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Dear Friends,
We are pleased to present to you the catalogue of our auction 189, dedicated to Antiques and Works of Art: a special auction to be held in two sessions covering an extended set of art pieces of particular quality, rarity and antiquity, including a wide range of Haute Décoration items.
A remarkable pair of Portuguese 18th C. carved, polychrome and gilt wooden large sculptures Candle-Bearing Seraphims illustrates the cover (lot 786).
Some highlights:

Several pieces illustrate in a particularly eloquent way the originality, aesthetics and cultural richness of the art pieces which were commissioned since the time of the Portuguese Discoveries from Africa to the Far- East – a crossover between Portuguese art and culture and the art and culture, beliefs, traditions, styles and craftsmanship of India, Ceylon, China or Japan, to name just a few countries with which we closely related to since the 16th century.

  • a two-door Cabinet, Indo-Portuguese, Mughal influence, 17th C. (first half) (Lot 742);
  • a two-door Cabinet, Indo-Portuguese Mughal influence, 17th C. (first half (lote 745);
  • A Tsuba (cup sword), Namban Art, Nippo-Portuguese, Momoyama period (1573-1615) representing the Portuguese "Great Black Ship” (lot 740);
  • A Tsuba (cup sword), Namban Art, Nippo-Portuguese, Momoyama period (1573-1615) representing “Two Portuguese soldiers” (lot 741).

Painting – Portuguese and Foreign
DOMINGOS SEQUEIRA - 1768-1837 “Holy Family with Saint Elizabeth, the child Saint John the Baptist and two angels” oil on canvas, signed and dated from Rome (lot 130);

  • JOSÉ JÚLIO DE SOUSA PINTO - 1856-1939 “Trecho de Valongo com figuras”, oil on canvas, signed (lot 133);
  •  Still-life - Hanging Game, oil on canvas, Dutch School, 17th C. (lot 589).

Silver and Jewellery

  • An early 16th C. Portuguese low foot gilded silver Salver, “Saint George on horseback killing the dragon” (lot 885);
  • A Necklace with a pendant/Brooch, platinum and gold, detachable pendant adaptable to brooch, set with rose and ancient brilliant cut diamonds, the central one of fancy yellow canary colour, with an aprox. weight of 0,50 ct.872, Europe, 19th / 20th C.(lot 872)

Chinese Porcelain

  • A "Shell" Box and Scalloped Stand, Chinese export porcelain, Qianlong period (1736-1795) (lot 263);
  •  A Large Deep Dish, Chinese porcelain known as Swatow, blue decoration "Maritime evocation" with a compass signaling the oceans and two large vessels, most likely Portuguese, the border with shields and supports “Crows” traditionally attributed to the City of Lisbon” (lot 513).


  • A Ribbed Ewer, Portuguese, 17 th C. (third quarter) (lot 66).

Furniture – Portuguese and Foreign

  • A "Serpentine" Commode D. João V (1706-1750), King of Portugal/D. José (1750-1777) King of Portugal, carved Brazilian rosewood, Portuguese, 18th C. (lot 40);
  • A set of 20 chairs, D. José (1750-1777) King of Portugal, carved Brazilian rosewood, Portuguese, 18th C. (lot 41)


  •  “A Cavalry battle”, polychrome wool yarn large tapestry, Flemish, 17th C. (first half) (lot 300);
  • A Twenty Four-light Bag Chandelier, Charles X (1824-1830), gilt bronze en relief, glass beads and pendants, crystal bobèches (candle-guards) en relief «diamond-tip» marked Baccarat, French, early 19th C. (lot 286);
  • Guéridon, marble top with «pietra dura» inlays, Italian, 19th C. (lot 578);
  • A Serpentine "Tankard", engraved and gilt metal rings, handle and cover en relief, german, 17th C. (lot 321);
  • A Pair of Four-light Candelabra, Napoleon III, silver bronze en relief "Sphinxes", "Ram Heads" and "Imperial Effigies", French, 19th C. (fourth quarter) (lot 629);
  • A Pair of Nine light Candelabra, CHRISTOFLE silver bronze, decoration en relief "Ferret and birds", French, 19th C. (lot 800).

A final reference is due to a set of Portuguese and Foreign Ancient Books (lots 400 to 436).
Hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon, with best wishes
Pedro Maria de Alvim          Miguel Cabral de Moncada