26 - 27 October 2004
TWO EGYPTIAN MINIATURE STONE HIPPOPOTAMI AMULETS
PROBABLY MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XII (2040-1783 B.C.)
One in mottled jasper(?), standing, with bulbous eyes and nostrils, a ribbed suspension loop on its back; the other in turquoise, recumbent, pierced longitudinally
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) and 3/8 in. (0.9 cm) long respectively (2)
Item one: private collection, New York; Peter Sharrer, New York; Marianne Maspero, Paris: sold Sotheby's New York, 4 June 1998, part lot 58.
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Animals, 2004, VI, no. 21 a/b.
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Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art