04 décembre 2015

A Roman gold and garnet ring, circa 2nd-3rd century AD.

A Roman gold and garnet ring, circa 2nd-3rd century AD. Estimation: USD 2,000 - 3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 ormed from two hoops, each rounded on the exterior, concave on the interior, expanding to the bezel, with a collar-set cabochon garnet framed by spiral and plain wire filigree, with filigree volutes on the shoulders, the two hoops joined by a spiral filigree wire punctuated by granulation, and centered by a Herakles knot of beaded wire - 5⁄8 in. (1.5 cm.) wide; ring size... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2015

A Roman gold bracelet, circa 2nd century AD.

A Roman gold bracelet, circa 2nd century AD. Estimation: USD 2,500 - 3,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The hoop formed of four hollow wires twisted together and tapering to a single wire, crossed over and spiraled around the hoop for adjustment - 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) wide; weight: .94 oz.PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Rotterdam, acquired prior to 1961; thence by descent. Christie's. Ancient Jewelry sale - Online auctions December 1 -10.
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03 décembre 2015

A Roman gold and amethyst bead necklace, circa 1st century BC-1st century AD.

A Roman gold and amethyst bead necklace, circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. Estimation: USD 5,000 - 7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Composed of biconical amethyst beads, graduated in size, the upper section interspersed with spherical gold beads, the lower with barrel-shaped gold beads, centered by a lentoid pendant, its loop bifurcating into volutes, punctuated with granules, a cluster of granules at the base; now arranged with a modern clasp - 16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) longPROVENANCE: with Joseph G. Gerena,... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A Greek gold finger ring, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd Century B.C.

A Greek gold finger ring, Hellenistic period, circa 2nd Century B.C. Estimation: USD 40,000 - 60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Solid-cast, with a broad hoop, rounded on the exterior, flat on the interior, expanding at the shoulders to the flat oval bezel, engraved with a profile portrait of a man facing left, his hair a mass of short wavy locks radiating from the crown of the head, with a fringe arching across his forehead, with large lidded eyes, a prominent aquiline nose, and a small pointed chin, his... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A Central Asian gold torque necklace, circa 1st millennium BC.

A Central Asian gold torque necklace, circa 1st millennium BC. Estimation: USD 7,000 - 9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of heavy penannular form, the tapering ends with incised rings and disk-shaped terminals - 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) wide; weight: 9.04 oz.PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired in the late 1980s. Ancient Jewelry, Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 305. Christie's. Ancient Jewelry sale - Online auctions December 1 -10.
03 décembre 2015

An Egyptian gold ring, late period 664-332 BC

An Egyptian gold ring, late period 664-332 BC. Estimation: USD 10,000 - 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The plain hoop, round in section, joined to the edges of the rectangular bezel, engraved with a cryptographic hieroglyphic motto reading: "Sekhmet is Beautiful; The Apis Bull Lives" - 7⁄8 in. (2.2 cm) wide; ring size 7½PROVENANCE: with J.R. Ogden and Sons, London.Antiquities, Christies, London, 31 May 1979, lot 374.Art Market, London, acquired from the above.Art Market, New York, acquired... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2015

A pair of Bactrian gold, garnet and glass earrings, circa 1st century AD.

A pair of Bactrian gold, garnet and glass earrings, circa 1st century AD. Estimation: USD 25,000 - 35,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 ach composed of a complex three-layered rosette centered by a circular garnet rimmed in granulation, each petal filled with fine granulation, the four petals of the bottom layer extending into three projecting cells each set with a garnet, the rims punctuated by discs, interspersed by an arch with bands of granulation terminating in a sheet rosette centered by a circular garnet rimmed... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

A Greek gold necklace, circa late 4th century BC.

A Greek gold necklace, circa late 4th century BC. Estimation: USD 15,000 - 20,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 ormed of a length of loop-in-loop chain, terminating at each end with a female head, her oval face with wide eyes deeply-set beneath overhanging brows, a prominent nose and a small mouth, her hair plaited, arranged in a melon coiffure, and pulled back in a chignon, adorned with pendant earrings and a beaded necklace of granulation, a double hook-and-loop closure emerging from each chignon... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2015

A Greek gold and carnelian brooch, 2nd century BC.

A Greek gold and carnelian brooch, 2nd century BC. Estimation: USD 10,000 - 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 With a sheet flange ornamented with a band of tongues formed of filigree beaded wire, framed with braided ropes, centered by an oval carnelian gem held in place by a dog-tooth setting, engraved with Aphrodite, wearing a chiton and himation, leaning against a column, a staff angled diagonally behind her, holding a dove in her outstretched hand, on a short groundline - 1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) long ... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2015

A pair of Roman gold, sapphire and emerald earrings, circa 2nd-3rd century AD.

A pair of Roman gold, sapphire and emerald earrings, circa 2nd-3rd century AD. Estimation: USD 3,000 - 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each composed of a striated gold sheet halo, bisected by a plain wire threaded through a sapphire lentoid bead, joined to the plain earwire, a ribbed piriform band below with two loops, each supporting a wire below threaded through an emerald - Each: 15⁄16 in. (3.4 cm.) longPROVENANCE: with Joseph G. Gerena, New York, 1999. Christie's. Ancient Jewelry sale... [Lire la suite]