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Antiques, ancient artifacts in Innovative Art auction Dec. 2
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Monday, 19 November 2012 15:05|
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Innovative Art Auctions, which offers fine art, antiques and ancient items from exclusive galleries and private collections in the metro Los Angeles region, will conduct an auction Sunday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. PST. LiveAuctoneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
This fine and unique assortment spans a timeline of over 3,000 years, from classical cultures to mid-century. Ranges of French, Italian, Portuguese, Egyptian, Persian, English, Dutch and African items are represented in various forms of furniture, sculpture and decorative pieces. This esoteric collection provides that special item for any collector, decorator, or treasure hunter. Some highlights are:
– a charming Portuguese carved and painted figure of the young Saint John from the 18th century. The polychrome carved figure of Saint John depicted as a young boy rendered with expressive tenderness. Carved with a lamb at his feet, he wears a skin tied across his chest, which falls to his backside. The whole figure is raised on an associated blue and red painted carved Baroque-style support. Height is 20 inches. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.
– a handsome French provincial wine tasting table made from fruitwood in a slightly oval top supported by a lyre-shape swing support. This table exhibits beautiful color and charming acorn finial centering the support. Height measures at 27 inches and diameter at 39 1/2 inches. Estimate: $1,200-$1,600.
– a magnificent sculpture of a Senufo African mask in the form of a bird with a large beak. The Senufo are a farming people of over 1 million that stretch across various bordering countries in West Africa including the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina Faso and South Mali. Senufo artists have a high status in their society as their masks and sculptures are believed to have the power to help communication between the living and their dead ancestors. The 12 1/2-inch-tall the Senufo mask is estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
Innovative Art Auctions is also offering:
– a 13th century large turquoise glazed ceramic bowl from central Iran. An intricate central floral design and leaf-like decorations are found around the rim of this stunning bowl. With the diameter measuring 12 1/8 inches (30.6 cm) these bowls are seldom seen in this size. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500.
– an attractive wooden Middle Kingdom seated scribe, probably from circa 1980-1730 B.C. The figure sits cross-legged, wearing a kilt, a trapezoidal writing tablet on his lap and his hand holding a stylus, which is now lost. There is a small hole in bottom where it had been attached to a base with a dowel. The piece is intact with most of the paint still remaining. There are no repairs or restoration. The height measures at 6 inches (15.2 cm). Estimate: $5,000-$6,000.
– a rare Egyptian limestone figure of Khnum from the Late Period, circa 664-30 B.C. Seen in the form of a ram in the traditional pose with mummiform figure between the paws and tail swept around the right leg. It is an attractive piece with some probable later recarving in the lower area and the darker surface color preserving the original surfaces. Length: 11 1/2 inches (24.3 cm), height: 6 3/8 inches (16.2 cm). Estimate: $3,000-$4,000.
Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
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.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 19 November 2012 15:43|