19 octobre 2016

A Greek gold olive wreath, late Classical period to early Hellenistic period, circa 4th century B.C.

Lot 115. A Greek gold olive wreath, late Classical period to early Hellenistic period, circa 4th century B.C. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) wide  Provenance: Jan Mitchell, New York, acquired in 1966 or prior.The Estate of Jan Mitchell; Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 7 June 2012, lot 24. Literature: L. Kronenberger and M. Lee, Quality: Its Image in the Arts, New York, 1969, cover. Exhibited: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1966-2011. ... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2016

An Achaemenid terracotta rhyton in the form of an ibex, circa 4th century B.C.

Lot 16. An Achaemenid terracotta rhyton in the form of an ibex, circa 4th century B.C. Estimation : 6 000 € / 8 000 €. Photo Artcurial Rhyton en terre engobée beige, en forme de corne ornée de pétales cannelés se prolongeant par un protome de bouquetin aux cornes incurvées et aux pattes antérieures repliées autour d'un orifice verseur. Fractures. Haut. : 31 cm Provenance : Collection X. (1ère vente), Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 22 mai 1980 : n°462 Collection Szerer, Paris   ... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2016

A Greek marble head of a youth, Classical period, circa 4th century B.C.

Lot 4. A Greek marble head of a youth, Classical period, circa 4th century B.C. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Perhaps depicting Apollo, his youthful oval face with a smooth forehead and gently-arching brows merging with the bridge of his nose, the convex eyes slightly asymmetrical, the proper right wider than the left, with heavy upper lids and contoured lower lids, the small mouth with the lips slightly parted, his undulating hair radiating from the crown of his head in a whorl, with... [Lire la suite]