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Dear Friends,

We are pleased to present to you the catalogue of our live auction 200 dedicated to Antiques and Works of Art / Modern and Contemporary Art, a two-session special auction, enclosing a wide range of pieces of particular quality, rarity and antiquity, including Haute-Décoration items.

A FRANZ RICHARD UNTERBERGER 1838-1902 signed oil on canvas representing A View of Venice illustrates the cover (lot 186).

Other highlights:


Several pieces illustrate eloquently the originality, aesthetics and cultural richness of Portuguese art commissioned in 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.

  • An Indo-Portuguese ten-drawer Cabinet with stand, Goa, 17th C. (2nd half) (lot 530);
  • An Indo-Portuguese Mughal Empire influence small Bureau, teak coated with tortoiseshell plates with ivory and ebony friezes and frames (lot 529);
  • An Indo-Portuguese Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception ivory sculpture, 18th C. (3rd quarter) (lot 521);
  • A Sino-Portuguese Child Jesus ivory sculpture, 16th C. (lot 505);
  • A Namban chest, Momoyama period (1573-1615) (lot 532);

Portuguese and foreign painting

  • VELOSO SALGADO - 1864-1945, “Colhendo flores” (Picking flowers), oil on canvas pasted on cardboard, signed and dated 1926 (lot 229);
  • MANUEL CARGALEIRO - NASC. 1927, “La ville au bonheur caché”, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2001 (lot 148);
  • JOÃO VIEIRA - 1934-2009, “O devorador de sombras”, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1996 (lot 165);
  • JORGE MARTINS - NASC. 1940, Sem título, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1971 (lot 169);
  • JOSE BENLLIURE Y GIL - 1855-1937, Dancing dog, oil on canvas, signed (lot 187);
  • LIN FENGMIAN - 1900-1991, The fisherman, watercolour on paper, signed (lot 149);
  • GEORGES MANZANA-PISSARRO - 1871-1961, “Vieille rue et cathédrale de Rouen sous la neige”, oil on wood, signed (lot 472);

Silverware and jewelry

  • Ring, 500/1000 platinum, set with calibrated sapphires and ancient brilliant cut diamond with the approximate weight of 2.60 ct., colour degree L~M and purity SI2, 20th C. (lot 606);
  • A Pair of Earrings, gold and silver, set with 2 ancient brilliant cut diamonds (0.06 ct.) and 2 antique brilliant cut diamonds (2.80 ct.) with the approximate weight of 2.80 ct., colour degree K ~ L and purity VVS ~ SI, Portuguese, 19th C. (late) (lot 577);
  • An oval Tray with gallery, D. Maria I, Queen of Portugal (1777-1816), silver, Portuguese, 18th/19th C. (lot 644);
  • A Tripod Coffee Pot D. José, King of Portugal (1750-1777), silver, Portuguese, 18th. C (lot 676);
  • Several pocket and wrist watches - Cartier, Ebel, Ferrari, Franck Muller, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Omega - lots 619 to 627.

Chinese Porcelain

  • A Qianlong period (1736-1795) Chinese export porcelain small Tureen with Stand - from the commemorative service of ithe inauguration of the "Equestrian statue of King D. José I of Portugal" in 1775 (lot 236);
  • A Qianlong period (1736-1795) Chinese export porcelain pair of Flower Pots with grid with the coat of arms traditionally attributed to the Order of Saint Augustine - Convent of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon (lot 234);
  • A Qianlong period (1736-1795) Chinese export porcelain part of a Dinner Set polychrome and gilt decoration “Oriental landscape and cranes” (lot 407);

Furniture and Haute Decoration

  • A French Louis XVI style set of Settee and eight Fauteuils, carved and gilt wood “Fables of La Fontaine” polychrome tapestry upholstered seats, backs and armrests, 19th C (lot 455);
  • An Italian Louis XV (1723-1774)/Luís XVI (1774-1791) Brazilian rosewood, kingwood and ivory marquetry Commode, decorated sides “Man playing bagpipes with hound” and “Couple of shepherds with hound”, 18th C. (third quarter) (lot 454);
  •  A French Bourbon restoration style pair of ten-light Candelabra, sculpted decoration “Classic female figure holding a cornucopia with flowers”, patinated and gilt bronze (lot 224);
  • A 17th/18th C. tapestry, Landscape with monkeys and panther, signed HENDERIC. VANDER. CAMMEN. F (lot 58);

Ancient Books and Manuscripts - lots 284 to 305;


  • A large set of European, African and Far-East Chess games, Chess pieces and chessboards - lots 473 to 491;
  • Battle Scenes, a pair of ivory plaques, carved decoration en bas-relief “Classic scene with Roman knight” and “Medieval battle with knights”, bronze frames en relief European, 19th C. (lot 8).

Hoping to have the pleasure of receiving you soon, with our best wishes

Pedro Maria de Alvim                    Miguel Cabral de Moncada