Historical department of the auction house, rich in history and tradition, the field dedicated to Old Master Paintings has become in the years a stable reference point in the market.
The period of reference looks at the rich Italian and European artistic panorama between the 14th and the 18th century, and entails the study of works by renowned masters and important regional schools. The regard and trust gained in time are the outcome of the authority of the experts and their ability of making use also of the advice of professionals in the field.
To win the leadership of the ranking's sales of the last Furniture and Old Master Paintings auction is Jacques Sablet with the Portrait of Giuseppe Cristiano, Count of Salmour(lot 426, sold € 237,500).
To achieve remarkable results has been also the 17th century nucleus of Genoese paintings, with the two oils on canvas by the Genoese master of the late 17th century (lot 422, sold € 43,750 - lot 421, sold € 27,500) and Simone Barabino with the Martyrdom of San Lorenzo (lot 419, sold € 27,500).
Always among the best sales, there are two Venetian School architectural Capricci (lot 747, sold € 37,500), Domenico Pecchio with the pair of River Landscapes (lot 403, sold € 30,000).
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As concerns antiques, the three-day session at Il Ponte (12, 13, 14 April) certified the excellent work of the Via Pontaccio premises. Sales amounting to 1.3 million euros, many sought after lots. Such as the Portrait of a Young Man by Fra Galgario (81,000), the Sienese Sano di Pietro with Madonna and Child (68,000), the Saint John the Baptist by the Leonardesque Master (62,000) and the Woodland Landscape by Marten Rijckaert (50,000). In the furniture section the Italian furniture of the eighteenth century was very persuasive as shown by the Genoese "diplomatic" desk (25.000) and a pair of commodes from Southern Italy (16.000).
L'Economia (Corriere della Sera) | 25 April 2022
The auctions of the month at Palazzo Crivelli closed with a flourish. [...] the sale dedicated to Old Master Paintings and Antique Furnishings almost reached 1 million, with 72% of lots sold and prices above minimum estimates. [...] a sought-after portrait in the Caravaggio style - reached alone € 100,000.
Exibart | 29 October 2021
Il Ponte of Milan also celebrates the return of ancient paintings and antiques after the four days of auctions on April 20-23, during which 1,305 lots were sold for a total result of over 3.5 million euros, a record of the department and a revaluation of base prices of more than 220%. The auction house managed to sell 80% of the lots on average, with peaks of over 93% in the third and fifth rounds. (...)
Il Sole 24 Ore | 1 May 2021
The appointment dedicated to Antique Furniture and Paintings, at Il Ponte, ended with a new departmental record: a turnover of over € 3.5 million, 220% revaluation of base prices and an average of 80% of lots sold, with peaks exceeding 93% in the third and fifth rounds. (...)
Exibart | 27 April 2021
Il Ponte held the auction of Furniture, Sculptures, Works of Art and Old Master Paintings on June 9th and 10th, at Palazzo Crivelli. The sale [...] ended with an equivalent of € 1,525,000 with 72% of online awards. Among the most remarkable awards: the oil on canvas by Domenico Piola", which has become part of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Italian State.
The four days dedicated to the Furniture and Old Paintings sales (11, 12, 13, 14 October 2022) achieved excellent results: a turnover of over € 1.9 million, 80% of lots sold and 198% revaluation of starting prices...