London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
TWO TARENTINE TERRACOTTA ANIMAL APPLIQUÉS
4TH CENTURY B.C.
Of openwork form, a fallen stag with head thrown back and a lion with left paw raised, traces of gilding and ochre pigment on bodies, blue pigment on groundlines, mounted
5 in. (12.6 cm.) and 3½ in. (8.8 cm.) long respectively (2)
Formerly in the Embiricos collection, acquired in the mid-1950s.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Christine Insley Green
+44 (0)20 7752 3014
+44 (0)20 7752 3219
See illustration on opposite page.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Christian Levett’s collection, at home and in his museum, highlights the influence of classical sculpture on contemporary art. Claire Wrathall went to meet him
Insights into the enduring appeal of works that were sculpted some 5,000 years ago. Illustrated with pieces offered on 3 July
Specialist G. Max Bernheimer explains their significance as 40 exquisite pieces from the G. Sangiorgi Collection sell in New York for $10,640,500
Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
Important Chinese works of art from one of America’s leading cultural institutions coming to auction in New York