ONLINE AUCTION | August. 20 12:00pm - August. 30 1:00pm

ANCIENT ARTIFACTS, COINS, GOLD

Buyer's Premium: 

22% (2% discount on cash or debit)

Featuring items found packed away in a London estate residence belonging to a retired university professor with strong family ties to the United States.  The auctioneers are informed that early last century a family member served as a diplomat (including to China), and most of these items are from this collection.  

Descriptions are an opinion only; to settle the estate everything is "as is" without reserve. The estate name is available to purchasers to help  establish provenance.  Measurements are approximate. Balance of the home's contents will be included in upcoming online auctions.

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3541

ANTIQUE GOLD SNUFF BOX

14k yellow gold signed "CWS" for Continental circa 1860 with entire exterior engraved and embossed - length 8.3cm (3 1/4in), 83.3 grams

Current Bid: $3156
3542

ROMAN POTTERY OIL LAMP

"Bacchus" head, underneath "Fortis" - length 9.5cm (3 3/4in)

Current Bid: $250
3543

EARLY CHINESE BRONZE VASE

Archaic Gu vase, the trumpet-shaped top with damage - height 31.1cm (12 1/4in)

Current Bid: $140
3544

U.S. GOLD COIN

1881 gold $5 quarter-eagle

Current Bid: $650
3545

2 ROMAN GLASS VIALS

Taller 7cm (2 3/4in) with body cracks; smaller 3.8cm (1 1/2in) with rough lip - attributed to 1st-3rd century

Current Bid: $96
3546

2 "COIN" PAPERWEIGHTS

Lucite circular paperweights with (2) U.S. silver dollars for 1884 and 1926; (2) U.S. half-dollars for 1963 and 1966; (2) Mexican 1968 25-peso coins

Current Bid: $65
3547

ROMAN POTTERY OIL LAMP

Double-spouted oil lamp - length 15.2cm (6in), 2 old repairs

Current Bid: $135
3548

EARLY U.S. CURRENCY

1862 and 1917 $1; 1854 Steuben County Bank $5; (1) 25-cent and (2) 10-cent fractional currencies

Current Bid: $255
3549

EARLY COINS

(34) assorted

Current Bid: $105
3550

ANCIENT POTTERY VESSEL

Small pointed-base single-handled amphora vessel - length 9.2cm (3 5/8in)

Current Bid: $275
3551

ANTIQUE PIPE

Original custom fitted velvet-lined leather case stamped in gold "BBB" for "Britain's Best Briar" with engraved silver mounts including 34.3cm (13 1/2in) long extension - stem broken

Current Bid: $45
3552

2 U.S. COINS

1843 and 1892 silver half-dollars

Current Bid: $87
3553

CHINESE JADE LIBATION CUP

Numerous old glued repairs, base has holes - length 15.9cm (6 1/4in)

Current Bid: $110
3554

COINS

(23) assorted

Current Bid: $401
3555

ROMAN GLASS VIAL

Height 4.1cm (1 5/8in)

Current Bid: $110
3556

3 "COIN" PAPERWEIGHTS

Old lucite circular paperweights with 5 U.S. silver dollars (1882, 1893, 1896, 1900, 1922) and 4 half-dollars (1934, 1942, 1943, 1944)

Current Bid: $120
3557

ARCHAIC CHINESE BRONZE

Bronze gu ritual wine vessel attributed to late Shang dynasty - 15.6cm (6 1/8in)

Current Bid: $250
3558

ARCHAIC CHINESE BRONZE

Gu ritual wine vessel attributed to late Shang dynasty - height 15.9cm (6 1/4in)

Current Bid: $305
3559

ANCIENT ROMAN OIL LAMP

Pottery "nubian" face - length 7.6cm (3in)

Current Bid: $175
3560

9 ROMAN COINS

Tiberius circa 22-30AD and others

Current Bid: $1427
3561

ANCIENT BRONZE BROOCH

Archaic penannular brooch, diameter of circular portion 4.1cm (1 5/8in)

Current Bid: $75
3562

ANCIENT POTTERY OIL LAMP

Bird form - height 9.9cm (3 7/8in)

Current Bid: $80
3563

CHINESE COINS

(56) assorted

Current Bid: $40
3564

ETRUSCAN POTTERY VESSEL

Bucchero oinochoe - height 22.2cm (8 3/4in)

Current Bid: $779
3565

ANTIQUE PIPE

Carved meerschaum with hunter, deer and dog (damage) in original leather 31.1cm (12 1/4in) long case

Current Bid: $95
3566

2 POTTERY "FACES"

Height approximately 5.1cm (2in)

Current Bid: $38
3567

CANADIAN SILVER COIN

1858 silver 20-cent coin estimated as approximately EF-45

Current Bid: $450
3568

ANCIENT GREEK OIL LAMP

Wheel-thrown pottery oil lamp in black glaze except for the foot attributed to Athens circa 5th-4th BCE - diameter excluding spout and handle 9.2cm (3 5/8in)

Current Bid: $235
3569

COINS

Henry II 1550 silver, (20) others

Current Bid: $305
3570

ANCIENT ROMAN OIL LAMP

Pottery with a bear and 2 figures possibly Remus and Romulus - length 11.4cm (4 1/2in)

Current Bid: $190
3571

ANCIENT GREEK SKYPHOS

Terracotta owl skyphos circa 4th century BC - diameter less handles 6.7cm (2 5/8in); handles may have been reattached

Current Bid: $275
3572

CANADIAN SILVER COINS

(3) 1965 dollars, (1) 1967 dollar, (1) 1858 10-cent, (6) others including 1 holed

Current Bid: $115
3573

POTTERY BOWL

Black glazed pottery with interior "knob" - diameter 14.3cm (5 5/8in)

Current Bid: $50
3574

CHINESE OPIUM PIPE

Length 21cm (8 1/4in)

Current Bid: $50
3575

POTTERY OIL LAMP

Length 13.3cm (5 1/4in)

Current Bid: $145
3576

POTTERY VESSEL

Wine bottle with stopper and flat, the rim and bottom of stopper chipped - overall height 33.7cm (13 1/4in), impressed oval seal on neck appearing to include "Antonio Roberto"

Current Bid: $61
3577

EARLY CHINESE BOWL

Bronze with cloisonné exterior and underneath, some minor imperfections mostly under rim 

Current Bid: $365
3578

POTTERY VESSEL

Small wine ewer with "animal head" spout, painted decoration on handle extends down to a curled tail - height 12.7cm (5in)

Current Bid: $90
3579

4 U.S. SILVER DOLLARS

(2) 1922 and (2) 1923

Current Bid: $90
3580

ANCIENT ROMAN OIL LAMP

Pottery with "AGILIS F" underneath - length 11.1cm (4 3/8in)

Current Bid: $150
3581

TOKENS, MEDALLIONS

1905 Roosevelt inauguration medallion, silver 1892 "World Columbian Exhibition", 1906 French, (18) others

Current Bid: $95
3582

ANCIENT POTTERY CUP

Black glaze, one handle broken off, lip chip - diameter 10.2cm (4in)

Current Bid: $46
3583

CHINESE PORCELAIN POT

Celadon glaze with painted decoration - height including cover 16.5cm (6 1/2in); chip on lid, crack and small hairline on base

Current Bid: $76
3584

COINS

(16) assorted including ancient Roman

Current Bid: $105
3585

ROMAN POTTERY OIL LAMP

Length 8.6cm (3 3/8in)

Current Bid: $160
3586

U.S. COINS

1864 and 1866 two-cents, (14) assorted silver

Current Bid: $180
3587

SMALL POTTERY EWER

Black glaze, height 7cm (2 3/4in), small lip chips

Current Bid: $55
3588

3 CURIOS

Compass in Chinese wood case; 7.3cm (2 7/8in) long lacquer covered box; cylindrical jade

Current Bid: $38
3589

2 BOOKS

1908 "Ancient Italy" by Ettore Pais; 1907 "The Tragedy of the Caesars" by S. Baring-Gould

Current Bid: $40