20 décembre 2016

Cameo with a portrait of the Roman emperor Galba, French or Italian, circa 1575

Lot 66. Cameo with a portrait of the Roman emperor Galba, French or Italian, circa 1575. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's entitled: GALBA - chalcedony, within a white and black enamelled gold mount, suspended with a later drop pearl -8.9cm., 3 1/2 in. overall Note: This handsome cameo, distinguished by the precise handling of the stone's strata to reveal a finely rendered portrait in the brown layer, which strongly contrasts with the polished... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2014

Roman emperor Claudius was born on this day in 10 BC

Roman emperor Claudius was born on this day in 10 BC. This bronze head was found in Suffolk
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03 août 2013

A Fine English Neo Classical Two Colour Agate Cameo in a Gold Pendant Mount of King George III as a Roman Emperor. Early 19th Ce

A Fine English Neo Classical Two Colour Agate Cameo in a Gold Pendant Mount of King George III as a Roman Emperor. Early 19th Century. Photo courtesy Finch & Co in original leather and velvet lined case. A label to the reverse inscribed ‘Nuremberg 1863 (In O.S.T’s Hand)’.  Size: 6cm high, 4.5cm wide, 1cm deep – 2¼ ins high, 1¾ ins wide, ¼ ins deep - 7cm x 5.5cm – 2¾ ins x 2¼ ins (case). FOR SALE  Literature: The art of cameo cutting can be traced to the Ancient Egyptian carving... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2013

Sculpture of Roman Emperor being crowned with a barbarian captive. Aphrodisias Archaeological museum, Turkey

Sculpture of Roman Emperor being crowned with a barbarian captive. Aphrodisias Archaeological museum, Turkey © Paul Edward Williams 2012
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27 octobre 2011

Halloween comes to Bonhams in one-off Wunderkammer sale featuring a spooky ivory skull

An 18th century South German ivory skull. Estimate £10,000 – 15,000. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- On Wednesday 2 November, to coincide with Halloween, Bonhams will hold its first sale dedicated to the Wunderkammer, also known as the ’Kunstkammer’ or ‘cabinet of curiosities’, a collection of fine objects created from the rarest and most exquisite materials and designed to induce excitement and wonder in the viewer. Comprising works of art ranging from ivory figures and reliefs, early and rare bronzes, fine enamels, chalices and caskets,... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2011

Italian Bronze Busts of Caesars & Roman Emperors, 19th Century

A Set of Italian Bronze Busts of The Twelve Caesars, Circa 1800. Photo Sotheby's each inscribed with his name and a Roman numeral on the reverse, on inscribed, waisted socles. height of the tallest 12 1/4 in. 31.1 cm. ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 USD. Lot Sold: 86,500 USD PROVENANCE: Richard Lawson, San Francisco A Pair of Italian Bronze Busts of Roman Emperors,  After The Antique, 19th Century. Photo Sotheby's depicting Otho and Julius Caesar, each upon waisted marble socle above fluted marble... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2011

A pair of Italian 17th century carved white marble and alabaster fiorito busts of Julius Caesar and Hadrian after the Antique.

A pair of Italian 17th century carved white marble and alabaster fiorito busts of Julius Caesar and Hadrian after the Antique. Photo Bonhams each Roman Emperor depicted facing frontally, with white marble head above fiorito alabaster-veneered drapery over the shoulders, on a spreading stepped base, 67cm wide, 35cm deep, 84cm high (26" wide, 13.5" deep, 33" high). (2) - Estimate: £100,000 - 150,000, US$ 160,000 - 250,000, € 120,000 - 170,000 Literature: C. Scarre, Chronicle of the Roman Emperors, London, 1998. Bonhams. Fine... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2010

Christie's to Present Important Auctions of Antiquities and Ancient Jewelry in December

A Roman Marble Torso of a God or an Athlete, Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D. Estimate: $300,000 - 500,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will offer two sales of ancient art that will take place on December 9- Antiquities Including Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky and Ancient Jewelry. The sales will feature over 300 lots that range from Predynastic Egypt through to the Byzantine period, including a highly important Cycladic marble reclining female figure. Highlights comprise an... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2008

Italian, 17th century. A pair of small marble busts of a Roman Emperor and Hercules

Italian, 17th century. A pair of small marble busts of a Roman Emperor and Hercules on porphyry socles. both overall: 33cm., 13in - Estimate 6,000—8,000 GBP - Lot sold 16,250 GBP Sotheby's. The Studiolo: Old Master Paintings and Works of Art from the London Residence of Luigi Koelliker. 03 Dec 08. London. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sothebys.com
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