Lyon & Turnbull Retains a sale of African & Oceanic Art, Antiques, and Natural History in Edinburgh on May 5.
One of the top-estimated many in 6000-9000 is that this Apulo-Corinthian helmet (previously ) from southern Italy, c.350-500BC. The hammered bronze helmet has been formerly part of the Axel Guttmann collection of arms and armor offered by Sotheby’s in December 1985.
Contrary to the traditional Greek Corinthian helmet, that was worn when in battle, the Apulo-Corinthian version was worn around the cover of the head like a cap. This is apparent in this case, in which the aperture for the eyes is way too little to have been operational.
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‘Lottery’ ticket for picture sale
This ticket into Tomkins’ Lottery of This British Gallery of Pictures Includes a Direct of #50-100 in Southgate Auction Rooms’ Purchase of ephemera at London at a timed sale Starting on May 5.
The lottery of 16,500 tickets has been started in 1821 to permit the engraver, Pietro William Tomkins, to distribute of his group of paintings, drawings, and engravings, and the rental of his New Bond Street assumptions,’by means of opportunity’.
View and bid with this particular Tomkins Lottery of this British Gallery of Pictures through thesaleroom.com.
17th century gold posy ring
This 17th century gold posy ring is inscribed with the motto lucky if favored — infrequent poetry that doesn’t seem in some of the references.
Recorded using the Portable Antiquities Scheme, it’s a quote of #500-600 in Hansons’ Historica purchase in Etwall, Derbyshire on May 6-7
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Martin Brothers vase
A group of baskets from the Martin Brothers provided by Swan Fine Art at Tetsworth on May 7 comprises this little 31/2in (9cm) boat incised and decorated using a gruesome fish.
Signed Martin Bros, London, and Southall, 1898, it’s estimated in 400-700. View and bid with this particular Martin Brothers bud through the saleroom.com.