Friday July 13th will be a lucky day for buyers of Ancient & Ethnographic Art at Antiquities-Saleroom

Boulder County, CO – Antiquities-Saleroom will host an online-only auction of Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Ethnographic Art on Friday, July 13 beginning at noon EDT. The sale features Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Asian, Pre-Columbian, Tribal and Spanish Colonial Art. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

The first part of the auction features Classical Antiquities from Egypt, Greece and Rome. In the Egyptian category, highlights include An Egyptian Diorite Libation Cup, An Egyptian Bronze Osiris (8″H), A Hittite Egyptian Stone Bull’s Head, ex-Christie’s and An Egyptian Limestone Relief Fragment Horus. In the Greek section, there are several important examples, including An Attic Black Figure Lekythos Herakles and Greeks, A Greek Terracotta Seated Figure of Attis, An Etruscan Pottery Wine Groupingand A Greek Mycenaean Three-Handled Jar – Rare!. And in the Roman category, some highlights include A Pair of Roman Bronze Chariot Fittings and A Roman Glass Twin-Handled Amphora.

Antiquities-Saleroom sets itself apart from other auction companies by working in collaboration with a select group of antiquities dealers worldwide. No other auction house, online or traditional, boasts this kind of dealer support. “To insure complete buyer satisfaction, all items offered for sale are guaranteed ancient/authentic and as described. Bidders can buy with complete confidence knowing that everything we sell is truly ancient.” Says Teresa Dodge, Managing Director, “Further, all dealers abide by the strictest standards to ensure every item offered for sale in our live auctions complies with all laws of cultural patrimony.”

An increasingly popular category among bidders has become ancient Chinese pottery and jade, and offered up in this auction is another nice mix of examples, including A Song Dynasty Chestnut Glaze Jar, Braided Handles, Important Chinese Stucco Polychrome Seated Buddha, Chinese Tang Dynasty Sancai Glazed Pouring Vessel, A Chinese Ming Dynasty Openwork Tile, along with two important Chinese jade paperweights – A Ming Dynasty Jade Qilin / Mythical Beast and A Qing Dynasty Green Jade Bear.

The second part of Antiquities-Saleroom July 13 auction features Pre-Columbian and African / Tribal Art, plus a brand new category of Ethnographic art featuring authentic Spanish Colonial art, folk art, Mexican retablos and ex-votos.

In the Pre-Columbian section, there are fine examples from Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America. There are artifacts in stone, gold and silver, pottery and amazing framed textiles from Peru. Highlighted auction lots include A Pre-Columbian Aztec Stone Figure Wearing Tlaloc, A Guerrero Jade Bead Necklace w/ Pendant, Set of 4 Costa Rican Tumbaga Bird Pendants, A Pre-Columbian Maya Polychrome Vase, A Mixtec Double Goblet w/ Codex Style Motif and A Tairona Ocarina – in Shape of an Ocarina Player!
The Tribal Art section includes carved wooden figures and masks from the major cultural areas, including Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana and Zaire. All lots in the Tribal section are guaranteed to be authentic examples – no tourist or reproductions whatsoever! There are also several fine examples of Ethnographic art from New Guinea and Indonesia, as well as Spanish Colonial art from Mexico and South America.

“Whatever your budget or collecting interest, bidders will certainly find a few things that catch their eye,” says Dodge. “We’ve never run a summer auction before, so we wanted to make sure we included a broad sampling of collecting categories with a nice mix of price points, especially including a number of lots starting under $500. Dealers and collectors alike will find amazing items… at very competitive prices.”

The catalogue for Antiquities-Saleroom’s July 13th sale is online and ready for viewing. Test your bidding luck with more than 225 lots of one-of-a-kind art from a wide variety of cultures around the world… all selling without being subject to reserve pricing! Bid online or via phone in real-time, or leave absentee bids.

For more information on upcoming auctions and events, contact Teresa Dodge directly at 720.936.4282, send her an email or visit Antiquities-Saleroom’s website at: http://www.antiquities-saleroom.com

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