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PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Roman Marble Head of Apollo, circa 1st Century A.D.
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
33

PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Roman Marble Head of Apollo, circa 1st Century A.D.
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Marble Head of Apollo, circa 1st Century A.D.
turned to his right, his youthful face with bow-shaped lips and straight nose, his centrally parted hair radiating from the crown, bound in a fillet, brushed up over the temples and ears, and surmounted by a laurel wreath, no restoration.
Height 12.7 cm.
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Provenance

Hatchik Sevadjian, Paris (Sotheby’s, London, May 20th-21st, 1930, no. 417 [part], pl. VIII, unsold)
by descent to the present owner

Literature

Sotheby's, London, July 9th-10th, 1984, no. 288, illus.
Sotheby's, London, November 29th, 2017, no. 37, illus.

Catalogue Note

Hatchik Sevadjian was born in Istanbul to Armenian parents in 1884. His father, a goldsmith at  the Sultan's court, moved with his family to Antwerp in 1897 and settled in Paris in 1902 as a dealer in precious stones. As a connoisseur art dealer, Hatchik’s passion for art led him to collect and deal in Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Indian antiquities, as well as in works by 19th-century French painters, such as Delacroix, Renoir, Monet, Degas, Courbet, Van Gogh, and Pissaro. In 1930, adversely affected by the stock market crash of the previous year, he offered for sale anonymously part of his antiquities collection at auction at Sotheby's in London under the general designation "The Property of a Collector" (the present lot and lot 27 in the present catalogue remained unsold in the 1930 sale and both passed by direct descent to the present owner, to whom we are expressly grateful for the information contained in the present note). Other sales of paintings and antiquities from Sevadjian's collection and stock followed in Paris in 1932 and 1934, some of them mentioning his name. One of Hatchik's most prized objects, a 2nd-Century Indian sandstone sculpture known as the “Serpent King”, is now one of the major exhibits at the Musée Guimet (inv. no. MG 18214).

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