Niccolò di Noferi del SodoGrosso (fl. c. 1500), also known as Il Caparra for his habit of asking for payment in advance, was one of the few Renaissance ironsmiths that we can identify. He was born in Florence and his most important works are on the exterior of Palazzo Strozzi (the Strozzi Palace) there. These include a lantern in the shape of a classical temple and stands for flag-poles and torches featuring elaborate imaginary animals. Grosso was praised by Giorgio Vasari as the best of ironsmiths.
A wrought iron lantern of Grosso.
A stand in the form of a sphinx at the Palazzo Strozzi.
A stand and a ring for horses at Palazzo Medici Riccardi.
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