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Set of four Art Nouveau period lithographs on fabric
Item No. 1121
Set of four Art Nouveau period lithographs on fabric

Depicting The Four Seasons. Signed by Czechoslovakian artist Alphonse Mucha. First Series. Circa 1896.

37" high by 21" wide
Large Megalodon tooth
Item No. 1120
Large Megalodon tooth

Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon), meaning "big tooth", is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 23 to 3.6 million years ago, during the Early Miocene to the end of the Pliocene. This specimen is of rare size and largely intact.

5decimalpart" tall by 5decimalpart" wide
Chinese. Ming dynasty, white marble 'Horse and Deer' panel
Item No. 1119
Chinese. Ming dynasty, white marble "Horse and Deer" panel

Late 14th through early 17th century.

15¾" high by 32½" wide
Egyptian, painted wood Ptah-Sokar-Osiris
Item No. 1118
Egyptian, painted wood Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

Late period to Ptolemaic period, 664-30 BC. Set on a rectangular plinth with inscriptions.

30" high
Chinese, Northern Qi Dynasty gray pottery model of a kneeling Bactrian camel
Item No. 1117
Chinese, Northern Qi Dynasty gray pottery model of a kneeling Bactrian camel

6th century AD. Accompanied by the results of Oxford thermoluminescence test #C205g92, dated November 17, 2005, stating that the results are consistant with the suggested period of manufacture.

16¼" high by 16½" long
French, Louis XVI period, demi-lune, marquetry-inlaid commode
Item No. 1116
French, Louis XVI period, demi-lune, marquetry-inlaid commode

In rosewood and amaranth having three central drawers with two side compartments. With original red marble top from Flanders (modern-day Belgium). Late 18th century.

Stamped E.AVRIL Maître en 1774 (Etienne Avril, master in 1774)
French, Restauration period chandelier ('lustre d'alcove')
Item No. 1115
French, Restauration period chandelier ("lustre d'alcove")

Of small dimensions having five arms. In solid, gilt bronze. Circa 1835.

27" high by 14" diameter
Italian, neoclassical style, alabaster pedestal
Item No. 1114
Italian, neoclassical style, alabaster pedestal

19th century.
Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid)
Item No. 1113
Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid)

With red decoration, including female figure and acanthus leaves on black background.

320 BCE. Magna Graecia.

4" tall by 7" wide (at handles)
Hellenistic style, marble sculpture fragment of Nike
Item No. 1112
Hellenistic style, marble sculpture fragment of Nike

Forward leaning and with billowing classically draped garments. In white marble.

Late 17th or early 18th century.

47½" high
Pair of French, Empire period, bronze d'ore candelabra
Item No. 1111
Pair of French, Empire period, bronze d'ore candelabra

In patinated and gilt bronze.

Circa 1810.

4" wide by 4" deep by 20½" high
French, Louis XIV period giltwood mirror
Item No. 1110
French, Louis XIV period giltwood mirror

With parcloses. Circa 1720.
Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, marquetry inlaid bureau plat
Item No. 1109
Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, marquetry inlaid bureau plat

In walnut, rosewood, and boxwood having marquetry inlay on all four sides and top. The top and sides centered by decorative urns, the front having five drawers and a pull-out writing surface.

Milan, circa 1780.

52" wide
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, polychrome-painted wood sarcophagus panel
Item No. 1108
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, polychrome-painted wood sarcophagus panel

Brightly painted in ochre, red and black with Nut in profile to the right, wearing a tightly-fitting dress, broad collar and bracelets, a fillet across her forehead with a frontal lotus flower, sun disc above her head, lotus buds and flowers sprouting on either side of her feet and a bunch before her torso.

As a divinity responsible for renewing the sun each day by swallowing the setting sun, Ra, each evening and giving birth to him by her womb in the morning, Nut was regarded as suitable imagery for the underside of the lid of sarcophagi, as this associated the deceased with re-enacting the journey of the Ra between heaven and earth. For further, see I. Shaw and P. Nicholson, British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, London, 1995, pp.207-208.

Circa 332-30 B.C.

Provenance:

  • Private collection, San Francisco.
  • Anonymous sale; Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 29 October 2007, lot 1390.
  • with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York (Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no.188).
Published:

  • M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Mougins, 2011, p.49, fig.34.

Exhibited:

  • Mougins, Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, June 2011-2018.
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, France, acquired from the above.


43¾" high
French, Louis XV style, barometer and thermometer set of large dimensions
Item No. 1107
French, Louis XV style, barometer and thermometer set of large dimensions

In solid, carved giltwood. The barometer signed Torricelli, the thermometer signed Réaumur. 19th century.

57" high by 8" wide
Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension
Item No. 1106
Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension

Painted with a warrior mounted upon a horse, the handles tightly curled to resemble the volutes on Ionic columns. The colors used in art of this period inspired the painted frescoes of Pompeii two centuries later.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

21" high by 12" wide by 10" deep
Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension
Item No. 1105
Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension

With classical Greek figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background. A bell krater was an ancient Greek vessel sometimes used for diluting wine with water.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

11" high by 16" wide (at handles)
Large, Rennaisance period Hispano-Mauresque ceramic plate
Item No. 1104
Large, Rennaisance period Hispano-Mauresque ceramic plate

Of unusually large size, tin-glazed and gadrooned with plant motifs. The center adorned with a bird in profile, the reverse decorated with concentric lines. From Spain, either Manises, Paterna or Triana. Circa 1550.

16½" diameter
Set of five French, Louis XV period fauteuils à la reine
Item No. 1103
Set of five French, Louis XV period fauteuils à la reine

In solid, carved walnut.

Attributed to Pierre Nogaret, (1718-1771), recognized as a master chairmaker in Lyon, June 1745. 18th century.

26½" wide by 38½" high by 23½" deep
Pair of English, George III period sconces
Item No. 1102
Pair of English, George III period sconces

Of large dimensions in solid, carved giltwood, each having three arms. Never pierced for electricity. Last quarter of the 18th century.

28" high by 18" wide by 10" deep



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