Francesco Guardi Piazza San Marco. Photo: courtesy of Adam Williams Fine Art, New York.

What does a 1st-century bronze run you these days? What about an ancient Egyptian wood sculpture fragment? The fall edition of TEFAF New York is one of the few occasions to survey this kind of material under one roof.

Ninety-five art and antiques dealers descended on the Park Avenue Armory to present work ranging from ancient antiquities to early 20th-century paintings. Dealers reported steady sales at the second fall edition of the fair, which came to a close on Wednesday. And as with any art fair, dealers are there to schmooze, but also to sell. Over the course of the six days, we spoke to dealers to see how they fared. (Prices were self-reported by dealers and fair representatives.)

Paintings

Lodovico Ferruccio Maria Pogliaghi’s Neptune and Venus & Cupid (ca. 1910-15). Photo: courtesy of Tomasso Brothers Fine Art.

Sculpture

  • Anthony Canova‘s Plaster Copy of Anthony Canova’s Rezzonico Genio (1793) sold at Carlo Orsi – Trinity Fine Art, London, for $4 million.
  • Elie Nadelman‘s Female Head (ca. 1915) sold at Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, New York, for $200,000.
  • Lodovico Pogliaghi‘s Pair of bronze oval medallions portraying Neptune, and Venus with Cupid at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, London, sold in the region of $175,000.
  • Pietro Cipriani‘s Bronze Farnese Hercules by sold at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art for in the region of $200,000.
  • Roman bronzeStatuette of Mercury, from Gaul (1st century CE) sold at Charles Ede for $120,000.
  • Erastus Dow Palmer‘s Bust of Elizabeth Street Plumb (1851) sold at Taylor | Graham for $32,000.

Ancient Egyptian wood sculpture fragment (ca. 1960-1900 B.C.). Photo: courtesy of Rupert Wace Ancient Art, London.

Antiques


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