Stained glass and wood window panel, Iran, 18th-19th century. From Anavian Gallery.
For our last post of 2012, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite antiques and works of art we’ve featured on the-maac.com over the past year. With over 100 galleries and 60+ dealers, we can only skim the surface of the treasures our Center holds but these are a few of the works that have awed us, moved us, and made us reflect on the living history at our fingertips through these marvelous antiques. “Out with the old, in with the new” is a common aphorism spoken around this time but not one you’ll hear on our lips. At the dawn of a new year, The Manhattan Art & Antiques hopes you have a very Happy New Year and many more wonderful old things come your way!
Antique silver nef from Hanau, Germany. German, c. 1890. From Estate Silver Co.
Julius Caesar gold aureus, Italy, Rome, 46 BC. From Palmyra Heritage.
Wood Fang Mask from Gabon. 19. From Hemingway African Gallery.
Samurai suit of armor, iron, Japan, 17th century. From Akasaka Gallery.
Large Ikebana basket entitled “Ritsuka” (Beginning of Spring). Yufu Masataka signature on base. Japan, Heisei Period (later 20th Century).
Signed limited edition of the Poems of Oscar Wilde, one of 220 copies signed by Wilde, original cloth gilt cover, UK: 1892. From Manhattan Rare Books.
Micro mosaic box, stone & metal, Italy, 1820. From Michael’s Antiques.
Buccellati diamond and gold wide cuff bracelet. 18K gold and diamonds, Italy, c. 1980-1990s. From Botier Inc.
Judith Lieber minaudiere in a stylized flower form. Rhinestones. United States, 1980″s. From Treasures & Pleasures.
A rare and important “Tulipes” Surtout de Table by Rene Lalique. Clear and frosted molded glass on electrified silvered base, design 1930. From Paul Stamati Gallery.
Italian white marble bust after Houdon, c. 1800. From Sakai Antiques.