Colonial Hispano-South America, A Rare Polychrome Painted With Barniz De Pasto (Varnished Resin of Mopa-Mopa Tree) Domed Shape Wooden Chest With Iron Hinges & Padlock Hasp, Pasto-Colombia, Circa 17th. Century.

Identification Number: 580


This very rare and important chest is been beautifully painted and lacquerd with various wild animals amongst vegetal landscape.


Good, chips and few Lose of Barniz De Pasto Paint, some lacquer loss, rusty iron mounts.


The European Art Market.


For a very similar chest please see:

The Arts in Latin America 1492-1820, Organised by Joseph J. Rishel with Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Philadelphia Museum Of Art Antiguo Colegio FDe San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Yale University PressNew Haven and London, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-87633-250-4.

Please see Lot I-23 Illustrated on Page 132.