Featured in the upcoming Charms of Art auction, presented by Finarte, are works from Giovanni “Gio” Ponti. An architect, industrial designer, artist, teacher, writer, and publisher, Ponti was an advocate of Italian-style art and living. He contributed to the rise of Italian design after World War II. One available example of his work is a set of 14 Murano glasses. Also up for bid is a plate from the workshop of Ludovico and Angelo Picchi. The plate depicts a scene or story of two figures playing musical instruments in an idyllic setting. This Renaissance piece was likely created between 1550 and 1560.
One of the more whimsical lots in the sale is a finely dressed monkey playing a guitar. The ancient automaton looks up as he strums, as if serenading a lover. Other lots in the sale include paintings of religious scenes, pieces of furniture, a pair of vintage game sets, tableware and cutlery, landscapes, portraits, busts, and more. View any of these items and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (82), Decorative Arts (138), Furniture (10), Watches & Clocks (6), Collectibles (5)
# of Lots:251
Price Range:$200 -$8,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Tondino, Castel Durante|| Estimate: |
|Gio Ponti (Milano 1891-1979) - Lot of 14 Murano glasses|| Estimate: |
|Scuola napoletana, secolo XVII - Holy Family and San Giovannino|| Estimate: |
|Altarolo in semi-precious stones|| Estimate: |
|Ancient automaton with a monkey playing the guitar|| Estimate: |