The legacy of Leonardo.

For 500 years, Leonardo da Vinci’s art has captivated viewers; and he left us with 17 known paintings such as this 1490 portrait of a woman known as ‘La Belle Ferronnière’ from the permanent collection of the Louvre.

A Renaissance man in every sense of the word, da Vinci was highly proficient not just in art but biology, chemistry, and architectural drafting to name a few and his influence in the arts and sciences extends to this day. In this painting, a woman dressed in typical Lombard fashion, seems to glance sideways at the viewer, making her expression difficult to read. Against the dark background, a distinct mark of da Vinci’s other works, her pale skin and rich clothing take on a warmth and lifelike quality still tangible more than five centuries after the painting was created.

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Important Philippine Art, many times over.

The biggest names and brightest talents in art gather for the ‘Important Philippine Art’ sale this coming March! Case in point, this 1974 mural-sized oil painting collaboration by Cesar Legaspi, Justin Nuyda, H.R. Ocampo, Jose Joya, Galo Ocampo, and Solomon Saprid from the ‘Collectors’ Sale’ in 2016.

Notice the subtle cubist sensibility through transparent geometric washes that breakup the painterly qualities of the forms: a clear mark of the European - particularly French - influence that permeated the art scene before the war. Though most of the artists involved belong to the post-war modernist group wherein focus shifted inwards towards the development of personal style and technique, the artistically structured composition, stylistic approach to space and form, and exploration of classical nude forms can be said to represent the modernist school in its entirety.

Consignments are now accepted for the ‘Important Philippine Art’ sale in March 2019. For inquiries, email [email protected] or phone +632 659.4094 | 823.0956.

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Nothing says New Year chic like an extremely rare Patek Philippe antique!
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Keeping our appointments in style with this extremely rare antique Patek Philippe rectangular watch from circa 1929, which was offered at the ‘Fine Jewelry & Timepieces’ sale as part of ‘The Well-Appointed Life’ last 2014. Accompanied by a Certificate of Archives issued by Patek Philippe, this highly collectible timepiece also features a white gilded dial with Arabic numerals, an 18k yellow gold curved hinged case with leather strap and an 18k yellow gold pin buckle.
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Consignments are now accepted for the ‘Fine Jewelry & Timepieces’ sale in March 2019. For inquiries, email [email protected] or phone +632 659.4094 | 823.0956.
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Welcoming the New Year with tradition, heritage, innovation, and glamour.

2019 promises to be another truly well-appointed year at Salcedo as the country’s premier auction house continues its partnerships with the world’s leading luxury lifestyle companies. The first quarter of the year will see us share the joy of connoisseurship and collecting, as we open our doors with an exclusive preview of highlight pieces from our forthcoming sales of ‘Important Philippine Art’ including ‘Important Philippine Furniture and Tribal & Ethnographic Art’ and ‘Fine Jewelry & Timepieces’ to an exclusive group of global clients of the deluxe Peninsula Hotel group.

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A blessed procession leads us into the New Year.
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Celebrate the feast of the Black Nazarene with this engrossing 2006 oil on canvas by Alfredo Esquillo entitled ‘Huling Merienda ng Enero 9’ which was offered at the ‘Important Philippine Art’ sale as part of ‘The Well-Appointed Life’ last 2016. It depicts a scene from the Feast of The Black Nazarene, a popular and widely anticipated religious procession that happens every year on the ninth of January in the Quiapo district of downtown Manila. By featuring a crowd of tangled devotees engaged in diverse activities in equally varied degrees of devotion, the artist facilitates the meeting of social and magic realism - central to the practice of Philippine folk Catholicism - in his contemporary work.
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‘What keeps me alive is knowing that I am capable of surprising myself.’ - Lee Aguinaldo

Pivotal Philippine modernist Lee Aguinaldo presents the limitless horizons of the new year with his ‘Linear No. 5,’ a 1965 acrylic on board that was offered at the ‘Important Philippine Art’ sale last 2015. A part of Aguinaldo’s career-making ‘Linear’ series which blends hard-edged geometric abstraction with the colorfield lyrical abstract style of the New York school, this particular piece also demonstrates the influence of his friend and colleague Fernando Zobel in its masterful play on line and value.

Consignments are now accepted for the ‘Important Philippine Art’ sale in March 2019. For inquiries, email [email protected] or phone +632 659.4094 | 823.0956.

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2018 | A Pioneering Year of Well-Appointed Auctions
2018 | A Pioneering Year of Well-Appointed Auctions

Join us as we celebrate this pioneering year of well-appointed auctions and look back at the astonishing artworks, collectibles, and events that made 2018 truly memorable.

This year’s highlight was undoubtedly the record-breaking milestone sale of the ‘Boceto for Spoliarium’ by Juan Luna y Novicio last September as part of ‘The Well-Appointed Life.’ We also raised significant funds for Vicky SyCip Herrera Filipino scholars at the International School Manila during the Gavel&Block ‘benefit’ auction in May, which was preceded by our groundbreaking ‘Summer Art Party’ which brought together emerging local art and design practitioners.

We likewise take this opportunity to thank our valued partners, collaborators, curators, suppliers, specialists, media, staff, and most especially our clients, whose abiding trust through the years inspires us to deliver only the best, and to constantly break new ground as we look forward to delivering even more joyous sales and history-making discoveries of fine art and collectibles at the country’s only world-class auction house in 2019!

Salcedo Auctions will be closed for the Yuletide Holidays starting Saturday 21 December 2018 and will resume on Tuesday, 8 January 2019. Consignment offers for our upcoming auctions of ‘Important Philippine Art’ and ‘Fine Jewelry & Timepieces’ in March 2019 may still be coursed through [email protected] or send a message via the link.
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Sing, all ye citizens of Heaven above!
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National Artist Jerry Elizalde Navarro will have us carolling all the way home for this final weekend before Christmas! This 1986 watercolor entitled ‘Diagon, Christmas Carollers in Antique’ was offered at last year’s ‘Important Philippine Art’ sale as part of the The Well-Appointed Life. Navarro, native to the province of Antique, uses this particular piece to conjure up images of home, assembling a vignette of Christmas carolers cheerfully dressed, the music from their motley group of instruments almost audible as a small audience gathers to listen.
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May the joy of collecting that we share remain evergreen.

With deepest gratitude, we look back at 2018 and look forward to good tidings and cheer as we welcome the New Year!

Salcedo Auctions closes for the Yuletide Holidays on Saturday, 22 December 2018 and resumes on Tuesday, 8 January 2019.

During this period, consignment inquiries for our upcoming auctions of ‘Important Philippine Art’ and ‘Fine Jewelry & Timepieces’ in March 2019 may still be coursed through [email protected] or send a message via the link.
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O Star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright!
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As we traverse the globe viewing different Christmas traditions, we turn our attention to our very own ‘parol’ or star-shaped lantern. From simple handicraft made of bamboo and art paper to the giant electronic light displays of Pampanga, the star of Bethlehem symbolizes heavenly guidance and the light of hope and salvation. Featured here is Solomon Saprid’s 1986 pastel on paper entitled ‘Making of Parols’ which was offered at the ‘Important Philippine Art’ sale as part of The Well-Appointed Life last September.
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