Amadio da Milano

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Amadio da Milano , actually Amadio Amadei (* around 1420 , † 1483 ) was an Italian goldsmith .


The time and place of his birth are not known for certain, he was the son of Antonio Amadei from Castronago . Amadio worked in Ferrara from 1437 “as an employee” for the ruling Este family until his death. His most famous work is the three-piece set, consisting of two confectionery bowls and a vase , which he made for Borso d'Este from 1465 to 1466 . The confectionery bowls on lion's feet were made of gilded silver and decorated with garlands and enamel inlays, which contained the coat of arms of the House of Este . Gilded decorations and the unicorns of Borso d'Este were attached to these . The vase was in the shape of a bucket and a gold-plated unicorn was mounted on it. The total weight of the three lost art objects was 78.75  oz .

Amadio da Milano also created medals for Niccolò III. d'Este and his son Leonello d'Este . Amadio da Milano's sons Giovan Battista and Pietro also became goldsmiths.

His will was made out in Ferrara on August 6, 1483, and in 1484 he is mentioned as deceased.

See also


  • °°:  Amadei, Amadio, detto Amadio da Milano. In: Alberto M. Ghisalberti (Ed.): Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (DBI). Volume 2:  Albicante – Ammannati. Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, Rome 1960.
  • J. Meyer, H. Lücke, H. von Tschudi (Hrsg.): General Artist Lexicon . tape 2 (revised edition of Nagler's Künstler-Lexikon 1872).
  • Aloïss Heiss: Les medailleurs de la Renaissance . Part 3: Niccolò - Amadio da Milano - Marescotti - Lixignolo - Petrecini - Baldassare Estense - Coradini - Anonymus travaillant à Ferrare au XVe siècle . Rothschild, Paris 1883.
  • Venturi Adolfo: Relazioni artistichi fra le corti the Milano e Ferrara . 2nd Edition. 1885, p. 225-280 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Private documents from 1456.
  2. Herculean Ferrara: Ercole D'Este (1471–1505) and the Invention of a Ducal ... p. 230 ( Google Books ).
  3. Morton & Eden . Auction catalog for an auction in London. December 9, 2009.