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Apollo Galleries to auction peerless antiquities, ancient jewellery, weaponry, May 14-15

Pair of life-size Roman marble statues of nude children representing Harpocrates, god of silence and secrecy, each standing on a plinth. Formerly in a West Sussex estate, acquired 1960s/1970s. Accompanied by archaeological expertise by Dr Raffaele D’Amato and geological scholarly report by Dr Ronald Bonewitz. Estimate £40,000-£60,000 ($50,185-$75,280)

LONDON – Dr. Ivan Bonchev of Apollo Galleries and Auctions, Britain’s premier source for authentic, expertly appraised cultural art and antiquities, takes pleasure in announcing highlights of the company’s May 14-15, 2022 sale. The elegant 599-lot auction event is divided into two sessions, each devoted to its own distinct specialties. Classical and Asian antiquities will be presented on Saturday the 14th, while ancient jewellery and weaponry are reserved for Sunday the 15th. Deeply provenanced, all auction items have been vetted by world-renowned consultants, and if applicable, scientifically analyzed and tested.

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Apollo Galleries to auction Ancient, Chinese & Islamic Art from fabled collections, March 27

Roman bronze Cupid statuette, circa 100 AD, 235mm high. Similar to example in collection of Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Provenance: property of a London gentleman. Estimate $26,225-$52,450

LONDON – Apollo Galleries and Auctions, Britain’s premier source for expertly appraised cultural art and antiquities, takes pleasure in announcing highlights of their March 27, 2022 sale. The 488-lot Ancient, Chinese and Islamic Art Auction is divided into four sections that encompass a broad range of deeply provenanced artifacts covering the Classical European era and important civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, India and China.

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Pair of Greek terracotta winged horses, est. $24,000-$29,000

Jasper52 to host Ancient Arts Auction, Feb. 16

Pair of Greek terracotta winged horses, est. $24,000-$29,000

Pair of Greek terracotta winged horses, est. $24,000-$29,000

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, February 16, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold an Ancient Arts Auction – 84 lots of treasures from the impossibly distant past. Among the items on offer will be an ancient Greek terracotta pair of winged horses; a painted wood Egyptian sarcophagus lid from the Late Period, dating to circa 664-323 BCE; a circa-300 Roman glass jar with blue decoration; an Egyptian limestone canoptic jar with a baboon-headed lid; a circa-480 BCE Attic pottery red-figure kylix; a Mesopotamian limestone male head; an ancient Egyptian granite figure of the god Horus-Sobek; a circa-3rd century BCE Greek embossed silver finial for a ceremonial chair; the head of a female mummy from Egypt’s New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, dating to circa-1550-1069 BCE; a Roman marble head of Aphrodite; a gold Phoenician scarab ring; an Etruscan terracotta star dish; and a Greek Xenon-ware mug, to name just a few. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Book of Hours (Horae) illuminated Latin manuscript, est. $10,000-$15,000

Explore rare books and manuscripts at Turner’s Jan. 29 auction

Book of Hours (Horae) illuminated Latin manuscript, est. $10,000-$15,000

Book of Hours (Horae) illuminated Latin manuscript, est. $10,000-$15,000

SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present the Holbrook T. Mitchell Collection of Books & Manuscripts on January 29. Drawn from the estate of a Northern California collector, the auction features 85 lots of antique or vintage written works in various languages from the 14th-20th centuries. Highlights include an illuminated 19th-century Persian Qu’ran (Koran) in Arabic; a book from the library of Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, the second wife of Napoleon; a 1781 copy of Cook’s Voyages Around the World by G. W. Anderson; 11 Egyptian papyrus fragments, likely all from a single leaf; and an 1885 first edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Apollo Galleries welcomes New Year with Jan. 16 Ancient Art & Antiquities Auction

Gandharan upper torso of Bodhisattva, circa 200-300AD, richly carved in grey schist. Serene expression, coiffure radiating from top of head and styled in such a way as to accentuate the subject’s princely status. Size: 650mm x 500mm. Similar to an example sold at Sotheby’s on Sept. 21, 2007. Provenance: Property of London ancient art gallery; private UK collection; acquired in Japan pre-2003; previously in a Japanese collection since the 1960s. Estimate £40,000-£80,000

LONDON – Apollo Galleries, London’s premier source for authentic, fully vetted ancient art and antiquities, will host its first auction of the New Year on Sunday, January 16, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. The breathtaking assemblage of rarities from legendary civilizations is offered with authoritative descriptions and assessments from a newly-engaged team of specialists whose experience at the highest echelons of the art trade is amply documented.

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London’s Apollo Galleries to host top-tier Nov. 21 Ancient Art & Antiquities Auction

Ancient Egyptian sculpted gilt wood and bronze ibis, circa 664-32 BC, Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, of a type often formed as coffins for mummified ibises. Size: 190mm x 250mm. Provenance: private London collection; ex Attal collection, Austin, Texas; via family descent from great uncle, initially acquired in first half of 20th century. Estimate £10,000-£20,000

LONDON – After 10 years as a recognized leader in the field of ancient art and antiquities, London’s Pax Romana has rebranded as Apollo Galleries. Adopting the name of the Greek god of the sun – and everything under the sun, including art, knowledge, music, poetry and truth – Apollo Galleries hopes to be every bit as multifaceted in its worldly domain as Apollo was in his divine realm. Secured by a deep investment in its future, the company has expanded its elegant two-floor gallery directly opposite The British Museum, increased its roster of managers and expert consultants; installed new scientific equipment for in-house object analysis, and launched new divisions, including Ancient Interiors and Wearable Ancient Jewellery. The firm will be hosting regular events and lectures, and producing informative videos while also hosting a year-round slate of exceptional specialty auctions.

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Etruscan Montefortino-type bronze helmet, est. €20,000-€30,000. Image courtesy of Bonhams

Bonhams’ Paris gallery to hold its first antiquities sale, Oct. 7

Etruscan Montefortino-type bronze helmet, est. €20,000-€30,000. Image courtesy of Bonhams

Etruscan Montefortino-type bronze helmet, est. €20,000-€30,000. Image courtesy of Bonhams

PARIS – Bonhams will hold its first sale of antiquities in France when it offers The Antiquities sale, de Louxor a Rome, voyage d’un passionne at its Paris saleroom, 4 rue de la Paix on Thursday October 7. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Roman marble Eros riding a dolphin, which sold for $137,500

Roman marble sculptures ride high in Hindman May 27 auction

Roman marble Eros riding a dolphin, which sold for $137,500


Roman marble sculpture of Eros riding a dolphin, first to second century, which sold for $137,500

CHICAGO — Hindman realized more than $1 million in its biannual Antiquities and Ancient Art auction on May 27. Outstanding Roman and Greek marble sculptures were among standout lots, including portrait heads and Egyptian bronzes. Property from a midwest private collection; the collection of Tina and Simon Beriro of Aspen, Colorado; the estate of Lewis B. Cullman; and an important midwestern collector saw fantastic engagement. This was the first auction under new Director and Specialist of Antiquities and Pre-Columbian Art Jacob Coley, and the sale received strong interest across multiple channels, leading to great success.

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Artemis Gallery secures jaw-dropping antiquities lineup for June 10 auction

Ancient Egyptian late-18th-Dynasty Amarna faience lotus bottle with glyphs, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

Ancient Egyptian late-18th-Dynasty Amarna faience lotus bottle with glyphs, circa 1353-1336 BCE, estimated at $15,000-$20,000

BOULDER, Colo. – Every auction event conducted by Artemis Gallery is a trip back in time, with intriguing artifacts from scores of important cultures waiting to be discovered. However, the company’s Exceptional Series is a particular favorite with collectors. The finest consignments of investment-grade art and artifacts from Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Viking, Near Eastern, Far East/Asian, and Pre-Columbian and tribal cultures are reserved exclusively for sales produced under the Exceptional Series banner. The next Exceptional Antiquities, Asian, & Ethnographic Auction, slated for June 10, includes more than 400 museum-worthy lots, with absentee and live-online bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Lui Shou Kwan scroll painting, estimated at $5,000-$7,000

Millea presents Chinese art, 10 NY single-owner collections, May 19-21

Lui Shou Kwan scroll painting, estimated at $5,000-$7,000

Lui Shou Kwan scroll painting, estimated at $5,000-$7,000

BOONTON, N.J. –  Millea Bros.’ Select three-day auction, scheduled for May 19-21, features a collection of collections, comprising 10 individual New York single-owner collections. Each is devoted to a particular area of interest, but all share a stunning level of scholarly expertise and reflect the obsessive drive to assemble only the best examples. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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