We are pleased to present to you the catalogue of our auction 192, 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.
SAINT COSMAS – a tempera and gold leaf on wood, dim. 28 x 21,5 cm, by Álvaro Pires de Évora, a Portuguese painter documented in Tuscany, Italy, between 1411 and 1434, a well traced work of art, subject of an essay by an art historian expert and museum curator, reproduced in this catalogue, illustrates the cover (lot 190).
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.
Painting – Portuguese and Foreign
Silver and Jewellery
A final reference to Ancient Books (lots 347 to 364) and engravings, namely:
Pedro Maria de Alvim Miguel Cabral de Moncada