24 juillet 2021

Top six Antique glass at Bonhams London, 6 July 2021

Lot 8. A Roman amber glass 'Victory' beaker, Circa early-mid 1st Century A.D.; 6.5cm high. Estimate £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,250 (€ 29,517). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Blown in a two-part mould, of cylindrical form with a narrow everted rim, with three registers of decoration divided by horizontal ribs, the upper and lower with six stylised victory wreaths, a pair of opposing palm branches concealing the vertical mould seams, the central register with Greek inscription: ɅABE THИ NEIKHN ('Seize the... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2020

A Roman gold and glass necklace, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.

Lot 87. An Roman gold and glass necklace, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: with The Merrin Gallery, New York.Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1990. Note: The necklace is composed of embossed foliate elements joined together with wire loops on the reverse. It is centered by a rectangular box-shaped element set with green glass. The terminals are modeled in the form of dolphins above a... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

GÜNTER PUHZE GMBH, Stand 133a at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Portrait head of a priest, Egyptian, Late Period, 30th Dynasty. Hard black stone. H 7.8 cm. © Galerie Günter Puhze GMBH. Provenance: private collection of Dr. H. B., Germany, acquired in 1998 from Galerie Günter Puhze, private collection, The Netherlands; private collection, England. Statuette of Venus, Roman, 2nd century AD. Bronze. H 20 cm. © Galerie Günter Puhze GMBH. Provenance: collection of Louis de Clercq (1836-1901), France. Literature: A. de Ridder, Catalogue Collection de Clercq, Tome III, Les Bronzes, Paris, 1904,... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2020

DAVID AARON, Stand 32c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Horse fulcrum, Hellenistic, 2nd-1st century BC. Bronze with silver inlay. H 17 cm. © DAVID AARON Provenance: reputedly part of a private European collection, 1970s; private collection, New York; art market, New York; private collection Alabastron, Achaemenid Empire, Western Asia, 5th century BC. Silver. H 26.1 cm. © DAVID AARON Provenance: private collection; Europe; private collection, acquired from the above circa 1995; sold at: Antiquities, Christie’s 11t December 2003, London, Lot 119; art market, London; acquired... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Roman aquamarine ring stone with a portrait of Faustina Minor, circa 2nd century A.D.

Lot 492. A Roman aquamarine ring stone with a portrait of Faustina Minor, circa 2nd century A.D.; 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 156,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Provenance: Set in a gold ring dating to circa 1800.English private collection, Surrey. Note: Portrait intaglios in aquamarine (blue beryl) are exceedingly rare, perhaps a result of the material’s hardness and also because large stones were uncommon in antiquity. Like other... [Lire la suite]
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]