Thursday, 1 April 2010

Past lots from Sotheby's at Bonham's

The sale of antiquities at Sotheby's in the 1980s has been explored by Peter Watson in Sotheby's: Inside Story. Lots sold in those sales continue to surface. Here are some pieces that are due to be auctioned at Bonham's in April 2010.

  • Lot 125: A Roman marble fragment of a male head. Acquired from Sotheby's London, 11 December 1989, lot 310.
  • Lot 137: A Roman marble figure of a youth. Acquired at Sotheby's London, 8th-9th December 1986, lot 287.
  • Lot 167: An Attic red-figure glaux. Acquired by the present owner from Sotheby's London, 9 July 1984, lot 210.

Three lots are reported as the "Property of a private English collector". All three were exhibited at The Ashmolean Museum from 2001 to 2009.

  • Lot 177: An Etruscan bronze handle in the form of a female athlete. Acquired from Sotheby's London, 10-11 July 1989, lot 250. 
  • Lot 178: An Attic black-figure lip cup. Sold at Sotheby's London, 9 July 1984, lot 212. "This lot is accompanied by its Ashmolean display card."
  • Lot 181: An Attic red-figure lekythos attributed to the Providence painter. Previously acquired at Sotheby's London, 13-14 December 1982, lot 84.

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