Keresey of the Antiquities department discussing the statue with a
visitor to the exhibition
The lot has an estimate of
$800,000 to $1,200,000. It
sold for $1,745,000 including the buyer's premium as do all results
mentioned in this article.
Lot 27, Torso
of Aphrodite, marble, Hellenistic, 1st Century B.C. or earlier, 39 5/8
The sale sold 88.8 percent of the offered lots for $6,359,000.
The most beautiful work in
the auction is Lot 27, a Hellenistic marble torso of Aprhodite, 1st
Century B.C., or earlier. It is 39 5/8 inches high. The
catalogue entry states that the statue is related tothe 5th Century
"Gortyn-Louvre" sculpture. It has an estimate of $800,000 to
sold for $1,805,000.
Lot 24, Satyr
holding a wineskin, marble, Late Hellenistic, circa 1st Century B.C.,
with circa 18th Century restorations
24 is an impressive Late Hellenistic marble figure of a satyr holding a
wineskin, circa 1st Century B.C. It is 28 1/4 inches high. It
was once in the collection of Baron Maxmillian von Heyl of Worms,
Darmstadt and Pfauenmoos Castle of Berg, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
It has 18 Century restorations. It has an estimate
of $150,000 to $250,000. It
sold for $293,000.
Lot 12, Satyr
Playing the Pipe, marble, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., with
18th Century restorations, 44 1/8 inches high
is a Roman Imperial marble statue of a satyr playing a pipe, circa 1st
Century A.D., wtih 18th Century restorations. The lot was
once owned by James Hugh Smith Barry (1746-1801) of
Belmont and Marbury Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, and the catalogue shows
a photograph of it in its former condition in a statuary hall at
Marbury. It was also owned by Hagop Kevorkian and Jerome
Eisenberg and has been widely published.
Artemis, marble, Early Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., 11 1/2
Detail of Lot
It has an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. It sold for $81,250.
Lot 28 is a lovely marble
head of Artemis, Early Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century, A.D.
It is 11 1/2 inches high. It has an estimate of
$150,000 to $200,000. It
sold for $665,000.
Lot 26, group
of a god and goddess, probably Rhodian, circa late 2nd/early 1st
Century B.C., marble, 16 1/4 inches high
26 is a charming marble couple, probably Rhodian, circa last 2nd/early
1st Century B.C. It is 16 1/4 inches high.
Portrait head of a man, marble, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd Century A.D.,
17 3/4 inches high
It was formerly in the collection of Don Paolo, Prince Borghese, of
Rome and William Waldorf Astor of Soreento and Hever Castle, England.
It has a modest estimate of $150,000 to $200,000. It sold for $305,000.
36 is an imposing portrait marble head of a man, Roman Imperial, circa
2nd CEntury A.D. It is 17 3/4 inches high and is on a 17th
Century drpaed bust engaraved in Greek for Poseidonios. It
was once with Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House,
Wiltshire and later with Vincent Korda. It has an estimate of
$40,000 to $60,000. It
sold for $50,000.
"Pantheress," chariot fitting, bronze, Roman Imperail, circa 2nd/3rd
Century A.D., 11 3/4 inches long
Lot 34 is a good bronze
pantheress chariot fitting, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd/3rd Century A.D.
It is 11 3/4 inches long and is similar to one at the Louvre
in Paris. It has an estimate of $30,000 to $50,000. It sold for $43,750.
Falcon, bronze, Egyptian, Late Period, 716-30 B.C., 5 1/2 inches high
Lot 12 is a good small
Egyptian bronze falcon from the Late Period, 716-30 B.C. It
is 5 1/2 inches high. It has a modest estiamte of $7,000 to
sold for $35,000.
Figure of a king, Egyptian, 30th Dynasty/early Ptolemaic Period, circaq
380-250 B.C., 6 1/2 inches high
11 is a superb bronze kneeling king, 30th Dynasty/Early Ptolemaic
Period, Egyptian, circa 380-250 B.C. It is 6 1/2 inches high.
It was once in the collection of Harold S. Vanderbilt of
Newport and Palm Beach. It has an estimate of $20,000 to
sold for $87,500.
Stelophorous Statue, granite, Egyptian, 2nd half of the 18th Dynasty,
circa 1400-1292 B .C., 8 7/16 inches high
5 is a headless statue of a man with raised hands facing forward to
adore the rising sun. The stelophorous granite statue is 8
7/16 inches high and is Egyptian, 2nd half of the 18th Dynasty, circa
1400-1292 B.C. It is property of Mrs. Norman Jean Bothmer and
the late Bernard Bothmer. It has an estimate of $30,000 to
sold for $137,000.