Jose Rizal's wood tray sculpture and rare letters from Gregoria de Jesus and Marcelo del Pilar to be auctioned this June - The Filipino Rambler


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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Jose Rizal's wood tray sculpture and rare letters from Gregoria de Jesus and Marcelo del Pilar to be auctioned this June

The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2018 is set to happen this June. Historical offerings will surely fascinate collectors and patriots.

Some of the masterpieces include our National Hero's wood sculpture. It is oval shape- probably a tray for lechon. It features a man in gym shorts and lifting a weight. It was probably made between 1892-1896.

Jose P. Rizal| Created in Dapitan Untitled Bas-Relief 'The Filipino'
H: 2 1/2” x L: 39” x W: 18 1/2” (6 cm x 99 cm x 47 cm)

Letters from various historical personalities to Teodora Alonso are also available in a single lot, including a Rizal family recipe and court documents of the suit brought againts Rizal's mother and her brother.

Jose Rizal letter to Mr. Mcleod

Rare letter from Marcelo del Pilar

Also in the collection is Gregoria de Jesus' narration of the last days of Andres Bonifacio. This document, while having been featured in works on the Philippine Revolution has never been revealed in full previously and is certainly one of a kind.

Other must-have showpieces are an exquisite Lorenzo Guerrero of Life Along the Pasig River. Fernando Amorsolo is also in the spotlight with several riveting and early works: a post-war procession outside the ruins of Antipolo church; works for the Thirties, Forties and Fifties, from an orange-streaked sunset scene by the water to glorious country scenes "Under the Mango Tree" and by the waterfall. The works are all the collections of several distinguished Manila families.

 Fernando Amorsolo| Procession

 Fernando Amorsolo| Under the Mango Tree

Fernando Amorsolo| Untitled

A finely-proportioned 'comoda' with original marquetry in a floral design, an imposing Sheraton sideboard, and a 'Mariposa' butterfly sofa are just some of the impressive furniture to be included in the June sale.

 Mariposa Chair
 Sheraton Side Table

From the contemporary artists are works by Ronald Ventura, marcel Antonio, Jon Jaylo, Danilo Dalena, Emmanuel Garibay, Edwin Wilwayco, Manuel Ocampo and Jose John Santos III.

The Leon Gallery scintillating Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2018 will be on June 9, 2018 at Eurovilla 1 showroom on Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati.

Click HERE to check out the items for auction.


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