1750 - 2014

Pallarols Museum-Religious Art

Museo Pallarols

From 1750 to 1804 seven generations of silversmiths named Pallarols made the art of working with precious metals an art of international effects. The story, which began in Barcelona, has remained in Buenos Aires ever since and has built an identity that is part of argentinian culture

The artistic history of Pallarols family is carved by tradition, style and good taste. Warmed by the forge, the Pallarols have worked with noble metals to give birth to unequalled and most varied pieces of art.The story begins in the old continent, most specifically in Barcelona in the XVIII century. Vicente Pallarols (1735-1810), started a lineage of silversmiths that would continue for more of two hundred years. Vicente devoted his life to the workshop and he brought up his first son, Rafael, among chisels and burins.The tradition had started and it would be transmitted from generation to generation, from fathers to sons and from grandfathers to grandsons.Rafael Pallarols, who was born in 1782, brought to America everything he had learnt from his father. He was eighteen when he arrived in Buenos Aires and he had already acquired the secrets of the art. At those times, Buenos Aires was in complete turmoil; he witnessed the british invasion and the separation of the spanish monarchy. He decided to come back to his homeland to work in his father’s workshop in Carretas street in Barcelona.The saga continued with Vicente Pallarols and Sabaté (1832-1904), and adventurer silversmith. Another Pallarols crossed the ocean to find a new life in Buenos Aires, at those times ruled by Juan Manuel de Rosas. Buenos Aires meant inspiration for him and he carved pieces we can see today in the familiar museum. But Vicente also returned to his homeland. He fought in the Crimean War and then he  went back to the familiar workshop. There was, undoubtedly, a familiar tradition: coming to America. José Pallarols y Toras (1879-1951) was who finally settled down in Buenos Aires with his family. He started his own workshop in Nuñez, in Buenos Aires city. Only one year had passed and the most distinguished families were soon ordering his pieces.Among his customers were Isaac Fernandez Blanco and González Graño, well known art collectors at those times.The Fernandez Blanco Spanish American Art Museum shows us today a silver “mate” carved by the one and only burin of Pallarols.Carlos Pallarols Cuni, a wonderful drawers, not only expanded the familiar art but he also gave an artistic feature to the tradition. Together with his father and later with his sons, he would made pieces of an utmost historical relevance.But the legacy reached its maximum splendor with Juan Carlos Pallarols. The family name was internationally known and it became a synonym of quality and style.

Chalice of Buenos Aires Cathedral., José y Carlos Pallarols, 1934, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Chalice of Buenos Aires Cathedral., José y Carlos Pallarols, 1934, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Chalice of Buenos Aires Cathedral., José y Carlos Pallarols, 1934, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Chalice of Buenos Aires Cathedral., José y Carlos Pallarols, 1934, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Sacred Goblet design., Carlos Pallarols, 1934, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Carlos Pallarols and his kids., 1960, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Our Lady of Carmen’s Crown., José Pallarols, 1920, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Design of Virgin of Carmen Crown., José Pallarols, 1920, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Papal Goblet., Juan Carlos Pallarols, 2014, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Long Pole., Carlos Pallarols, 1934, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Custody column., Carlos Pallarols, 1937, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Papal goblet in process., José Pallarols, 1925, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Chalice, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Chalice, Juan Carlos Pallarols, 1960, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Holy Week Urn., Carlos Pallarols, 1936, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Chalice, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Large cup, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Chalice, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
San José image., José Pallarols, 1935, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Custody, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Custody, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Cathedral custody. Photo” Caras y Caretas”magazine., From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Custody, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Custody, José Pallarols, 1920, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Custody, José Pallarols, 1920, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Custody, José Pallarols, 1919, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Juan Carlos Pallarols., From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Pastoral staff of Catamarca Cathedral., Carlos Pallarols, 1957, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Pastoral staff of Catamarca Cathedral design, José Pallarols, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Pastoral staff of Catamarca Cathedral., Carlos Pallarols, 1957, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Pastoral staff of Catamarca Cathedral., José Pallarols, 1913, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
VItraux, 1899, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Design in watercolor on conte paper., 1898, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Vitraux, Carlos Pallarols, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Design of the insignia of Eucharistic Congress., From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Detail sketch script or standard Eucharistic Congress, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Design of the insignia of Eucharistic Congress., From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Religious insignia., Carlos Pallarols Cuni, 1936, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Religious insignia (back), Carlos Pallarols Cuni, 1936, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Chalice, José Pallarols, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Large cup, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Chalice and paten., Carlos Pallarols, 1952, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Custody, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Detailedcustody, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Detailed custody, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Detailed Custody, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Scale model design., Carlos Pallarols, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Pastoral staff., José Pallarols, 1930, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Custody, José Pallarols, 1925, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Archiepiscopal Cross., Carlos Pallarols, 1960, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Acetre, Juan Carlos Pallarols, 1980, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Vitraux Saint George., Juan Carlos Pallarols, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Design for San Jorge vitraux., Carlos Pallarols, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Photography of the Buenos Aires Cathedral Sanctuary doors., Carlos Pallaros, 1932, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Design, Carlos, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
King David., Carlos Pallarols, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Necklace design, Carlos Pallarols, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Design Chrism., From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Custody, José Pallarols, 1920, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Virgin of San Nicolás and Little Baby Jesus’s crowns., Juan Carlos Pallarols, 2008, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Chrism inner details., Jose Pallarols, From the collection of: Museo Pallarols
Credits: Story

Cuaradores — Luciana Elli- Ezequiel Seoane
Corrector — Jorge Audino
Fotografías — Archivo Museo Pallarols y Luciana Elli 

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