Our philosophy

Ifergan Gallery – Ancient Art is a gallery of ancient art, located in the heart of the city of Malaga.

Its promoter, Vicente Jiménez Ifergan passionate of History and Archeology has assembled one of the best private collections of archeology in Europe, after 30 years of collecting, with more than 300 items of great historical value. He bought his first piece when he was 18 years old, a Roman oil lamp in Jerusalem from the time of Herod.

The main objective of Ifergan Gallery – Ancient Art is that all lovers of History, Archeology, collectors or simply those who want to start collecting ancient art now have the possibility to possess a piece of history from our past in their house with options for every Budget.

In this way, at Ifergan Gallery – Ancient Art, pieces of museum quality can be acquired, as well as pieces for more modest collections, guaranteeing the authenticity and the maximum quality of all of them.

We offer authentic certified works of art from Prehistory, Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt or Persia. Among them can be found: Greek helmets, Roman glasses, marine amphoras, daggers of Luristan, Egyptian ushabtis and all kinds of others treasures.

Our main objective is that all lovers of History, Archeology, collectors or simply those who want to start collecting ancient art now have the possibility to possess a piece of history

Our main objective is that all lovers of History, Archeology, collectors or simply those who want to start collecting ancient art now have the possibility to possess a piece of history

Our suppliers are auction houses from all around the world such as Christie’s, Bonhams or Pierre Bergé. That is why we guarantee the quality and authenticity of the pieces with their corresponding certificate of authenticity. In addition, we work with tools such as Thermoluminescence or Carbon 14 tests to certify their age. We also carry out exhaustive research into the provenance and previous ownership of the pieces, as well as making use of  publications, sworn  statements, dated photographs, bills,  customs documents and  insurance policies.

At Ifergan Gallery – Ancient Art we have a strict code of ethics. All the pieces comply with the international laws of protection of the historical and cultural heritage of UNESCO and are issued with their Export Certificate, issued by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain. We certify that none of them has been stolen from excavations, architectural monuments, public institutions or private properties.

Services

Sale and purchase

The main function of Ifergan Gallery – Ancient Art is the sale and purchase of archaeological pieces through legal trading.

As sellers, our purpose is to offer pieces of interest to private collectors, as well as public and private institutions, guaranteeing their authenticity and condition, as well as the legal provenance and trade of the piece.

We offer assessment to clients when their purpose is to complete their collections or to furnish additional investment value for the future.

The main function of Ifergan Gallery – Ancient Art is the sale and purchase of archaeological pieces through legal trading.

As sellers, our purpose is to offer pieces of interest to private collectors, as well as public and private institutions, guaranteeing their authenticity and condition, as well as the legal provenance and trade of the piece.

We offer assessment to clients when their purpose is to complete their collections or to furnish additional investment value for the future.

Management of collections

We offer private persons rapid acquisition of their pieces through direct purchase, while at the same time informing potential sellers that it is an indispensable requisite that the licit provenance of the piece should be demonstrable by any means legally valid, and that the seller must be duly and correctly identified.

We can also carry out valuations of complete collections. The fees for this service are established in function of the volume of work that the valuation requires, according to a previously agreed budget. We believe that the work of the assessor is to give an independent, just, precise and real orientation about the value of each piece, without attending to the global value of the collection. That is the reason why we never establish our fees as a percentage of the global value of the collection, but rather base them on the work entailed in its valuation.

We offer private persons rapid acquisition of their pieces through direct purchase, while at the same time informing potential sellers that it is an indispensable requisite that the licit provenance of the piece should be demonstrable by any means legally valid, and that the seller must be duly and correctly identified.

We can also carry out valuations of complete collections. The fees for this service are established in function of the volume of work that the valuation requires, according to a previously agreed budget. We believe that the work of the assessor is to give an independent, just, precise and real orientation about the value of each piece, without attending to the global value of the collection. That is the reason why we never establish our fees as a percentage of the global value of the collection, but rather base them on the work entailed in its valuation.

Authentification

Following the acceptance of a quote, we can offer our clients the service of authentication of archaeological pieces by scientific means; tests of thermo luminescence; carbon 14 and metallography testing, all of which are carried out by private laboratories of recognised prestige and international credibility, recognised by antiquarians, gallery owners, auction houses, museums and experts.

Restoration

Following the acceptance of a quote for the service, we can offer clients and collectors, as well as institutions, the possibility to have pieces in their property restored by experts expressly trained in restoration. If clients request it, we can provide them with a record of the intervention on the pieces backed up with a photographic report.

Authentification

Following the acceptance of a quote, we can offer our clients the service of authentication of archaeological pieces by scientific means; tests of thermo luminescence; carbon 14 and metallography testing, all of which are carried out by private laboratories of recognised prestige and international credibility, recognised by antiquarians, gallery owners, auction houses, museums and experts.

Restoration

Following the acceptance of a quote for the service, we can offer clients and collectors, as well as institutions, the possibility to have pieces in their property restored by experts expressly trained in restoration. If clients request it, we can provide them with a record of the intervention on the pieces backed up with a photographic report.

Authenticity

Obviously, the gallery Ifergan Gallery – 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.

Our pieces come entirely from the most renowned auction houses around the world such as Christie’s, Bonhams or Pierre Bergé, as well as the most prestigious international galleries. Therefore, the quality and authenticity of the pieces is guaranteed, providing each with its corresponding certificate of authenticity. In addition, we work with tools such as Thermoluminescence or Carbon 14 tests to certify their age.

Obviously, the gallery Ifergan Gallery – 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.

Our pieces come entirely from the most renowned auction houses around the world such as Christie’s, Bonhams or Pierre Bergé, as well as the most prestigious international galleries. Therefore, the quality and authenticity of the pieces is guaranteed, providing each with its corresponding certificate of authenticity. In addition, we work with tools such as Thermoluminescence or Carbon 14 tests to certify their age.

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