We are pleased to present to you the catalogue of our live auction 201 dedicated to Antiques and Works of Art: a two-session special auction, enclosing a wide range of pieces of particular quality, rarity and antiquity, including Haute-Décoration items.
A. French 19th C. sixteen-light and 48 tulips crystal chandelier illustrates the cover (lot 128).
Provenance of the two lots above: The Family of the Viscounts of Moimenta da Beira, Beira Alta Province, since their production, in 1785. The set may have included three altapieces more in the past; and another, and much smaller, Nativity Scene, which is currently in the Museum of the Viseu Cathedral.
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.
Portuguese and foreign painting
Silverware and jewelry
Chinese Porcelain and Oriental Art
Hoping to have the pleasure of receiving you soon, with our best wishes
Pedro Maria de Alvim Miguel Cabral de Moncada