01 août 2019

Exhibition of Globe-spanning Art Celebrates the Collecting Eye of Curator and Scholar Gillett Griffin

Xochipala, Guerrero, Mexico, Standing woman, 400 B.C.–500 A.D. Ceramic with red pigment. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Gillett G. Griffin. John Bigelow Taylor Photography. PRINCETON, N.J. – Gillett G. Griffin (1928-2016) was not only a respected curator, scholar and collector but also a beloved teacher at Princeton University, where he taught and curated for 52 years. Legacy: Selections from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection celebrates Griffin’s eclectic tastes through a selection of artworks and artifacts... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2019

A Roman marble head of a ram, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.

Lot 97. A Roman marble head of a ram, circa 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000. Price realised GBP 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Norbert Schimmel (1905-1990) collection, New York, acquired prior to 1964.Norbert Schimmel Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 16 December 1992, lot 62. Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 31 May 1997, lot 108.Antiquities, Christie's, New York, 8 June 2005, lot 74.with Safani Gallery, New... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2019

A Roman marble portrait head of the Empress Faustina Minor, circa 161-176 A.D.

Lot 99. A Roman marble portrait head of the Empress Faustina Minor, circa 161-176 A.D.; 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 180,000. Price realised GBP 193,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: with Chaucer Fine Arts Inc., London, Autumn 1981 (Collecting in the 18th Century, Paintings and Drawings of Art, exhibition cat., no. 66).Spanish private collection, acquired from the above. Note: Faustina Minor (the Younger), Annia Galeria Faustina, born... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2019

A pair of Roman gold bracelets, cica 3rd century A.D.

Lot 152. A pair of Roman gold bracelets, cica 3rd century A.D.; Each: 3 in. (7.7 cm.) width; weight: 206 and 210 grams respectively. Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: with Heidi Vollmoeller (1916-2003), Zurich, acquired by 1966. The Heidi Vollmoeller Collection, Christie's, London, 29 October 2003, lot 415. Christie's . Antiquities, New York, 29 April 2019
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13 février 2019

Freeman's to offer the Jeff Hunter Collection of Antiquities & Tribal Art

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On March 13, Freeman’s will offer selected antiquities and tribal art from the collection of New York and Hollywood talent agent Jeff Hunter (1926-2018). Totaling just shy of fifty lots, The Jeff Hunter Collection represents a remarkable lifetime collecting ancient art. There is a spread across the millennia and across continents, but whether Greek idealism, the implied shapes of an ancient Anatolian idol, or the transformative qualities of an African Hemba mask, a constant theme is an interest... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2019

Gallery Desmet at BRAFA 2019, Stand 11c

Mercury and Apollo, After François Duquesnoy (1597-1643), Roman, second quarter of the 18th century. Bronze, 63.5 and 61.7 cm. © Gallery Desmet at BRAFA 2019, Stand 11c.  Provenance: private collection, Germany. Madonna and Child, Workshop of Matteo Civitale (Lucca, 1436-1501), Lucca, second half of the 15th century. Terra cotta. H 63 x W 47.5 x D 13 cm. © Gallery Desmet at BRAFA 2019, Stand 11c.  Pacing bull, After the model by Giambologna... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2019

Galerie Chenel at TEFAF 2019, Stand 212

Torso of Herakles, Roman, 1st-2nd century AD. Marble, 80 x 70 x 33 cm (31.5 x 27.6 x 13 in.). © Galerie Chenel at TEFAF 2019, Stand 212. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Wright S. Ludington (1900-1992), Montecito, California, acquired on June 3rd 1965 from the Fallani gallery in Rome, Italy; Santa Barbara museum of Art, gifted from the above in 1993 (inv. no. 1993.1.87); Sold at Sotheby's New York, 'Antiquities: Santa Barbara Museum of Art', June 14th, 2000, lot 63. Portrait... [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 août 2018

Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Portrait of a young man, Roman, Second half of the first century AD. Marble, 23 x 19 x 16 cm (9 x 7.5 x 6.3 in.). Image courtesy Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018 Provenance:  Formerly in the collection of the Baron Maximilian von Heyl (1844-1925), Darmstadt (published in the catalogue of that collection in 1930); probably in the collection of Dr. Arthur Rosin (1879-1974), Berlin and New York; Collection Leopold Gutmann (1891-1970), then transported to New York in 1937 with the... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Portrait of a young man, Roman, Second half of the first century AD. Marble, 23 x 19 x 16 cm (9 x 7.5 x 6.3 in.). Image courtesy Galerie Chenel, Stand 212 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018 Provenance:  Formerly in the collection of the Baron Maximilian von Heyl (1844-1925), Darmstadt (published in the catalogue of that collection in 1930); probably in the collection of Dr. Arthur Rosin (1879-1974), Berlin and New York; Collection Leopold Gutmann (1891-1970), then transported to New York in 1937 with the... [Lire la suite]