An embellished "Traje de Luces" matador set

Early/mid-20th century
The "suit of light" chaquetilla jacket and pants in brown and black fabric embroidered with sequins and reflective metal thread, with bullion fringe and beaded embellishments, 2 pieces
Jacket: 16.75" H (center back); 17" W (inner shoulders); sleeves: 23" L approximately; trousers: 14" W (waist); 33" H (side leg); inseam: 18" H

  • Notes: With inked inscription to front lining: "Para mi amigo / José Yarato [?] / Amerille [?] / (Castilnova) [?] / Tomás Richardo / "El Pichi" "
  • Condition: Each overall fair to good well-worn condition with soiling, stains, and wear commensurate with age and repeated use. A few areas of loose seam stitching. A few scattered loose embellishment threads, with minor loss to beads/sequins. Tears and loss to top of sleeves, with stitched repairs to top of sleeves. Staining to front panels and to fabric lining. Pants with heavier wear to cuffs, buttons lacking in places and evidence of alterations with stitch holes and repairs to interior.

    Condition reports are offered as a courtesy and are typically published in Moran's catalogue or can be made available upon request. The absence of a condition report does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of others. Buyers are responsible for determining to their own satisfaction the true nature and condition of any lot prior to bidding. Though buyers are not legally required to inspect lots prior to purchase, failure to do so may constitute a waiver of complaint that an item was not delivered in a condition equal to the existent condition at the auction.

Accepted Forms of Payment:

ACH, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer


Shipping. As a courtesy to buyers, Moran provides a list of preferred shippers who are in the business of transporting antiques and works of art. Buyers are responsible for arranging their own shipping estimates and deliveries. Moran, in its sole discretion and as a courtesy to buyers, may arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured, and forwarded by a third-party shipper at the request, expense, and risk of the buyer. In circumstances where Moran arranges for such third-party services, Moran may apply an administration charge of 15% of that service fee. Moran assumes no responsibility for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by other packers or carriers, even if recommended by Moran. Moran also assumes no responsibility for any damage to picture frames or to the glass therein.

December 7, 2023 12:00 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, US

John Moran Auctioneers

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 27% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000 $499,999 $25,000
$500,000 $999,999 $50,000
$1,000,000 + $100,000