Under the Tree:
The Wish List
Salcedo Auctions
Nov. 24, 11 a.m.
Three Salcedo Place, 121
Tordesillas St., Salcedo
Village, Makati City.

SALCEDO AUCTIONS celebrates the end of the year with fine art and collectibles at its year-end sale, Under the Tree: The Wish List. The sale offers 400 collectible pieces ranging from fine art, jewelry and timepieces to Philippine tribal art, antique furniture, rare books, prints, maps, and vintage memorabilia.
Among the artworks of different artistic styles are substantial pieces by artists such as National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera’s Sabel (1), Lao Lianben’s Zen on My Head measuring four feet on all sides, Juvenal Sanso’s Most Pleasant Blooms and Golden Passage, and Ronald Ventura’s two monochromatic hyperrealist works, Black Sheep and Seven Stars Inverted. Also featured are Ang Kiukok’s 1970s oil on canvas Table in Blue (3), a vivid surreal scape by Justin Nuyda, and a unique 1947 aquarelle (6) by Nena Saguil to commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of Philippine Independence. Making a rare appearance in the Philippine auction scene is contemporary artist Leeroy New, whose interpretation of a Christmas tree harkens back to his work’s animist roots.
Fine jewelry will also be offered such as an Art Deco style ruby and diamond parure, a Tiffany & Co. 2.03 ct heart-shaped diamond ring, F/G in color with VVS clarity, a Rolex Daytona “Sunburst” ref. 16523 (2), and an “esmalte” rosary necklace, set with mother of pearl beads.
No holiday sale is complete without exquisitely crafted furniture such as a 19th century chest of drawers with a pull out writing desk, a 19th century Sheraton altar table, a massive narra “magic” dining table, and a massive narra tambol aparador (4).
Rounding out the collection of antique pieces are rare books and documents, the star of which is a lot of 176 loose chromo-lithographed plates from the de luxe edition (limited to 500 copies) and the first illustrated edition of Father Manuel Blanco’s monumental 19th century botanical work Flora de Filipinas. For passionate vintage collectors, the sale also offers unique mintage and memorabilia such as a Philippine Y.II. countermark on 1832 Mexico 1 real (the only known Y.II. on 1832ZS OM 1 real specimen graded by the Numismatic Guarantee Corp.), a Spiderman comic cel (5) signed by the late Stan Lee, and a 1901 Model AJ Graphophone (7) produced by Columbia which remains in good working condition.
Under the Tree by Salcedo Auctions is definitely one way to make collectors’ wishes come true.
For inquiries, call 659-4094, 823-0956, 0917-894-6550 or e-mail