday at MAK (Wien) exhibition, his sophisticated and stylized portraits of women became widely popular. One such painting capturing a woman with the lower body of a snake will be featured in the upcoming Underground & Ultracontemporary Art auction, presented by Bertolami Fine Art. Bidders can also find acrylic work from Mr. Klevra. Best known for his murals found on the streets of Rome, Klevra is an Italian street artist, illustrator, and painter. His work often combines pop culture and Orthodox Christian iconography. The available work is a portrait of Pablo Picasso, executed in 2016. Also offered is an oil on canvas piece by Jerico Cabrera depicting white roses. View these items and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Jewels

    The Art Deco movement originated in the early 1900s and reached its height in the 1930s. Bertolami Fine Art will present several works from this period in their upcoming Fine Art Jewels auction. Among the offered 311 pieces is an Art Deco-style bracelet in white gold. The handcrafted bracelet accented with rose-cut diamonds was made in Italy. Another Italian jewelry piece is a dragon brooch from the 1930s. The dragon has a ruby eye and a 1.20-carat diamond crest.  Of several bracelets, cufflinks, earrings, and necklaces, a three-colored diamond bracelet inspired by the Liberty movement is particularly featured. The Liberty movement was founded in England in the 19th century by William Morris, who wanted to focus on handmade products. Morris found his inspiration in the methods of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Also showcased is a 1950s Periwinkles Craft jewelry set. This 18-karat white gold set includes earrings and a necklace. Stylized with floral motifs, each piece has rock crystal petals set with rubies at the center. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Web Auction 86 – Ancient Silver, Ivory and Coral, Pens, Icons and Objects of Russian

    The upcoming Ancient Silver, Ivory and Coral, Pens, Icons, and Objects of Russian auction, presented by Bertolami Fine Art, features a 19th-century German ivory oliphant. Between the 16th and 18th centuries, oliphants or hunting horns were often used to produce a resonant sound. Made from elephant tusks, their ivory surfaces were covered in carvings of birds, fruit, wolves, and warriors. The instruments were hung from chains around the necks of men. Also highlighted among the 425 lots is a Chinese coral sculpture from the early 20th century. It features Shoulao, the God of Longevity. The figure can be seen holding a peach and a walking stick at either side.   The auction also features several examples of silverware and vases. An English sterling silver soup tureen from the 19th century will appear in the sale. The available oval-shaped tureen comes with a cover and features loop handles and a twisted rope border. Furniture, jewelry, fine art, and sterling silver will also be included in this catalog. View the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Auction 77 – 20th Century Decorative Arts

    When Gio Ponti designed a building, he paid special attention to the furniture and decorative art that filled it. An architect, designer, and artist, Ponti was known to stay up for days on end to ensure every interior was to his liking. Several of his earthenware works lead the upcoming auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts, offered by Bertolami Fine Art. A 1927 piece designed by Ponti, titled Everything Awaits Us, is particularly notable. It measures 45 centimeters high and shows a winged figure leaning against a pedestal.  One of Ponti’s contemporaries is featured in the sale as well. Pietro Melandri often collaborated with leading Italian designers of the early and mid-20th century, drawing on Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles for his work. Available in this sale is a glazed ceramic flower box from Melandri. On the front, a woman holds a flowing piece of fabric above her head. Likely made in the 1920s, this piece was displayed in a Roman café for decades. Several ceramic plates and jugs from Guido Gambone, a terracotta vase from Salvatore Meli, and a selection of vintage ceramic figures complete the auction. Visit Bidsquare to view each of these lots and register to bid. 

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    Pens, silver, corals and an important collection of walking sticks & Orders of Chivalry

    The Pour le Mérite was the Kingdom of Prussia's highest military merit. In the upcoming auction presented by Bertolami Fine Art, a Pour le Mérite award will be available among the lots. The order of merit is a blue-enameled Maltese Cross with eagles between the arms.  Another piece in this auction with eagle iconography is a Romanov double-headed eagle with gold and silver jewels. Double-headed eagle jewelry became popular in Russia in the late 15th century. It was also featured as an official emblem of the Russian state.  Another highlight of the auction is a Victorian sterling silver tea service. Dating back to 1845, the pieces are octagonal and embellished with floral decorations. You can find out more about the auction by visiting the auction catalog on Bidsquare.