Antique furniture from Bantug and Paterno collections to be auctioned off
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 10:01 PM November 24, 2013
Leon Gallery will hold the auction “Kingly Treasures” on Dec. 7 at AIM Conference Center, Jesus V. del Rosario Foundation Bldg., Benavidez and Trasierra Sts., Legaspi Village, Makati City.
To be auctioned off are extraordinary collections of paintings, furniture, silver, ivory and objets d’art representing the diverse artistic achievements of primarily Filipino art from the 17th century to the present.
Aside from Hispano-Philippine religious ivory from the 17th century, the auction includes important furniture from the collections of Antonio Bantug and Pedro Paterno.
Highlighting the auction is the Risen Christ in ivory, pictured here, dating from the late 18th century from an important Manila collection, an exquisite representation of Filipino art from the Spanish colonial period.
A rare Lee Aguinaldo titled “Orange Circulation No. 2,” from the Maurice Arcache and Alex Van Hagen Collection, will cap the sale with major contemporary works by Ronald Ventura, Annie Cabigting, and Andres Barrioquinto.
Also to be bidded off are choice pieces of Lalique, English silver, Imari and Qing dynasty jars.