A selection of over 500 lots from diverse private provenances,
makes the enchantment of Il Ponte Casa d’Aste on 12, 13, 14 April 2022 an ideal journey through the history of Italian furniture and sculpture, from the 13th and 20th century. From Lombard-Venetia to Genoa passing through the Papal State to get to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the variety of styles and subjects is the peculiarity of the artistic itinerary proposed in the catalogue. Among the seats, evidence of the taste of the Venetian artisans of the 19th century, stand out a group of eleven chinoiserie lacquered wooden chinos (lot 102, estimate € 17,000 - 18,000), eight armchairs (lot 97, estimate € 10,000 - 12,000) and three armchairs (lot 76, estimate € 6,500 - 7,000) in carved walnut, all from a noble Venetian residence. To complete this gaze on the Venetian area, there are also the mirror in gilded wood with a rich floral scroll decoration (lot 88, estimate € 6,000 - 7,000) and two armchairs with a majestic sculptural layout, attributed to the famous Valentino Panciera Besarel (lot 319 and 320, estimate € 2,200 - 2,400).
Lot 102_Group of eleven 18th-century Venetian chinoiserie lacquered armchairs
Estimate € 17,000 - 18,000
Lot 76_Group of three 18th-century Venetian wooden armchairs
Estimate € 6,500 - 7,000
Excellent in the executive quality is the Genoese "diplomatic" desk from the 18th century (lot 82, estimate € 12,000 - 14,000). To represent the Eternal City are important pieces such as the Roman various woods veneered and inlaid fall-front bureau, decorated with the noble motto of the Rospigliosi family "Omnia a Deo" above a princely crown (lot 42, estimate € 10,000 - 12,000), the Alessandro Algardi's Madonna and Child in bronze (lot 79, estimate € 12,000 - 14,000) and the suggestion of the myth transmitted by the terracotta Head of Diana from Roman artist from 17th century second half (lot 57, estimate € 1,200 - 1,400).
Lot 82_Louis XV veneered central desk
Chiselled and gilded bronze mounts and leather top
Genoa, 1750-60 circa (cm 173x99x78,5)
Estimate € 12,000 - 14,000
Lot 42_18th-century Roman various woods veneered and inlaid fall-front bureau.
Upper part with three drawers, the fall front reveals leather top,
six drawers and compartments.Lower part with three drawers on the front centered
by a cartouche inscribed with the noble motto
of the Rospigliosi family "OMNIA A DEO" above a crown (cm 94x122x66)
Estimate € 10,000 - 12,000
Lot 79_Algardi Alessandro ( Bologna 1598 - Roma 1654 )
"Madonna and Child" bronze group on ebonized wooden base (h. 48 cm)
Estimate € 12,000 - 14,000
An elegant example of the Neapolitan school is the pair of lacquered and gilded half-moon consoles with marble top and mirror (lot 86, estimate € 12,000 - 14,000) and the two groups of biscuit classic-inspired, both made by the great master Filippo Tagliolini for the Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea: Etruscan Gladiators in battle (lot 113, € 75,000 - 80,000) and Altar to Bacchus (lot 108 estimate € 28,000 - 30,000). Also linked to the Royal House of Bourbon, is the refined French clock in gilded bronze centered by a plaque depicting HRH Maria Carolina Duchess of Berry, and destined to adorn the Music Room of the Royal Palace of Naples (lot 77, estimate € 6,000 - 8,000). Referring to the porcelain, the selection crosses national borders through a pair of Samson manufacture’s polychrome porcelain vases (lot 69, estimate € 6,500 - 7,000) and a Herend's tableware (lot 59, estimate € 5,500 - 6,000).
Lot 113_Tagliolini Filippo (Fogliano 1745 - Napoli 1809)
"Etruscan Gladiators in battle" biscuit group
from the Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea, 1785-1790 (cm 51x34x36)
on a carved and gilded wooden base
Estimate € 75,000 - 80,000
Lot 108_Tagliolini Filippo (Fogliano 1745 - Napoli 1809)
"Altar to Bacchus" biscuit group
from the Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea, 1785-1795 (cm 33x43x26)
Estimate € 28,000 - 30,000
Lot 77_Gilt bronze and porcelain arched shaped clock.
The dial is composed of a porcelain plate depicting
HRH Maria Carolina Duchess of Berry (1798-1870)
France, 1825/1830 (cm 59x30x13,5)
Estiamte: € 6,000 - 8,000
The classical world finally returns to inspire the splendid collection of ninety verre-peints with mythological scenes including Danae and the shower of gold and Diana, Bacchus and Pan (lot 287, € 1,200 - 1,400); and it arrives at the early 20th century with Luigi Avolio's pair of Centaurs of full relief silver (lot 70, € 6,500 - 7,000), and the silver double-handled krater depicting Hercules and the Nemean lion created by Ilario Predella for Buccellati (lot 99, estimate € 12,000 - 13,000).
Lot 287_School of the 18th century "Danae and the shower of gold" and "Diana, Bacchus and Pan"
pair of verre-peint (cm 17x28) In ebonized wooden and tortoiseshell veneered frames
Estimate € 1,200 - 1,400
Lot 99_Silver double-handled krater. Ilario Pradella for Buccellati.
Title 925 (h. cm 36) (g 3100)
Estimate € 12,000 - 13,000