16 juillet 2017

Ariadne Galleries at London Art Week 2017

Attributed to the Princeton Painter, Attic Black-Figure Hydria depicting a Warrior's Departure, Circa 540-530 BC. Terracotta, 42 cm H. Ariadne Galleries © 2017 London Art Week Provenance: Private Collection, Mme I. Péreire (1825-1910), Paris. with Jean Mikas, Paris, 1950s. Ophiuchus Collection, New York, 1982. Near the Dokimasia Painter, Fragment of an Attic Red-Figure Vase, Circa 480-460 BC. Terracotta. Ariadne Galleries © 2017 London Art Week Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]

05 juillet 2017

A Greek black-glazed boar askos, South Italy, circa 320-290 B.C.

Lot 58. A Greek black-glazed boar askos, South Italy, circa 320-290 B.C., 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500. Price realised GBP 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9 July 1984, lot 337.Elsa Bloch-Diener collection, Bern, acquired from the above sale. Note: For another Apulian boar shaped askos, unglazed but for the handle, cf. Rhode Island School of Design Museum inv. no. 1996.98. This type of vase was also very popular in... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

An Amlash pottery bull rhyton, circa early 1st millennium B.C.

Lot 29. An Amlash pottery bull rhyton, circa early 1st millennium B.C., 8 7/8 in. (22.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 9,000. Price realised GBP 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Elsa Bloch-Diener collection, Bern, acquired prior to 1976. Christie's. Antiquities, 5 July 2017, London, King Street
05 juillet 2017

A Greek bronze pseudo-Corinthian helmet, Magna Graecia, Classical Period, circa 5th century B.C.

Lot 130. A Greek bronze pseudo-Corinthian helmet, Magna Graecia, Classical Period, circa 5th century B.C., 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Swiss private collection, acquired prior to 1966. Note: More decorative rather than protective, the pseudo-Corinthian helmet type developed in South Italy during the 6th-5th century B.C. at the time when its mainland Hellenic cousin, the Corinthian helmet, became extinct in... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

A Greek silver bowl, Archaic period, Circa 6th Century B.C.

Lot 100. A Greek silver bowl, Archaic period, Circa 6th Century B.C. Estimate £5,000 - 7,000 (€5,700 - 8,000). Photo: Bonhams. The globular bowl decorated with a rosette with twenty-six petals around a shallow central boss, with wide flaring rim, 6.7cm high Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland, early 1990s. Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 16 June 2006, lot 99.Private collection, Europe, acquired at the above sale. Bonhams. ANTIQUITIES, 6 Jul 2017, 10:30 BST, LONDON,... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2017

A Marlik silver beaker, Iran, circa late 2nd Millennium B.C.

Lot 194. A Marlik silver beaker, Iran, circa late 2nd Millennium B.C. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,300 - 3,400). Photo: Bonhams. With a spool-shaped body, flat base and rim, bands of guilloche above the base and below the rim, the body decorated with multiple diagonal impressed bands with incised chevrons, crossing to form diamonds, each diamond with an impressed swastika with incised chevron detail, the underside of the base with raised concentric ridges and a central cruciform motif with multiple chevrons... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2017

A Neo-Assyrian bronze bowl, circa 9th-7th Century B.C.

Lot 183. A Neo-Assyrian bronze bowl, circa 9th-7th Century B.C. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo: Bonhams. The lobed, shallow bowl with concentric rings around the tondo, two groups of incised encircling bands beneath the flaring rim, 16.7cm diam. Provenance: Private collection, Europe, acquired 1960s.Property from a Princely collection; Christie's, London, 30 April 2008, lot 16. Bonhams. ANTIQUITIES, 6 Jul 2017, 10:30 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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03 juillet 2017

A Roman cobalt blue glass chalice, circa 4th Century A.D.

Lot 186. A Roman cobalt blue glass chalice, circa 4th Century A.D. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo: Bonhams. The large, deep ovoid body mould-blown with an irregular honeycomb pattern, a band of vertical fluting beneath the everted cut-off rim, on a disc foot with knobbed stem, 18.3cm high Provenance: with Sheppard and Cooper Ltd, London, 1995 (Glass of the Dark Ages, 1995, p.5, no.4).Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 8 June 2001, lot 220. Note: W. Haberey suggests that... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2017

A Roman amber glass ribbed bowl, Late 1st Century B.C. - early 1st Century A.D.

Lot 168. A Roman amber glass ribbed bowl, Late 1st Century B.C. - early 1st Century A.D. Estimate £1,800 - 2,200 (€2,100 - 2,500). Photo: Bonhams. With twenty-nine tooled vertical ribs on the exterior, decorated on the interior with a wheel-cut groove below the rim, on a flattened base, 11.7cm diam. Provenance: with J. Zadok & Sons, Jerusalem, Israel.Dr Stanley I. Batkin (1914 - 2015) collection, Scarsdale, New York, acquired from the above on 6 January 1976.Private collection, USA, acquired from the... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

A Greek pale green glass skyphos, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd-mid 1st Century B.C.

Lot 183. A Greek pale green glass skyphos, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd-mid 1st Century B.C. Estimate £7,000 - 10 000 (€8,000 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. The thick cast glass forming a deep, rounded bowl, standing on a ring foot, the ring handles with horizontal upper and curved lower plates, the upper plates merging with the rim, 16.5cm diam. inc. handles Provenance: D. S. collection, London, since 1970s. Note: For a similar example see N. Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage... [Lire la suite]