FrontRunners: Antiques Show

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    Some 2,000 years ago, during military parades in northern Europe, cavalry officers in the service of Rome wore bronze masks that were intended to induce awe in the rabble. In 1970, the mask pictured here made its way into the collection of Rupert Wace (www.rupertwace.co.uk), a London antiquities dealer, who this month will bring it and 78 other pieces to the 53rd annual Winter Antiques Show (www.winterantiquesshow.com) at the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York City. Wace says that he expects the mask to fetch about $280,000. An Egyptian sculpture in his collection, a limestone relief of a male head dating to about 660 B.C., could command a similar price. The antiques show, which will take place from January 19 through 28, will include 74 exhibitors displaying such items as medieval manuscripts, Chinese porcelain, Russian artworks, jewelry, carpets, textiles, and arms and armor.

    When the air had cleared after the frenzy of New York’s spring art auctions, players and spectators...
    This circa-1900 pink-swirl marble is in what Dan Morphy calls “wet mint condition,” or as pristine...
    Photo by Bob Tursack
    Maya Angelou’s art collection focused on works by African-American masters...
    The display is part of a hotel-wide renovation that will be completed by the end of the year...
    Heritage Auctions will also offer Mickey Mantle’s rookie card and Mike Ditka’s Super Bowl playbook…
    Photo by Cordero Studios⁄corderostudios.com
    Charles and Judy Tate assembled a world-class collection of Latin American art—and then gave it all...
    Photo by The Strong, Rochester, N.Y.
    The American game culture is almost as old as the country itself...
    Photograph by Ron Pierson, courtesy of Guernsey's
    The bounty from the sunken ship includes 40 tons of silver and gold valued at $450 million…
    Photo by Michael Richter
    Visitors trekked to Maastricht, the Netherlands, for the March opening day of the European Fine Art...
    The 13 new portraits include images of Douglas Cramer, Judy Garland, and Ernesto Esposito…