20 octobre 2010

Sotheby's New York to Offer Property from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

A Marble Portrait Bust Of The Deified Antinous, Roman Imperial, Reign of Hadrian, Cira AD 130-138 (est. $2/3 million). Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced a single owner sale of important Antiquities from the Collection of the late Clarence Day to be held on the evening of 7 December 2010. The sale will include approximately 40 lots and is expected to raise $5/8 million.* Proceeds from the sale will benefit The Day Foundation. Among the highlights will be A Marble Portrait Bust of the Deified Antinous, Roman... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2009

A large pair of Italian carved Egyptian porphyry vases and covers, late 18th/first half 19th century

A large pair of Italian carved Egyptian porphyry vases and covers, late 18th/first half 19th century minor restorations. each approx: 100cm. high; 3ft.3¼in. Comparative Literature: P. Hughes, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of furniture, Vol III, Gilt bronze, London, 1996.P. Malgouyres, Porphyre, La Pierre Poupre des Ptolémées aux Bonaparte, Paris, 2003 Note: magnificent monumental vases in Egyptian porphyry are vaguely reminiscent of a pair of late 18th century Roman vases with serpent handles in the Louvre Museum,... [Lire la suite]