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Luristan bronze finial, ex-Arthur M. Sackler, ca. 1000 B.C. (Lot #43). Antiquities Saleroom image.

Antiquities Saleroom reprises Discovery Sale, July 31

Luristan bronze finial, ex-Arthur M. Sackler, ca. 1000 B.C. (Lot #43). Antiquities Saleroom image.

Luristan bronze finial, ex-Arthur M. Sackler, ca. 1000 B.C. (Lot #43). Antiquities Saleroom image.

BOULDER, Colo. – Antiquities Saleroom unveils their second Ancient/Ethnographic Art Discovery Sale auction of the year, slated for Wednesday, July 31. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The sale will be patterned after their successful April Discovery auction, which was conceived as a “house-cleaning” auction for their sister company, Artemis Gallery. The starting price for each lot will be under $500, making it an ideal auction for dealers and collectors who want to enhance their collections on a budget.

“When we started our Discovery auctions we never expected the kind of excitement that they have generated, and this latest auction is off the charts,” said Bob Dodge, co-owner of Antiquities Saleroom.

The auction will begin with an impressive array of Indus valley pottery and Sumerian cuneiform tablets (Lot #1-13). Other notable pieces in this auction include a pair of Luristan bronze ibex stamps (Lot #42) and a Luristan bronze ibex finial (Lot #43), all formerly belonging to Arthur M. Sackler a prominent collector and famous scholar of the arts and the namesake for the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University. A group of important stone artifacts, papered by William Jackson of Jackson Galleries, include a woodland “Popeye” birdstone in speckled granite from Jefferson County, Ohio, ca. 3500 B.C.–Middle Archaic Period (Lot #16).

Ancient pottery of all shapes, sizes and cultures will delight collectors of South Italic, pre-Columbian, Roman, Greek, Near-Eastern and Asian art. A magnificent North African 11-wick oil lamp with an animal scene impressed in the center is a must-have for lovers of Imperial Roman pottery (Lot #132). Colorful Egyptian ushabtis, alabaster cosmetic jars and faience Wedjat eyes can be had for a song, including a set of three gorgeous faience ushabtis in sky blue, green, and yellow (Lot 45). Charming Chinese jades and snuff bottles add Asian interest. A wide variety of stunning pre-Columbian art includes a wonderful Maya polychrome cylinder decorated with a seated lord, large animal pelt panel, and a glyph band, ex-Robert Sonin (Lot # 189). A series of impressive Native American pieces, impeccably provenanced and fully legal to sell, will also be featured. This marvelous collection includes a rare pre-historic Anasazi Kiva jar with a black-on-white snowflake painted design (Lot #266) and is crowned by a dazzling display of Navajo rugs (Lot # 307-314).

“There are so many exceptional bargains in this sale that there literally is something to excite every level of collector,” said Dodge.

Antiquities Saleroom’s Ancient / Ethnographic Art Discovery Sale will start at 9 a.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. For additional information about the auction, please call Teresa Dodge directly at 720-502-5289, or send her an email at antiquitiessaleroom@gmail.com. Internet live bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

 


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Luristan bronze finial, ex-Arthur M. Sackler, ca. 1000 B.C. (Lot #43). Antiquities Saleroom image.

Luristan bronze finial, ex-Arthur M. Sackler, ca. 1000 B.C. (Lot #43). Antiquities Saleroom image.

Mayan polychrome cylinder, ex-Robert Sonin, ca. 500-800 (Lot # 189). Antiquities Saleroom image.

Mayan polychrome cylinder, ex-Robert Sonin, ca. 500-800 (Lot # 189). Antiquities Saleroom image.

Set of three Egyptian faience ushabtis, ca. 1000-500 B.C (Lot #45). Antiquities Saleroom image. 

Set of three Egyptian faience ushabtis, ca. 1000-500 B.C (Lot #45). Antiquities Saleroom image. 

Roman North African multiwick oil lamp, ca. second century (Lot #132). Antiquities Saleroom image.

Roman North African multiwick oil lamp, ca. second century (Lot #132). Antiquities Saleroom image.

Old Navajo Storm Pattern Two Grey Hills regional rug, ca. 1900 (Lot #312). Antiquities Saleroom image.

Old Navajo Storm Pattern Two Grey Hills regional rug, ca. 1900 (Lot #312). Antiquities Saleroom image.