BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – Artemis Gallery Live’s Ancient & Ethnographic Spring Variety sale Part II will take place on Wednesday, May 21, hot on the heels of its wildly successful April predecessor. The sale will offer a wide range of ancient and ethnographic art, with nearly every lot starting below $400.
LiveAuctioneeers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
“So many bidders took advantage of our last variety sale to really add to their collections,” said Teresa Dodge, co-owner of Artemis Gallery Live. “Part II will offer the same authentic ancient art at knockout prices.”
The auction is a true variety sale, showcasing authentic ancient art with a few vintage items thrown in to add a “modern” twist. Among the vintage offerings is a collection of John F. Kennedy presidential campaign memorabilia (Lots 1; 73-75), and a stunning collection of vintage Iranian and Egyptian textiles and brassware from the 1970s (Lots 207-214). The fine ancient art that Artemis Gallery Live is known for is front and center, of course, with beautiful offerings from nearly every ancient culture.
Lots of note include a Greek Apulian miniature bell krater (lot 4), charming in size and impressive in craftsmanship,
a Khmer carved stone Buddha head (Lot 10), serenely beautiful, and a Mayan terra cotta skull (Lot 38) with a truly gruesome grin.
A series of fine Mexican retablos, colorful oil paintings on tin (Lots 44-54), a set of whimsical Javanese puppets (Lot 154), a trio of Javanese painted masks (Lots 133-135), and a sweet Inuit Eskimo carved soapstone walrus (Lot 20) give a taste of wonderful folk art from across the globe. Ancient jewelry offerings, ever popular and always stunning, include a pair of Prehistoric Hohokam shell bracelets (Lot 136), a Mexcala Guerrero jadeite bat pendant (Lot 132), and a Bactrian bronze openwork pendant (Lot 2).
The auction also features lots of pottery from around the world, including Anasazi (Lots 55-57), Indus Valley (Lots 33-34) and Sukothai (Lots 98-103). A series of Daunian pottery from the collection of Byron Farwell, an Air Force captain stationed in Italy 1944-45 who personally excavated pieces with the blessing of the Italian government (Lots 140-145), a collection of hand-carved Chinese jades (Lots 215-216), and pair of stunning Pre-Columbian Tumbaga gold figures (Lots 121-123) round out an auction that truly offers something for every taste.
As with all of Artemis Gallery Live’s auctions, all items are legal to buy/sell under U.S. statute covering cultural patrimony per United States Code 2600, Chapter 14 – Convention on Cultural Property, and are guaranteed to be as described.
The Ancient/Ethnographic Spring Variety Sale will start at 11 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 21.
For additional information about the auction, call Teresa Dodge at 720-502-5289, or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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