23 janvier 2020

Portrait of Lucius Caesar (?), Italy, Julio-Claudian period, first half of the 1st century AD

Portrait of Lucius Caesar (?), Italy, Julio-Claudian period, first half of the 1st century AD. Marble. H 42 cm. © Grusenmeyer-Woliner. Provenance: Peter Lasillo, probably in 1985 or earlier; Sotheby’s, New York, 14 December 1994, n° 92, ill.; Martin Armstrong, acquired from the above sale; Christie’s, New York, 7 December 2011, n° 173, ill.; Axel Vervoordt, Belgium, acquired from the above sale.   GRUSENMEYER - WOLINER, Stand 123b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

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]
22 janvier 2020

ARTANCIENT, Stand 71b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Greek helmet, Corinthian type, archaic period, circa mid 6th century BC. Bronze, H 20.3 cm. © ARTANCIENT. Provenance: from the collection of Axel Guttmann (1944-2001), inventory n° H308. Head of a youth, Italy, Tarentum, circa 4th century BC. Terracotta, H 16.5 cm. © ARTANCIENT. Provenance: collection of Count Henri d'Epinay (1940-2017), Longuenesse, France, acquired early 20th century. Tetradrachm minted in Mende, Macedoin, circa 460-423 BC. Silver, Ø 2.85 cm. © ARTANCIENT. The reverse with a vine, laden with four bunches... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A large Veneto-Saracenic dish, Venice, Italy, 16th century

Lot 47. A large Veneto-Saracenic dish, Venice, Italy, 16th century; 40.4cm diam. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Courtesy Chiswick Auctions. Of circular shape, with wide sloping rim and rounded lip, deep cavetto and flat centre, the interior completely covered with intricate engraved decoration comprising floral arabesques, interlocking split palmette tendrils, stylised lotus flowers, polylobed medallions and endless knots, the cavetto framed by a band of fretwork and another continuous floral scrolls with... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2019

A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520

Lot 129. Property of a Royal Collection. A portrait of Suleyman the Magnificent, by a follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, probably Venice, circa 1520; oil on panel, framed; painting: 32.5 by 28cm. frame: 42 by 36cm. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 GBP (290,200 - 406,280 EUR). Lot sold 4 500 000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ex-collection Samuel H. Kress.Ex-collection Contini Bonacossi.Ex-collection Cini, Castello di Monselice. Note: Both... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

Safani Gallery Inc., Stand 319 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Head of a Goddess, Roman, circa first century AD. Marble. Height 35 cm (13.8 in). Image courtesy Safani Gallery Inc. / Stand 319. Certificate by Thomas Lochmann, from the Antiquities Museum, Basel. Provenance: Paul Sarasin Collection; Mr. Sarasin (1856-1920) was one of the founders of the Museum of Natural History and the National Park, Basel, Switzerland. Etruscan Terracotta Urn and Cover, Etruria, Italy, 6th-4th century BC. Terracotta, 60 x 50 cm (23.5 x 19.5 in). Image courtesy Safani... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2018

Les Enluminures (Stand 276) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Pendant with St. Catherine, Germany, probably Upper Rhine, circa 1470-80. Silver, rock crystal and verre églomisé, 5.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm (2 x 1.3 x 0.7 in.) (with loop). Weight 2.7 gr. © TEFAF 2018 Fusing two separate pieces of hardstone together to create glowing images painted in gold leaf, this ethereal pendant changes appearance with different lighting effects and depicts Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of female wisdom. Arm amulet (figa), Spain or Italy, 16th century. Alabaster, gold, enamel... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2018

Getty Museum acquires Etruscan bronze appliqué of the Sun God Usil

Appliqué depicting the Sun God Usil, Etruscan, 500 - 475 B.C. Italy, Vulci. Bronze. H: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of an early 5th-century B.C. bronze appliqué depicting the Etruscan Sun God Usil. “This bronze appliqué that probably decorated an Etruscan chariot or funeral cart is of exceptional quality, representing the peak period of an artistic milieu in which Greek and Italic aesthetics... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2017

Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II, by a Follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, early 16th century

Lot 267. Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II, by a Follower of Gentile Bellini, Italy, early 16th century, oil on panel, framed, 21 by 16cm. 36.2 by 31.8cm. framed. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 16,100 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: With Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, 1931;Jackson-Higgs collection, New York;(From which sold?) Sale, New York, American Art Association, December 1932;William Fox collection;Arthur Erlanger collection, New York;With Acquavella, New York;Baron... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

Roman Glass Bottle with Cut Crystal Decoration, ca. 1st century C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean or Italy

Roman Glass Bottle with Cut Crystal Decoration, ca. 1st century C.E., from the Eastern Mediterranean or Italy. Cut glass © Miho Museum.  This bottle looks like it is a column of crystal. Blown and molded from colorless translucent glass, the bottle was shaped with cut work. Just beneath the mouth area a sharp angled cord was cut around the neck, and then after a brief hiatus slightly below, the cut surfaces begin. There are 12 cut lines that run from the right shoulder downward toward the lower left, and then another 12 cuts... [Lire la suite]