BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – Antiquities-Saleroom unveils their second Ancient / Ethnographic Art Discovery auction of the year, slated for Wednesday, July 31, 2013. LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.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 Ancient Art. 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, including 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 and dealer,” said Dodge. Ancient / Ethnographic Art Discovery auction will start at 9 a.m. MT, 11:00 Eastern a.m. on Weds. July 31, 2013. Bids may be placed through a variety of methods - absentee (including absentee online), by phone (by prior arrangement) or live on auction day. The auction catalog is now online and ready for viewing.
For additional information about the auction, please call Teresa Dodge directly at 720-502-5289, or send her an email at email@example.com.
About Antiquities Saleroom
Antiquities-Saleroom.com offers online-only auction sales of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Pre-Columbian antiquities, as well as Near Eastern, Far Eastern, Tribal and Ethnographic art. All artifacts offered for sale are guaranteed ancient/authentic, and have been legally acquired and are legal to sell.