22 janvier 2020

FINCH & CO, Stand 41b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Figure of the nude Venus, Ancient Roman, 1st century BC-1st century AD. Bronze with green patina with extensive patches of red. H 20 cm. © Finch & Co. Provenance: private collection, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1989, lot n° 204. Figure of a dolphin, Trapani, Italy, late 17th-early 18th century. Carved red coral. H 3.5 cm. © Finch & Co. Provenance: private collection, Europe, acquired in London early 1970s. Equestrian deified ancestor figure, Kafiristan, North Eastern Afghanistan,... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2020

Antiquarium, Ltd., Stand 110c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Figure of Venus at her bath, Rome, 1st century BC-1st century AD. Cast bronze, 19.3 x 6.9 cm. © Antiquarium, Ltd. Nude, save her diadem, the beguiling Goddess of Love and Beauty arranges her hair with her left hand while gazing into her outstretched right hand, where she once held a mirror. Venus stands on her original bronze spool-shaped pedestal with remnants of inlaid silver and glass paste decoration. Provenance: private collection, Switzerland, before 1986. Portrait bust of an official or priest, Egypte, Early Late Period,... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2015

Exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum tells dramatic story of an ancient civilization frozen in time

Portrait of a Woman. Mosaic; limestone, MANN 124666 © The Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples (SAHN) TORONTO.- The Royal Ontario Museum hosts the Canadian premiere of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano from Saturday, June 13, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016. On display in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, the exhibition includes approximately 200 evocative objects that tell the dramatic story of Pompeii, an ancient Roman city captured in time by ash and debris that buried it during a volcanic... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A bronze circular mirror with inscription, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Han Dynasty, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD

Lot 718. A bronze circular mirror with inscription, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Han Dynasty, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD; 7 3/8 in. (18.9 cm.) diameter; 1022 g. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $16,250 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The knob rising from a quatrefoil, its petals separated by characters, encircled by a band of eight joined arcs and an outer inscription band, all within hatchured borders below saw-tooth borders on the rim, with dark grey patina, box. ... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2013

Feline Stalking Bronze, Later Hellenistic or early Imperial periods, ca. 1st Century BC - 1st Century AD

Feline Stalking Bronze, Later Hellenistic or early Imperial periods, ca. 1st Century BC - 1st Century AD. Photo courtesy Auctionata Bronze, malachite patina. Felien stalking. Beautifully modeled with fine features. Dimensions: 15 x 3.5 x 5.5 cm. Estimation : 960 / 1 200 € Very good conditionThis feline was cast in bronze in later Hellenistic or early Imperial periods, ca. 1st C. BC - 1st C. AD.The pacing lioness is beautifully modeled with fine feline features which appear incredibly... [Lire la suite]