A signed Spiderman cel by Stan Lee, Ink on paper, 36 x 25 cm
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From Bencab’s Sabel to a Stan Lee-signed Spiderman: what to expect at the Salcedo Auctions’ year-end sale

Happening this weekend, the auction house toasts 2018 with almost 400 items at their Under the Tree: The Wish List year-end sale
ANCX Staff | Nov 23 2018

Salcedo Auctions celebrates the closing of a storied year with its fine art and collectibles year-end sale, Under the Tree: The Wish List. The auction will be held Saturday, November 24 at 11am at Three Salcedo Place, 121 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Taking off from the festive air of the season to fill up the connoisseur’s wish list, the sale offers 400 highly collectible pieces from fine art, jewelry and timepieces to Philippine tribal art, antique furniture, rare books, prints, maps, and vintage memorabilia.

Among the fine artworks of different artistic styles are substantial pieces by celebrated artists such as National Artist BenCab’s Sabel, 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 Blue Table, a vivid surreal scape by Justin Nuyda, and a unique 1947 aquarelle by Nena Saguil to commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of Philippine Independence.

Making a rare appearance in the Philippine auction scene is leading contemporary artist Leeroy New, whose interpretation of a Christmas tree harkens back to his work’s animist roots. New’s artwork was the focal point of the auction house’s recent Thanksgiving dinner held in partnership with the London-based luxury scented candle and perfume brand Jo Malone.

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BenCab’s “Sabel” (1942), Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 91 cm 

Lao Lianben’s “Zen on My Head”, Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 122 cm

A Philippine Y.II. countermark on 1832 Mexico 1 real 

A set of Art-Deco style ruby and diamond jewelry 

A chest of drawers with writing desk 

An 'esmalte' rosary necklace, set with mother of pearl beads 

Francisco Manuel Blanco monumental botanical work Flora de Filipinas (1778-1845) 

This is one of the first disc graphophones by Columbia 

Ang Kiukok’s “Table in Blue” Oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm​ 

Leeroy New “Untitled (Tree Installation)” 

A massive ‘magic’ dining table/conference table 

A massive narra tambol aparador 

Justin Nuyda “Untitled” (1944), Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 121.5 cm 

Rolex Daytona “Sunburst” 

Nena Saguil’s “2nd Anniversary Phil. Independence” (1914 - 1994), Watercolor on paper 35 x 24 cm 

Juvenal Sansó’s “Golden Passage”, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 65 cm 

Juvenal Sansó’s “Most Pleasant Blooms”, Acrylic on canvas, 57.2 x 33.5 cm 

A Sheraton altar table 

Tiffany & Co. A 2.03 ct heart-shaped diamond ring, F/G color, VVS clarity, set in platinum, Ring size 6 

Ronald Ventura “Black Sheep”, Digital print on Hahnemühle FineArt paper 16/100, 77 x 111 cm 

Ronald Ventura’s “Seven Stars Inverted” Digital print on Hahnemühle FineArt paper 44/100, 111 x 61 cm

Fine jewelry will also be offered in the sale including an Art Deco style ruby and diamond parure; a lovely Tiffany & Co. 2.03 ct heart-shaped diamond ring, F/G in color with VVS clarity; a Rolex Daytona ‘Sunburst’ ref. 16523; and an ‘esmalte’ rosary necklace, set with mother of pearl beads. Exquisitely crafted furniture are part of the bounty: 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.

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 Corporation (NGC), a Spiderman comic cel signed by the late Stan Lee, and a 1901 Model AJ Graphophone produced by Columbia which remains in good working condition.

If this short preview shows everyone what they’re missing from their wish lists, Under the Tree by Salcedo Auctions will definitely be the way to make those wishes come true.


Under the Tree: The Wish List will be held on Saturday, 24 November, 11am at Unit 104-B, Ground floor, Three Salcedo Place, Salcedo Village, Makati City. For inquiries, phone +632659.4094823.0956+63917894.6550 or email [email protected]Follow @salcedoauctions on Instagram and Facebook for updates.