17 septembre 2015

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (you), Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

     A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (you), Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Price Realized $370,000. Photo Sotheby's the compressed pear-shaped body well-cast in low relief with two taotie animal masks, set between a narrow band of two pairs of confronting kui dragons centered by an animal mask and two raised fillets encircling the splayed oval pedestal foot, the swing handle attached to two loops handles cast with four... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A large bronze 'Finger citron' incense burner, 17th-18th century

A large bronze 'Finger citron' incense burner, 17th-18th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's cast as a large finger citron issuing from a gnarled stem bearing attendant leaves, the bronze patinated to a rich brown tone, wood stand (2) - Height 8 3/8  in., 21.2 cm Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015, 10:00 AM
16 septembre 2015

Rare 5th century BC Celtic bronze flagon for sale at Bonhams

A large Celtic La Tène bronze beaked flagon, circa late 5th Century B.C. Estimate £70,000 - 90,000 (€96,000 - 120,000). Photo Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare and impressive 5th century BC Celtic bronze beaked flagon leads Bonhams next Antiquities sale in London on 30 September. It is estimated at £70,000-90,000. Its appearance on the market coincides with a major exhibition of Celtic art opening at the British Museum in late September. The flagon is one of the only examples in private hands and this is a... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

Decorated Bronze Bracelet, Vietnam, Dong Son culture, middle of the 1st millennium BCE

Decorated Bronze Bracelet, Vietnam, Dong Son culture, middle of the 1st millennium BCE. Estimated: $900 - $1,200. Photo Artemis Gallery One of the finest bracelets from this culture we have handled! Typical tapered form decorated on each end with scrolls in relief, 6 repeating bands of incised lines along the center section - entire bracelet split lengthwise to allow it to be spread for putting it on the young princess or young prince who wore it. Size: 5" L. Condition Report: Near choice with fine... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

Dong Son Bronze Spear Head, Vietnam, ca. 1st millennium BCE

Dong Son Bronze Spear Head, Vietnam, ca. 1st millennium BCE. Estimated: $500 - $700. Photo Artemis Gallery Bronze spear head with long socket and wide blade with four cutouts. Rare to find! Size: 9" L. Condition Report: Loss to small portion of socket, else generally excellent Provenance: Ex-J. Connell collection, ex Piscopo collection - one of the most famous collections of Asian weapons out there! Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Ethnographic Art by ArtemisGallery LIVE, July 31, 2015,... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2015

Bronze tripod vessel, Vietnam, ca. 1st century BCE

Bronze tripod vessel, Vietnam, ca. 1st century BCE. Estimated: $1,200 - $1,500. Photo Artemis Gallery Handled cooking vessel on three triangular legs, hollow handle emerges on one side, rim flares above sloping shoulder. Covered with incredibly beautiful blue azurite patina! Size: 10-1/2" W by 8-3/4" H. Condition Report: One leg reattached, beautiful azurite patina Provenance: Ex-private southern California collection, acquired before 2000 Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Ethnographic... [Lire la suite]


26 juin 2015

Artemis Gallery makes fine ancient and ethnographic art accessible to any collector in Summer Variety Auction

Bronze Buddha (detail), Bhumisparha Mudra pose, Thailand, 19th century CE, est. $7,000-$10,500. Artemis Gallery image. NEW YORK, NY.- Hundreds of elusive cultural treasures from ancient times await bidders in Artemis Gallery’s Early Summer Variety Auction taking place on Tuesday, June 30th. Not only are all of the auction items unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and legal to purchase, many have been cataloged with extremely reasonable estimates, making them accessible to beginning collectors or dealers with... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2015

Three Arabic inscribed bronze covered boxes, Ming dynasty

Three Arabic inscribed bronze covered boxes, Ming dynasty. Sold for US$ 112,500 (€100,410). Photo: Bonhams. Two of cylindrical shape, one raised on three short feet and with plain sides, the other banded at the foot, rim and top, both with recessed circular panels cast in high relief in Arabic with the words al-hamdu li-'llah (Praise be to God); the third of six-sided foliate form, the top cast in relief in Arabic script with the Farsi inscription barakat gereft (blessings obtained). 2 7/8, 2 1/4 and 2... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2015

Bronze Ritual Tripod Vessel Ding, China, presumably late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty (12th-10th cent. BC)

Bronze Ritual Tripod Vessel Ding, China, presumably late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty (12th-10th cent. BC). Estimate 20 000 € / 26 000 €. Photo Auctionata AG Bulbous vessel on three cabriole legs with mascarons - The exterior decorated with taotie masks and cicada ornaments - U-shaped handles rising from the mouth rim - The surface with a blackish green lacquer patina - Height: 31.5 cm; diameter: 24 cm - Weight: c. 4700 grams  ... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2015

Bronze Tapir-Shaped zun, China, presumably Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 11th-8th century BC)

Bronze Tapir-Shaped zun, China, presumably Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 11th-8th century BC). Estimate 30 000 € / 39 000 €. Photo Auctionata AG Ritual vessel cast in the shape of a tapir with two short horns standing on four straight legs - The body of the animal adorned with taotie before meander and scroll elements, flanges on the sides and small protruding tail - On the back of the figure a raised opening with oval cover with taotie decoration and a finial in... [Lire la suite]