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From the Classical antiquity of Greece and Rome to the symbolism of Ancient Egypt, objects of antiquity have been avidly collected for centuries and Duke’s have enjoyed consistent success in this field including fine sculpture and relief, bronzes, terracottas, glass and jewellery.




An Egyptian bronze figure of Ptah, robed, holding the Was Sceptre, dark brown and green patination, late period, 8.75" high.
Provenance: Private collection from an English family in Cumbria, England, probably acquired with the rest of the documented collection from Spink during the 1950's/1960's.

Sold for £24,400


An important Roman marble sarcophagus, probably dating from the 2nd century AD and formerly belonging to Sir John Charles Robinson (1824-1913). This magnificent sarcophagus came back to Duke’s nearly exactly 100 years after first being sold by us in September 1903.

Sold for £95,000


An "Archaemenid" gold cup of Janus type, formed as two masks with braided hair and entwined snake ornaments worn at the forehead, possibly 3rd/4th century BC, 137mm high.

Provenance: Acquired by William Sparks (W. Sparks & Sons Iron and Metal Merchants) of Taunton in the 1930's or early 1040's.

Thence by descent to the vendor, his grandson, John Webber, of Wellington, Somerset.

Sold for £59,150


 

Antiquities Specialists

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Forthcoming Fine Art Sales

22nd February 2018
Spring Fine Art Sale - 22nd and 23rd February 2018

Quarterly Fine Art auctions to include Silver, Jewellery, Paintings, Ceramics, Furniture and Works of Art

(Last date for entries: 12th January)

12th April 2018
Coins, Antiquities and Militaria

(Last date for entries: 2nd March)

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Forthcoming General Sales

30th January 2018
Avenue Auction

20th February 2018
Avenue Auction

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Previous Fine Art Sales

7th December 2017
Jewellery and Silver, Furniture and Works of Art - [7th and 8th December 2017]

Including a private collection of tin plate trains and accessories from a Noble European Family

6th December 2017
Fine Wines

Including the Cellar of the Late Sir Antony Jay

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Previous General Sales

9th January 2018
Avenue Auction

5th December 2017
Avenue Auction

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Featured Lots

  • PADRAIG MACMIADHACHAIN (1929-2017) 'Moon Near the Lighthouse

    PADRAIG MACMIADHACHAIN (1929-2017) 'Moon Near the Lighthouse

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  • PRINCE PAUL TROUBETZKOY (1866-1938) A woman seated

    PRINCE PAUL TROUBETZKOY (1866-1938) A woman seated

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  • PATEK PHILLIPE: A GENTLEMAN'S 18CT YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH

    PATEK PHILLIPE: A GENTLEMAN'S 18CT YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH

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  • WU GUANZHONG (1919-2010) 'White birches on Mt. Changbai'

    WU GUANZHONG (1919-2010) 'White birches on Mt. Changbai'

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  • ANTON FRUHAUF (1914-1999): A MODERNIST AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING

    ANTON FRUHAUF (1914-1999): A MODERNIST AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING

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  • DAME ELIZABETH FRINK (1930-1993) A green man

    DAME ELIZABETH FRINK (1930-1993) A green man

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