in Frieze Masters | 11 OCT 20

10 Works Under £10,000 from Frieze Masters 2020

From ancient idols to Medieval rings and Japanese ceramics, discover and collect works on Frieze Viewing Room, all made before the year 1900

in Frieze Masters | 11 OCT 20

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ANTHROPOMORPHIC IDOL, 1ST MILLENIUM BC
Presented by Galerie David Ghezelbash

€ 7,500

This bronze idol depict probably a masculine figure wearing a helmet with two horns characteristic of the Piravend art named after a village situated in the ancient area of the Luristan.

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Anthropomorphic Idol
Courtesy of Galerie David Ghezelbash

 

RARE LARGE YINGQING PILLOW, SONG DYNASTY (C. 960 -1279)
Presented by Gisèle Croës s.a.

€ 8,500

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Courtesy of Gisele Croës

 

ICONOGRAPHIC RING WITH SAINT BARBARA, 15TH CENTURY
Presented by Les Enluminures
$ 5,500

An English gilded silver ring with plain hoop on the interior and concave with ridged edges on the lower half of the exterior. In the Middle Ages, rings with religious scenes and figures of saints were worn as a sign of faith, personal devotion, and for protection against the perils of life. Saint Barbara was venerated by miners, gunners, and men of the artillery and was believed to provide protective powers during childbirth. 

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Courtesy of Les Enluminures
Courtesy of Les Enluminures

 

POSY RING “HEARTS UNITED LIVE CONTENTED” , 17TH CENTURY
Presented by Les Enluminures
$ 8,000

A plain gold band with D-section and engraved inscription on the interior in cursive script reads: “Hearts United Live Contented.” “Posy rings,” their name deriving from the term poésie or poetry, have mottoes or inscriptions, either in prose or verse. Throughout the 16th to the 18th centuries, rings with posies were exchanged between friends, relatives, and lovers, and at betrothals and wedding ceremonies. The secret message was often concealed inside the hoop, its content only known to the wearer and giver. 

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Presented by Les Enluminures

 

UNKNOWN, KYŌ-YAKI, 18TH CENTURY - EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Presented by Tristan Hoare / Lyndsey Ingram
£ 2,700

A saké flask with autumn flowers on each of the four sides. Glazed ceramic. Also featured in the Forever section, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal.

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Courtesy of Tristan Hoare/Lyndsey Ingram
Courtesy of Tristan Hoare/Lyndsey Ingram

 

UNKNOWN, CERAMIC VESSEL FOR DATE SYRUP
Presented by Tristan Hoare / Lyndsey Ingram
£ 3,000

Berber Culture, Tafilelt, Atlas Mountains, Morocco. 

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Courtesy of Tristan Hoare/Lyndsey Ingram
Courtesy of Tristan Hoare/Lyndsey Ingram

 

ANONYMOUS CROW ARTIST, LEDGER DRAWING, CA. 1890-1910
Presented by Donald Ellis Gallery
$ 8,500

This double-sided drawing by an unidentified Crow artist captures a procession of four warriors on one side, while the verso depicts a mounted warrior waving what appears to be a version of the stars and stripes of the American flag from high upon his horse. These drawings are among the many intriguing intercultural scenes found within the pages of what has come to be known as the Coffeen Ledger Book. 

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Courtesy of Donald Ellis Gallery
Courtesy of Donald Ellis Gallery

 

ANONYMOUS KUTENAI ARTIST, PARFLECHE ENVELOPE, CA. 1880
Presented by Donald Ellis Gallery
$ 12,500

This parfleche envelope, made of stiff rawhide folded in classic double-flap fashion, is painted with designs typical of the Kutenai who inhabited the Western Plateau region of the United States and Canada.  The majority of parfleche were made on the Plains between 1750 and 1880. Although the abstracted design elements have their roots in older forms of artistic expression, parfleche were a relatively new invention corresponding to the introduction of horses to the Plains

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Courtesy of Donald Ellis Gallery
Courtesy of Donald Ellis Gallery

 

ASTRONOMI DI BRERA, PIANTA DELLA CITTÀ DI MILANO [PLAN OF THE CITY OF MILAN] (1814)
Presented by Daniel Crouch Rare Books
£10,000

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Courtesy of Daniel Crouch Rare Books

 

Italian School, DESIGN FOR A VASE
Presented by Colnaghi
£ 5,500

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Courtesy of Colnaghi
Courtesy of Colnaghi

 

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