The Contents of Count and Countess Martignone's Milanese and Genoese Properties
24 Sep 2014

Auction information

Bonhams are delighted to announce the auction of The Contents of Count and Countess Martignone's Milanese and Genoese Properties.

A Noble family from Como whose history can be traced back to the 13th century, Count and Countess Martignone were well known for their legendary entertaining with leading figures in Italian society from prime ministers and politicians to Popes and even the last King of Italy, Umberto II.

Their love of art and antiques was well acknowledged, which they collected and sourced throughout the world, manifested in the spectacular contents of their Milanese apartment and villa in Pieve Ligure, positioned in the heart in the Italian Riviera.

The contents of these two properties include a wonderful selection of Italian and French furniture, European works of art and sculpture, old master paintings, English and Continental silver, ceramics, Asian works of art and garden statuary.

An exhibition of sale highlights will be on view at 101 New Bond street between 18th- 22nd August, 25th- 29th August and 1st-5th September

A pair of Lombardy early 19th century Indian walnut, rosewood, tuilipwood, maple, pommele, ebony, calamander boxwood and marquetry card tablesProbably by Giuseppe Maggiolini

An impressive Victorian silver-gilt centrepiece by Henry William Curry, London 1876

A Fine French late 19th century kingwood and gilt bronze mounted bombé commode In the manner of Charles Cressent, retailed by Edwards and Roberts

A Florentine specimen marble table top

An early 18th century Aubusson tapestry France, depicting Venus and Adonis 458cm x 299cm

An impressive pair of large North Italian or South German late 17th or early 18th century carved, gilded and painted figures of angels

A patinated bronze figure representing The Divine Comedy

Follower of Alessandro Gori (active Italy, 17th Century) A goat, sheep, ducks and a scarlet macaw in a river landscape; and A stag, hawk and ducks in a river landscape with mountains beyond (2)

Franz Werner von Tamm, called Dapper (Hamburg 1658-1724 Vienna) Roses, carnations, tulips and other flowers in a carved stone vase with putti on a stone ledge with split melons, grapes, peaches and other fruit

Workshop of Frans Pourbus the Younger (Antwerp 1569-1622 Paris) Portrait of Francesco Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, bust length, in armour

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Auction information

Bonhams are delighted to announce the auction of The Contents of Count and Countess Martignone's Milanese and Genoese Properties.

A Noble family from Como whose history can be traced back to the 13th century, Count and Countess Martignone were well known for their legendary entertaining with leading figures in Italian society from prime ministers and politicians to Popes and even the last King of Italy, Umberto II.

Their love of art and antiques was well acknowledged, which they collected and sourced throughout the world, manifested in the spectacular contents of their Milanese apartment and villa in Pieve Ligure, positioned in the heart in the Italian Riviera.

The contents of these two properties include a wonderful selection of Italian and French furniture, European works of art and sculpture, old master paintings, English and Continental silver, ceramics, Asian works of art and garden statuary.

An exhibition of sale highlights will be on view at 101 New Bond street between 18th- 22nd August, 25th- 29th August and 1st-5th September

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Auction viewings
London, New Bond Street
  • 21 Sep 2014 11:00 - 15:00 BST
  • 22 Sep 2014 09:00 - 16:30 BST
  • 23 Sep 2014 09:00 - 16:30 BST
  • 24 Sep 2014 09:00 - 10:00 BST
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