17 février 2017

A Medieval Byzantine Garnet and Gold Men’s Signet Ring, Byzantine Empire, circa 5th–8th centuries

A Medieval Byzantine Garnet and Gold Men’s Signet Ring, Byzantine Empire, circa 5th–8th centuries. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. This one-of-a-kind ancient gold stirrup-shaped ring is bezel-set with an oval flat top cabochon cut garnet. Surrounded by a row of small gold beads flanked by two larger gold beads. Weight 5.72 grams. Ring size 9.25. Price: $7,500.  Romanov Russia. 
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17 février 2017

Ancient Head of Medusa Gold Ring, circa 300 BC

Ancient Head of Medusa Gold Ring, circa 300 BC. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. This high carat gold Hellenistic stirrup-shaped ring is designed as a gold disc with a horizontally positioned archaic relief head of Medusa.  Framed by two rows of gold twisted wires. The ring is solid, wearable and in excellent condition. Diameter of the disc 20 mm (6/8 in.). Weight 7.56 grams. Approximate ring size 6 – 6.5 (16 x 18 mm). Price: $12,000 Accompanied by a metal analysis report which indicates... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2017

Ancient Rock Crystal Gold Swivel Signet Ring, Greek, Archaic period, circa 600 – 500 B.C.

Ancient Rock Crystal Gold Swivel Signet Ring, Greek, Archaic period, circa 600–500 B.C. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. An ancient gold swivel – signet ring with a finely carved rock crystal scarab (Scarabaeus beetle). The underside is a signet engraved with a crawling snake. The rock crystal scarab measures 20 x 18 mm (7/8 x 11/16 in.). Approximate ring size 12  (22 mm). Price: $35,000 In ancient jewelry, the scarab was a symbol of protection, vitality and good luck. Rock... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

Gold Signet Ring, Greek, Classical t

Ancient Gold Signet Ring, Greek, Classical to early Hellenistic period, 5th–4th century BC. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. A cast gold ring with elongated oval bezel is engraved with a female figure holding two snakes (Snake Goddess). Weight 7.36 grams. All original, intact and wearable. Ring size 8. Price: $35,000 Romanov Russia.
17 février 2017

Medieval Byzantine Carved Garnet Gold Signet Ring, Byzantine empire, circa 8th–10th century AD

Medieval Byzantine Carved Garnet Gold Signet Ring, Byzantine empire, circa 8th–10th century AD. Image courtesy Romanov Russia. A hammered shank of the ring is attached to an oval bezel shaped as a stylized quatrefoil – an ancient symbol of good luck, health, and fortune. The ring is set with a carved garnet intaglio (seal) which incorporates a star and a crescent shaped element within a palm leaf border A very finely crafted high carat gold medieval ring. Ring size 5.75 (16 mm). Price: $8,500 Romanov... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

Rare Georg Baselitz masterpiece set to break artist record at Sotheby's sale in London

Georg Baselitz, Mit Roter Fahne (With Red Flag), 1965. Courtesy of Sotheby’s. LONDON.- A rare masterpiece by the German painter Georg Baselitz (estimated £6.5m-8.5m) is set to break the record for the artist at auction when offered at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London on 8 March 2017. Mit Roter Fahne (With Red Flag), 1965, from the artist’s ground-breaking ‘Heroes’ series, is a painting that cemented the artist’s reputation as one of the most provocative and compelling voices of the post-war... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2017

A bronze knife with rattle, 13th-11th Century BC

Lot 811. A bronze knife with rattle, 13th-11th Century BC. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The tapering blade has a raised median rib on each side that extends from the center of the ribbed hilt which is set at one end with a small attachment loop below the eight-strap, openwork rattle pommel. 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) long Provenance: Private collection, Paris; Hôtel Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, 18 October 1996.The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida. Note: Compare the... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, and a bronze ritual wine ladle, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC)

Lot 810. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, and a bronze ritual wine ladle, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The you is cast in high relief around the shoulder with two taotie masks flanked by two long-tailed birds, their tails terminating at loops to which are attached the animal head-surmounted ends of the arched handle. The cover is also cast with a band of birds flanking simplified masks between raised tabs at the... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

A bronze Ge-halberd blade, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC

Lot 809. A bronze Ge-halberd blade, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The curved butt is crisply cast on each side with a recessed design of a humanoid face shown in profile below a headdress or upswept hair, and the nei is pierced with a single hafting hole. The tapered blade is heavily encrusted. 15 ¼ in. (38.8 cm.) long Provenance: Lester Wolfe Collection, New York, by 1974.Christie’s New York, 6 June 1985, lot 89.The... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

A bronze pole finial, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC

Lot 808. A bronze pole finial, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The upper section is cast in relief on both sides with a taotie mask flanked by ears below a pair of large up-curved horns, and the conical lower section is flat cast with simplified taotie masks. The bronze has a smooth, mottled olive-green patina and traces of cinnabar. 4 ¼ in. (11 cm.) high, stand Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 11... [Lire la suite]