01 décembre 2016

4,000-year-old Egyptian model boat sails away as top selling lot at Bonhams Antiquities Sale

Lot 169. A large Egyptian gesso-painted wood model boat, Middle Kingdom, circa 2133-1797 B.C.. Sold for £161,000 (€188,856). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A large wooden model boat from the Egyptian Middle Period 2123-1797 B.C, sold for £161,000 at Bonhams Antiquities Sale in London today. The boat had been estimated at £30,000-50,000.  In total the sale made more than £1,310,000.  Lot 169. A large Egyptian gesso-painted wood model boat, Middle Kingdom, circa 2133-1797 B.C.. Sold for... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2016

A late Roman gold armlet, circa late 3rd-early 4th century A.D.

Lot 124. A late Roman gold armlet, circa late 3rd-early 4th century A.D. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diameter  Provenance: with Ars Antiqua, Lucerne (Auktion II, Antike Kunstwerke, 14 May 1960, lot 173).Jan Mitchell, New York, acquired between 1960-1966.The Estate of Jan Mitchell; Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 7 June 2012, lot 26. Literature: C. Belting-Ihm, "Spätrömisches Buckelarmringe mit Relief-dekor," Jarhbuch des... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2016

Galerie Chenel à la Biennale des Antiquaires 2016

Torse de Vénus, Rome , Ier – IIe siècle ap. J.-C. Marbre ; H. : 62 cm. Bras et poitrine restaurés. © Galerie Chenel Torso of Venus, Roman, 1st – 2nd cent. A.D. Marble ; H. : 62 cm. Arm and waist restored. © Galerie Chenel Portrait d’Homme, peut-être l’Empereur Hadrien (76 – 138 ap. J.-C.). Rome impériale, époque antonine, 96 – 192 ap. J.-C. Marbre ; H. : 22 cm – L. : 16 cm © Galerie Chenel Portrait of a Man, maybe the Emperor Hadrian (76 – 138 A.D.)  Roman Imperial, Antonine Dynasty, 96 – 192... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2016

Bowl Fragments with Menorah, Shofar, and Torah Ark, Roman, 300–350

Bowl Fragments with Menorah, Shofar, and Torah Ark, Roman, 300–350. Glass, gold leaf. Overall: 2 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. (6.9 x 7 x 0.7 cm) a only: 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (3.8 x 8.9 cm) b only: 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (3.8 x 3.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.145.1a, b) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This rare example of Jewish gold glass depicts an open Torah ark, with rolled scrolls on its shelves, and ritual implements of the temple-including two menorot (candelabra), a... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2016

Fitzwilliam Museum aquires 17th-century cabinets

A pair of Italian rosewood Pietre Dure mounted, inlaid ebony cabinets, Roman, circa 1625, on a pair of Regency mahogany and parcel-gilt stands possibly to a design by C H Tatham, first quarter 19th century © Fitzwilliam Museum. CAMBRIDGE.- Art Fund has supported the acquisition of a pair of 400-year-old Italian pietre dure cabinets and helped save them from leaving the UK. A temporary export a bar was placed on the cabinets to provide an opportunity to keep them in the country after they were sold for... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2016

A Roman yellow-green glass leaf beaker, circa late 1st century A.D.

Lot 242. A Roman yellow-green glass leaf beaker, circa late 1st century A.D. Estimate £50,000 – £80,000 ($66,500 - $106,400). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Mould-blown, the walls decorated with four stylized plants, each plant with three different types of lancelot leaves including plain with a raised edge, plain with a border of short lines, and the smallest with veins branching from a central rib, with two horizontal ribs below the cut-off rim and above the base, a thick concentric circle on the underside of... [Lire la suite]

02 juillet 2016

A Roman amber glass Harvest beaker, circa 1st century A.D.

Lot 241. A Roman amber glass Harvest beaker, circa 1st century A.D. Estimate £50,000 – £80,000 ($66,500 - $106,400). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body blown into a two-part mould, decorated with two bands of scrolling ivy leaves and grape clusters, two ribbed bands below, around the middle and above, the separate base plate decorated with a thick concentric circle on the underside; 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high Provenance: Acquired prior to 1998. Exhibited: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Made by... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman pale purple glass Ajax amphoriskos, circa 1st century A.D.

Lot 239. A Roman pale purple glass Ajax amphoriskos, circa 1st century A.D. Estimate £60,000 – £80,000 ($79,800 - $106,400). Poto Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Mould-blown, the oval body decorated with two scenes from the mythological cycle of Ajax, one scene showing the hero aboard a ship, holding a shield and sword, his name in Greek beside him (AIAC), the inscription vertical and retrograde, the ship with a high prow, single mast with rigging descending to the hull, and oars at rest, a helmsman at the stern, fish in... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2016

A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century B.C.-A.D.

  Lot 86. A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century B.C.-A.D. Estimate £1,000 - 1,500 (€1,200 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. The oval intaglio engraved with a grazing horse in profile, set in a antique gold stud, 18mm width of the stud  Provenance: Property from a Dutch private Collection, The Netherlands, formed in the 1960s-70s.Sotheby's, London, 17 December 1962, lot 145. Bonhams. ANTIQUITIES, 7 Jul 2016, 10:30 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
02 juillet 2016

A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century A.D.

Lot 85. A Roman carnelian intaglio ringstone, Circa 1st Century A.D. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,600 - 4,800). Photo Bonhams. The oval gem engraved with a standing figure of a goddess with drapery around her legs, holding a helmet (?) out in her left hand, a pillar behind her, set in a modern gold ring, 15mm length of intaglio; ring size 'O'; 18mm diam of ring hoop  Provenance: Property from a Dutch private Collection, The Netherlands, formed in the 1960s-70s.Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1977, lot... [Lire la suite]