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Dear Friends,


We are pleased to present to you the catalogue of our live auction 215 dedicated to Antiques, Rare Books, Modern and Contemporary Art: a special single session auction, covering a wide range of pieces of special quality, rarity and antiquity.


Some highlights: 

Rare books - Lot 287 to 334

  • LANDMANN, George - Historical, military and picturesque observations on Portugal, London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818 (lot 318);

  • VASCONCELOS, Pe. Simão de, S.J.- CHRONICA | DA | COMPANHIA | DE | JESV | DO ESTADO DO BRASIL: (…) - Lisboa: Na Officina de Henrique Valente de Oliueira, 1663 (lot 334);

  • NEWCASTLE, William Cavendish, Duke of.- Methode et invention nouvelle de dresser les chevaux par le Tres-Noble, Haut, et Tres-Puissant Prince Guillaume Marquis et Comte de Newcastle [...] A Londres: Chez Jean Brindley, MDCCXXXVII (lot 333); 

  • CAMÕES, Luís de.- Os Lusíadas: poema epico.- Nova edição correcta e dada à luz / por Dom Joze Maria de Souza-Botelho, Morgado de Mateus.- Paris: na Officina Typ. de Firmin Didot, 1817 (lot 332);

Sino-Portuguese Art


  • A large suspension oratory, fully black lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl inlays and gilt decoration "Various animals among vegetation", Namban Art, Chinese, 17th C. (early) (lot 146);

Painting and Sculpture - Portuguese Authors  


  • ALFREDO KEIL - 1850-1907 – Landscape, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1878 (lot 96);

  • JOÃO VAZ - 1859-1931 – “Album de Croquis by J. Vaz”, twenty-two charcoal drawings on paper (lot 83; vd. also lots 90 and 99);

  • CARLOS REIS - 1863-1940 – Landscape with house and figure, oil on canvas, signed (lot 95);

  • FRANCIS SMITH - 1881-1961 – Untitled, gouache on paper, signed (lot 101; vd. also lots 86 and 87);

  • ERNESTO CANTO DA MAYA - 1890-1981 – “The music”, patinated and gilt terracotta sculpture, signed (lot 108);

  • JOÃO HOGAN - 1914-1989 – Untitled, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1971 (lot 285; vd. also lot 354);

  • FERNANDO LANHAS - 1923-2012 – “062-54-03”, oil on canvas, signed in the back (lot 265);

  • GRAÇA MORAIS - NASC. 1948 – “Judith”, sepia, acrylic and charcoal on paper, pasted on canvas, signed and dated from London, 15.7.1987 (lot 186; vd. also lot 348);

  • MANUEL CAEIRO - NASC. 1975 – “Underwater #1”, mixed technique on paper, signed and dated November 2004 (lot 264; vd. also lots 271, 276, 346 and 356)

Chinese export porcelain 


  • 3 large dishes, polychrome and gilded decoration with the coat of arms of the Sampaio e Melo family - 1st service, Kangxi period (1662-1722) (lots 54, 55 and 56);

  • A tureen with stand, polychrome and gilt decoration with the coat of arms of D. Gaspar de Saldanha e Albuquerque (1719-1771), Qianlong period (1736-1795) (lot 57);


Silverware and Jewellery – Lots 371 to 411


Other highlights


  • A pair of two-door cabinets, full black lacquer lining with gilt decoration, Japan - Edo period (1615-1868), 18th C. (lot 164);

  • A pot with two handles and cover, faiance, possibly Italian, 18th C. (1st quarter) (lot 29);

  • Landscapes with animals, flowers and fruits - an album containing ten watercolours on paper, Chinese, Minguo period (1912-1949) (lot 213, it illustrates the cover);

  • Several sets of chess pieces and boards (lots 199 to 212).


Once briefly presented our next live auction, we are pleased to inform you that CABRAL MONCADA LEILÕES recently joined. 


The Art Loss Register is the leading due diligence provider for the global art and antiques market. They hold the world’s largest private database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectibles, holding over 700,000 items. Their routine catalogue searching services are used by 140 auction houses who are compliant with internationally recognised best practice standards, including Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonhams and Phillips, as well as leading regional auctioneers.

From now on, the Art Loss Register (ALR) will provide Cabral Moncada Leilões a routine catalogue searching service, clearing all items with an upper estimate equal or above € 5.000 and offering the possibility to proceed with specific enquiries concerning certain lots, allowing us to determine, prior to each auction, if a certain item is registered at the ALR as stolen, missing or looted, or as a possible fake.  

The inexistence of doubts or problems concerning the provenance of the lots included in each sale, scrutinized and certified by ALR, adds value to those lots and reassure the confidence of both national and international buyers, demonstrating the concrete steps taken by us to ensure the highest standards of due diligence, in the interests of the buyers and the market.

Looking forward to welcome you soon, in person or virtually, at the preview of our next auction but also at the public presentation of the Cabral Moncada Leilões Academy - see next pages - with all best wishes 


Pedro Maria de Alvim         Miguel Cabral de Moncada