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Auction Description for Chiswick Auctions: Antiquities and Tribal Art
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Antiquities and Tribal Art (136 Lots)

by Chiswick Auctions


136 lots with images

December 7, 2016

Live Auction

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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A WOOD 'ULA' THROWING CLUB, FIJI ISLANDS

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Description: A WOOD 'ULA' THROWING CLUB, FIJI ISLANDS The irregular round head with remains of inlaid teeth, the lower section of the handle carved with tyical zig zag motifs, 39cm long

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A SOUTH PACIFIC FEAST BOWL

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Description: A SOUTH PACIFIC FEAST BOWLOf elongated shape, with terminals for hanging, 76cm long

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TWO SEPIK ARTEFACTS, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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Description: TWO SEPIK ARTEFACTS, PAPUA NEW GUINEAIncluding a spirit mask inlaid with cowrie shells, 69cm long; and a suspension hook, 79cm high (2)

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A PAIR OF MAORI CARVED POSTS, NEW ZEALAND

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Description: A PAIR OF MAORI CARVED POSTS, NEW ZEALAND 186cm high, together with two intricately carved cross beams, 194cm high (4)

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A MAORI PADDLE HOE, NEW ZEALAND

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Description: A MAORI PADDLE HOE, NEW ZEALAND With leaf-shaped blade and knop terminal, shiny brown patina, 161cm long

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TWO MAORI POUNAMU JADE ITEMS

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Description: TWO MAORI POUNAMU JADE ITEMS Including a paddle of 'Kawakawa' jade, 27.5cm long; and a toki, 11.5cm long (2)

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A NURISTAN DRUM, AFGHANISTAN

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Description: A NURISTAN DRUM, AFGHANISTAN The body of the drum carved out of one piece of wood, decorated with two rows of encircled eight-pointed stars, on four legs carved with triangles along the borders, the goat hide drumhead attached to the body with wood pegs, 51cm high Provenance: Pinto Collection, Paris and New York. Sotheby's, New York, 14 May 2010, lot 81.

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A BERBER MOROCCAN CLAY POT

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Description: A BERBER MOROCCAN CLAY POT With twin handles of circular form and decorated in slip with geometric design, 14cm high

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TWO ETHNOGRAPHIC MASKS AND A COLON FIGURE

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Description: TWO ETHNOGRAPHIC MASKS AND A COLON FIGURE Including one mask from India, 52cm high, and another from Tibet, 35cm high; together with a Colon figure, West Africa, 48cm high (3)

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TWO INDIAN POURING BOWLS

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Description: TWO INDIAN POURING BOWLS With animal terminals and a projecting spout, 19cm-25cm long; together with a Trobrian Islands betel nut mortar, Papua New Guinea, 12.5cm high (3)

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A WOOD CANE FINIAL, COAST OF WEST AFRICA

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Description: A WOOD CANE FINIAL, COAST OF WEST AFRICA In the shape of a female head with plaited headdress, 10cm high

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A LARGE ETHNOGRAPHIC SCHIST AXEHEAD

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Description: A LARGE ETHNOGRAPHIC SCHIST AXEHEAD 32.4cm long; with a wooden haft, 72cm high (2)

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AN ETHNOGRAPHIC FLINT HAFTED AXE, POSSIBLY PARAGUAY OR AMAZONIAN

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Description: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC FLINT HAFTED AXE, POSSIBLY PARAGUAY OR AMAZONIAN The flint axe with flaring blade, the wood haft covered hide, string and reptile skin, 46cm long

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TWO GREEN STONE INUIT SCULPTURES, CANADA

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Description: TWO GREEN STONE INUIT SCULPTURES, CANADA One of a seal, 21.5cm long; the other of an Inuit hunter in a canoe, holding a metal and bone oar, 12cm long; together with two African female figures (4) Provenance: English private collection of Bernard Buckman (1910-1991).

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FOUR PRE-COLUMBIAN TERRACOTTA HEADS, MEXICO

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Description: FOUR PRE-COLUMBIAN TERRACOTTA HEADS, MEXICO Including two Teotihyacan examples, an Aztec head of a goddess, and an Mezcalan example, 4.5-5.5cm high (4)

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A PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY ZOOMORPHIC BOWL, COSTA RICA  Raised over three feet, decorated in relief with jaguar heads, 11.7cm high

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Description: A PRE-COLUMBIAN POTTERY ZOOMORPHIC BOWL, COSTA RICA Raised over three feet, decorated in relief with jaguar heads, 11.7cm high

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A POGON MASK, MALI  103cm high

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Description: A POGON MASK, MALI 103cm high

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TWO NOMOLI STONE FIGURES, SIERRA LEONE  One figure riding a bovine animal, 22cm high, and the other figure holding an animal in each hand, 19cm; and another stone figure, 11.5cm (3)

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Description: TWO NOMOLI STONE FIGURES, SIERRA LEONE One figure riding a bovine animal, 22cm high, and the other figure holding an animal in each hand, 19cm; and another stone figure, 11.5cm (3)

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THREE KUBA TEXTILE PANELS, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO  52cm (3)

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Description: THREE KUBA TEXTILE PANELS, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO 52cm (3)

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A FON IRON MEMORIAL ALTARPIECE, BENIN  The circular base supporting a central seat surrounded with crosses, an alligator, a large hand holding a thunder and others, 58cm high

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Description: A FON IRON MEMORIAL ALTARPIECE, BENIN The circular base supporting a central seat surrounded with crosses, an alligator, a large hand holding a thunder and others, 58cm high

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A YORUBA OGBONI SOCIETY STAFF, NIGERIA  The terminal in the shape of a chief holding a knife and the head of an enemy, 48cm long  Literature: The piece was authenticated by William Fagg of Christie's London in 1986. He identified it as follows, 'The bronze staff is a smith's ritual poker or staff of office from Obo in north east Yorubaland.'

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Description: A YORUBA OGBONI SOCIETY STAFF, NIGERIA The terminal in the shape of a chief holding a knife and the head of an enemy, 48cm long Literature: The piece was authenticated by William Fagg of Christie's London in 1986. He identified it as follows, 'The bronze staff is a smith's ritual poker or staff of office from Obo in north east Yorubaland.'

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TWO HIDE SHIELDS, SULTANATE OF OMAN, SOMALIA AND EAST ETHIOPIA  Decorated with ribs and applied metal stars, a metal ring secured to the handle at the back, with traces of sword thrusts, 22.5-25cm diam (2)

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Description: TWO HIDE SHIELDS, SULTANATE OF OMAN, SOMALIA AND EAST ETHIOPIA Decorated with ribs and applied metal stars, a metal ring secured to the handle at the back, with traces of sword thrusts, 22.5-25cm diam (2)

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AN IGKIRRA STAFF, KABBA PROVINCE, NIGERIA  Carved wood, with a kneeling female with her hands on her breasts and with a bird finial, with a pointed metal tip, with Liverpool Museum label, 117.5cm high  Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917.  Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911, listed as a Witch Doctor's staff of Office.

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Description: AN IGKIRRA STAFF, KABBA PROVINCE, NIGERIA Carved wood, with a kneeling female with her hands on her breasts and with a bird finial, with a pointed metal tip, with Liverpool Museum label, 117.5cm high Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917. Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911, listed as a Witch Doctor's staff of Office.

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AN IGKIRRA STAFF, KABBA PROVINCE, NIGERIA  With a carved wood Janus double head finial, one with a central crest and the other with a knot mounted on an iron shaft with brass mounts and pointed tip, 114.5cm long  Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917.  Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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Description: AN IGKIRRA STAFF, KABBA PROVINCE, NIGERIA With a carved wood Janus double head finial, one with a central crest and the other with a knot mounted on an iron shaft with brass mounts and pointed tip, 114.5cm long Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917. Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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A KUKURUKU STAFF, KABBA PROVINCE, NIGERIA  With a domed finial on three angled supports to a ribbed and ringed section with chevron and linear decoration, to a plain shaft with an iron pointed tip, with Liverpool and Norwich Castle Museums labels, 156cm high  Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917.  Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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Description: A KUKURUKU STAFF, KABBA PROVINCE, NIGERIA With a domed finial on three angled supports to a ribbed and ringed section with chevron and linear decoration, to a plain shaft with an iron pointed tip, with Liverpool and Norwich Castle Museums labels, 156cm high Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917. Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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A KUKURUKU STAFF, KABBA PROVINCE, NIGERIA  With a domed finial with carved decoration on an open support, with a ribbed and disc shaft with an iron pointed tip, with Liverpool and Norwich Castle Museums labels, 155cm high  Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917.  Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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Description: A KUKURUKU STAFF, KABBA PROVINCE, NIGERIA With a domed finial with carved decoration on an open support, with a ribbed and disc shaft with an iron pointed tip, with Liverpool and Norwich Castle Museums labels, 155cm high Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917. Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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A WORJI WAR AXE, BAUCHI PROVINCE, NIGERIA  With a open curved blade with incised decoration and inlaid copper circles with plaited hide binding, on a hide covered and part ribbed shaft, with museum number 56.24.698. and with Liverpool and Norwich Castle Museums labels, 66cm long  Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917.  Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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Description: A WORJI WAR AXE, BAUCHI PROVINCE, NIGERIA With a open curved blade with incised decoration and inlaid copper circles with plaited hide binding, on a hide covered and part ribbed shaft, with museum number 56.24.698. and with Liverpool and Norwich Castle Museums labels, 66cm long Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917. Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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A RON DAGGER, BAUCHI PROVINCE, NIGERIA  The tapering stepped blade with incised linear decoration, with a leather bound wood shaped handle, with Liverpool and Norwich Castle Museums labels, 47cm long  Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917.  Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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Description: A RON DAGGER, BAUCHI PROVINCE, NIGERIA The tapering stepped blade with incised linear decoration, with a leather bound wood shaped handle, with Liverpool and Norwich Castle Museums labels, 47cm long Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917. Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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A YORUBA LEATHER BOUND LIFE PRESERVER CLUB, KABBA PROVINCE, NIGERIA  Ribbed with woven strips of dyed leather through the main leather covering, with two strap handles, with Liverpool and Norwich Castle Museums labels, 59cm long  Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917.  Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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Description: A YORUBA LEATHER BOUND LIFE PRESERVER CLUB, KABBA PROVINCE, NIGERIA Ribbed with woven strips of dyed leather through the main leather covering, with two strap handles, with Liverpool and Norwich Castle Museums labels, 59cm long Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917. Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

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AN IZNIK POTTERY VASE  Circa 19th Century  Decorated with floral motifs, 30cm high

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Description: AN IZNIK POTTERY VASE Circa 19th Century Decorated with floral motifs, 30cm high

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TWO PERSIAN SEALS  Qajar, circa 20th Century A.D.  Including an oval carnelian example and a prismatic glass seal with three faces, both with inscriptions, 17mm-30mm long (2)  Provenance: Colonel Norman Colville, M.C. (1893-1974) collection; and thence by descent to the present owner.

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Description: TWO PERSIAN SEALS Qajar, circa 20th Century A.D. Including an oval carnelian example and a prismatic glass seal with three faces, both with inscriptions, 17mm-30mm long (2) Provenance: Colonel Norman Colville, M.C. (1893-1974) collection; and thence by descent to the present owner.

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A QAJAR UNDERGLAZE-PAINTED POTTERY DISH IN THE IZNIK STYLE  Persia, 19th Century  Decorated with an arabesque interlace on a blue ground, 30.5cm diam

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Description: A QAJAR UNDERGLAZE-PAINTED POTTERY DISH IN THE IZNIK STYLE Persia, 19th Century Decorated with an arabesque interlace on a blue ground, 30.5cm diam

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A MYCENAEAN STIRRUP JAR  Circa 1400-1300 B.C.  Of globular form, with central spout and strap handles, the body decorated with encircling bands and the shoulder decorated with foliate design in red-brown slip, 10.5cm high  Provenance: UK private collection, acquired from Bonhams, London, 22 April 1999, lot 311.

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Description: A MYCENAEAN STIRRUP JAR Circa 1400-1300 B.C. Of globular form, with central spout and strap handles, the body decorated with encircling bands and the shoulder decorated with foliate design in red-brown slip, 10.5cm high Provenance: UK private collection, acquired from Bonhams, London, 22 April 1999, lot 311.

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A CYPRIOT POTTERY KERNOS  Bronze Age, Circa 1800-1650 B.C.  Formed of two conjoined bowls, joined by an arched handle, decorated in red slip, 14cm high  Provenance: UK private collection, acquired Bonhams, 22 April 1999, lot 375 (part).  Previously from a UK deceased estate.

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Description: A CYPRIOT POTTERY KERNOS Bronze Age, Circa 1800-1650 B.C. Formed of two conjoined bowls, joined by an arched handle, decorated in red slip, 14cm high Provenance: UK private collection, acquired Bonhams, 22 April 1999, lot 375 (part). Previously from a UK deceased estate.

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AN ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO OINOCHOE  Circa 6th Century B.C.  With slightly squat body and trefoil lip, 19.5cm high  Provenance: Nikos Paschalis (1918-1948) Collection, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East, thence by descent to the family in Australia.

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Description: AN ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO OINOCHOE Circa 6th Century B.C. With slightly squat body and trefoil lip, 19.5cm high Provenance: Nikos Paschalis (1918-1948) Collection, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East, thence by descent to the family in Australia.

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AN ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO OINOCHOE  Circa 6th Century B.C.  With spherical body and trefoil lip, 20.5cm high  Provenance: Nikos Paschalis (1918-1948) Collection, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East, thence by descent to the family in Australia.

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Description: AN ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO OINOCHOE Circa 6th Century B.C. With spherical body and trefoil lip, 20.5cm high Provenance: Nikos Paschalis (1918-1948) Collection, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East, thence by descent to the family in Australia.

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AN ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO OINOCHOE  Circa 6th Century B.C.  The later handle joining the trefoil lip, 17cm high  Provenance: Nikos Paschalis (1918-1948) Collection, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East, thence by descent to the family in Australia.

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Description: AN ETRUSCAN BUCCHERO OINOCHOE Circa 6th Century B.C. The later handle joining the trefoil lip, 17cm high Provenance: Nikos Paschalis (1918-1948) Collection, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East, thence by descent to the family in Australia.

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AN ETRUSCO- CORINTHIAN TERRACOTTA OINOCHOE  Circa 6th Century B.C.  Decorated in umber and crimson with parallel bands and petals on the shoulder, 24cm high  Provenance: Nikos Paschalis (1918-1948) Collection, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East, thence by descent to the family in Australia.

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Description: AN ETRUSCO- CORINTHIAN TERRACOTTA OINOCHOE Circa 6th Century B.C. Decorated in umber and crimson with parallel bands and petals on the shoulder, 24cm high Provenance: Nikos Paschalis (1918-1948) Collection, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East, thence by descent to the family in Australia.

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A CORINTHIAN POTTERY ALABASTRON  Circa 6th Century B.C.  Decorated in crimson and brown, with added incised details, depicting a winged panther with rosettes in the field, a rosette on the base, tongues and dots on the neck and rim, 17cm high  Provenance: Alexandre Nicolai (1865-1952) Collection, Bordeaux, France. Thence by descent.

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Description: A CORINTHIAN POTTERY ALABASTRON Circa 6th Century B.C. Decorated in crimson and brown, with added incised details, depicting a winged panther with rosettes in the field, a rosette on the base, tongues and dots on the neck and rim, 17cm high Provenance: Alexandre Nicolai (1865-1952) Collection, Bordeaux, France. Thence by descent.

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A COLLECTION OF ROMANO-BRITISH MISCELLANEOUS ARTEFACTS  Circa 1st-3rd Century A.D.  Including four bronze vessel feet in the shape of a paw, 4cm-7cm long; a vessel handle escutcheon decorated with a face, 12cm wide; a patera handle with ram's head terminal, 10cm long; a figurine of a panther, a theatre mask applique, a griffin protome, 3.1cm-4.2cm long; an enamelled disc brooch and five other fibulae; two bronze seal boxes and other bronze items; a silver horseshoe pendant, 2.5cm wide; two lead plumb bobs one in the shape of an amphora and four lead seals with inscription; two terracotta oil lamps and other vessels (a lot)  Provenance: The deceased estate of William Welsh Robson (1944-2012), London, formed through several surveys with the metal detector around London and Kent in the late 1970s-2000s. Several of the finds recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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Description: A COLLECTION OF ROMANO-BRITISH MISCELLANEOUS ARTEFACTS Circa 1st-3rd Century A.D. Including four bronze vessel feet in the shape of a paw, 4cm-7cm long; a vessel handle escutcheon decorated with a face, 12cm wide; a patera handle with ram's head terminal, 10cm long; a figurine of a panther, a theatre mask applique, a griffin protome, 3.1cm-4.2cm long; an enamelled disc brooch and five other fibulae; two bronze seal boxes and other bronze items; a silver horseshoe pendant, 2.5cm wide; two lead plumb bobs one in the shape of an amphora and four lead seals with inscription; two terracotta oil lamps and other vessels (a lot) Provenance: The deceased estate of William Welsh Robson (1944-2012), London, formed through several surveys with the metal detector around London and Kent in the late 1970s-2000s. Several of the finds recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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TWO ETRUSCAN BRONZE FRAGMENTS  Circa 5th Century B.C.  Including a torso, holding a spear and wearing a plumed helmet, 8.5cm high, and a pair of legs, 8cm high (2)  Provenance: English private collection, Leicester, 1970s.

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Description: TWO ETRUSCAN BRONZE FRAGMENTS Circa 5th Century B.C. Including a torso, holding a spear and wearing a plumed helmet, 8.5cm high, and a pair of legs, 8cm high (2) Provenance: English private collection, Leicester, 1970s.

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FOUR CLASSICAL ITEMS  Including a Roman bronze fragment of a head in profile, 3cm high, a Greek terracotta head with a strap around her chin, 5.5cm high, and a Hellenistic head and draped figure, 5cm and 10.5cm high (4)  Provenance: English private collection, acquired in London in the 1980s and 1990s.  The Roman bronze fragment accompanied by a copy of the purchase invoice, dated 1989.

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Description: FOUR CLASSICAL ITEMS Including a Roman bronze fragment of a head in profile, 3cm high, a Greek terracotta head with a strap around her chin, 5.5cm high, and a Hellenistic head and draped figure, 5cm and 10.5cm high (4) Provenance: English private collection, acquired in London in the 1980s and 1990s. The Roman bronze fragment accompanied by a copy of the purchase invoice, dated 1989.

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A GROUP OF MISCELLANEOUS ANTIQUITIES  Circa 11th Century B.C. - 3rd Century A.D.  Including a Roman marble head fragment, 14cm high; a Roman green glass double balsamarium, 11cm high; an Egyptian terracotta shabti, Third Intermediate Period, 11.5cm high; and a green glazed shabti with horizontal bands of hieroglyphic text, Late Period, 11cm high; together with a later schist stylised carving (5)  Provenance: The deceased estate of Mr Croucher, London.

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Description: A GROUP OF MISCELLANEOUS ANTIQUITIES Circa 11th Century B.C. - 3rd Century A.D. Including a Roman marble head fragment, 14cm high; a Roman green glass double balsamarium, 11cm high; an Egyptian terracotta shabti, Third Intermediate Period, 11.5cm high; and a green glazed shabti with horizontal bands of hieroglyphic text, Late Period, 11cm high; together with a later schist stylised carving (5) Provenance: The deceased estate of Mr Croucher, London.

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TWO ROMAN GREEN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIA  Circa 4th-5th Century A.D.  One example with conjoined fluted vials and added green glass over-arching handle with opaque dark red striation, 16.5cm high; another example with wavy handles applied to the sides, 12cm high; together with a bronze cosmetic implement, 13cm long (3)  Provenance: From the estate of the late Christopher Sheppard, London.

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Description: TWO ROMAN GREEN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIA Circa 4th-5th Century A.D. One example with conjoined fluted vials and added green glass over-arching handle with opaque dark red striation, 16.5cm high; another example with wavy handles applied to the sides, 12cm high; together with a bronze cosmetic implement, 13cm long (3) Provenance: From the estate of the late Christopher Sheppard, London.

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A ROMAN GREEN GLASS TWO HANDLED JAR  Circa 3rd-4th Century A.D.  With a long neck, wide spout and collar rim, with trail handles applied to the rim and body, 10cm high  Provenance: Swiss private collection of Mr. F.A., acquired in London in the 1970s.

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Description: A ROMAN GREEN GLASS TWO HANDLED JAR Circa 3rd-4th Century A.D. With a long neck, wide spout and collar rim, with trail handles applied to the rim and body, 10cm high Provenance: Swiss private collection of Mr. F.A., acquired in London in the 1970s.

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THREE CLASSICAL TERRACOTTA VESSELS  Circa 5th-1st Century B.C.  Including an Attic lekythos with rays on the shoulder, 15cm high; a Hellenistic jar with umber bands, 9.5cm high; and a small unguentarium, 11cm high (3)  Provenance: Nikos Paschalis (1918-1948) Collection, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East, thence by descent to the family in Australia.

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Description: THREE CLASSICAL TERRACOTTA VESSELS Circa 5th-1st Century B.C. Including an Attic lekythos with rays on the shoulder, 15cm high; a Hellenistic jar with umber bands, 9.5cm high; and a small unguentarium, 11cm high (3) Provenance: Nikos Paschalis (1918-1948) Collection, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East, thence by descent to the family in Australia.

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A BRONZE ANTHROPOMORPHIC FINIAL  Possibly Celtic  The slender highly stylised figure with large eyes and smiling face, the long hair combed backwards, 9cm long  Provenance: Colonel Norman Colville, M.C. (1893-1974) collection; and thence by descent to the present owner.

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Description: A BRONZE ANTHROPOMORPHIC FINIAL Possibly Celtic The slender highly stylised figure with large eyes and smiling face, the long hair combed backwards, 9cm long Provenance: Colonel Norman Colville, M.C. (1893-1974) collection; and thence by descent to the present owner.

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A ROMAN BRONZE RAM'S HEAD FINIAL  Circa 2nd Century A.D.  With curled horns and incised details, two holes in the collar, 6cm long  Provenance: Mr and Mrs S. Broukal Collection, formed in the 1950s, in the UK since 1956. Thence by descent.

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Description: A ROMAN BRONZE RAM'S HEAD FINIAL Circa 2nd Century A.D. With curled horns and incised details, two holes in the collar, 6cm long Provenance: Mr and Mrs S. Broukal Collection, formed in the 1950s, in the UK since 1956. Thence by descent.

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A MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF ANCIENT BRONZES  Circa 1st Millennium B.C. to Byzantine Period  Including a Roman head wearing a Corinthian helmet, a Roman tinned bronze disc, four keys, a Byzantine reliquary cross, and other items, 2cm-11cm long; and a group of bronze items, Not Ancient (a lot)  Provenance: Mr and Mrs S. Broukal Collection, formed in the 1950s, in the UK since 1956. Thence by descent.

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Description: A MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF ANCIENT BRONZES Circa 1st Millennium B.C. to Byzantine Period Including a Roman head wearing a Corinthian helmet, a Roman tinned bronze disc, four keys, a Byzantine reliquary cross, and other items, 2cm-11cm long; and a group of bronze items, Not Ancient (a lot) Provenance: Mr and Mrs S. Broukal Collection, formed in the 1950s, in the UK since 1956. Thence by descent.

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A GROUP OF ROMAN AND BYZANTINE BRONZE, LEAD AND IRON ARTEFACTS  Circa 1st-8th Century A.D.  Including a Romano-British applique in the shape of a theatre mask found near Bath, a cross-bow fibula, a round brooch with blue enamel decoration, two cylindrical furniture attachments, an iron blade found at Owmby, Lincolnshire, two Roman lead seals, five other Roman bronze items; and a Byzantine oil lamps with a square weight, 3cm-15cm long (15)  Provenance: English private collection, Mr M. Vaughan, London, formed in the 1970s-1980s.

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Description: A GROUP OF ROMAN AND BYZANTINE BRONZE, LEAD AND IRON ARTEFACTS Circa 1st-8th Century A.D. Including a Romano-British applique in the shape of a theatre mask found near Bath, a cross-bow fibula, a round brooch with blue enamel decoration, two cylindrical furniture attachments, an iron blade found at Owmby, Lincolnshire, two Roman lead seals, five other Roman bronze items; and a Byzantine oil lamps with a square weight, 3cm-15cm long (15) Provenance: English private collection, Mr M. Vaughan, London, formed in the 1970s-1980s.

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