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It is with great satisfaction that we introduce to you our Auction catalogue 159.

A special auction, covering, as usual, a wide range of goods of particular quality, rarity and antiquity.

From a variety of pieces that should be highlighted the Chinese porcelain Pot, Wanli period (1573-1620), illustrating the cover (lot 411) cannot be overlooked.

Among many other pieces of exceptional quality and national and international interest, we draw your attention to:

The pair of side tables, King D. João V of Portugal (1706-1750)/King D. José I of Portugal (1750-1777), Brazilian rosewood (Lot 88).

Vieira da Silva (1908-1992), untitled, gouache on paper, signed (Lot 199).

The pair of cranes, large bronze sculptures, Japanese – Meiji period (1868-1912) (Lot 444).

The upright piano IGNACE PLEYEL & COMP., Napoleon III, in the Boulle manner (Lot 481).

We should also mention, as usual, the pieces of Lusíada Art – Commissioned art pieces in the time of the Portuguese Discoveries from Africa to the Far East a crossover between Portuguese art and culture and art and culture, beliefs, traditions, styles and craftsmanship of India (Indo-Portuguese Art), Ceylon
(Singhalese-Portuguese Art), China (Chinese-Portuguese Art) or Japan (Namban Art) – to name just a few countries with which we closely related to since the 16th century.

Here are some examples of cross-culture pieces: A small Cabinet with Stand (lot 543) and a significant set of ivory sculptures.

A final reference to the core of Portuguese and foreign silverware and jewelry presented, as usual, in this auction. Among several other remarkable pieces, the emeralds necklace (lot 262) should be highlighted.

Hoping to have the satisfaction of welcoming you soon, with our best regards


Pedro Maria de Alvim                                                      Miguel Cabral de Moncada