• TOMASO PIVA
Piva & C.
Founded in 1970
“Only masterpieces” in the ‘motto’ which guides Domenico and Tomaso Piva in choosing and appraising art and antique works for their collections.They are few among antiquarians who didn’t surrender to hightened specialization and trive to conduct a polispecialization which goes from old master paintings and sculpture to the historical and artistic context of these works. They look indeed with passion to Venetian and Lombard furniture, to ceramics, to scientific instruments and to works of art.
Snuff box, Rome 1800 circa
A porporine glass and micromosaic snuff box, marked on the silver mount.
A porporine glass and micromosaic snuff box depicting the Lucano bridge in Tivoli (Rome), marked on the silver mount.
- Milan, 1783
A peasant girl with doves in a basket
Oil on canvas
43 x 32,2 cm
The subject matter, the style and the quality of execution of the paintings are a testament to Londonio’s hand, who played a leading role in the vibrant age of the Enlightenment in Milan.
A parcel gilt writing desk
Carved and parcel gilt heather wood
cm 143 x 167 x 96
metà del XVIII secolo
The fitting union between a Roman inspired shape and the Venetian conveying decoration is the main feature, making this piece a unique masterpiece of proportions and details.
Nove, Bassano, Antonibon Factory
A plate decorated with playing cards
diam. cm 23
The plate is one of the very few known pieces of the set embellished with this pattern.