Beautiful antiquities await bids at Ancient Resource sale June 29
MONTROSE, Calif. – Ancient Resource LLC is celebrating its fifth year as America’s premier venue for online ancient art with its 32nd auction set for June 29 beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific.
LiveAuctioneers.com will provide presale and Internet live bidding.
“It took our combined 50 years of experience to scour the market for the fantastic selection of art that we are proud to present this month,” said Gabriel Vandervort, co-owner of Ancient Resource LLC.
“The results stand on their own. This is without a doubt the finest selection of ancient, pre-Columbian and tribal art offered this year – well provenanced and substantially fresh to market too,” added Vandervort.
The splendor of Greece is represented by lot 74D, a Parthian alabaster goddess. It is sensuous, intact and enhanced with a beautiful patina. The glory of Greek ceramics is represented best by lots 124B and 124E, a rare lidded oinochoe and, rarer still, a plastic vase in the form of a female face. Lot 76A is one of the few survivors of Greek bronze artwork, a figurine of a nude Greek kouros.
A magnificent yet approachable piece of Egyptian stonework is lot 26A, a green jasper head of an Egyptian is a New Kingdom work of art worthy of a museum collection.
This month’s auction includes a fine selection of Roman marbles as well. The finest of which is lot 74F, an over life-size head of a satyr, his face carved with the most evil intent, most likely from a full statue depicting him intertwined with a woman. The auction also features Roman bronzes, highlighted by lot 76B an impressive nude Hercules.
This sale also features an ethnographic collection that has been stored for almost 30 years.
As always, all lots are guaranteed as described, well-provenanced and legally owned.
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.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE