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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


 

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Forthcoming Fine Art Sales

Asian Art

16th November 2017

Last Date for Entries 6th October 2017.

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

7th December 2017

Last date for entries 27th October 2017.

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24th October 2017

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14th November 2017

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Previous Fine Art Sales

The Residual Contents of West Hall, Longburton

17th October 2017

An Auction of the residual contents of West Hall, Longburton, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5PF

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Coins, Militaria and Ephemera

12th October 2017

Last date for entries 1st September 2017.

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Previous General Sales

Avenue Auction

3rd October 2017

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Avenue Auction - Toys and Collectables

19th September 2017

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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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