04 juillet 2020

Outstanding Roman figures of Celtic Hounds at risk of export

Two Roman marble figures of Celtic hounds, Circa 2nd Century A.D.; 74.5 and 68cm high respectively, valued at £2 million. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has placed a temporary export bar on two marble figures of Celtic Hounds carved during the Roman period.The figures, thought to have been completed in the 2nd century AD, are one of two surviving sets from the period and have been valued at £2,000,000 plus VAT. They are at risk of being lost abroad unless a UK buyer can be found.The... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2019

Remarkable Roman marble hounds lead Bonhams Antiquities sale

Lot 151. Two Roman marble figures of Celtic hounds, Circa 2nd Century A.D.; 74.5 and 68cm high respectively. Estimate £ 200,000 - 300,000€ 230,000 - 340,000. Sold for £ 807,062 (€ 895,542). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- Two Roman marble figures of Celtic hounds found in the ruins of the villa of Emperor Antoninus Pius (ruled AD 138-161), which later formed part of the outstanding collection of the renowned and influential English aesthete Thomas Hope, lead Bonhams Antiquities sale in... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces an eclectic offering of objects from the prehistory period to the present

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity V on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fifth instalment, the sale offers an eclectic and thought-provoking assemblage of works ranging across time and geographical space, from Ice Age Siberia, to Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe. Highlights include an important Neolithic jade cong from the Liangzhu culture formerly in the distinguished collection of Duan Fang (1861-1911); a monumental stucco Buddha head dating from the... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2018

Forgotten treasures rediscovered: Sotheby's London exhibits ancient works of art

A Fragmentary Roman Marble Oscillum, Circa 1st Century A.D. Est. 60,000-90,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Following the strong results of last season’s sale, which soared beyond pre-sale expectations and totalled £3.9 million, Sotheby’s forthcoming sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art will return to London with a vast selection of works spanning ancient Egypt and the Near East to Classical Greece and Rome. Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art, Florent Heintz, says: “Not only... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2018

Beauty and mystery at Bonhams Antiquities sale

LONDON.- An arresting Roman marble portrait head of a man, possibly a priest, leads Bonhams Antiquities sale in London on Thursday 5 July. It is estimated at £60,000-80,000.  The marble portrait dates from between the 1st Century B.C. and the early 1st Century A.D. The subject is completely bald – a rarity in sculptures of this period – and the reason for that may lie in his vocation. The scalp gives the appearance of having been shaved, which suggests the man might have been a priest of the cult of Isis, which... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Classic Week sales in July

Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 LONDON.- Christie’s Classic Week sales in July present a vibrant array works of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century. Spanning 14 auctions in total, remarkable lots with extraordinary provenance will be offered across mediums, periods and price points. Works range from a rich offering of paintings, drawings and watercolours across Old Masters,... [Lire la suite]

18 mai 2018

A Roman marble male torso, circa 1st-2nd century

Lot 80. A Roman marble male torso, circa 1st-2nd century. Haut. : 39,9 cm. Estimation: 50 000 € / 70 000 €. © Artcurial Torse masculin, nu, en léger contrapposto, aux muscles saillants. Provenance : D'après le registre de la collection: Ancienne collection du Professeur Wilhelm Kreutzberg, Munich Achat Maxburg Galerie Antiken, Munich en 1976.  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art Précolombien chez Artcurial, 75008 Paris, le 22 Mai 2018 à 14h30
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18 mai 2018

A Roman marble bust of a woman or a goddess, circa 1st century

Lot 79. A Roman marble bust of a woman or a goddess, circa 1st century. Haut. : 50,5 cm. Estimation: 50 000 € / 70 000 €. © Artcurial Torse féminin représentant probablement une Vénus impudique, debout, en légère torsion vers la droite. La sculpture devait être en appui contre un pilier dorsal aujourd'hui lacunaire. Quelques éclats. Provenance : Ancienne collection de Monsieur M. près de Rouen, avant 1980.  Archéologie, Arts d’Orient & Art... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2018

A Roman marble relief torso of a man, circa 2nd century A.D.

Lot 3061. A Roman marble relief torso of a man, circa 2nd century A.D.; 40 cm, 15 3/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (52,557 - 73,580 EUR). Lot Sold 475,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. standing with the weight on his right leg, and wearing a mantle falling from his left shoulder, leaving his chest bare, and draped over his left forearm and hip. Provenance: Collection of Princess Aldobrandini, by repute.Rothschild auction, 1960s-1970s, by repute.Estate of Dr... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights from the November Sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art

Lot 72. A Marble Sigma-shaped Table with Relief Border depicting Birth of Aphrodite & Marine Thiasos, Eastern Mediterranean, late Romanearly Byzantine, Theodosian Period, circa 390-430 A.D. 126 by 122.5 cm. Estimate £400-600,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Covering an unprecedented spectrum of objects from Classical Greece and Rome to Ancient Egypt and the Near East, Sotheby’s November sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art brings to life past civilisations. With estimates ranging from £800 to... [Lire la suite]