Born to an influential Mexican family, Francisco Pérez de Salazar aspired to create one of the country’s finest and most extensive art collections. Over the course of his life, he succeeded. He built The Great Perez de Salazar Collection, which will soon cross Morton Subastas’ auction block. Exceptional paintings, sculptures, furniture, and more will be available in this sale.
Oil on canvas depicting the adoration of the shepherds at the nativity is the leading lot, conserved remarkably well since the late 17th century. This painting and several other works from Cristobal de Villalpando, the prolific Mexican Baroque artist, are featured in this auction. A strong religious theme is present in the collection, including modernist Virgin Mary figures and tiled altarpieces from the 19th century.
Pérez de Salazar preserved more than fine art, however. Decorative articles and crafts from the turn of the century offer a rare glimpse into the culture of Mexico’s women, and an intricate sacristy bench in the Chippendale style shows the richness of the Puebla Catholic community. To view these items and many more, visit Bidsquare and register to bid.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (108), 20th Century (13), Decorative Arts (18), Furniture (22), Asian Works of Art (1), Collectibles (9)
# of Lots:171
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|CRISTOBAL DE VILLALPANDO (MEXICO, 1669-1714). THE ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS. Oil on canvas. Signed VILLALPANDO FAC|| Estimate: |
|ALTARPIECE. MEXICO, 19TH CENTURY. Talavera mosaics with various designs.|| Estimate: |
|SACRISTY BENCH. PUEBLA, 18TH CENTURY. CHIPPENDALE Style. Carved wood. Segmented design for three places|| Estimate: |
|VIRGIN MARY. MEXICO, 19TH CENTURY. Carved and polychromed wooden figure, with articulated arms|| Estimate: |
|LOT OF DECORATIVE ARTICLES AND CRAFTS. CIRCA 1900. Porcelain, ceramic, ivory, brass and chaquira beads|| Estimate: |
|PORTRAIT OF A GIRL. MEXICO, 19TH CENTURY. Oil on canvas. With the reference Pintado por D. Carlos de Ovando Fdz|| Estimate: |