12 avril 2019

A Byzantine gold and pearl finger ring, circa 7th century A.D. 

Lot 153. A Byzantine gold and pearl finger ring, circa 7th century A.D.; 1.½ in. (3.8 cm.) high; ring size 10. Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: with Artemis, Munich. Fritz Buerki, Switzerland, acquired from the above, 1985; thence by descent, Switzerland. Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2017. Christie's . Antiquities, New York, 29 April 2019

12 avril 2019

A pair of Roman gold bracelets, cica 3rd century A.D.

Lot 152. A pair of Roman gold bracelets, cica 3rd century A.D.; Each: 3 in. (7.7 cm.) width; weight: 206 and 210 grams respectively. Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: with Heidi Vollmoeller (1916-2003), Zurich, acquired by 1966. The Heidi Vollmoeller Collection, Christie's, London, 29 October 2003, lot 415. Christie's . Antiquities, New York, 29 April 2019
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12 avril 2019

A Greek gold lion head pendant, Classical period, circa 5th-4th century B.C. 

Lot 151. A Greek gold lion head pendant, Classical period, circa 5th-4th century B.C.; ¾ in. (2 cm.) high. Estimate: US$70,000 - US$90,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Comtesse Martine-Marie-Octavie Pol de Béhague (1870-1939), Paris; thence by descent to Marquis Jean-Louis Hubert de Ganay (1922-2013), France. Antiquites et Objets d'Art: Collection de Martine, Comtesse de Behague, Provenant de la Succession du Marquis de Ganay , Sotheby's, Monaco, 5 December 1987, lot 36. ... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2019

A European gold bracelet, Late Bronze Age, circa 1390-1000 B.C.

Lot 150. A European gold bracelet, Late Bronze Age, circa 1390-1000 B.C.; 3 7/8 in. (9.7 cm.) wide; Weight: 1.32 lbs. (599 grams). Estimate: US$400,000 - US$600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Reputedly from Portalegre. Art Market, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, acquired by 1959. Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired by 1979; thence by descent. Antiquities , Christie's, London, 2 May 2013, lot 139. Christie's . Antiquities, New York, 29 April 2019
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28 mars 2019

Christie's to offer miniature engraved gems formerly in the G. Sangiorgi Collection

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced Masterpieces in Miniature: Ancient Engraved Gems Formerly in the G. Sangiorgi Collection on April 29, 2019, during the Classic Week series of sales. Spanning the Classical world from the 16th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D., the sale comprises 40 lots of the most sought-after and captivating gems still in a private collection. Enchanting collectors and connoisseurs alike, this is one of the most important of private collections in history, this sale offers timeless artifacts that... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2019

Behind-the-scenes with the Penn Museum's renowned Egyptian collection

Shabti of the Lady Maya. Painted wooden shabti (a funerary figurine) comes from the site of Deir El-Medina and dates to the 19th dynasty, circa 1292-1190 BCE. Photo: Dorling Kindersley/Penn Museum. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display provides visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk in the shoes of an archaeologist. Explore the journey artifacts take on their way to museum display, from excavation to conservation to storage and research. More than 200 fascinating objects, many of which... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2019

Freeman's to offer the Jeff Hunter Collection of Antiquities & Tribal Art

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On March 13, Freeman’s will offer selected antiquities and tribal art from the collection of New York and Hollywood talent agent Jeff Hunter (1926-2018). Totaling just shy of fifty lots, The Jeff Hunter Collection represents a remarkable lifetime collecting ancient art. There is a spread across the millennia and across continents, but whether Greek idealism, the implied shapes of an ancient Anatolian idol, or the transformative qualities of an African Hemba mask, a constant theme is an interest... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2019

Deux vases tonnelet, Égypte, Nagada II, Époque Thinite chez Pierre Bergé & Associés

Lot 8. Vase tonnelet, Égypte, Nagada II, Époque Thinite. Porphyre noir, H 19 cm. Estimate: €20,000 - €25,000. Courtesy Pierre Bergé & Associés. Vase oblong à lèvre annulaire muni de deux petites anses horizontales percées. Petits éclats à la lèvre et à une anse.   Provenance: Christie's, New York, 13 juin 2000, n° 206.   Bibliographie: J. Cr. Payne, Catalogue of the predynastic egyptian collection in the Ashmolean museum, Oxford, 1993, p. 141, n° 1180, fig. 56. Lot... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2019

Paire de Garnitures de Hampe Zoomorphes en Bronze, Mongolie-Intérieure, Ordos, IVe-IIIe siècle avant J.-C.

Lot 3. Paire de Garnitures de Hampe Zoomorphes en Bronze, Mongolie-Intérieure, Ordos, IVe-IIIe siècle avant J.-C. Long. 35,4 cm. Estimation: 20,000 — 30,000 €. Lot. Vendu 105,000 €. Photo Sotheby's 2015 chacune en forme de tête d'oiseau très allongée au bout d'un cou vertébré parcouru d'écailles fortement accusées, les yeux protubérants, le long bec facetté, dans sa partie supérieure légèrement recourbé et entrouvert, couverte d'une patine verte, D.W 35/55-1 et... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2019

Plaque en Bronze, Mongolie Intérieure, Ordos, VIe-Ve siècle avant J.-C.

Lot 1. Plaque en Bronze, Mongolie Intérieure, Ordos, VIe-Ve siècle avant J.-C. Long. 15 cm. Estimation 12,000 — 15,000 EUR. Lot vendu 123,000 EUR. © Sotheby's 2015. sculptée en forme d'un tigre puissant s'apprêtant à dévorer une antilope recroquevillée entre ses pattes, le corps parcouru de sillons imitant des cordages, deux boucles plates au revers pour l'attacher, le bronze enrichi d'une patine vert pâle. Note: Following the exploration of the desert regions in the north,... [Lire la suite]