Mammoth skull rare find at Gut Bernstorf auction Jan. 8

Emeralds and diamonds form the buds and leaves respectively on this 18K white gold bracelet. Estimate: $8,075-$9,100. Image courtesy of Auktionshaus Gut Bernstorf.

Emeralds and diamonds form the buds and leaves respectively on this 18K white gold bracelet. Estimate: $8,075-$9,100. Image courtesy of Auktionshaus Gut Bernstorf.

KRANZBERG, Germany – Auktionshaus Gut Bernstorf will hold its Great Fine Arts and Antiquities auction on Jan. 8 at the gallery near Munich. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. MEZ (Central European Time, 7 a.m. Eastern). Internet live bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

Auctioneer Michael Lehrberger said the auction is in “very positive resonance to our first two auctions in our new established auction-rooms in Bernstorf Estate.”

For the upcoming auction Lehrberger has gathered 581 lots of nice, old, surprising and rare pieces from all over the world. The real “crown jewel” of this auction is the skull with the two tusks of a mammoth from the Pliozaen to Holozaen period. This rarity was excavated in Siberia and after that professionally restored by museum experts. All legal documents are with the skull, one of only a few such pieces known worldwide.

The auction will also feature fine arts, strange rarities, antiques and beautiful collectibles.

“Give yourself the chance to see, feel end enjoy the rememberances and the relics of an almost forgotten world,” said Lehrberger, adding, “It’s a real pleasure for us to welcome you in our house, to know that you enjoyed your time in the auction and we feel really great to see you back again.”

Previews at the auction house will be Jan. 5 and the morning of the sale.

For details visit Auktionshaus Gut Bernstorf’s website: www.gutbernstorf.de or call +49-8166-9932-11.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAucvtioneers.com.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.