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Old Master Paintings and Drawings

The Department dealing auctions of old master paintings has given us, in the past years, great satisfactions, with sales that were often the top lots of our auctions. An authentic point of reference for collectors, enthusiasts and all those in search of original and rare ancient paintings, the Department of Old Master Paintings presents artworks of private collections origin exclusively. This is why it's easy to understand that the sales of old master paintings organized by Cambi are rare if not unique opportunities to buy important antique paintings and artworks, with the guarantee of having made a profitable and safe investment.

The auctions of old master paintings organized by Cambi Auction House take place every six months, in spring and autumn, and propose a wide selection of important paintings with a prevalence of paintings of the Genoese School of the XVII and XVIII century. The Department has also recently dealt with works that have been correctly attributed for the first time to Cambiaso, Paggi, Bernardo Castello, Fiasella, Strozzi, De Ferrari, Guidobono, Tavella, Carbone, De Wael, Borzone, Bertolotto, Travi, Ansaldo, Piola, Assereto, Valerio Castello.

Cambi's Old Master Paintings Department boasts many years of experience and a rich tradition in the sale of antique art and paintings; the catalogs proposed in the auctions include works of different types including historical scenes and representations of religious and social motifs, landscapes, portraits and still lifes, paintings of the most famous artists belonging to different artistic periods such as Renaissance, Romanticism, Realism, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Gothic and various other artistic schools.

The Department also deals with old master drawings, a typology of art expression used since the Renaissance - thanks to the diffusion of paper - when many authors experimented with new painting techniques including silver point, black pencil, graphite or red, pastel and in particular sanguine, watercolor, tempera, pen and ink. If the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries had seen drawing as the protagonist and foundation of painting, Realism marked a real turning point in the artistic panorama: drawing on printed paper was in fact ennobled to a true and proper autonomous and original artistic expression.

Some of the most important old master paintings sold in our recent sales, such as the Seneca morente (Dying Seneca) by Rubens, sold for € 574,100, the couple of paintings by Panini sold for € 393,000, but also the Allegoria dell'Autunno (Allegory of Autumn) by Giorgio Vasari, sold for € 150,100.
Very good result were also achieved for old masters paintings by Italian painters such as Giovanni Serodine, with his San Gerolamo, sold for €334,100, Sandro Botticelli for his Madonna con Bambino, sold for €310,000.

Our experts are available to valuate free of charge the old masters paintings in your possession; do not hesitate to contact Cambi Auction House if you'd like to receive more information.
Auctions of 'Old Master Paintings and Drawings'
Top Lots

The Best Awards

Albarello Siria, Damasco, inizio secolo XV
€ 218.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Coppa Faenza, Baldassarre Manara, 1535 ca.
€ 90.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Coppa Urbino, maestro della cerchia di Nicola da Urbino, 1535 ca.
€ 60.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Piatto Deruta, bottega di Giacomo Mancini (detto “El Frate”), prima metà del sec. XVI
€ 60.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Servizio da tavola “Flora Danica” per 12 persone Danimarca, manifattur [..]
€ 50.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Piatto Deruta, prima metà del sec. XVI
€ 43.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Piatto Urbino, bottega di Guido di Merlino, 1542
€ 42.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Importante coppia di alzate in porcellana, manifattura Imperiale. Russ [..]
€ 40.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande piatto da parata a stampo Savona, marca stemma di Savona, XVIII [..]
€ 40.100,00
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Grande piatto da parata a stampo Savona, marca stemma di Savona, XVII [..]
€ 37.600,00
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Coppa Urbino, maestro della cerchia di Nicola da Urbino o Xanto Avel [..]
€ 37.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande bacile Urbino, bottega dei Fontana, 1570 ca.
€ 36.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Rarissimo ed importante gruppo Meissen, 1740-1745 circa Modello di J. J. Kaendler, 1740-1741
€ 35.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Piatto Meissen, 1725 circa Pittura probabilmente di Johann Christoph Horn (1692-1760)
€ 35.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Rara e unica zuccheriera con stemma Cavalli Venezia, Manifattura Cozzi [..]
€ 35.100,00
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Servizio da tavola Indian Basket Green Ungheria, Manifattura Herend, s [..]
€ 30.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Rarissima figurina Venezia, Manifattura di Hewelcke, 1761-1763
€ 28.850,00
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Parte di servizio da tavola “Perlservice” Nymphenburg, attorno alla me [..]
€ 28.850,00
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Rara tazza da puerpera Nove, Manifattura Antonibon, 1762-1768
€ 28.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Francesco Grue (1618-1673) Incontro tra Ciro e Lisandro, 1643
€ 27.600,00
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Albarello Napoli, Fabbrica Reale aragonese di Napoli , seconda metà de [..]
€ 27.600,00
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Servizio da tavola della principessa russa Vera Dolgorukij Doccia, Ma [..]
€ 27.600,00
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Albarello Castelli, bottega Pompei circa 1555-1565
€ 26.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Coppia di monumentali vasi Francia, seconda metà del XIX secolo
€ 26.350,00
Amount including auction fees

PIatto Deruta, bottega di Giacomo Mancini (detto “El Frate”), prima me [..]
€ 25.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Crespina Montelupo, inizio del XVII secolo
€ 25.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Importante e ricco servizio da tavola in porcellana di Meissen a decor [..]
€ 23.225,00
Amount including auction fees

Piatto Urbino, bottega dei Fontana, 1560-70 ca
€ 22.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Piatto Deruta, prima metà del sec. XVI
€ 22.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Albarello Toscana (Siena ?), bottega della fine del XV secolo
€ 22.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Piatto ovale “trutera” Lodi, Manifattura Antonio Ferretti, 1760 circa
€ 22.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Piatto Venezia, bottega di Mastro Domenego, 1560- 70
€ 21.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Rarissima figurina Nymphenburg, 1760 circa Modello di Franz Anton Bust [..]
€ 21.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Raro servizio da tavola “Cornucopia” Ungheria, Manifattura Herend, 196 [..]
€ 22.200,00
Amount including auction fees

Coppa Faenza, 1541
€ 20.725,00
Amount including auction fees

Eccezionale servizio da tavola Germania, Manifattura “Nymphenburg”, 19 [..]
€ 20.725,00
Amount including auction fees

VassoioGrande bacile Savona, fine XVII- inizio XVIII secolo
€ 20.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Servizio da tavola Hermès Tucano Limoges, verso la fine del XX secolo
€ 20.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Rarissimo versatoio con coperchio Meissen, 1722-1725 Pittura probabilm [..]
€ 19.475,00
Amount including auction fees

Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775) Dama dell'Ordine del Carlino
€ 18.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande ed importante servizio di piatti in porcellana ungherese a deco [..]
€ 18.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Rarissima figurina bruciaprofumi Meissen, 1710-1720 circa
€ 18.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Albarello Pesaro (?), bottega pesarese della seconda metà del XV secol [..]
€ 18.225,00
Amount including auction fees

Busto di Scipione Napoli, Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea, 1780 circa Model [..]
€ 18.225,00
Amount including auction fees

Eccezionale coppia di sculture Parigi, Manifattura Samson, fine del XI [..]
€ 18.225,00
Amount including auction fees

Piatto Urbino, bottega di Guido di Merlino, probabilmente Francesco Du [..]
€ 17.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Piatto Deruta, prima metà del sec. XVI
€ 17.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Coppia di albarelli Savona, bottega del XVIII secolo
€ 17.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Rarissimo vaso per tabacco Doccia, Manifattura di Carlo Ginori, 1745-1 [..]
€ 17.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Coppia di grandi albarelli in maiolica con Santi, Sicilia, forse Calta [..]
€ 16.975,00
Amount including auction fees
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:47:33 +0000
Design Loves Milan – A Charity Auction to support Hospital Luigi Sacco in Milan
The fundraising online auction is a charity initiative spearheaded by creative agency Mr. Lawrence in collaboration with the auction house. The lots on sale feature contemporary [..]
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:38:00 +0000
Casa di Fantasia: a milestone in Ponti’s ouvre
  All the lots on cambiaste.com The Casa di Fantasia     “My solution for this small home was a reversible play on inlays and visions so that when you look [..]
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:22:21 +0000
Lenci: History of an Italian Manifacture
The story of the illustrious Turinese doll and ceramics manufacture     The beginnings and success     The brand “Ars Lenci” was registered n Turin [..]
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