Specifically: Stellar circa 500-300 BC Chalcidian tin bronze helmet with nearly 100% original tin plating intact
London, August 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — An exceptional selection of ancient and oriental art, including early Islamic treasures, will be offered by Apollo Art Auctions. Sunday, August 28Starting at 12 noon BST (7 am US Eastern Time). The 417-lot sale, featuring beautiful and intriguing items to please even the most sophisticated collector, will be conducted live at the elegant center of the Apollo. London Gallery, with international participation welcome by phone, absentee bidding, or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
The Islamic section, which opens the sale, includes early pottery, bronze and bronze works, as well as textiles, manuscripts and paintings that reflect Nishapur, Seljuk, Mamluk, Safavid and other Middle Eastern origins. The ancient art section features an enviable array of rare Greek, Etruscan, Roman and medieval art and weapons, as well as Chinese and Indus Valley ceramics. To the delight of collectors of wearable vintage jewellery, there are 50 stunning pieces to choose from, including earrings, pendants, necklaces and rings set with precious and semi-precious stones.
The top highlight of the Islamic art category is a Mamluk or earlier (probably Ayyubid or Fatimid) wood panel carved in high relief. Its frame shows traces of multicolored floral decoration on the original pigment mare. 390mm by 134mm (15.4in by 5.28in) piece, whose provenance includes a pre-2000 purchase. Oliver Hore, will inform its new owner with its art loss registration certificate and radiocarbon dating report. Estimate: £10,000-£15,000 ($12,050–$18,070)
A truly magnificent circa 525-500 BC twin-handled Etruscan black-figure amphora decorated with sirens is attributed to the Micheli Painter, named in the modern era after the Italian scholar who published the artist’s ancient vases. The amphora was purchased in 2015 Frankfurt Germany In the early 1960s and later settled in one London Collection of art gallery. Positively dated via TL analysis at the Ralph Kotalla Independent Laboratory, it stands 430mm (16.9in) high and is estimated at £6,000-£9,000 (£6,000).$7,250–$10,844).
Casting its enigmatic gaze at auction is a 190mm (7.5in) large 430mm (16.9in) Egyptian mummy mask from the early Ptolemaic period, circa 300-250BC. The top of the mummy cardboard cover, with a large green wig and nine-striped pectoral, has its long face painted in ocher and a short beard under the chin. Recently it was the property of A London gallery. It was previously inhabited Germany Before 1960 and included ownership in the Rhineland private collection. Estimate: £3,000-£6,000 ($3,625–$7,250)
A unique circa 500-300 BC Greek Chalcidian tin bronze helmet forged in one piece with high arched brow, teardrop-shaped nose guard, and articulated crescent cheek-pieces. Similar helmets are depicted on pottery from the Euboean city of Chalcis, hence the name “Chalcidian”. Remarkably, almost 100% of this helmet’s original tin plating remains, making it worthy of an excellent antique armor collection. Estimate: £10,000-£20,000 ($12,050–$24,100)
The August 28, 2022 A live gallery auction will begin 7 am US Eastern Time/12 noon BST. View the fully featured auction catalog and sign up for absentee bidding or live online with LiveAuctioneers. The Company accepts payments in GBP, USD and EUR; and ships worldwide. All packing is handled in-house by white glove experts. Questions: Call Apollo Art Auctions, London+44 7424 994167 or on email [email protected]. Online: www.apolloauctions.com
Apollo Art Auctions is a member of the British Numismatic Trading Association (BNTA) and the Art Loss Register (AR).
Dr. Ivan Bonchev
+44 7424 994167
Source Apollo Art Auctions