Treasure auction from Blindarte. Art objects, furniture and paintings will be beaten on November 30th in the Neapolitan headquarters of the auction house. The personal collection of Toto and some valuable ones pictorial works.
For those who like treasure hunts, those who prefer treasures prefer to call them to collect. In the Neapolitan headquarters of Blindarte, for example, the prized pieces must be jostled to earn their exhibition space before the auction that will decree the sale to the highest bidder. All lots are on display until November 30, when the batsman will open the auctions of Art objects and furnishings, Watches and Jewels, and of Old Master Paintings, Drawings and Paintings from the 19th-20th Century. Therefore, it is not necessary for the adventure to travel through time and explore the world, but it is enough to embark on the discovery of the varied selection of art objects, furnishings is paintings different in genre, style and origin.
Recently attributed to Tito Angelini, the Erma of Homer is the marble bust (lot 125, estimate € 15,000 / 20,000) which guides the section dedicated to Objects of Art. Immediately behind, placed like two bishops, the advances the pair of two-handled vases in antique red marble finely worked re-using materials from the classical era (lot 130, estimate € 15,000 / 20,000). We can imagine them advancing elegantly in the ballroom, invited to enter by Tarantella danced by Emma Hart of Angelika Kauffmann (lot 181, estimate € 50,000 / 60,000). Indeed, it seems that the painting, interesting for the portrait of the future Lady Hamilton, also conceals the artist's self-portrait, which turns its gaze to the viewer inviting him to join the party.
Overcoming the pre-romantic landscape of Leonardo Coccorante (lot 185, estimate € 40,000 / 50,000), we pass from dream to secular. Thus we find an unpublished work Luca Giordano (lot 177, estimate € 30,000 / 40,000), in Rest on the flight to Egypt manifests, but also several typical examples of Neapolitan artistic production of the eighteenth century: the oil on canvas depicting Rebecca and Eleazaro at the well (lot 160, estimate € 30,000 / 40,000) for which an allocation was proposed a Domenico Brandi; the Noli me tangere (lot 168, estimate € 30,000 / 40,000), almost certainly linked to an altarpiece by Solimena is The angel of Domenico Mondo (lot 176, estimate € 18,000 / 25,000), a work of charged and vigorous contrasts. From here the biblical background is tinged with fantastic, opening up to the capricious and unreal visions inspired by the painting of Monsu Desiderio: primarily Cornelio Brusco with The probative pool (lot 178, estimate € 40,000 / 50,000), then Didier Barra with her Strasbourg Cathedral on the blackboard (lot 171, estimate € 10,000 / 15,000) and again the mysterious Master of Malta, present in the catalog with a ghostly landscape with ruins (lot 187, estimate € 5,000 / 6,000).
Taking this turn, which we could call eccentric, we find ourselves observing two different fruits of Neapolitanity: on the one hand the collection that belonged to Toto, on the other one selection of 16 works by the most famous Neapolitan painters. The first belongs to the section of the 19th and 20th century drawings and paintings and presents among the most interesting lots The walk to Capodimonte of Marco De Gregorio (lot 237, estimate € 25,000 / 30,000), The tarantella of Gaetano Gigante (lot 233, estimate € 15,000 / 20,000) which translates the great genre tradition of the late eighteenth century into a popular key, with vivid chromatic notes.
Among the 16 Neapolitans, it is impossible not to mention Giuseppe De Nittis (lot 245, estimate € 4,000 / 5,000), Teodoro Duclere (lot 253, estimate € 5,000 / 7,000), Antonino Leto (lot 254, estimate € 5,000 / 7,000), Anton Sminck van Pitloo (lot 256, estimate € 6,000 / 8,000). They are still reported The cave of Pozzuoli of Giacinto Gigante (lot 260, estimate € 5,000 / 6,000), a historian Giuseppe Casciaro, repeatedly exposed and published (lot 259, estimate € 5,000 / 6,000), and a small nucleus of works from the nineteenth century, from the Fossataro-Limoncelli collection, among which A brick factory of Federico Rossano (lot 269, estimate € 7,500 / 8,500).
In the section dedicated to Watches and Jewels we highlight the Rolex date just ref. 1601, in yellow gold with a classic Champagne dial (lot 38, estimate € 5,500 / 7,500) and the 14kt gold bracelet set with tourmalines and diamonds (lot 62, estimate € 5,000 / 7,000).