Antiquities

Antiquities

The objects created by the earliest civilisations are no longer the preserve of dry academia but sell just as easily on their sculptural or decorative quality.  Rising prices and an increase in smuggling from war torn countries obliges those handling antiquities to exercise due diligence which means that provenance is vital. This small ancient Egyptian turquoise glazed shabti had been in the same local family ownership for several generations which handsomely rewarded the seller when it made £5,500.              

Antiquities and Tribal Art from Polynesia, Melanesia, Australia and New Zealand, the Americas, and Africa is offered in dedicated sections of the quarterly Fine Art Sales. Less valuable items, which are as fully catalogued are offered in the twice monthly Antiques and Collectors Sales.

Specialist Auction Dates

Antiquities and Tribal Art are included in both our fortnightly Antique & Collectors Sales and our quarterly Fine Art Sales for more information please email enquiries@mellorsandkirk.com

Valuation Days

Valuations are held at The Auction House every Saturday morning 9am-12noon, other days by appointment. Regular Valuation Days are held across the Midlands please see our Valuation page for full details.

Antiquities

The objects created by the earliest civilisations are no longer the preserve of dry academia but sell just as easily on their sculptural or decorative quality.  Rising prices and an increase in smuggling from war torn countries obliges those handling antiquities to exercise due diligence which means that provenance is vital. This small ancient Egyptian turquoise glazed shabti had been in the same local family ownership for several generations which handsomely rewarded the seller when it made £5,500.              

Antiquities and Tribal Art from Polynesia, Melanesia, Australia and New Zealand, the Americas, and Africa is offered in dedicated sections of the quarterly Fine Art Sales. Less valuable items, which are as fully catalogued are offered in the twice monthly Antiques and Collectors Sales.

Specialist Auction Dates

Antiquities and Tribal Art are included in both our fortnightly Antique & Collectors Sales and our quarterly Fine Art Sales for more information please email enquiries@mellorsandkirk.com

Valuation Days

Valuations are held at The Auction House every Saturday morning 9am-12noon, other days by appointment. Regular Valuation Days are held across the Midlands please see our Valuation page for full details.