08 décembre 2010

An Egyptian Polychrome Limestone Ushabti of Djehuty-mose (Tothmes), Overseer of the Cattle in the Temple of Amun, 19th Dynasty

An Egyptian Polychrome Limestone Ushabti of Djehuty-mose (Tothmes), Overseer of the Cattle in the Temple of Amun, 19th Dynasty, 1292-1190 B.C.  photo Sotheby's holding a djed-pillar and Knot of Isis, and wearing a pleated shirt and kilt with overfold, a ba-bird with wings outstretched on the chest, broad beaded collar, short beard, and double wig of echeloned and zig-zag curls bound in a headband, his face with full outlined lips indented at the corners, straight nose, and large eyes with long eyebrows and... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2010

'Puddingstone', fossiliferous limestone, mammoth tooth, amygdaloidal basalt & hair chrystal snuff bottles

A 'Puddingstone' snuff bottle, 1750-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's very well hollowed, of rounded form supported on a neatly carved oval footrim, below a cylindrical neck, the shoulders with well carved lions-head suspending mock ring-handles, the stone with irregular splashes of ochre and brown within a gray matrix; height 1 7/8 in., 1.9 cm - Estimate 12,000 - 18,000 USD PROVENANCE: The Kaynes-Klitz Collection. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16th November 1989, lot 83. LITTERATURE: Patrick K. M. Kwok, 'The Joe Grimberg... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2010

Top Ten Results from Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections sale

Theow H. Tow, Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Americas and Honorary Chairman of Christie's Asia said: “We are thrilled once again with the excellent sale of Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, which totaled $4,005,250, tripling its pre-sale expectations.  We welcomed a number of new collectors and witnessed competitive bidding with a rate of 99% sold by value and 96% sold by lot, and with many lots selling for prices well above their estimates.  The top lot, a very rare large limestone figure of a kneeling... [Lire la suite]