We are pleased to be holding this one-off specialist auction of Antiquities & Ethnographica consigned from several deceased estates and collectors from across East Anglia and the south coast. This has been a truly fascinating auction to put together, which has taken us around the world and millennia back in time.
The sale was born from the consignment of a Cambridgeshire deceased estate single-owner collection, which was owned by an autodidact antiquarian with an extensive knowledge of Celtic history and global antiquities. He was a design engineer, inventor and contractor with a passion for history and art who spent a lifetime studying and collecting items of historical interest and beauty. The estate highlights include Celtic stone figures/heads purchased from the collection of a Cambridge Professor of Architecture, an impressive selection of pre-Columbian pottery, and a large amount of carefully selected Africana. Lots from this estate are marked in the catalogue with an *.
Alongside this estate are several other collections as well as individual consignments, which include a wealth of art and antiques from Egypt, Africa, Asia and Oceania, ranging from 1000BC to the mid-20th century.
We would like to express our thanks to consultant Will Mattin for providing his 30+ years experience and expert knowledge in cataloguing many of these items.
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