01 juillet 2018

A Pair of Greek Gold Earrings, Magna Graecia, circa late 4th-early 3rd Century B.C.

Lot 15. A Pair of Greek Gold Earrings, Magna Graecia, circa late 4th-early 3rd  Century B.C. Heights 5.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each composed of a disk with beaded perimeter centering a repoussé lion mask within a border of beaded scrolling filigree, a small rosette forming the link to the pendant below, each pendant in the form of an inverted pyramid ornamented with globules, filigree leaves, and palmettes, the  biconical finial missing on one earring. ... [Lire la suite]

05 février 2018

Greek, ‘Body Armour’, Magna Graecia, ca. 350 BCE

Greek, ‘Body Armour’, Magna Graecia, ca. 350 BCE. Cast and hammered bronze, 27 in, 68.6 cm. Unique. © ArtAncient "But tell us, Pistias, why do you sell your armour for more money than any other, when it is neither better tempered, stronger, nor the materials of it more costly?”“I make it better proportioned, Socrates, and therefore I ought to have a better price.” Xenophon, Memorabilia. Axel Guttmann collection, acquired 1988. Contact Gallery for price. ... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2017

A Greek bronze pseudo-Corinthian helmet, Magna Graecia, Classical Period, circa 5th century B.C.

Lot 130. A Greek bronze pseudo-Corinthian helmet, Magna Graecia, Classical Period, circa 5th century B.C., 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Swiss private collection, acquired prior to 1966. Note: More decorative rather than protective, the pseudo-Corinthian helmet type developed in South Italy during the 6th-5th century B.C. at the time when its mainland Hellenic cousin, the Corinthian helmet, became extinct in... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2015

Antiquities from estate of famed LA dealer, silent film star, noted collectors headline Artemis Gallery's auction

A red-figure Apulian skyphos with Eros and female images, Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulia, ca. 5th to 4th centuries BCE, 12¼ in. high, 11½ in. diameter, est. $7,000-$9,000. BOULDER, COLO.- Artemis Gallery will launch its busy fall auction season with a Thursday, Sept. 24 online auction led by Part II of the late James Caswell’s collection. Caswell was an artist, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and respected owner of Historia Antiques in Santa Monica, California. The entire Caswell estate consignment,... [Lire la suite]