Apollo Art Auctions in London is proud to announce its upcoming Fine Ancient Art and Antiquities Auction, which is scheduled to take place on 5th November 2023. Renowned as an authority in the field of ancient art and antiquities, this leading auction house invites enthusiasts and collectors to participate in an exceptional event. With doors to the live auction opening at noon, the auction will also be accessible online via various bidding platforms.

Having recently relocated to the prestigious W1W postcode area, Apollo Art Auctions is conveniently situated just seven minutes from Bond Street and three minutes from Oxford Street. The auction house’s new location incorporates a dedicated bidding room and spacious showroom, as well as two new departments focusing on Asian art and contemporary art.

Apollo Art Auctions’ Fine Ancient Art and Antiquities Auction will feature an array of meticulously authenticated and well-provenanced artifacts from regions as diverse as China, Egypt, Classical Europe and the Near East. Auction highlights include Lot 1, a Chalandriani-type Cycladic idol. With an estimate of between £60,000 and £100,000, the delicately crafted marble figurine has a yellow-orange patina and comes accompanied by a professional historical report from Ancient Report Specialists.

Estimated at between £3,000 and £6,000, Lot 6 is a gilded Egyptian sarcophagus mask carved from cedar wood and inlaid with obsidian and marble. This unique piece, which dates back to between 1550 and 1069 BC, comes with a historical report by Simone Musso, consultant curator for Egyptian antiquities at the Stibbert Museum in Florence, Italy.

Lot 20 is an Attic black-figure neck amphora dating back to around 530-510 BC. It depicts a festival scene featuring Dionysos, God of Wine, accompanied by two centaurs. With an estimate of between £45,000 and £90,000, this rare TL-tested vessel is of exceptional quality and has been attributed to the renowned Antimenes Painters.

With an estimate of £7,500 to £14,000, Lot 62 is a Ptolemaic gold-covered copper arm bracelet, consisting of a tapered tail and opposing snake’s head featuring a single remaining blue glass or sapphire inset eye.

Lot 73 is a Hellenistic sapphire intaglio of Athena set in a heavy gold rink. Estimated at £4,000 to £6,000, this captivating piece depicts the revered Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War.

Apollo Auctions is a distinguished London-based auction house specialising in ancient art, coins and artefacts, presenting a platform for enthusiasts and collectors to acquire extraordinary treasures from across the ancient world.