J. BAGOT Arqueologia - Ancient Art

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J. Bagot Arqueologia - Ancient Art
J. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art
c/ Consell de Cent 278, Bajos 1
08007 Barcelona, SPAIN
0034 93 140 53 26


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About us

We at J.BAGOT Arqueologia – Ancient Art have been dedicated professionally to the sale of ancient art since the year 2005. Since our beginnings our philosophy has been to collect each object with car, based on criteria like the intrinsic beauty of the object, its aesthetic value and , of course, its historic importance.

Lovers of classical antiquity who come to our new gallery, right in the centre of the city of Barcelona, will be able to take pleasure in viewing extraordinary works from Greek and Roman culture, comprehensively represented with large sculptures and ceramic vases; works like figurines and sarcophagi from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia; carefully selected objects from Pre-Columbian culture and also from the Kingdom of Gandhara and Ancient China.

We supply private collections and public institutions throughout the world with works of high quality. It is at the same time a priority of our organization to serve all collectors, and we do this through offering both pieces of museum quality along with pieces for more modest collections , both with the same dedication and the same guarantees. Our main objective is to offer original ancient works of art guaranteeing their authenticity and maximum quality while at the same time strictly complying with the laws of protection of national, foreign and UNESCO heritage.

Another objective of the gallery J. BAGOT Arqueologia – Ancient Art is to offer to the public and art lovers in general the possibility to see temporary exhibitions and publicize fully the works included in them. A recent example of this is the publication of a catalogue of the archeological collection of the Spanish artist, Ignacio Zuloaga – a collection begun by his father and completed by the artist himself – and made up of a small group of excellent examples of ancient classical ceramics. Another is the exhibition we held in Madrid of the biggest private collection in the country of rings, intaglios and cameos – made up of more than two thousand pieces – from all ancient epochs: from the earliest examples from the 6th millennia BC in the Middle East pieces from ancient Egypt, Greece, Phoenicia, Carthage, Pre-Roman Europe, the Roman Empire, The Byzantine Empire, Medieval Europe, the Islamic world the Renaissance and finally to works from the 19th Century. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue setting out the finest examples, and is in fact the most complete document of ancient rings published in Spanish.

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Obviously the gallery J. Bagot Arqueologia – Ancient Art guarantees the authenticity of all the pieces on offer both in its webpages and physically to be found in the gallery.

Authenticity is one of the main problems to be found in the art market as a whole. While the market for (archaeological) ancient art and objects of an historical nature for collection makes up a relatively small part of the art market in general, there are many falsifications to be found in the market, most of which are offered for on-line sale and can also be found on offer in other places without great difficulty. Discovering if a dealer is a serious person – one to be trusted and respected in the sector as well as by fellow gallery owners – is difficult on first contact. However, there are some characteristics that all collectors can check up on concerning any distributor with whom they are considering doing business:

Is the gallery or gallery owner a member of a professional organisation or other respected commercial organisation in the sector?

J. Bagot Arqueologia – Ancient Art is a member of some of the principal commercial organisations including: CINOA (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art); FEA (Federación Española de Anticuarios) and ADARA (Agrupación profesional de anticuarios de las reales atarazanas – Barcelona).

Does the gallery owner or gallery take part in exhibitions and national and international commerce and art fairs?

J. Bagot Arqueología – Ancient Art annually takes part in the most important fair of art and antiquities in Spain, the FERIARTE (Madrid), as well as the art fair BRAFA (in Brussels), the most select fair in Belgium. At the same time the gallery has exhibited in national fairs such as ANTIQUARIS (Barcelona), ATARAZANAS (Barcelona), FAMA (Barcelona) and ARTEMANÍA (Madrid), as well as in international ones. It was invited to take part in the WINTER B SABLON (Brussels) and also in the most specialised fair of primitive-tribal-classical art, the BRUNEAF (Brussels).

Does the gallery owner or gallery sell to important collections, institutions and museums?

Pieces of ancient art coming from our gallery can be found in both private and public institutions such as: Museo Arqueológico Nacional (Madrid), Museo de las Américas (Madrid), Museo del Vino Dinastía Vivanco (La Rioja), Museu del Cava Ramon Canals (Barcelona), Museo Valdelana (La Rioja), Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig (Switzerland), Umi-Mori Art Museum (Hiroshima), Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden) y Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek (Munich).

Does the gallery or gallery owner offer a variety of works of quality and excellent provenance?

We are proud to be considered a trustworthy and scrupulous gallery in our field as concerns the question of provenance. The history of the ownership or the genealogical tree of the objects of a dealer can often say a lot about his or her reliability. One should look for a certain gravity in the pieces of a dealer, note if they have been exhibited or have appeared in publications, especially those pieces which are more unusual and of significance.

Moreover, the team at J.BAGOT Arqueologia – Ancient Art works with resources like the thermoluminescence test and Carbon 14 dating to be able to ensure the authenticity of pieces as concerns their description and dating. We also carry out exhaustive research into the provenance and previous ownership of the pieces. To this end we make use of the data base of stolen objects, Art Loss Register, as well as making use of publications, sworn statements, dated photographs, bills, customs documents and insurance policies.

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 Featured Items
A roman bronze figure of a Satyr
A roman bronze figure of a Satyr
Monumental Attic marble stele, Greek clasiscal period.
Monumental Attic marble stele, Greek clasiscal period.
A exceptional roman cinerary urn in glass
A exceptional roman cinerary urn in glass
A very fine fragment of a cornice
A very fine fragment of a cornice


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