05 juillet 2017

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

Lot 1. A large Chinese celadon jade ewer and cover, Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate: £1,000-2,000. Price: £8,500. Courtesy Woolley & Wallis LONDON.- Four valuable Chinese jade miniature vessels have been recovered and successfully sold at Woolley & Wallis after being stolen over 12 years ago by Michael Openshaw. At the time of the theft, Openshaw and fellow thief Robert Barrett had recently served time in prison for similar crimes which were described by the Judge during sentencing as “despicable”. The... [Lire la suite]

05 juillet 2017

A Chinese rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 30. A Chinese rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate: 20,000-30,000 GBP.  Price realised: 17,000 GBP. Courtesy Woolley & Wallis The flared body carved with a central band of stylized dragons on a leiwen ground, the handle elaborately carved with one small and one large chilong which clambers over the rim holding a prunus spray in its jaws, further scrollwork and fungus stems issue from the creatures, the flare foot is decorated with a key fret band, 16.5cm long x 10.5cm high,... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

Sotheby's Old Masters Evening Sale in London to include a sculpture for the first time ever

Lot 28. Pietro Tacca (1577-1640), Portrait Bust of Grand Duke Ferdinando II de’ Medici (1610-1670), terracotta, on a wood base, bust: 75.5cm., base: 11cm. Estimate £1,000,000-2,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This summer, Sotheby’s will present at auction a wide range of sculptures from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century. The sales follow the company’s recent announcement of the appointment of Alexander Kader and Margaret Schwartz as Co-Worldwide Heads of European Sculpture & Works... [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]
03 juillet 2017

An Iranian pottery spouted vessel, circa early-mid 1st Millennium B.C.

Lot 190. An Iranian pottery spouted vessel, circa early-mid 1st Millennium B.C. Estimate £2,000 - 3 000 (€2,300 - 3,400). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body with a carinated design, a flat base and short flaring cylindrical neck, an animal head joining the beaked spout to the rim of the neck, a small wide ridged handle on the opposite side, 22.5cm high Provenance: Paul (1912-1986) and Helen (b. 1914) Zuckerman collection, Detroit, acquired 1960s-1970s.Property from the Paul and Helen Zuckerman Collection;... [Lire la suite]