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Summers Place Auctions announces that it will be including a family of four mammoths in its 5th Evolution Sale on 21st November 2017. It will be the first time that a family of these ice age giants will be offered for sale and are expected to sell in the region of £250,000 – 400,000.
The family consists of a male and a female mammoth, a teenage daughter and one-year old baby and they were all found together during building works near the Siberian city of Tomsk, in the south-west of the great Siberian Taiga in 2002.
Rupert van der Werff, Summers Place Auctions' Natural History specialist, says: “I was really excited to see the mammoths as a group for the first time a few months ago, but it was quite a thrill when they arrived in 16 boxes in our gallery in Billingshurst. 'Building' a
skeleton comes with a lot of challenges, imagine it to be a bit like doing a rather difficult 3-D puzzle. Having sold an individual mammoth in 2014 for £150,000, we hope that this unique family group will find a new home in a museum, a company's atrium or a private collection somewhere around the world.”
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This June sees Summers Place Auctions' first auction with a focus on Tribal Art & Travel take place on the 13th & 14th June 2017. The Billingshurst-based auctioneers have been leading auctioneers in the field of Garden Statuary and Sculpture for over a decade and with their first Evolution Sale in 2013 also established themselves as leaders in Natural History. 2017 sees them start a new series of sales with a special focus on Tribal Art and Travel in June.
Rupert van der Werff says: “We have been including some tribal art and travel related items in several of our past sales, but having realised that they are quite popular with our regular buyers, we thought we make a bit more of a feature of it. This is the ideal auction for a first time buyer in this area as they are not just decorative, but many lots are very affordable at estimates under £500.”
Tribal Art's influence on Modern Art is undeniable – many of the Masters of Modern Art, like Matisse and Picasso had been influenced by African masks and sculptures. They were inspired by the often abstract forms of human faces and translated them into portraits on paper.
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Summers Place Auctions has something to talk about
Summers Place Auctions will be celebrating 10 years as specialist auction house in Billingshurst, Sussex this year and will kick start the year with a new themed auction: Conversation Pieces! The live auction will take place on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 with the sealed bid sale closing the following day.
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SUMMERS PLACE AUCTIONS TO SELL IMPRESSIVE SET OF URNS AFTER A DESIGN BY WILLIAM KENT FOR CHISWICK HOUSE
An impressive set of four 18th century carved limestone urns on pedestals, created after a design by William Kent for Lord Burlington's Chiswick House are estimated to fetch £20,000 – 40,000 in Summers Place Auctions' next sale on the 28th March 2017. With a majestic height of 274 cm (108 ins) and the urns itself a respectable 160 cm high, these four urns are certainly looking for a garden and house to match.
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Summers Place Auctions, the Sussex-based world-leader in Natural History auctions,
announces the sale of a 95% complete composite skeleton of a Dodo – the first to
come up for sale since the early 20th century. It will be part of the fourth Evolution
sale at Summers Place Auctions on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016
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