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Dear Friends,

We are pleased to present to you the catalogue of our live auction 203 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 Chinese Qing dinasty Kangxi period (1662-1722) Twelve-Panel Screen, fully coated with brown lacquer, polychrome and gilt decoration with hand paintings "Birthday Celebration” illustrates the cover (lot 481).

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 mother-of-pearl Salver, Mughal influence, 16th C. (2nd half) (lot 493);
  • An Indo-Portuguese Bureau, Mughal influence, 17th C. (1st half) (lot 497);
  • An Indo-Portuguese ten-drawer Cabinet with stand, 17th C. / 18th C. (lot 499).

Portuguese and foreign painting

  • SIMÃO RODRIGUES - C. 1560-1629, oil on wood (lot 227);
  • Portrait of Juan Martín Díez - El Empecinado (1775-1825), oil on canvas, Spanish School, 19th C. (1st quarter) (lot 500);
  • SILVA PORTO - 1850-1893
    • “Vendedeira de laranjas, costume do Minho”, oil on wood, (1893) (lot 70);
    • Village view with figure, oil on wood, signed (lot 71);
  • CARLOS REIS - 1863-1940, Landscape - Lousã, oil on canvas, signed (lot 56);
    • “Casa de Colares”, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1987 (lot 192);
    • “Formes circulaires”, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1963 (lot 174);
  • JÚLIO RESENDE - 1917-2011, Untitled, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1979 (lot 175).

Silverware and jewelry

  • A 800/1000 white gold Solitaire Ring, set with a brilliant cut diamond with an approximate weight of 6.80 ct., pure at magnifying glass and white with tint, P~Q colour degree and VVS purity, Portuguese, 20th C. (lot 628);
  • A 500/1000 platinum Pair of Earrings, set with 2 brilliant cut diamonds with an approximate weight of 0.30 ct. and 2 brilliant cut ones with an approximate weight of 4 ct. O~P colour grade and VVS purity, Portuguese, 20th. C. (lot 629);
  • A 750/1000 gold Box, engraved and enamelled decoration, set with rose cut diamonds and antique brilliant cut ones, French, 18th C., Paris warranty marks and Joseph Etienne Blerzy maker's mark (act. 1750–1806) (lot 613);
  • A 833/1000 silver Kettle with Burner, João Coelho Sampaio maker's mark (1742-1884), Portuguese (lot 697);
  • A Round Tureen and a Salver with raised centre, Portuguese, 17th C. (end) (lot 696).

Chinese Porcelain

  • A Qianlong (1662-1722) Chinese export porcelain Tripod Scalloped Salt Cellar, polychrome and gilt decoration with the coat of arms of António de Sousa Falcão de Saldanha Coutinho (lot 114);
  • A Jiaqing (1796-1820) Chinese export porcelain Oval Salt Cellar, gilt decoration with the coat of arms of D. Rodrigo Domingos de Sousa Coutinho (1745-1812) - 1st Count of Linhares (lot 113);
  • A Jiaqing (1796-1820) Chinese export porcelain Tableware, blue and gilt decoration “Flowers” (lot 278).

Furniture and Haute Decoration

  • A set of six chairs D. José I, King of Portugal (1750-1777), carved Brazilian rosewood, Portuguese, 18th. C. (lot 32);
  • Several pieces of Furniture and Haute-Décoration stamped/marked FUNDAÇÃO RICARDO ESPÍRITO SANTO SILVA (lot 128 to 156);

Ancient Books and Manuscripts - lots 293 to 324.


  • JACINTO XAVIER - SÉC. XVIII/XIX, A Portuguese hunting gun that probably belonged to the 3rd Marquis of Pombal, gilt inscriptions on the barrel and pan cover “LISBOA ANNO 1806” (lot 105);
  • A Kashan Carpet, Kashmir wool yarn, polychrome decoration “Flowers”, Persian, 20th. C. (lot 521);
  • Several sets of Chess games, Chess pieces and chessboards - lots 525 to 535.

We take this opportunity to inform that, in addition to the traditional bidding options - in person, via commission form or telephone bidding - you may now bid online trough the following international platforms:;; e

Hoping to have the pleasure of receiving you soon, we wish you all, with our best wishes, very Happy Christmas

Pedro Maria de Alvim         Miguel Cabral de Moncada