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Antiquities & Tribal Art London 11th December 2018


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3 A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN GLASS PAINTED EYES Circa 6th - 3rd Century B.C. Both elongated almond shape with high arches where the lids would have been, of opaque white glass with large painted black circular pupils, 6.1cm long each, 12cm high inc. mount. Provenance: Maîtres Peschetau and PeschetauBadin; Ex Drouot, 22 February 1982, lot 154; Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 1985. £800-£1,200 4 TWO FRAMED BEADED MUMMY MASKS Late Period - Ptolemaic Period, Circa 664 - 30 B.C. Composed of restrung blue, turquoise, red, yellow and black disc, both with half-moon eyes, small linear mouths and short striped beards, surrounded by a zig-zag border formed of tubular beads,  28.5 x 23cm and 32.5 x 24cm, (2) Provenance: Ex collection of Mariaud de Serres, Paris.

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1 AN EGYPTIAN STONE HEAD Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. Probably a depiction of a priest, with a smooth shaven head, almond-shaped eyes with defined upper lids, and a small mouth with plump lips and the hint of a smile, the ears, nose and full chin naturalistically carved, 7.3cm high.  

2 NINE EGYPTIAN HARDSTONE WEIGHTS Predynastic to New Kingdom, Circa 4000-1200 B.C. Six weights with domed tops and sloped sides tapering down to a flattened base, 1.6cm-3.7cm diam; one spherical in shape, 3.2cm diam; and two of drop-pendant shape with flattened base, 1.6cm-6cm long, (9)

Provenance: Collection of the Denver Art Museum, ref. no. 1950.26, gifted to the museum in 1950 by M.A. Mansoor and Sons.

Provenance: Sold at Christie’s, Antiquities, London, 12 April 2000, lot 22. German private collection, formed by the present owner’s father during the 1950s and 1960s.

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£500-£700 5 AN EGYPTIAN MUMMY MASK Late Period, 26th Dynasty - Ptolemaic Period The facial features carved in a simple stylised manner, the small mouth with full lips pressed into a characteristic slight small, surmounted by the long slender nose and the almond-shaped eyes with extended cosmetic line just visible, traces of painted gesso survive, 22cm high. Provenance: Early 20th century English collection. £400-£600

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10 A GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI New Kingdom, 19th-20th Dynasty, Circa 12951070 B.C. Of typical mummiform in pale green faience, with a column of hieroglyphs on the front of the body reading the ‘Chief door keeper’, with the name unclear, 12cm high.

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Provenance: Ex Joseph Klein Collection, formed in New York between 1941 and 1980; thence by descent; Ex Bonham’s Knightsbridge, 8th May 2013, lot 131 (part).

6 6 AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF OSIRIS Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. Depicted mummiform with a broad torso, holding the crook and flail, wearing a wide collar with incised decoration, a false beard and an atef crown with frontal uraeus and incised side-plumes, his facial features finely depicted with a serene expression, 27.5cm high, 33.2cm high inc. mount.

£400-£600 11 AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER VESSEL Middle Kingdom, 11th - 13th Dynasty, Circa 2040 - 1648 B.C. The slim piriform body tapers down to a flared footed base, with a raised band running around the vessel just above its narrowest point, the slightly curved mouth curves in slightly with a simply rounded edge as this vessel would originally have had a separately carved rim, 15.2cm high.

Provenance: Collection of Alfred E. Mirsky (1900 - 1974). £2,000-£3,000 7 AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE OXYRHYNCHUS Late Dynastic Period, 21st - 35th Dynasty, Circa 715 - 332 B.C. With a distinctive long, down-turned snout, the fish is crowned with uraei, cow’s horns and sun disc with double suspension loop behind, wearing a broad beaded collar around its gills and with hollow eyes recessed for inlay, perched on a sled, supported by its tail, rear fin and a striated prop below its belly, 11.6cm long. Exhibited: ‘Egypt Through the Artist’s Eye’, Holt Festival, Norfolk, 18th - 27th July 2014, exh. no. 28 and with Galerie Max Mayer and Chewday’s ‘The Middle Class go To Heaven’, part of Condo 2017.

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8 AN EGYPTIAN BRIGHT BLUE GLAZED HIPPOPOTAMUS Depicted with a large snout, bulging eyes, a plump body and short, stumpy legs, with decoration in dark pigment, highlighting the mouth, eyes and ears and depicting a lotus flower on the back of the head and on the haunches with dot designs on the flanks and forelegs, 15.3cm long, 6.3cm high. Provenance: Collection of Professor Abram Rigg (1909 - 1978), Cleveland, acquired in the 1930s; American private collection 2001.

Literature: For an example of an Oxyrhynchus fish crowned with horns and sun disc, but balanced on a pylon, see Madeleine Page-Gasser and Andre Weise, with Thomas Schneider and Sylvia Winterhalter, ‘Égypte, Moments d’éternité. Art égyptien dans les collections privées, Suisse’ (Mainz, 1998) pp. 281-282, no 190.

£700-£900

Provenance: Private collection, France, acquired in the 1970s.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

£600-£800

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9 A FAIENCE FIGURE OF OSIRIS Possibly after the antique, the small figure of Osiris is depicted holding the crook and flail, wearing a false beard and an atef crown, 6cm high.

Literature: For a vase of similar form but without the band see Sir W. M. Flinders Petrie, ‘The Funeral Furniture of Egypt. Stone and Metal Vases’, reprinted Warminster, 1977, plate XXIX, no. 644. Provenance: Private UK collection, acquired between 1920 and 1970. £300-£500 12 AN EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION LOTUS CUP New Kingdom, 18th - 21st Dynasty, Circa 1550 1296 B.C. Standing on a circular foot surmounted by a short waisted stem, the bowl of the cup flares upwards, decorated with incised linear decoration creating the impression of a lotus flower,  11.2cm high. Literature: A similar, more detailed, example can be seen in the British Museum, museum no. EA26226. Provenance: Collection of Gawain McKinley (1945 - 1996), acquired 1978. £2,500-£4,500 5


13 AN AMLASH DOUBLE-BODIED VESSEL Circa 2nd - 1st Century A.D. The two spherical bodies standing on small feet, each surmounted by ridged cylindrical necks with inward-facing loop handles also with ridged design, one long spout extends upwards from the body, with decorative geometric patterns incised onto the vessel, 20.5cm long, 13.3cm high. Provenance: Sam Dubiner (1914 - 1993) collection, acquired between 1954 and 1958.

14 A NEAR EASTERN POTTERY THREE-FOOTED VESSEL Circa 1st Millennium B.C. The unusual vessel stands on three slender curved feet, with a rounded underside, the waisted body of the vessel is covered in decorative black slip in the form of horizontal bands, zig-zags and repeated pattern of vertical lines joining the thicker horizontal bands, the rim is adorned with two shallow circular bowls also decorated in black slip, 13.5cm high. Provenance: Zakary collection, Los Angeles, 1960s.

£500-£700

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15 AN AMLASH POTTERY SPOUTED VESSEL Circa 1st Millennium B.C. The vessel formed of an upper bowl with a broad spout surmounted a hollow, slightly rounded body which tapers to a flattened base, 13.6cm high.

16 A NEAR EASTERN POTTERY VESSEL Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Standing on a small flared foot, the vessel curved upwards to the shoulder, which is surmounted by four lug handles, with a short neck and a wide mouth with an everted rim, 14.8cm high.

Provenance: Sam Dubiner (1914 - 1993) collection, acquired between 1954 and 1958.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

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17 A NEAR EASTERN GLAZED PYXIS Circa 1st Millenium B.C. With a square cross-section, the pyxis stands on short tapered legs, with two pierced handles and a shallow pyramidal lid, traces of yellow and white glazed design survives, 9cm high.

18 A NEAR EASTERN POTTERY HORSE AND RIDERS Circa 2nd Millennium B.C. The stylised figure of a horse is depicted with two riders sitting on a high saddle, both figures with prominent coiffures and beards, 7.3cm high.

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Provenance: French private collection, acquired 1975. £200-£300

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19 A LURISTAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A GOAT Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Of stylised form the goat is depicted with an elongated tubular body, a long snout, round eyes in raised relief with incised dots to indicate pupils, and backward curving horns, the short legs join the integral bar which runs parallel below the body, 4.7cm long. Provenance: Private collection N.S., Germany, acquired in the 1960s - 70s. £100-£200

21 A LURISTAN BRONZE CUP Circa 1st Millennium B.C. The vessel of simplistic cylindrical form, the straight sides taper slightly to the curved base, 10cm high. Provenance: London private collection acquired between 1979 and 1983. £150-£250

20 A NEAR EASTERN BRONZE BULL Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Of stylised form, the bull stands on short legs with flattened feet, surmounted by a tubular body with a long tail, a hump above the forelegs and long upward curving horns, 9cm long, 7.2cm high. Provenance: Collection of the Jones family, Cambridge, acquired 1971. £1,500-£2,500

22 AN ACHAEMENID BRONZE PHIALE Circa 1st Millennium B.C. With a small central omphalos encircled by incised concentric bands, in turn surrounded by emanating slender lobes which protrude below the vessel’s wide flaring rim, also with incised banded decoration, 16.5cm diameter, 5cm high. Provenance: Collection of a Princely House of Lichtenstein, formed in the 1960s. £800-£1,200

23 A BACTRIAN BRONZE GOAT STAMP SEAL Circa 3rd - 2nd Millennium B.C. Of stylised form with large raised horns and a goatee, with geometric detail in raised relief on the body, with a perforated lug attachment on the reverse, 5.2cm high.

24 A NEAR EASTERN SILVER HEAD Circa 1st Millennium B.C. - 1st Millennium A.D. Of highly stylised form, the face is depicted with applied bulging eyes and defined pupils, a triangular nose and an unusual circular mouth, the arched brows are surmounted by hair twisted into curls, 10.5cm high.

Provenance: Private collection New York, acquired from the Anavian gallery, New York in the 1990s; Acquired from Arte Primitivo, New York, 21 July 2014, lot 56 (part)

Provenance: London private collection acquired between 1979 and 1983.

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25 25 A LARGE NEAR EASTERN POTTERY BOWL Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Of large proportions, the bowl stands on a flat base which tapers inwards to the upper register of the vessel, decorated with a black and ochre slip design in the form of lobes surrounding the rim, with vertical linear and central diamond-shaped design within each lobe, below a series of stylised birds with long curved necks are depicted, 37cm diameter, 18cm high. Provenance: Private English collection, acquired in 1962. £1,000-£1,500

26 26 A CLAY HORSE AND RIDER Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Both the horse and rider are depicted in a highly stylised manner, the horse stands on its four straight legs, with a long neck and small head with uppricked ears, the horse wears a bridle and saddle atop which the rider sits with short stumpy limbs and wearing a pointed narrow rimmed hat, with traces of slip surviving, 25.3cm high. 16cm long. Provenance: Acquired German art market, 1973. £300-£500

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27 27 A NEAR EASTERN BRONZE FEMALE FIGURE RIDING A BOAR Circa 1st Millennium B.C. The figure is depicted with small circular breasts, an over-sized head, an exaggerated triangular nose, and large almond-shaped eyes, she wears a circular headdress with incised decoration and sits sideways on the arched back of the boar, with naturalistically carved hind legs and wrinkled snout, with round upright ears and backward curving tusks, 15.2cm high, 12cm wide, 19cm high inc. mount. Provenance: Nejad collection, acquired prior to 1988. £2,000-£3,000 *See inside front cover for information regarding fees


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31 28 A NEAR EASTERN CARNELIAN AMULET OF A LION Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Carved from an opaque carnelian, the recumbent lioness sits with front paws forward, the details of the face, legs, haunches and paws incised, the amulet is drilled longitudinally from the tail to the chest, with a corroded wire remaining in the drill hole, 2.7cm long. Literature: For similar lion amulets see Debra Noel Adams, Emma C. Bunker, Trudy Kawami, Robert Morkot, Dalia Tawil, ‘When Orpheus Sang’ (Paris, 2004) p.76-7.

32 30 AN ANATOLIAN AMULET Circa early 3rd Millennium B.C. In the form of either a stylised ram or a goat’s head, carved from an attractive translucent pink stone, possibly carnelian, the triangular head with domed forehead, nostrils and almond shaped eyes incised, the curved horns extend horizontally, the fronts with etched lines to indicate spiralling, the back of the head hollowed with vertical hole at the top between the horns to allow for suspension, 4.8cm wide. Literature: For a similar example dated to c. 5000 BC see Debra Noel Adams, Emma C. Bunker, Trudy Kawami, Robert Morkot, Dalia Tawil, ‘When Orpheus Sang’ (Paris, 2004), no.2. 

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Provenance: Trampitsch collection, Paris; UK collection, acuqired 1970s - 1990s.

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29 AN ELAMITE NEAR EASTERN LION AMULET Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Pierced lengthways for suspension the amulet is carved in black and white banded agate in the form of a recumbent lion, the short front paws outstretched, the hind quarters rounded, with large protruding eyes flank a flat broad snout beneath small rounded ears, 1.6cm long.

31 A SILVER ACHAEMENID BRACELET Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Of penannular form, terminating in two ibex finials, with characteristic curved horns and finely incised facial features and bent forelegs, 7cm wide.

Literature: A small recumbent agate lion, now in the Louvre, is illustrated in Prudence O. Harper, Joan Aruz and Francoise Tallon, (Eds), ‘The Royal City of Susa: Ancient Near Eastern Treasures in The Louvre’ (New York, 1992) pp. 152-153, no. 99. Similar amulets in the form of lions are also reproduced in Debra Noel Adams, Emma C. Bunker, Trudy Kawami, Robert Morkot, Dalia Tawil, ‘When Orpheus Sang’ (Paris, 2004) pp. 76-77, nos. 73-74. Provenance: Private collection, Los Angeles, U.S.A., acquired circa 1979. £200-£300

Provenance: French private collection, acquired in the 1970s. £2,000-£3,000 32 A NEAR EASTERN BRONZE RING ATTACHMENT WITH IBEX FINIALS Circa 2nd Millennium B.C. The hollow circular ring is adorned with two recumbent ibexes facing inwards, the animals are naturalistically carved with legs bent underneath their bodies, protruding pointed ears and large curved horns, 14cm high, 10.2cm diameter, 24cm high inc. mount. Provenance: Ex French collection, acquired mid-1970s; Sold Tajan, Paris, sale 4444, 22 October 2004, lot 78. £2,000-£3,000

34 33 TWO LURISTAN BRONZE BULLS Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Both animals are depicted in a stylised manner, one bull with a tubular body, short legs which curve forwards indicating hooves, forward curving horns and a large rounded snout, the other with tapered short legs, a pointed snout, small ears on the side of the head and small pointed horns, 4.5cm long each, (2) Provenance: Private collection N.S., Germany, acquired in the 1960s - 70s. £200-£300 34 A NEAR EASTERN GLASS GAMING SET Roman Period or later Formed of two sets of eleven domed counters of varying sizes, one set in green and yellow glass, the other in blue and yellow glass, (22) Literature: For a similar example see D. Freeman Fahid, Chess and Other Game Pieces from Islamic Lands, 2018, pp. 228 – 229. Provenance: London private collection acquired between 1979 and 1983. £2,000-£3,000 9


35 A BACTRIAN PINK MARBLE COLUMN IDOL Circa 1800 B.C. Formed in attractive mottled marble, the idol is of characteristic waisted form, with a groove running around the top and sides of the vessel, 35cm high. Provenance: UK collection, acquired in 1970s - 1990s. £800-£1,200

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36 A BACTRIAN PINK MARBLE COLUMN IDOL Circa 1800 B.C. Of pale pink marble, the idol is of characteristic waisted form, with a groove on both flat surfaces which extends onto the sides of the vessel, 30.5cm high. Provenance: UK collection, acquired in the 1970s - 1990s. £800-£1,200

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37 37 A CYPRIOT POTTERY HYDRIA Cypro-Geometric, Iron Age, Circa 1050 - 850 B.C. The large vessel with a rounded shoulder, short neck with a slightly everted rim, with two loop handles on the body and a strap handle attached from the rim to the shoulder, the vessel is decorated in umber slip with bands and three concentric circles, 35.5cm high. Provenance: English private collection, acquired at auction in Folkestone circa 1983; Ex Bonham’s, Antiquities, 30 September 2014, lot 355.

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£600-£800 38 THREE CLASSICAL POTTERY VESSEL South Italy, Circa 4th century B.C. Three Classical pottery vessels, each with globular body, flaring neck and looped handle, the two larger examples of buff pottery with banded decoration, one with an undulating band around the neck; the smaller vessel in biscuit coloured pottery partially fired black, 12.4 - 18.5cm high, (3) Provenance: English private collection, owned by the family for at least 50 years. £300-£500 39 TWO BUFF COLOURED POTTERTY CLASSICAL VESSELS South Italy, Circa 4th century B.C. One a bell krater, decorated in umber slip with banding around the body, rim and base and a frieze of linked lotus flowers below the rim, 20.6cm high; and a lidded stamnos, the umber decoration of banding around the body and lid with a series of strokes decorating the shoulder, 19cm high, (2) Provenance: English private collection, owned by the family for at least 50 years £300-£500 40 A GREEK TERRACOTTA FACE FRAGMENT Circa 4th - 3rd Century B.C. With finely modelled features, the mouth with slightly parted lips and almond-shaped eyes, 12cm high. Provenance: Anonymous Sale; Sotheby’s, London, 17th December 1962, lot 188; Private Collection, London, acquired at the above sale. £800-£1,200

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41 A PAESTAN LEBES GAMIKOS Circa 4th Century B.C. Possibly attributed to a follower of Asteas, of typical form, with original lid and two tall vertical handles, the vessel is decorated on side (a) with a naked youth depicted dancing, wearing a wreath and holding two fronds of foliage, side (b) with a seated female figure, draped from the waist down, holding up a phiale, the details are highlighted in white and yellow slip, beneath each handle a large upright palmette is depicted, 22.5cm high. Literature: For a more elaborated Paestan lebes gamikos see M. E. Mayo, The Art of South Italy: Vases from Magna Graecia, no. 108, pp. 232 - 233. Provenance: From an old Augsburg collection, Germany; Ex Hirsch Nachfolger. £1,000-£1,500

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42 AN APULIAN LIDDED PYXIS Circa 4th - 3rd Century B.C. The circular vessel stands on a short foot, with shallow curved body, decorated with a wave pattern around the rim from which two flat handles protrude, the lid of the vessel depicts a running lion with his forelegs outstretched, mid-gallop, with a shaggy mane and his tongue stuck out, and a slender hound, also portrayed running with his head raised and ears back, 11cm high, 14cm diameter. Provenance: Private collection, New York, U.S.A., acquired in the 1980s, and thence by descent.  This comes with a thermoluminescence test report from Oxford Authentication confirming its antiquity. £600-£800 12

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43 AN APULIAN TERRACOTTA FISH PLATE Circa 4th Century B.C. Decorated with three fish, two striped bream and a torpedo ray, moving from right to left, and with a reserved circle, the scene is framed by a circle of dots around the edge, the vessel stands on a separately made low foot, the deep, downturned rim decorated with a repeating wave pattern, 26.5cm diameter, 6.5cm high. Literature: A Sicilian plate from Palermo bears some resemblance to this vessel, particularly the erratic circle of dots and the depiction of the ray. See I. McPhee & A.D. Trendall ‘Greek Red-figured Fish Plates’, Basel, 1987, p. 15, no.5. Provenance: Private collection, U.S.A., acquired in the 1980s, and thence by descent.

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This piece comes with a thermoluminescence test report from Oxford Authentication confirming its antiquity. £2,000-£3,000

44 44 A TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A COCKEREL Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. Hollow, the cockerel is naturalistically carved, with individually moulded feathers on the body and on his upraised tail, with a slender neck, pointed beak and tall crest with linear incisions indicating tall feathers, 14.5cm high. Provenance: London private collection acquired between 1979 and 1983. £80-£120

45 45 A SMALL GREEK BLACK GLAZED OLPE Circa 400 - 350 B.C. Of simple, elegant form, the body and neck formed by a continuous curve from small ring base to everted rim, with single thick strap handle, a Greek inscription on the unglazed base identifies the owner as Kallias, son of Douros (Doron?),11.8cm high. Provenance: Private collection (Mr E.), U.K., acquired prior to 1970. £200-£300 13


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46 A SMALL APULIAN RED-FIGURE FISH KRATER Circa 340-330 B.C. Attributed to the Perrone - Phryxos group, the small vessel is decorated on side (a) with a torpedo fish, with five black dots on the body and a central black spine, a rosette above, with a white dotted line below, side (b) depicts an angler-fish, the white painted eyes with black pupils, the mouth open with teeth bared, a central black spine with four scales either side, rosettes in the background and a white dotted line below, with wave pattern forming the baseline, a dotted ring around the base of each handle and palmettes beneath, with a band of chevrons under the rim, the decoration of the vessel is highlighted in white and yellow slip, 19.8cm high. Exhibited: On loan to the Borchardt Library, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, March 1988 - April 2008. Published: I. McPhee & A.D. Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-plates, (Basel 1987), p.127, IVA, no.100a. Provenance: Ex Sotheby’s, Antiquities London, December 8th, 1986, lot 188; Ex Bonham’s, The Geddes Collection, 15 October 2008, lot 28; UK collection. £2,000-£3,000 14

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47 A SOUTH ARABIAN LIMESTONE STELE Circa 3rd - 1st Century B.C. With a characteristic angular face, carved in deep releif at the top of a, now broken, rectangular stele, with deep lozenge shape eyes which would have originally been filled with inlay, a large triangular nose, a small linear mouth, prominent ears and a closely cropped beard, a Sabaean inscription below is still just visible, 28cm high. Provenance: Rhenish private collection, acquired in the 1990s. ÂŁ800-ÂŁ1,200

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48 THREE TERRACOTTA FIGURES Greek Period - Roman period Including a Greek terracotta seated figure of a plump nude male, circa 6th - 5th Century B.C.; a fragment of a figure of a youth, holding a bird, wearing a loose himation, Roman period; and a fragment of a Syro-Hittite bird-headed idol with pierced applied eyes a long striated headdress and hands raised to the chest, just visible, 6.2 - 9.2cm high, (3)

49 A GLAZED EARTHENWARE HEAD OF A YOUTH AND FOUR OIL LAMPS Circa 1st - 4th Century A.D. The head possibly a representation of Dionysus, the face framed by thick wavy hair with an ivy wreath surrounding the top of his head, the surface with a yellow-green glaze, 4.3cm high; each lamp with a pierced filler hole in bowl, with short circular nozzles and small stump handles, 8.7 - 10.5cm long, (4)

50 A RED HARDSTONE SCARAB Possibly Phoenician, the underside of the scarab depicts a Nereid, holding a triton, riding a hippocamp, the flowing hair of the figure and the mane of the hippocamp highlight their movement, 3.1cm long.

Provenance: UK private collection.

Provenance: The head Said to be found near Metz, France; A mid 20th century collection; acquired in 2006 from H. Milles, Germany; the three lamps acquired on the German art market in the 1990s by the current owner.

£100-£200

£100-£200

Provenance: Mr R. Sebastia Coch (1908 - 1969) collection, Barcelona; and thence by descent to current owner.

£100-£150

51 51 A GREEK SPECULUM INTAGLIO FOR BERENIKE II Ptolemaic Period, Circa 246 - 221 B.C. The flat oval disc is delicately engraved with a female bust in right profile, identifiable asqueen Berenike II (246-221 BC) by her distinctive hairstyle and full features, she is depicted wearing a chiton and himation that has slipped from her shoulder, her chin raised slightly upwards, with full cheeks and wide open eyes, her hair dressed in a so-called ‘meloncoiffure’ with horizontal plaits tied at the back of her head in a chignon. Traces of gilding on hair and drapery, 2.8 x 2.3cm.

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52 A PHOENICIAN HEAD BEAD Circa 3rd - 1st Century B.C. The face with a jutting chin is of opaque yellow glass with eyes shown as small rings of blue glass, the piled up hair in blue glass with strands of red and yellow glass running through it, 1.9cm long. Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £600-£800

53 TWO PHOENICIAN FACE FRAGMENTS Circa 3rd - 1st Century B.C. Both fragments of typical blue and yellow glass, one with two bugling eyes with the blue pupil surrounded by a white glass ring and a piled up coiffure in blue glass; the other with one eye remaining and a large-lobed ear, 1.5cm and 2cm long, (2) Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £80-£120 54 A GOLD AND GLASS BEAD NECKLACE Circa 1st Millennium B.C. - 1st Millennium A.D. Restrung, with a modern gold clasp, composed of spherical pale amber glass beads and spherical sheet gold beads, 50cm long.

Literature: A very close parallel for the portrait can be found on the obverse of a series of bronze coins struck in Syria under Ptolemy III with the inscription BE?ENIKH? BA?I?I??H? (‘Queen Berenike’); compare I. N. Svoronos, Ta nomismata tou kratous ton Ptolemaion, Athens, 1904-1908, no. 1056. See also a garnet intaglio of Berenike signed by the artist Nikandros now in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore (inv. no. 42.1339), which shows the straps of the queen’s chiton and the edge of her himation in the same way as the present example.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £1,000-£1,500

Provenance: Private collection of P.M. Walker, U.K. £400-£600

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59 59 A GROUP OF ANCIENT RINGS Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. Including a ring with a dark green stone intaglio depicted a draped woman holding a staff in one hand and a bird in the other; a ring with a red hardstone intaglio depicting a striding figure; and four further rings with inscribed intaglios, (6) Provenance: Acquired in the 1990s on the German art market by the current owner. 61

60 55 FOUR ROMAN BRONZE ANIMAL HEADS Circa 3rd - 4th Century A.D. and later Including the upraised head of a panther, with a rounded muzzle and small pointed ears, 3cm high; a griffin with a curved neck and characteristic hooked beak and forward pointing ears, 3.5cm high; the head of a horse or hippocamp, with a slightly open mouth and a large mane with incised decoration to indicate hairs, 4cm high; and a zoomorphic head with a short snout and open mouth, mounted on a circular plaque, 2.9cm high, (4) Provenance: Private collection N.S., Germany, acquired in the 1960s - 70s. £400-£600 56 A ROMAN BRONZE HANDLE Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. With two hollow rectangular section, possibly for attachment, the decorative handle in a shallow U-shape with a three parallel bands in raised relief in the centre, 13.5cm long. Provenance: German private collection; Ex Gorny and Mosch, Auction 168, 24 June 2008, lot 546 (part). £300-£500

57 THREE ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUES Roman Period and later Including two in the form of chubby faces with incised curled coiffures; and a example in the form of a triangular bust wearing a garland, the head is surmounted by a suspension loop, 3.4cm long, (3) Provenance: German private collection; Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 168, 24 June 2006, lot 546 (part). £200-£300 58 TWO ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUES AND A LEAD HEAD Roman Period and later Including an applique in the form of a bust wearing a garland with incised linear decoration, with a simply carved face and wavy hair; a highly stylised applique also in the form of a bust; and a lead head, naturalistically cast with hair piled high on top of the head, 5cm high, (3) Provenance: German private collection, acquired between 1996 and 2000. £200-£300

£200-£300 60 THREE ROMAN BRONZE KNIFE HANDLES Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. All three handles in the form of eagles, with incised decoration on their bodies and legs to indicate individual feathers and downturned hooked beaks, 7.3 – 9cm high, (3) Provenance: Private collection N.S., Germany, acquired in the 1960s - 70s. £300-£500 61 A ROMAN TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP AND STAND Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. The lamp modelled with a globular body with a raised filling hole and a long upward curving spout, it sits upon a tall stand with a shaft with a heptagonal cross-section, a decorative foot with a repeated triangular pattern in deep relief, the triangular design is repeated on the knop at the top of the shaft which is surmounted by the flat dish for the lamp, the stand 32.5cm high and the lamp, 22.2cm long, (2) Provenance: Acquired on the London art market in the 1990s. £250-£450 17


62 62 A MARBLE HEAD OF ZEUS SERAPIS Circa 1st - 2nd Century A.D. His thick hair and beard are depicted in tightly wound curls, with downward sloping almondshaped eyes and a small mouth with lips pressed together, the head stands on a 19th century white marble and blue stone base decorated with a rosette, 9.4cm high, 18cm high inc. mount. Provenance: Jack Silver collection, England 1970; Ex Christie’s, Antiquities, New York, 5 December 2012, lot 87. £2,000-£3,000 63 A ROMAN EROS FINIAL Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. Rising from an acanthus leaf, itself surmounting a lion’s paw, the chubby depiction of Eros or Cupid rests his hands on the leaves, with his hair gathered in a topknot at the top of his head, with small incised wings between his shoulders, 11.8cm high, 17.2cm high inc. mount. Provenance: Property from a private UK collection, acquired prior to 2000 at Phillips, Moscow Road.

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65 64 A ROMAN BRONZE OINOCHOE HANDLE Circa 1st - 2nd Century A.D. The shaft, decorated with diagonal linear incisions to create a plaited impression, terminates in a head of a gorgon, with incised wavy hair, within a large acanthus leaf, 23.5cm long.

66 66 A ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE STANDING ON A BULL’S HEAD Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. Naturalistically carved, the eagle with large wings, pointed beak and small beady eyes, it stands on the head of a bull with large eyes, protruding ears and upward curved horns, 4.5cm high, 6.5cm high inc. mount.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £800-£1,200 65 A ROMAN BRONZE FEMALE FIGURE Circa 2nd Century A.D. or later The diminutive figure is depicted wearing a layered tunic, with linear incisions to indicate folds, she also wears a tall three-pronged crown, her hands in front of her are pierced, possible for an attribute such as a staff, now missing, 6.3cm high.

Provenance: Acquired in the 1990s on the German art market. £100-£200

Provenance: Private UK collection. £100-£200

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67 TWO FRAMED ROMAN MIRRORS Circa 1st - 3rd Century A.D. Both mirrors with decoration in raised relief in concentric circles emanating from a central circle with remnants of iridescence surviving, 15.5 x 20.5cm, (2) Provenance: Acquired in 1997 on the German art market. £200-£300 68 A ROMAN BRONZE SNAKE Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. The stylised serpent with an open mouth, incised circular eyes and a large crest on top of the head, the downward curving body is covered with incised design to portray scales, 8.3cm long.

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69 A GROUP OF BRONZE AND SILVER RINGS Roman period and later Including several examples with incised bezels and one example with a hardstone intaglio, (10) Provenance: German private collection; Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 168, 24 June 2008, lot 546 (part). £300-£500 70 A GROUP OF ROMAN BONE AND BRONZE PIECES Including four pins with bird finials; a stylised bronze figure of a horse; a celtic bronze applique; three bronze pins; and several bone pins, (Qty)

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Provenance: The three pins with bird finials, private collection N.S., Germany, acquired in the 1960s - 70s; the rest of the pieces, German private collection; Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 168, 24 June 2008, lot 546 (part). £200-£300 71 A GROUP OF MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS Including a Cycladic style figure, 6.6cm high; a terracotta mould, 11.2cm long; a polished brown stone vessel, 5.4cm high; a painted terracotta budshaped vessel with bands of green and red slip and umber dot and line decoration, 7.1cm high; and seven stone weights, (11) 71

£80-£120 72 A ROMAN BRONZE POMEGRANATE BUD Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. Hollow, the bud stands on an integral circular foot, with a bulbous body that tapers to a circular opening, the surface of which is decorated with an incised ribbed design, 8.1cm high. Provenance: The collection of Mr Eastman, Shrewsbury acquired prior to 2000; Private UK collection. £150-£250

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73 FIVE BRONZE FIGURAL FRAGMENTS Circa 2nd - 4th century A.D. Including a figure of Lar with a typical billowing skirt and right arm raised; a headless nude figure; a cista foot modelled on a nude figures holding a thyrsus; a fragmentary bronze head; and a schematic dancing figure, 2.8 - 7.9cm, (5)

74 A GROUP OF ANCIENT PIECES Including a bronze bangle; two Roman lamps, one a discus lamp with moulded decoration of two seated figures; two cruciform fibulae; a disc fibula with blue and white enamel decoration; a chain fibula; and a Roman stone palette, circa 2nd - 3rd Century A.D., (Qty)

Provenance: English private collection, owned by the family for at least 50 years.

Provenance: German private collection, acquired between 1996 and 2000; the chain fibula ex H.D. Rauch, Auction 82, lot 1154; the palette ex H.D. Rauch, Auction 27.1.2007, lot 478.

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75 A BRONZE FIGURE OF JUPITER Circa 2nd Century A.D. or later The finely cast figure of bearded Jupiter stands with his weight on the right leg, his left arm raised, his right arm before him, the musculature of his torso clearly defined, 17cm high. Provenance: English private collection of antiquities expert and collector based in East Sussex, who worked for Spink and Son in the early 1950s, acquired in the 1950s; Ex Bonhams London, Antiquities, 24 October 2012, lot 131. £800-£1,200

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76 A ROMAN BRONZE BOAR PROTOME Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. Naturalistically carved, the boar with large forward facing pricked ears, wide alert eyes, a long snout with two small upward curving tusks, the forelegs tucked below the head, the body covered in bristles portrayed by rough linear incisions, 7cm long.

77 A BRONZE PATERA HANDLE Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D.   With raised relief decoration of a winged figure and a hound attacking its prey below, just visible, the handle terminates in a hollow hemisphere, 13.3cm long.

Provenance: Acquired in the 1990s on the German art market.

£100-£200

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78 78 A BRONZE HEAD OF VENUS PUDICA Circa 1st - 2nd Century A.D. Her head tilted slightly to the left, with soft facial features, her brows raised, a slender nose and slightly parted lips, her wavy hair parted in the centre and drawn back underneath her diadem, above which her hair is gathered into a topknot, 3.6cm high, 10cm high inc. mount. Provenance: Collection of E.Z. between 1960s and 80s; acquired at Galerie Kunst der Antike, in 2012 by the current owner. £300-£500 *See inside front cover for information regarding fees


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79 A ROMAN MARBLE CORINTHIAN COLUMN Circa 2nd - 3rd Century A.D. With overlapping acanthus leaves and foliate scrolls on each corner, 26cm high. Provenance: Chevalier collection Konstanz am Bodensee, Germany, acquired in Milet in 1963; Ex Sotheby’s, Amsterdam, European Collections: Paintings, Furniture and Works of Art, 16 November 2004, lot 75. £800-£1,000

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80 A ROMAN RED-WARE DISH Circa 2nd - 4th Century A.D. With a smooth surface, the shallow bowl surrounded by a wide flat rim, 26cm diameter, 4.9cm high. Provenance: Private collection, New York, U.S.A., acquired in the 1980s, and thence by descent. £200-£300

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82 81 A GROUP OF ROMAN BONE PIECES Roman Period and later Including two fine-toothed combs; a miniature stylised human figure; two incised dice; and many pins with various decorative finials, (Qty) Provenance: Acquired in 2008 on the German art market; Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 168, 24 June 2008 lot 545 (part). £100-£200 82 A GROUP OF BRONZE PINS AND A SPOON Roman Period and later The large spoon with a long handle, inscribed with ‘H I’ at the end of the handle 38.2cm long; several Roman bronze pins, one example with a spiral finial, (Qty) Provenance: The pins from a UK private collection, London, acquired on the UK art market in the 1970s and 1980s. £80-£120 22

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83 A SHEET GOLD APPLIQUE The applique is surrounded by several pairs of pierced circles allowing for attachment, possibly to a garment, the central design depicts two male figures, in the foreground a figure with a short trimmed beard and a stern expression, the figure in the background with a long flowing beard, 7.2cm diameter. Provenance: UK private collection. £250-£450 84 A HELLENISTIC KNUCKLEBONE Circa 2nd - 1st Century B.C. The bone gaming piece, probably from the ankle or hock of a sheep, with a pale green patina, the game would have been played in a similar fashion to today’s game of jacks with the pieces thrown up and caught on the back of the hand, 1.7cm long. Literature: A later bronze version is illustrated in M. Comstock & C. Vermeule, ‘Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’ (Boston,1971) no 639. Provenance: UK private collection. £80-£120 *See inside front cover for information regarding fees


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88 85 A MARBLE FRAGMENT FROM A HERMAPHRODITE FIGURE Possibly Roman, the fragment depicts the lower half of the figure, with the hands just visible raising the tunic to reveal the erect phallus, with a flattened reverse, this may be part of a relief, 12cm long. Provenance: UK private collection. £150-£250 86 A DANISH FLINT AXE HEAD Circa 4000 - 2500 B.C. Of trapezoidal form in pale grey flint, with a curved cutting edge and a squared-off butt, with old collection labels in black ink, 12.5cm long. Provenance: John William Wheway Collection, Hertfordshire, UK; 1897-1974; thence by family descent. £100-£150 87 A ROMANO-BRITISH BRONZE INGOTSHAPED ENEMELLED ATTACHMENT  Circa 1st century A.D. With a raised blue enamelled millefiori circular centre, the ingot is surrounded by a thin raised border, 5.9cm long, 3.7cm high. Provenance: Bonham’s 8 December 1992, lot 284. £300-£500

88 A PAIR OF GOTHIC FIBULAE WITH GARNET INLAYS Circa 6th Century A.D. The gilded trapezoidal catch plate with raised linear and spiral patterning is inset with triangles of niello and further decorated with round cabochon garnets to the protruding nodal points, a high arched ribbed bow, inlaid with triangles of niello, with a gilded semi circular plate hiding the spring, decorated with raised serpentine lines, niello inlay and five raised baluster shaped elements around the edge, 8cm long each, (2) Literature: A larger pair are illustrated in R Wehrli et al, ‚Sammlung E. und M. KoflerTruniger, Luzer‘ (Zurich1964) pl. 47, no. 603. Another pair, referred to as Frankish or Germanic, are illustrated in Torkom Demirjian et al, ‚Treasure of the Dark Ages in Europe‘ (New York, 1991) p. 151, no. 252. Provenance: Private collection, Germany, acquired circa 1975. £600-£800 89 A STONE HEAD Possibly Celtic, this unusual stone head, with incised wavy long hair drawn back behind the head, the highly stylised face with a long bulbous nose and small circular incised eyes, 11.5cm high. Provenance: UK private collection. £150-£250

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90 A VIKING BRONZE PLAQUE Possibly a plaque or a small mirror, with a highly stylised pointed face in the centre, surrounded by four elongated zoomorphic figures, perhaps horses, 5.1cm high. Provenance: Private UK collection. £120-£150 91 A CELTIC BRONZE APPLIQUE In the form of an oval stylised face, with its schematic facial features just visible, 3.4cm high. 90

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92 TWO BRONZE TORCS AND A BRONZE BRACELET Including a large torc with tightly spiralled raised ribs with square terminals which overlap, circa 9th - 12th century A.D., 21.3cm diameter; a bronze bracelet with a polished patina, Bronze Age - Iron Age, circa 1200 - 600 B.C., 9.5cm diameter; and another fine torc with the spiral design just visible, (3) Provenance: The larger torc from a private English collection formed after World War II, thence by descent; the bracelet from an English private collection. £300-£500

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93 A CELTIC TWISTED ARM BAND Late Bronze Age The arm band of penannular form, with flattened terminals, and raised spiral design, 12.8cm diameter; and a silver twisted bangle, possibly Viking, 8.4cm diameter, (2) Provenance: UK private collection. £300-£500

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94 94 TWO FRAMED COPTIC TEXTILES Circa 4th - 7th Century A.D. Including a cloth fragment woven in black cloth, with a figure of running lion; and a fragment woven with foliate and geometric designs in three registers, both 19 x 24cm, (2) Provenance: German private collection, acquired between 2001 and 2005 on the U.S. art market. £200-£300

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96 95 A FRAMED COPTIC TEXTILE Circa 4th - 7th Century A.D. Woven with intricate foliate and geometric designs in predominantly red thread, with areas of the design highlighted in yellow and blue thread, the patterns are divided into several linear registers, 42 x 32.5cm. 

96 THREE FRAMED COPTIC TEXTILES Circa 4th - 7th Century A.D. Including a fragment woven with black thread, depicting a stylised figure within a circular border, 25 x 25cm; a fragment with foliate designs, 33 x 23.5cm; and a fragment with two black bands with white foliate designs within, 32.5 x 23.5cm, (3)

Provenance: German private collection, acquired between 2001 and 2005 on the U.S. art market.

Provenance: German private collection, acquired between 2001 and 2005 on the U.S. art market.

£100-£200

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97 A GREEK CORE-FORMED BLUE ALABASTRON Circa 4th - 3rd Century B.C. Formed of dark blue glass with a globular body and a short neck topped with a flat disc rim, the vessel is decorated with applied white and yellow trial tooled into a feathered pattern, with three yellow threads applied in bands around the neck and a further yellow trail just survives around the rim, 7.7cm high. Provenance: Collection of Mr. Maurice Mathieu, acquired from Asfar, Lebanon, in the 1960s. 101

£2,500-£4,500 98 A GREEK CORE FORMED DARK BLUE AMPHORISKOS Circa 5th - 3rd Century B.C. The dark blue glass vessel, standing on a ring foot, with a short neck which flares to the circular mouth, with two small loop handles in the same blue glass, with applied white trial design spiralled around the lower part of the body and tooled into a feathered pattern above, with an applied white thread surrounding the rim, 7.1cm high. Provenance: Collection of Mr. Maurice Mathieu, acquired from Asfar, Lebanon, 1960s. £4,000-£6,000

100 100 A CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS Eastern Mediterranean, Circa 3rd - 2nd Century B.C. Formed of cobalt-blue glass, with a piriform body, an elongated cylindrical neck and two tall blue glass loop handles, the vessel is decorated with applied yellow trailing in a spiral and zigzag pattern, with a single yellow thread applied around the rim, 9.3cm long. Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquité, Paris, 2005, p.46.

99 TWO CORE-FORMED AMPHORISKOI Eastern Mediterranean, Circa 6th - 4th Century B.C. Both vessels with piriform bodies terminating in knops, applied handles and everted disc rims, the smaller vessel of dark green glass with applied opaque yellow and pale blue zig-zag and banded trail decoration, the larger of aubergine glass also with applied opaque yellow and pale blue zig-zag and banded trail decoration, 8.8cm and 6.4cm high, (2)

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 1985.

101 A ROMAN GREEN GLASS FLASK Circa 2nd - 3rd Century A.D. On a flat circular foot, the body of the vessel flares out to a slightly bulbous shoulder, surmounted by a slender cylindrical neck and an everted rim, 11cm high.

102 A ROMAN GREEN GLASS OINOCHOE Circa 3rd Century A.D. With a piriform body flaring out to a rounded base, with a short tapering cylindrical neck surmounted by a trefoil mouth, with a strap handle arching from the mouth to the body of the vessel, with extensive surface iridescence, 10.5cm high.

Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquité, Paris, 2005, p.43.

Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquité, Paris, 2005, p. 77.

Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquité, Paris, 2005, p. 85.

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 1985.

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000.

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 1985.

£700-£1,000

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103 AN OPAQUE WHITE PATELLA CUP Circa 1st Century A.D. The simple elegant vessel is formed of a hemispherical body and a small ring foot, 6.8cm diameter, 3.2cm high.

104 A MINIATURE ROMAN GREEN GLASS JAR Circa 3rd - 5th Century A.D. The squat jar with a broad shoulder that tapers to a flat base, with a small loop handle joined at the rim and shoulder, 7cm diameter.

Provenance: Ex Swiss corporate collection, acquired early 1980s.

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 1985.

£1,500-£2,500

£200-£400

105 A ROMAN GREEN GLASS FLASK Circa 1st Century A.D. With a squat bulbous body decorated with vertical ridges, the straight cylindrical neck terminates in a flat disc rim, 8.5cm high, 7cm diameter.

106 AN AMBER GLASS VESSEL Circa 4th - 7th Century A.D. With a bulbous body which tapers to the flat base, with an everted rim surrounded by applied trail decoration, 6.7cm high.

Provenance: M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000.

Provenance: Sheppard & Cooper Ltd., London 1992.

£800-£1,200

£2,000-£3,000

107 A GALLO-ROMAN DROPPER ‘KUTTROLF’ FLASK Circa 4th Century A.D. Formed of clear glass, with a globular body, the neck formed of several tubes characteristic of such vessels, surmounted by a wide flaring rim.

108 A ROMAN AMBER GLASS THREE-HANDLED VESSEL Circa 3rd - 4th Century A.D. This large vessel of dark amber glass stands on a flared foot, with a globular body, the short neck flares to the mouth, with three applied amber glass handles joined at the rim and shoulder, 13.5cm high.

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Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000. £1,000-£1,500

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109 A ROMAN AUBERGINE GLASS FLASK Circa 1st Century A.D. With a spherical body and a tall cylindrical neck terminating in a slightly everted rim, the vessel is decorated with fine white trail, 8.5cm high.

110 A ROMAN GREEN GLASS BEAKER Circa 2nd - 3rd Century A.D. Of pale green glass the vessel is of waisted form, with a flat base the smooth sides flare to the wide circular mouth, 9.5cm high, 9.3cm diameter.

Published: F. Slitine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquite, Paris, 2005, p.70.

Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquité, Paris, 2005, p.75.

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 1985.

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000.

£500-£700

£800-£1,200

111 A ROMAN GREEN GLASS MOULDED FLASK Circa 5th - 6th Century A.D. Of dark green glass, with a moulded decoration on the body in two registers, the lower a circle and dot design, the upper a vertical linear design, with a flat shoulder and a long cylindrical neck and a flat disc rim, 8.1cm high.

112 A ROMAN GLASS JUG Circa 4th Century A.D. Of pale green glass, with a ribbed body that tapers to a flat base, the slightly bulging shoulder is surmounted by the cylindrical neck which flares to an everted rim, with an applied flat loop handle, 10.4cm high.

Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquite, Paris, 2005, p. 115.

Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquite, Paris, 2005, p. 98.

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 1985.

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000.

£1,000-£1,500

£600-£800

113 A GREEN-BLUE GLASS VESSEL Circa 4th - 7th Century A.D. The globular ribbed body is surmounted by a slight neck with an everted rim, surrounded by applied trail decoration in a zig-zag design, 8.3cm high.

114 A SASSANIAN ‘BUTTON’ GLASS VESSEL Circa 3rd - 5th Century A.D. Formed of green glass, with a globular body covered with circular buttonshaped appliques, the vessel stands on a small raised foot, with a short neck that flares to an everted rim, 6.9cm high.

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115 AN IRIDESCENT ROMAN GLASS BOWL Circa 4th - 6th century A.D. A pale yellow glass bowl with an everted mouth and a tubular base-ring, with extensive iridescence remaining, 5.3cm high, 13.7cm diameter. Provenance: English private collection, owned by the family for at least 50 years.

118 116 A ROMAN AMBER GLASS MINIATURE FLASK Circa 1st - 2nd Century A.D. With a squat bulbous body, surmounted by a slender neck which flares slightly at the rim, the surface is covered in opaque white swirls creating a marbled effect, 6.7cm high. Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000. £600-£800

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117 A ROMAN AUBERGINE GLASS FLASK Circa 1st Century A.D. With a globular body, a short slightly flared neck, and an applied pale blue glass handle, 7.5cm high. Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquité, Paris, 2005, p. 71. Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000. £800-£1,200 118 A ROMAN GREEN GLASS BEAKER Circa 3rd Century A.D. In the form of a chalice, the vessel stands on a small foot, which is surmounted by a slender bowl, with moulded decoration, which broadens to the slightly everted rim, 11.8cm high. Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquité, Paris, 2005, p.82. Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000. £1,000-£1,500 119 A GROUP OF GLASS FRAGMENTS Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 4th Century A.D Including Egyptian, Greek and Roman glass fragments, with examples of mosaic glass fragments, millefiori fragments, pieces of core-formed glass, and fragments of glass rods,  <1cm - 5.2cm long, (Qty) Provenance: With Gallery Mikazuki prior to 1984. 119 28

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120 A MINIATURE GLASS FLASK Islamic Period, 10th - 11th Century A.D. The squat vessel in dark glass with a flat base and a short, slightly flared neck, with white feathered trail decoration on the surface, 5cm high.

124 AN IRANIAN GLASS SPRINKLER Circa 11th - 12th Century A.D. Of dark glass, the bulbous body, decorated with moulded curved lines, tapers to a flat foot, with a long slender neck, 24cm high.

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 1985.

Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000.

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121 TWO GLASS UNGUENTARIA Islamic Period, Circa 10th - 11th Century A.D. Including an aubergine glass unguentarium, with a rectangular body and short flaring neck, with opaque white feathered trail decoration, 10.5cm high; and a squat miniature unguentarium with a bulbous body decorated with discs in raised relief, 4.7cm high, (2) Provenance: M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000. £700-£1,000 122 A LARGE SASSANIAN GLASS BOWL Circa 5th - 6th Century A.D. Of thick brown glass, standing on a small ring foot, the body of the vessel decorated with a design of large lobes with circles in the centre, 8.9cm high, 12.2cm diameter. Provenance: Sold Christie’s London, 13 December 1995, lot 38. £1,500-£2,500 123 A SASSANIAN GREEN GLASS BOWL  Circa 5th - 6th Century A.D. The hemispherical bowl of thick pale-green glass is cut with four rows of circular facets, 6.9cm high, 8.5cm diameter. Provenance: Sheppard & Cooper Ltd., London 1992; French collection, 2010. £1,500-£2,000 124 29


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Provenance: English private collection, owned by the family for at least 50 years. £200-£300 126 THREE ROMAN GREEN GLASS UNGUENTARIA Circa 3rd - 5th Century A.D. Including a pale green glass example with a pirform body, a slender neck and flat disc rim, 9cm; a blue glass example with a piriform body and a slightly flared neck, 7.4cm high; and a pale blue example with a bulbous body which tapers to the long neck, with a disc rim, 8cm high, (3)

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Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 1985.

£200-£300

127 A GREEN GLASS MOULD-BLOWN PYXIS Islamic Period, Circa 8th - 10th Century A.D. Of green glass, with straight sides and a flat base, the body of the pyxis is decorated with a repeat diamond and circle decoration in shallow relief, 6.5cm high, 7cm diameter. Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquité, Paris, 2005, p. 119. Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000.

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Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 2000.

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£100-£200

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128 A GREEN GLASS FLASK Eastern Mediterranean, Circa 7th Century A.D. With a bulbous body, a flattened base, a short flaring neck, with applied decoration in the form of a ring  below the neck and a swirl surrounding the body, 9cm high.

130 A BYZANTINE BLUE GLASS CHALICE Circa 5th - 6th Century A.D. Of pale blue glass, the chalice of elegant proportions stands on a circular foot with a short stem in the form of a knop, the bowl of the vessel flares outwards, with ribbed bands adorning the rim, 10.5cm high. Published: F. Siltine, Histoire du Verre: L’Antiquite, Paris, 2005, p. 114. Provenance: Collection of M. & Mme Nobili, Paris, acquired prior to 1985. £1,000-£1,500

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131 AN ORDOS BRONZE BELT BUCKLE Circa 2nd - 1st Century B.C. In the form of a feline grasping a doe by the neck, the doe has large ears, turned to face forward, the scene is set in a rectangular frame outlined with oval depression representing leaves, a hook projects from the left side, 5.6 x 11 cm. Literature: For a similar example dated 4th - 2nd century BC see, Jean Paul Barbier, ‘Art des Steppes. Ornements et pièces de mobilier funéraire scytho-sibérien dans les collections du Musée Barbier Mueller’, Geneva 1996, p. no. 47, p. 52. Provenance: Private collection UK, acquired 1986. £600-£800 132 AN ORDOS BRONZE GARMENT HOOK Han Dynasty, Circa 206 - 220 A.D. In the form of a crouching tiger, with the head raised and mouth opened wide in a roar, an animal-headed hook projects from its breast, 2.3 x 6.5 cm. Literature: A similar example is in the collection of Eugene Thaw, see: Emma C. Bunker with James C.Y. Watt and Zhixin Sun, Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes. The Eugene V. Thaw and Other New York Collections, New York 2002, no. 118 p. 143. Provenance: Private collection UK.

134 TWO ORDOS BRONZE GARMENT PLAQUES Ordos, Circa 5th - 4th Century B.C. Of S-shape with addorsed felines, holding hold doe heads in their mouths, with wild boars depicted in profile at the juncture between the bodies of the felines, with ertical loops on the reverse, both 4.5cm long, (2)

133 AN ORDOS BRONZE GARMENT HOOK Ordos, 3rd century B.C. In the form of a tiger attacking a doe, the tiger pouncing on the back of the doe who twists her head backwards, with an animal headed hook protruding to the right, 6cm long.

Literature: Two garment plaques of closely related form are in the Sackler collection, see: Emma C. Bunker, Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes, New York 1997, no. 175, p. 227. A further example is in the collection of Eugene Thaw, see Emma C. Bunker with James C.Y. Watt and Zhixin Sun, Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes. The Eugene V. Thaw and Other New York Collections, New York 2002, no. 149, p. 166.

Provenance: Private collection UK.

Provenance: Private collection UK.

£300-£500

£200-£300

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135 AN ORDOS BRONZE OPENWORK BUCKLE Ordos, Circa 6th - 4th Century B.C. In the form of two confronting stylised animals with a bird’s head hook, 3.9 x 2.5 cm. Literature: For a similar example see: Emma C. Bunker with James C.Y. Watt and Zhixin Sun, Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes. The Eugene V. Thaw and Other New York Collections, New York 2002, no. 61, p.95. Another example is in the Sackler collection, see: Emma C. Bunker, Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes, New York 1997, no. 235A, p. 268. Provenance: Private collection UK. £100-£200

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136 FOUR ORDOS BRONZE GARMENT PLAQUES Ordos, Circa 5th - 4th Century B.C. Of S-shape with addorsed felines, holding hold doe heads in their mouths, 5cm high, (4)

137 FOUR ORDOS BRONZE OPENWORK PLAQUES Ordos, Circa 5th - 4th Century B.C. Four Ordos bronze rectangular openwork belt plaques each with four backwards facing kneeling does, their eyes and ears pierced, 5 x 2.9cm, (4)

Literature: A similar example is in the Sackler collection, see: Emma C. Bunker, Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes, New York 1997, no. 176A, p. 228. For another similar example see: Jean Paul Barbier, Art des Steppes. Ornements et pièces de mobilier funéraire scytho-sibérien dans les collections du Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva 1996, no. 23, p. 44. Provenance: Private collection, UK.

Literature: For a similar example, the animals described as kulan, see Emma C. Bunker with James C.Y. Watt and Zhixin Sun, ‘Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes. The Eugene V. Thaw and Other New York Collections’, New York 2002, p. 161, no. 139. Three other examples dated to the 4th-2nd century BC are now in Geneva, Jean Paul Barbier, ‘Art des Steppes. Ornements et pièces de mobilier funéraire scytho-sibérien dans les collection du Musée Barbier-Mueller’, pp.46-47, nos. 31-33.

£400-£600

Provenance: Private collection UK. £500-£700

138 AN ORDOS BRONZE GARMENT HOOK Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, Circa 4th - 3rd Century B.C. The hook in the form of two symmetrical pairs of serpents with pebbled bodies at the shield-shaped lower edges, the button on the reverse with similar serpents depicted, 4.4cm long. Provenance: Pan Asian collection New York; Private collection UK, acquired 1982.

139 AN ORDOS BRONZE GARMENT HOOK Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Warring States Period, Circa 4th Century B.C. The hook in the form of interlacing dragons, with their scales and facial features finely incised, 4.5 cm long. Provenance: Private collection, UK. £200-£300

£100-£200

140 AN ORDOS BRONZE PLAQUE Ordos, Circa 5th - 4th Century B.C. In the form of a fragmentary ring, surmounted by two adorsed horses, 4.5cm long.

141 A CHINESE BRONZE BRIDLE FITTING Western Han, 3rd - 2nd Century B.C. In the form of a domed cap with a frontal crouching bear, with traces of gilt surviving, the reverse with two vertical loops, 1.7cm diameter.

Provenance: Private collection, UK.

Literature: For similar examples see: Emma C. Bunker with James C.Y. Watt and Zhixin Sun, ‘Nomadic Art of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes. The Eugene V. Thaw and Other New York Collections’, New York 2002, no. 18-20, pp. 53-4. A further example is in the Sackler collection, see Emma C. Bunker, ‘Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes’, New York 1997, no. 228, p. 263; Also Debra Noel Adams, Emma C. Bunker, Trudy Kawami, Robert Morkot, Dalia Tawil, ‘When Orpheus Sang’ (Paris, 2004) pp. 90-91, nos. 90-92.

£100-£200

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Ancient Beads

142 A GREEN AND RED CYLINDER MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Of translucent green and opaque red glass, 1.6cm high.

143 A MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Formed of opaque, orange, green and aubergine glass, 1cm high.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

£350-£450

£80-£120

144 A GREEN, RED AND YELLOW MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. With mottled green glass forming the background to a pattern of opaque yellow spots surrounded by a border of opaque red glass, 1.6cm high.

145 A MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Of opaque pale blue glass with a ‘millefiori’ design, 1.8cm high.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £300-£400

146 A RED AND YELLOW MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. With a patterns of translucent yellow dots, surrounded by borders of opaque red glass, 1.5cm high. Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £200-£300

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £200-£300

147 A RED AND YELLOW MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Decorated with opaque yellow and red glass dots on translucent green and white glass, 1.2cm high. Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £300-£400

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148 A BLUE AND WHITE BICONICAL MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. 2.3cm long.

149 A BICONICAL MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Formed of opaque blue, yellow, red and aubergine glass, 2.2cm long.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

£300-£400

£150-£250

151 A MOSAIC BEAD WITH WHITE TRAILING Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. The dark blue glass bead with applied white trail tooled into a feathered design, 2cm high.

152 A BLUE CYLINDER MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. With applied decoration in the form of two bands of circles divided by white threads, 2.1cm high.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

£100-£150

£350-£450

150 A TEAR-DROP MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Formed of dark glass, with two bands of turquoise glass and applied white trail creating stripes at the top of the bead, 1.5cm high. Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £80-£120

153 A GREEN AND RED DISC MOSAIC BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. A fine example, with detailed ‘millefiori’ design in marbled green and opaque red glass, 2.2cm diameter. Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £500-£700

154 A GROUP OF BLUE FAIENCE BEADS Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Unusual beads of waisted form, with incised crosshatched design on the surface, each bead pierced at each end, 3.5cm approx. each, (5) Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £200-£300

155 FIVE FAIENCE BEADS East Mediterranean, Circa 3rd - 1st Century B.C. Of mishapen forms, with incised linear decoration and multiple holes pierced into the surface of the beads, 3cm approx. each, (5) Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £300-£400

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156 A GROUP OF MOSAIC BEADS Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Including a bead of red opaque glass with pale blue glass rosette design; a marbled red and aubergine glass bead; a yellow and red glass bead with a lobed design surrounding the central pierced hole; and five further beads (8)

157 A GROUP OF FLAT GAMING PIECES Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Including a piece formed of aubergine and red glass with a marbled design; a translucent dark green glass piece; a turquoise glass piece with a central rosette in paler turquoise glass; and two other pieces (5)

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

£300-£500

£250-£450

158 A GROUP OF LAPIZ AND JASPER BEADS Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Of various forms, including spherical, biconical and tubular beads, (Qty)

159 A GROUP OF CARNELIAN BEADS Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. A group of pierced, spherical beads, (Qty)

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

£100-£150

£100-£200

160 A GROUP OF EYE BEADS Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Including several examples of typical form in dark blue and white glass; a large green glass bean with an applied white and blue eye pattern; a turquoise glass bead with a red and yellow eye pattern, (Qty)

161 A GROUP OF MOSAIC BEADS Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Including two biconical beads with trailed design; a red and white double bead; and several other colorful beads, (Qty)

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £300-£500

Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £300-£500

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162 THREE MOSAIC BEADS Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Including a dark blue glass bead with applied white circular pattern; a pale blue glass cylinder bead with white circular decoration; and a spherical red bead with a pale blue glass rosette design, 1.2 – 1.3cm high, (3) Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

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£200-£300 163 TWO BIRD BEADS Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Both pierced through the body, one of pale blue glass with a slightly marbled surface 2.4cm long; and the other of dark blue glass with a red glass stripe along the underside terminating at the beak, 2cm long, (2) Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

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£400-£600 164 A BLUE POMEGRANATE BEAD Possibly after the antique, the bright turquoise glazed bead is in the form of an elongated pomegranate, with a suspension loop attached, 3cm long. Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £50-£80 165 TWO DOUBLE CYLINDER BEADS Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Both in the form of one larger pierced cylinder bead with a smaller pierced cylinder bead attached, of dark glass with applied trail decoration in white and red glass in the form of bands and zig-zags, the larger bead with a band of pale blue dots, both 1.9cm high, 2cm & 1.6cm wide, (2)

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167 A BLUE AND WHITE EYE BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. The dark blue glass bead with several nodules and applied white trail decoration, 1.1cm high. Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983. £200-£300 168 A TURQUOISE BANDED BEAD Circa 3rd Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. A spherical turquoise bead with banded decoration in the form of twisted ropes, in blue, red and white glass, 1.1cm high. Provenance: London private collection, acquired between 1979 and 1983.

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Tribal Art

169 A BLACK WARE CHIMU VESSEL, PERU A double spouted vessel, with a large globular body, with moulded decoration in the form of a stylised figure wearing an elaborate headdress, flanked by twisting zoomorphic figures, the two spouts joined with a stirrup handle, 23.3cm high. £300-£500

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170 TWO PRE-COLUMBIAN VESSELS Including a red-ware Quimbaya bowl, with linear and foliate slip decoration, 15.5cm diameter; and a red-ware amphora with foliate decoration in bands and several white dots, 13.9cm high, (2)

172 THREE PIECES OF SOUTH AMERICAN BASKETRY Including a Yanomami basket woven with a black design in the form of curved lines and circles, 33cm diameter; a Piapoco basket woven with black geometric designs 36.5cm high; and a papoose, 59cm, (3)

£200-£300

£80-£120

171 A GROUP OF PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY Including a Narino pedestal bowl decorated with geometric designs, 11.1cm high; a Quimbaya bowl, of carinated form with incised concentric circles surrounding the shoulder of the vessel, with two small lug handles, 15cm diameter; a pottery Momil snake, 10cm long; and a pottery ocarina, 11.5cm long,(4)

173 THREE YEKUANA BASKETS The three vessels all of waisted form, with rounded bases and flared necks, the largest vessel with red and black banded design and a register with a repeated bird pattern, 19.5cm high; the smallest basket in rare dark colour with a geometric design, 15cm high; and a third basket with simple geometric and bird designs, 17cm high, (3)

£250-£450

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174 A PRE-COLUMBIAN JALISCO FIGURE Circa 100 B.C. - 300 A.D. The female figure depicted in a crouching position, with two ‘leg’ supports joining her body at the lower back, with her hands raised to her breasts, the figure has an oversized head and wears large earrrings and a nose ring, the headdress is portrayed with linear incisions revealing the white pottery below the red slip with which the whole body is covered, 33cm high. Provenance: With Aaron Gallery since the 1960s. £800-£1,200

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175 A VOLCANIC ROCK FROG FIGURE, COSTA RICA Of porous rock, the stylised frog is depicted in a crouching position, with an oversized head, with raised circular eyes, a wide incised mouth, and a triangular horn, 15cm long.

177 A NATIVE AMERICAN ZOOMORPHIC SNUFF BOX The small box in pale wood with a polished patina, the lid with two adorsed zoommorphic figures, possibly depictions of seals, with applied decorative iron work, 8.1cm long.

£250-£450

£100-£200

176 AN UNUSUAL MEXICAN CLAY HEAD OF A DUCK Modelled with inverted janiform duck heads, one of which is more naturalistic with curved incisions to indicate feathers, the second head with an upturned beak and large eyes, with a read ink collection label which reads: “Lot 131 Sotheby Ju 93 Bateman Cl”, 7cm long.

178 A JAVANESE MINIATURE MASK Carved in petrified coral, the mask has a grotesque face, with oversized facial features, 7cm high. £80-£120

Published: Pitt Rivers Catalogue, ‘Second’ Collection - Volume 3 p.933. Provenance: Bateman collection; Sold Sotheby’s, London, 14 June 1893, lot 131; Lt-Gen. Augustus Pitt Rivers (1827-1900); thence by descent. £100-£150 38

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180 180 A CARVED WOOD ‘STORY BOARD’, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Of triangular form, the board is covered in zoomorphic creatures, including birds, fish and unusual human-headed crocodiles and a canoe in which two figures sit with paddles, all depicted in raised relief with white slip highlighting the incised decoration, the background with red slip, 67cm high.

179 179 AN ASMAT SHIELD, PAPUA NEW GUINEA A large oblong ochre shield, with a geometric motif highlighted in white pigment, 170cm high. Footnotes: Such shields are used as practical weapons in fighting but are also thought to embody the spirit and strength of ancestors who would bestow their power onto the warrior.

£250-£450

£100-£200

181 181 A BONE DOLL The female figure is depicted with a stylised body, her short stumpy legs are surmounted by wide hips which taper to a long narrow torso with two small circular breasts in relief, her rounded head with simply incised facial features, her two straight arms formed separately and pinned to the body the shoulder, 16.7cm high. £80-£120

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182 A SOUTH EAST ASIAN ‘GOD STICK’ A flattened tapered stick, topped with a stylised figure, arms incised in front of the body with elongated fingers, wearing a necklace, the face with large almond-shaped eyes and protruding nose and a smiling mouth, 31.7cm long.

183 A NEW IRELAND ‘KULAP’ CARVED FIGURE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Carved in chalk in a highly stylised manner, with an anthropomorphic face and elaborate carved ‘headdress’ decorated with incised swirling and linear patters, 26cm high.

£80-£120

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185 185 A HIGHLANDS AXE HEAD, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Formed of green hardstone with paler green striations, of broad teardrop form with a wide curved cutting edge.

184 TWO LAKE SANTINI AXE HEADS, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Both of mottled green hardstone with polished patinas, of teardrop form tapering to a point, both with curved cutting edges, 21cm & 22.6cm long, (2)

£100-£150

Provenance: The longer, more mottled axe head acquired from Todd Balin.

186 186 A ‘KINA’ SHELL CURRENCY PENDANT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA The shell pendant attached to a rope necklace, 19.5cm long. £80-£120

£150-£250

187 A MAORI CARVED WOOD ‘TATA’ The traditional canoe bailer, with a dark polished patina, covered in incised linear decoration forming geometric designs, the handle terminating in a stylised tiki face, 46cm long. £2,000-£3,000

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188 A TORTOISE SHELL MINIATURE MASK, TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Circa 1850 - 1900 Of mottled tortoise shell, the elegant mask with hollow almond-shaped eyes, an incised nose, and a hollow smiling mouth, pierced at the top of the forehead for attachment, 9cm high. £4,000-£6,000

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189 A KPAN FESTIVAL BUSHCOW MASK, IVORY COAST Mid 20th Century With a dark patina, the simply carved mask in the form of a bush cow with upward curving horns, with white tips, and narrow slit eyes surrounded by red paint, 32cm long.

190 A BAMILEKE MASK, CAMEROON Early 20th Century In the form of a youth, with exaggerated facial features, bulging cheeks, wide lozenge-shaped eyes, a long nose with flared nostrils and a slightly smiling mouth with the top row of teeth visible, 22cm high.

Provenance: Jean Roudillon, Nantes auction.

£700-£900

£400-£600

191 A KWELE EKUK MASK, GABON With a heart-shaped face covered in white pigment, with raised eyebrows and slit eyes both highlighted in black, the mask has two large downward curving horns also highlighted in black, 42cm high. Provenance: Property from the collection of Dr Karl Schadler; acquired in the 1970s from the above; thence by descent to Prof. Tassilo Erhardt.  To be sold without reserve.

192 A POLYCHROME IBO MASK, NIGERIA With large protruding circular eyes, raised eyebrows and an open mouth with individually defined teeth, the mask wears a headdress covered in black coloured pigment, with three protrusions decorated with linear incisions, the 38cm high. Provenance: Property from the collection of Dr Karl Schadler; acquired in the 1970s from the above; thence by descent to Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. 

To be sold without reserve.

To be sold without reserve.

£200-£300

£80-£120

193 A POLYCHROME BEMBE JANIFORM HELMET MASK, DRC From the Alunga society, decorated with red, white and yellow pigments, 44cm high.

194 A YAURE MASK, IVORY COAST The mask with slender features, wears a curved headdress surmounted by a figure of a bird with a long pointed beak, with two old collection labels, 38cm high.

Provenance: Ex private collection, London; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt.

Provenance: Property from the collection of  Dr Karl Schadler; acquired in the 1970s from the above; thence by descent to Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. 

To be sold without reserve.

To be sold without reserve.

£200-£300

£100-£200 195 AN ASHANTI BRONZE DISC NECKLACE Composed of bronze discs, with a central knop and incised with concentric circles and a cruciform design, strung on thick string. £80-£120

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196 A LARGE SENUFO DEBLE RHYTHM POUNDER, IVORY COAST With slender elongated torso and arms, the figure stands on short legs with large rounded buttocks, with large pendulous breasts with linear scarification marks, with a stylised face with slit eyes, a long linear nose and a small crest headdress, 114cm high.

199 A SONGYE MALE COMMUNITY POWER FIGURE, DRC Mounted on a wood base the figure is decorated with a metal nails and original bishimba and paraphernalia, including animal horns, teeth, and a large piece of fur in front of his body, with pheasant feathers emerging from the head, 126cm high, 138cm high inc. base.

Provenance: Property from the collection of Major Ian Kelsey. Kelsey retired from the army in 1898 to become an explorer, collecting in African tribal art between 1898 and 1920; thence by descent; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt.

Provenance: Ex private collection, London; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt.

To be sold without reserve. £600-£800 197 A HEMBA MALE ANCESTOR FIGURE, DRC Of slender proportions with a rounded stomach, depicted with shoulders slightly raised, the face of the figure with a long nose with flared nostrils and raised almond-shaped eyes, with a decorated cruciform headdress, 83cm high. Provenance: Ex private collection, London; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. To be sold without reserve. £200-£300 198 A LARGE LOBI MALE BATEBA THILKOTINA ANCESTRAL FIGURE, BURKINA FASO From the school of  Kartinhe Kambire, mounted on a wood base, 97cm high, 110cm high inc. base. Provenance: Ex private collection, London; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt.  To be sold without reserve. £600-£800

To be sold without reserve. £600-£800 200 AN EXCEPTIONAL SONGYE MALE COMMUNITY POWER FIGURE, DRC This large figure is highly decorated, with a copperplate mask, animal horn and teeth, with a tuft of feathers on his head and several necklaces, 104cm high.

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Provenance: Ex private collection, London; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. To be sold without reserve. £400-£600 201 AN EXCEPTIONAL SONGYE MALE COMMUNITY POWER FIGURE, DRC This rare figure is decorated with copperplate and original bishimba and paraphernalia, including animal horn, hair, snake skin, goat skin, necklaces, seeds, and a small wooden human figure, mounted on wooden base, 97cm high. Provenance: Ex private collection, London; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt.  To be sold without reserve. £400-£600

202 AN EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE KURUMBA ADONE HEADDRESS, BURKINA FASO Of highly sculptural form, with elongated stylised horns and ears, with geometric designs covering the surface in red, white, yellow, and black pigments, with an old collection label, 177cm high. Provenance: Ex private collection, London; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. Footnotes: Such headdresses are worn in ritual contexts, particularly in funerary ceremonies. To be sold without reserve. £300-£500 43


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203 A SENUFO CEREMONIAL DRUM, IVORY COAST The large drum is decorated with repeated motifs of Senufo masks and mythical animals in two registers, 85cm high.

206 A KOTA RELIQUARY FIGURE, GABON Of typical form, with an oval face, crescentshaped eyes and mouth, curved coiffure and lateral flanges, covered in decorative metal sheets,52cm high.

Provenance: Ex private collection, London; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt.

Provenance: Property from the collection of Dr Karl Schadler; acquired in the 1970s from the above; thence by descent to Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. 

To be sold without reserve.

To be sold without reserve.

£100-£200

£100-£200

204 A BAMILEKE CEREMONIAL DRUM, CAMEROON Of an impressive size, the drum has two registers of decoration with dancing human figures and lizards, 95cm high.

207 A BAGA D’MBA FEMALE BUST HEADDRESS Of elegant proportions, with an elongated face and protruding eyes, with deep carved decoration, the face, neck, and feet embellished with intricate metal sheets which are seamlessly integrated, with remnants of red pigment, particularly on the eyes, 81cm high.

Provenance: Ex private collection, London; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. To be sold without reserve. £200-£300 205 A HEMBA MALE ANCESTRAL FIGURE, DRC The stylised figure stands on an integral base with a distended stomach and prominent phallus, the figure wears a headdress on the back of the head with an incised cruciform design, 110cm high.

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Provenance: Property from the collection of Major Ian Kelsey. Kelsey retired from the army in 1898 to become an explorer, collecting in African tribal art between 1898 and 1920; thence by descent; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt.

209 208 A HEMBA KABEJA JANIFORM MALE AND FEMALE FIGURE, DRC Of unusual small scale form, the two figures stand with their shoulders adjoined but with a hollow space between the backs and legs, the figures wear a tall conical headdress with incised linear decoration, on metal base, 23.5cm high. Provenance: Property from the collection of Major Ian Kelsey. Kelsey retired from the army in 1898 to become an explorer, collecting in African tribal art between 1898 and 1920; thence by descent; property from the collection of Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. To be sold without reserve. £300-£500 209 A SANGO RELIQUARY GUARDIAN FIGURE, GABON The tall cylindrical shaft terminates in the highly stylised janiform head, with protruding eyes, open mouth and loop ears, with original leather wrapping and bones, 36cm high. Provenance: Property from the collection of Dr Karl Schadler; acquired in the 1970s from the above; thence by descent to Prof. Tassilo Erhardt. 

To be sold without reserve.

To be sold without reserve.

£600-£800

£200-£300

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Terms and Conditions for Buyers at Chiswick Auctions 1. BEFORE THE SALE 1.1 Agent for the seller Unless otherwise agreed, Chiswick Auctions Ltd, hereafter referred to as CA LTD acts as agent for the seller. The contract for sale of the property is therefore made between the Seller and the Buyer. 1.2 Definitions For the purposes of the current Terms and Conditions, the Seller shall be defined as the owner of the Goods. It is implied that the Seller is the legitimate owner and is authorised to sell the Lot. The Bidder is any registered person participating in the auction, and the Buyer is the successful Bidder for a particular Lot. The Lot means the item(s) put up for sale by CA Ltd and to which the present Terms and Conditions apply. 1.3 Catalogue descriptions Any representation in any catalogue or otherwise as to the origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness or estimated selling price of any lot is a statement of opinion only. Such statements do not constitute a representation warranty or assumption of liability by CA Ltd in relation to the Lot. Any prospective Buyer should satisfy themselves prior to the sale as to the reliability of the catalogue description. The absence of mention related to prior restorations in the Catalogue descriptions does not imply that the good is exempt thereof. Photographs of any Lot provided by CA Ltd are for indicative purposes only and are not deemed to be a precise representation of the said Lot. The Buyer is advised to seek independent expert advice in order to be assured of the authenticity and true state of the good. 1.4 Inspection Prior to auction, prospective purchasers are strongly advised to personally examine personally any property in which they are interested to satisfy themselves in relation to matters which may concern them. 1.5 Condition report CA Ltd may issue a Condition Report on request prior to the sale. This Condition Report is for identification purposes only and cannot be considered as giving a precise account of the Lot’s true state. Thus, some imperfections and faults may not be accounted for in the Condition Report. As aforementioned, and in the absence of any contractual value of the Condition report, it is the Buyer’s sole duty to inspect in person the Lot in order be assured of its true condition and CA Ltd shall not be responsible for assertions within the Condition Report hereto. 1.6 Electricals All electrical items are sold as seen and CA Ltd offers no guarantee as to the working condition of such items or their safety. It is the Buyer’s duty to take necessary steps to be assured that the Lot is safe for normal use. 1.7 Estimates

Estimates are based on various factors inherent to the situation of the market at the time of the sale, as well as considerations such as the condition, rarity, or quality of the item etc. Estimates are only indicative and represent the opinion of CA Ltd. Estimates provided by CA Ltd cannot constitute a guarantee as to the value of the good. Subsequently, goods may sell at prices lower or higher than the provided estimates. 1.8 Reserves Many Lots are offered subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum sale price. The reserve will never exceed the low estimate printed in the catalogue. CA Ltd may open the bidding on any Lot below the reserve by placing a bid on behalf of the seller, and may in their discretion continue to bid up to the reserve price. This can be achieved by bidding in response to other bidders or alternatively by placing consecutive bids. 1.9 Registration to the sale New bidders will need to register prior to the sale. It is strongly advised bidders register at least 24 hours before the sale. Registration thereafter shall be at the auctioneer’s entire discretion. International bidders may be required to register 48 hours before the sale and to submit bank details. A deposit may be requested prior to each sale. Failure to register shall result in the impossibility for the bidder to purchase a Lot. 1.10 Proof of identity Bidders not previously known to CA Ltd will be required to provide:

• Official proof of identity in the form of a passport or photocard driving licence. No other forms of ID are acceptable. • Proof of address of main residence. Only official documents showing name and address will be accepted. • Both landline and mobile telephone numbers • A bank reference for foreign bidders may be requested • Corporate clients will have to provide a certificate of incorporation prior to the auction, along with the representative’s ID in accordance with the above mentioned requirements for proof of identity.

Any Bidder that does not match the provided identity for registration may not purchase during the sale. 2. DURING THE SALE 2.1 Attendance at auction Attending the auction in person is recommended. CA Ltd has the right in their absolute discretion to refuse participation in any auction, to reject any bid, and to refuse admission to the premises. Bidders are not obliged to be present in person at the auction. Absentee bidders shall be required to make necessary arrangements with CA Ltd prior to the sale. 2.2 Personal bidding Bidders attending the auction in person shall be required to collect a number plate prior to the sale.

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2.3 Commission bids CA Ltd will use reasonable efforts to carry out Commission bids received by them prior to the sale for the convenience of clients who are not present at the auction in person. Execution of Commission bids is a free service provided to help clients and CA Ltd does not accept liability for any failure to execute a Commission bid or for errors and omissions in connection with it. Commission bids shall be executed at the lowest possible price, subject to competing bids and reserves. Although CA Ltd will endeavour to inform Buyers, it is the Buyer’s responsibility to check if they have been successful in purchasing a Lot. In the event of multiple commissions at the same price, the commission set at the older date shall be taken into account. 2.4 Telephone bids If a bidder is not able to attend in person an auction, CA Ltd will use reasonable efforts to contact prospective Buyers who make arrangements prior to commencement of the sale to bid by telephone. CA Ltd cannot be held responsible in the event of issues affecting connectivity, resulting in the loss of a chance of purchasing the Lot for the Bidder. 2.5 Internet bids Some sales may be available to internet bidding, as well as personal attendance. In this event, CA Ltd shall not be held responsible for issues affecting connection. 2.6 Bidding on behalf of someone A Buyer may bid by proxy. In this event, proof of identity of both the Buyer and the proxy must be communicated to CA Ltd prior to the sale. A copy of the mandate shall also be required. 2.7 Bidding on an item Bid incrementing is at the auctioneer’s entire discretion. 2.8 Video transmission For the purpose of the sale, Lots may be displayed on video during the auction. In the event of transmission issues, CA Ltd shall not be held responsible for any subsequent outcome. 2.9 Online-only auctions Some auctions may be available to bidders only through an online platform. In this event, Buyers have a 14 day period at reception of the Lot to withdraw from the sale, in accordance with EU Consumer Law. 2.10 Dispute resolution during the auction Any dispute shall be settled at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion. Under no circumstances will a sale be cancelled after the fall of the hammer, except at the auctioneer’s entire discretion. 3. CONTRACT FORMATION AND EFFECTS 3.1 Contract of sale The contract of sale is between the Buyer and the Seller. The Buyer shall be the bidder at the highest price at the fall of the hammer. The sale is deemed complete once the auctioneer announces its completion by the fall of the hammer and the contract shall be binding thereafter between the Buyer and the Seller and CA Ltd. When a Buyer purchases multiple Lots, each Lot is the subject of a separate contract of sale. 3.2 Transfer of property Property of the goods shall pass to the Buyer only once CA Ltd has received full payment for the goods, this includes the price at the fall of the hammer as well as Buyer’s premium, relevant taxes, and costs in relation to shipping.

Purchased Lots shall be at the Buyer’s risk in all respects from the fall of the hammer, and neither CA Ltd nor their agents shall be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind, whether caused by negligence or otherwise. 3.4 Cancellation of the sale At the fall of the hammer, the contract is formed between the Buyer and CA Ltd and is binding thereafter. Under no circumstances can the Buyer cancel the sale. CA Ltd may at its entire discretion, during or after the auction, cancel the sale of the Lot or reoffer and resell the Lot if it becomes aware of any error or dispute of any nature, whether or not title has passed to the Buyer, and up to a period of 6 months after the said sale. Grounds for cancellation under the present section shall include but not be limited to any dispute relating to the attribution or provenance of the Lot, ownership and title, fraud or deceit, lack of relevant licences or certificates, any subsequent changes in domestic or international legislations restricting the sale of export of goods etc. In the event of internet-only auctions, the Buyer shall have a 14 day right to retract, after reception of the Lot, under EU Consumer Law. Public auctions are not covered by this right to retract. 3.5 Returns and refunds CA Ltd will only issue a refund using the same method of payment originally used by the Buyer to pay for the purchase, or by bank transfer. The Buyer’s refund will be processed without undue delay and in any event within no more than 28 days of the day the Buyer gave CA Ltd notice of cancellation. If the Buyer exercises their right of retraction when authorised to do so by Law, CA Ltd shall proceed to issue a complete refund, comprising the hammer price of the Lot, buyer’s premium and shipping fees. However return fees shall remain at the expense of the Buyer. 4. AFTER THE SALE 4.1 Payment All purchased lots must be paid for on the day of the auction. Commission bids must be paid for no later than the day after the auction. Payment must be in cash, debit, credit card or bank transfer. Cheques are not accepted. Cash payments shall not be receivable for amounts over €10,000, regardless of the payment being for one or multiple Lots. Payments made by someone other than the registered Buyer shall not be accepted. Title will not pass to the Buyer until CA Ltd has received all amounts due to them in cleared funds even if the Lot has been released to the Buyer. 4.2 Buyer’s Premium The Buyer will pay CA Ltd a premium of 25% on the hammer price plus VAT on that commission on the first £500,000 and 12% plus VAT on the balance thereafter. A Buyer’s Premium of 19.5% plus VAT is charged on Wine & Spirits Lots. The standard rate of VAT is charged on the premium except on Lots marked ‘†’ where normal VAT rules apply and the standard rate of VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium. In order to receive a refund of VAT amounts/Import VAT (as applicable) non-EU buyers must: (a) have registered to bid with an address outside of the EU; and (b) export the lot from the EU within 30 days of collection for * lots and 3 months of collection for all other lots and immediately afterwards provide us with satisfactory proof of export. (c) Details of the documents which you must provide to us to show

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satisfactory proof of export/shipping are available from our Finance team. A processing fee of £35.00 per invoice is charged to check shipping/export docu ments. (d) No VAT amounts or Import VAT will be refunded where the total refund (after deducting the processing fee) is under £35. 4.3 Taxes The Buyer is responsible for paying VAT on any Lot, above hammer price and Buyer’s premium. The rate applicable shall be the legal rate at the date of the sale. Goods such as books and antique books, music, maps and charts etc. are subject to zero-rated VAT. In addition, any import taxes that may be incurred shall be paid by the Buyer above hammer price, VAT and Buyer’s premium. The present paragraph applies in particular to imports within the United-States and Australia. The Buyer is advised to verify such matters prior to the sale. 4.4 Artist Resale Rights / Droit de Suite Lots marked with ‘ARR’ may be subject to a levy. Droit de Suite is a royalty payable to a qualifying artist or to the artist’s heir each time a work is resold during the artist’s lifetime and up to a period of 70 years after the artist’s death. Royalties are calculated on a cumulative sliding percentage scale based on the hammer price excluding the buyer’s premium. The royalty does not apply to Lots selling below the sterling equivalent of €1,000 and the maximum royalty payable on any single Lot is the sterling equivalent of 12,500. Royalties for Droit de Suite are as follows:

• From 0 to €50,000 4% • From €50,000.01 to €200,000 3% • From €200,000.01 to €350,000 1% • From €350,000.01 to €500,000 0.5% • Exceeding €500,000 0.25%

4.5 Remedies for non-payment If the Buyer fails to make full payment in cleared funds within the time required as aforementioned, CA Ltd shall be entitled to exercise any one or more of the following rights or remedies additional to such other rights or remedies available: • To cancel the sale • To charge interest at 4% per annum above the base rate of Lloyds Bank Plc. • To resell the Lot on such terms by auction or otherwise entirely at CA Ltd’s discretion. The Buyer will be liable for all costs including legal fees incurred in the sale and will remain liable for any shortfall arising upon sale. • To offset against any sums which CA Ltd may owe the Buyer the outstanding sums unpaid by the said Buyer • Where the Buyer owes sums to CA Ltd in respect of different transactions, to discretionarily apply any sum paid by the Buyer for discharge of any owed sums. • To refuse entry to the Buyer at any future auction and/or reject any future bids by the Buyer and/or seek a deposit from the Buyer entirely in the discretion of CA Ltd. • To exercise a lien over the Buyer’s property in the possession of CA Ltd as collateral for any outstanding sums owed and to exercise all the rights and remedies of a person holding security over any such property, whether by way of pledge, security interest or in any other way to the extent permitted by Law. • To commence legal proceedings for the recovery of the total amount due together with interest, legal fees and costs. • To take such other action as is permissible by Law and in the discretion of CA Ltd.

the sale has ended or between 10am and 6pm up until close of business on the Friday following the sale. Special arrangements may be made for collection on Saturday at CA Ltd’s discretion. 4.7 Storage Purchased Lots not collected before 6pm on the day after the sale shall incur storage charges of £5.00 per Lot, per day or part thereof. CA Ltd shall be entitled to retain purchased Lots sold until all sums due have been paid to CA Ltd. If any purchased lot remains uncollected 21 days after the sale, storage charges shall thereafter be £10 per day and CA Ltd shall, in accordance with the Law, have the right to sell the purchased Lot to recover payment of storage charges outstanding. Any balance proceeds of sale received after payment of all sums outstanding and due to CA Ltd shall be held for the account of the Buyer. 4.8 Shipping Any shipping costs that may arise subsequently to the sale shall be at the Buyer’s expense. Such costs may include but not limited to postage, import and export permits where required and any other licence necessary for goods to be shipped outside of the European Union. CA Ltd does not offer insurance for shipping. However, CA Ltd may arrange insurance upon the Buyer’s request and at the Buyer’s expense. CA Ltd cannot be held responsible for any damages that may be incurred to goods prior to the fall of the hammer. 4.9 Loss or Damage CA Ltd does not accept liability for loss or damage occurring to Lots after the sale. CA Ltd will use reasonable efforts when handling packing and shipping of Lots purchased, but shall not be responsible for any loss or damages that may occur whilst the said Lot is in any third party’s care. 4.10 Cultural Goods import and export restrictions Cultural goods may be subject to import and export restrictions. Under EU Regulations related to the trade of cultural goods, export licences may be required for export outside of the European Union if the item’s value exceeds the EU threshold. Under UK Law, a licence may also be required for intra-EU trade. Licenses are issued by Arts Council England and it is the Buyer’s duty to obtain them. Some countries restrict the import of specific cultural goods. For example, the United States prohibits the import of pre-Columbian monumental or architectural sculpture or murals, as well as any cultural goods in provenance from some countries subject to armed conflicts. The Buyer must verify local legislation prior to the sale in order to be assured that import or export is possible. 4.11 CITES import and export restrictions Certain endangered species are listed in the CITES Convention Listed specimens and any parts or products thereof are subject to issuance of an export permit when leaving the European Union. Appendix I species, are also subject to issuance of a prior import permit from the country in which the goods are to be imported. Such permits are necessary before applying for export permits and it is the Buyer’s duty to initiate the proceedings with the relevant authority. The Buyer must be aware that certain countries prohibit the import of some species or any parts or products derived thereof. For example, the United States prohibit all import of African elephant ivory, and any item containing parts that may merely resemble African elephant ivory must be accompanied by relevant documentation stating it is not the latter. Worked items that are dated before 1947 are exempt from import restrictions for intra-EU trade and shall not require export licences. Please be aware that all Lots marked with the symbol λ are subject to CITES regulations.

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4.12 Limitation of liability regarding CITES export licenses Where licences are required for importing or exporting outside of the European Union, it is the Buyer’s duty to obtain them. CA Ltd cannot be held responsible if the Buyer’s application for an export permit is unsuccessful. Subsequently, in the event of failure thereof, CA Ltd shall not permit cancellation or rescission of the sale. 4.13 Warranties CA Ltd does not provide the Buyer with warranties relating to any Lot, unless required by Law. 4.14 Authenticity warranty In the event of a Lot being sold as authentic under the catalogue description and the Buyer provides evidence in the form of a written report by a recognised expert or test results that the said Lot is not, CA Ltd will refund the purchase price. The Buyer shall give notice to CA Ltd within 28 days from knowledge or any event giving reasons for suspecting that the item is not authentic, and within one year of the said sale. Any claim thereafter shall not be receivable. For the purposes of the present paragraph, authenticity shall be defined as the state of a Lot that is genuine and not a forgery or a copy. 5. ANTIQUITIES AND TRIBAL ART 5.1 Import and export restrictions and regulations Archaeological goods over 100 years of age, unless covered by exemption of limited scientific interest, will require an EU Licence for export to a third country, regardless of their value. It is recommended that the Buyer contact the Export Licensing Unit at Arts Council England in order to be assured the good is or not of limited archaeological or scientific interest. Archaeological goods found on United-Kingdom soil or in UK territorial waters over 50 years of age shall require a UK Licence regardless of their value and regardless of the export destination. Other archaeological objects regardless of their origin will require an Individual Licence or OGEL depending on their value. Both European-Union and UK Licences may be required simultaneously for some items. It is the Buyer’s duty to undertake the necessary steps. CA Ltd cannot be held responsible and the sale cannot be cancelled in the event of failure to obtain the relevant licences. 6. JEWELLERY 6.1 Gemstone treatment and estimates Many gemstones on the market have been treated so as to augment their appearance, in a reversible or permanent manner. Treatments under the present section may be but not limited to: • Heat treatment to enhance sapphires and rubies’ clarity and colour • Oil and resin treatments for emeralds applied in different ways, to enhance clarity of the stone • Staining • Irradiation • Coating Estimates provided by CA Ltd are deemed to be based on the fact that the gemstone may have been subject to any type of treatment in the past. CA Ltd shall not be responsible in the absence of mention thereof. A certificate may be issued by a laboratory, providing with detailed information on the condition of the gemstone and any treatment applied thereto. The Buyer must be aware that different laboratories have different approaches as to the degree or type of treatment for a particular gemstone. If a certificate accompanies the Lot, the Buyer must be aware that it is merely a statement of the laboratory’s opinion and in no way can CA Ltd be held responsible for any mentions therein. Such certificates are deemed to be delivered with the Lot for informative purposes only. 6.2 Estimated weights

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If a stone’s exact weight appears within the body of the description, the stone has been un-mounted and weighed by CA Ltd. If the weight of a stone is stated to be approximate, the stone has been assessed by CA Ltd within its setting, and the defined weight is a statement of opinion only. This information is given as a guide and bidders should satisfy themselves with regard to this information as to its accuracy. 6.3 Signatures ‘A diamond ring, by X’: When the maker’s name appears in the title, in Chiswick Auctions’ opinion the piece is by that maker. ‘A diamond ring, signed X’: Has a signature that, in Chiswick Auctions’ opinion, is authentic but may contain gemstones that are not original, or the piece may have been altered. ‘A diamond ring, mounted by X’: Has been created by the jeweller, in Chiswick Auctions’ opinion, but using stones or designs supplied by the client. ‘Maker’s mark for X’: Has a maker’s mark which in Chiswick Auctions’ opinion is authentic. Some items may include parts or products derived from endangered species, such as ivory or coral. Such items may be subject to import or export restrictions. See section on CITES regulations for more details. 7. CLOCKS AND WATCHES All Lots are sold as seen. Clocks and watches are therefore not deemed to be sold in working condition. Absence of reference thereof in the description does not imply that the Lot is in good condition and without defects, or has been subject to repair or restoration. CA Ltd makes no representation or warranty that any clock or watch is in working order. As clocks and watches often contain fine and complex mechanisms, bidders should be aware that a general service, change of battery or further repair work, for which the Buyer is solely responsible, may be necessary. Most clocks and watches are likely to have been repaired in the past, and as a result may include parts that are not original thereto. The United-States restrict the importation of watches such as Rolex, Frank Muller or Corum. Such models can only be imported personally by the Buyer and CA Ltd cannot assist with shipping thereof. Some watches may include leather straps derived from endangered species. Buyers may be required to obtain appropriate permits for import or export purposes in accordance with CITES regulations. CA Ltd acts in compliance with such legislations and shall take necessary steps where required. Subsequently, watches may be deemed sold without their straps. 8. FURNITURE 8.1 Upholstered furniture after 1950 According to The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988, furniture that was upholstered after the 1st of January 1950 is subject to restrictions in the United-Kingdom. Exempt upholstered furniture that does not meet such requirements is deemed sold for purely aesthetic purposes.CA Ltd shall not be responsible for later alterations to the furniture, making it unfit for sale. 9. GLOSSARY OF PICTURE CATALOGUING TERMS Any Statement as to authorship, attribution, origin, date, age, provenance and condition is a statement of opinion and is not to be taken as a statement of fact. The Company reserve the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and rely upon any expert or authority considered by them to be reliable. 1 JMW Turner: In our opinion a work by the artist. When the artist’s forename(s) is not known, a series of asterisks, followed by the surname of the artist, whether preceded by an initial or not, indicates that in our opinion the work is by the artist named. 2 Attributed to JMW Turner: In our opinion probably a work by the artist, but less certainly as to the authorship expressed than in the *See inside front cover for information regarding fees


preceding category. 3 Studio of JMW Turner: In our opinion probably a work by an unknown hand in the studio of the artist, which may or may not have been executed under the artist’s direction. 4 Circle of JMW Turner: In our opinion a work by an as yet unidentified but distinct hand, closely associated with the named artist and of the period, but not necessarily his pupil. 5 Style of…; Follower of JMW Turner: In our opinion a work by a painter working in the artist’s style, but not necessarily his pupil. 6 Manner of JMW Turner: In our opinion a work in the style of the artist and of a later date. 7 After JMW Turner: In our opinion a copy (of any date) of a known work of the artist. 8 The term ‘signed’ and/or ‘dated’ and/or ‘inscribed’ means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription are from the hand of the artist. 9 The term ‘with signature’ and/or ‘with date’ and/or ‘with inscription’ means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription have been added by another hand than that of the artist. 10 Pictures are framed unless otherwise stated.

10. ASIAN ARTS 10.1 Import and export restrictions When dealing with Asian Arts and more specifically with items made of exotic wood (e.g. all species of rosewood or elephant ivory, the Buyer must be aware of import and export restrictions in accordance with CITES Regulations. As aforementioned in the Section relating to such matters, import and export permits or re-export certificates may be required. Verification letters will be required for re-export of worked rhinoceros items. 10.2 Fine Chinese Paintings Current scholarship in the field of Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy does not permit unqualified statements as to the authorship or date of execution. The limited right of rescission contained in the present terms and conditions does not apply to Chinese paintings. Notwithstanding, if within 28 days of the sale of any such Lot, the original purchaser gives written notice to CA Ltd that the Lot is a forgery and within fourteen days after giving such notice, the original purchaser returns the lot to us in the same condition as at the time of sale and demonstrates to our satisfaction that the lot is a forgery, CA Ltd will rescind the sale and refund the purchase price received. For this purpose, a ‘forgery’ is defined as a work created with the intent to deceive.

13. COPYRIGHT CA Ltd shall own the copyright on all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for CA Ltd relating to a Lot, including catalogue contents. Such copyright shall remain at all times the property of CA Ltd. Neither the Buyer nor anyone else shall use the above mentioned materials without the prior written consent of CA Ltd. Some Lots may be subject to copyright protection, CA Ltd does not guarantee said Lots are free thereof. 14. DATA PROTECTION The Buyer agrees that personal information transmitted to CA Ltd may be disclosed exclusively for the purposes of business, or as required by Law. CA Ltd shall not use personal information for any other purpose without the Buyer’s prior consent. CA Ltd never sell, lend or trade in personal data provided by any Bidder. 15. SEVERABILITY Whenever and to the extent that any provisions of these terms would or might contravene the provision of any relevant legislation, such provision is to take effect only in so far as it may do so without contravening such legislation and the legality, validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions are not in any way to be affected or impaired as a result. 16. AMENDMENTS The current Terms and Conditions may be amended, verbally or in writing, prior to the sale. 17. LAW AND JURISDICTION The rights and obligations of the parties with respect to these Conditions of Sale and the conduct of the auction and any matters related to any of the foregoing shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the Law of England and Wales. For the benefit of CA Ltd all bidders and sellers agree that the Courts of England are to have exclusive jurisdiction to settle all disputes arising in connection with all aspects of all matters or transactions to which these Conditions of Sale and Authorship warranty relate or apply. All parties agree that CA Ltd shall retain the right to bring proceedings in any court other than the Courts of England.

11. BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS Books and manuscripts sold as incomplete are not subject to returns. Printed books may be returned for a full refund only if they prove to be defective in text or illustration. This shall not apply to the absence of blanks, half titles or advertisements, to un-named books or to books sold under the heading of ‘binding’ or ‘bindings’. 12. WINES AND SPIRITS In accordance with agreed standards in the trade, estimates shall be deemed to have taken into account the fill level. For the purposes of the present Terms and Conditions, the ‘Fill Level’ refers to the space between the base of the cork and the liquid in the bottle. Fill levels may vary with age or depending on the condition of the wine or spirit. Lack of mention thereof in the description is not a representation of an ‘acceptable’ fill level from CA Ltd. CA Ltd offers no guarantee as to suitability for drinking of the wine or spirit. The Buyer must be aware of the risk that the taste of a wine or spirit may be altered due to factors such as age, storage conditions, oxidation, etc.

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SPECIALISTS

ANTIQUITIES & TRIBAL ART Alice King, Head of Department alice.king@chiswickauctions.co.uk ASIAN ART Lazarus Halstead, Head of Department lazarus@chiswickauctions.co.uk Yasuko Kido, Japanese Art Specialist yasuko@chiswickauctions.co.uk CERAMICS & GLASS Dr. Jim Peake, Head of Department jim@chiswickauctions.co.uk CONTEMPORARY & URBAN ART Harry Parkinson, Sales Coordinator harry@chiswickauctions.co.uk DESIGNER HANDBAGS & FASHION Meg Randell, Head of Department meg@chiswickauctions.co.uk Winnie McGee, Specialist winnie.mcgee@chiswickauctions.co.uk EUROPEAN WORKS OF ART & CLOCKS Rachael Osborn-Howard, Head of Department rachael@chiswickauctions.co.uk FINE ART Suzanne Zack, Head of Department suzanne@chiswickaucions.co.uk Rohan McCulloch, Specialist rohan@chiswickauctions.co.uk Krassi Kuneva, Head of Sales - Modern & Post-War British Art kkuneva@chiswickauctions.co.uk Melissa Van Vliet, Head of Sales - Old Masters melissa.vanvliet@chiswickauctions.co.uk ISLAMIC & INDIAN ART Beatrice Campi, Head of Sales beatrice.campi@chiswickaucions.co.uk JEWELLERY Sarah Duncan, Head of Department sarah@chiswickauctions.co.uk Inez Flynn, Specialist inez.flynn@chiswickauctions.co.uk Lissa Holmes, Specialist lissa.holmes@chiswickauctions.co.uk

PRINTED BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

Clive Moss, Head of Department

clive.moss@chiswickauctions.co.uk

Andrew Kerr, Specialist

andrew.kerr@chiswickauctions.co.uk

Dr. Carmen Donia, Specialist

carmen.donia@chiswickauctions.co.uk

Nicholas Worskett, Specialist

nicholas@chiswickauctions.co.uk

Valentina Borghi, Head of Sales - Autographs & Memorabilia valentina.borghi@chiswickauctions.co.uk RUGS & CARPETS Mark Henry Lampé, Head of Department mark.lampe@chiswickauctions.co.uk Chris Vin, Consultant chris@chiswickauctions.co.uk SILVER & OBJECTS OF VERTU John Rogers, Head of Department john.rogers@chiswickauctions.co.uk Amicie de Villenfagne, Specialist amicie@chiswickauctions.co.uk WATCHES Matthew Caddick, Head of Department matt@chiswickauctions.co.uk Tomas Aznar watches@chiswickauctions.co.uk WINE & SPIRITS Peter Mansell, Head of Department peter.mansell@chiswickauctions.co.uk


SALE CALENDAR

NOVEMBER

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TUESDAY Jewellery Watches Interiors & Design

21

WEDNESDAY Designer Handbags & Fashion

28

WEDNESDAY Printed Books & Manuscripts Photographica

DECEMBER

06

THURSDAY Urban & Contemporary Art

11

TUESDAY Winter Jewels Designer Gifts Antiquities & Tribal Art Interiors & Design

12

WEDNESDAY Modern & Post-War British Art

JANUARY

22

TUESDAY Ceramics & Glass Rugs & Carpets Interiors & Design

23

WEDNESDAY Printed Books & Manuscripts

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