23rd Jul, 2024 10:00

Fine Art & Antiques Including The Principal Contents Of Dunkirk Manor

 
Lot 178
 

178

A Roman marble cinerary urn and lid

A Roman marble cinerary urn and lid, Flavian, circa AD 69-96, the front carved with eagles to the corners and with a rams mask to each side supporting a swag of olive leaves, the central rectangular panel later carved with an inscription, the cover also of later date,



Provenance:

Provenance: Sir Francis Cook, 1st Baronet (1817-1901), Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey
Sir Francis Cook, 4th Baronet (1907-1978), by descent, sold shortly after WWII
Estate of Joan Griffiths, Christie's, London, 28th July 2009, Lot 288A
Sotheby's, New York, 11th June, 2010, Lot 44
Bonhams, London, 2nd October 2014, Lot 43

Sotheby's, London, 3rd July 2018, Lot 38

Literature: Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Novus Thesaurus Veterum Inscriptionum, Milan, 1739-1742, p. 1319, no. 8
Adolf Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain, Cambridge, 1882, p. 642, no. 80
Christian Hülsen, ed., Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, vol. VI: Inscriptiones Urbis Romae latinae, part 4: Additamenta, Berlin, 1902, no. 30482a
Eugenie Strong, "Antiques in the Collection of Sir Frederic Cook, Bart., at Doughty House, Richmond," Journal of Hellenic Studies, vol. 28, 1908, p. 40, no. 65, fig. 23 (https://archive.org/stream/journalofhelleni28sociuoft#page/41/mode/1up)
Friederike Sinn, Stadtrömische Marmorurnen, Mainz am Rhein, 1987, p. 149, no. 227

Footnote:

The inscription to L. Casperius Epaphroditus, which scholars consider to be a modern addition, was likely to have been copied from one in Naples (CIL VI.14480; Catalogo delle iscrizioni latine del Museo di Napoli, vol. 1, Naples, 2000, p. 114-115, no. 218).

Estimate
£8,000 - £12,000
 

Buyer's premium: 28.20%

Register to bid

 

A Roman marble cinerary urn and lid, Flavian, circa AD 69-96, the front carved with eagles to the corners and with a rams mask to each side supporting a swag of olive leaves, the central rectangular panel later carved with an inscription, the cover also of later date,



Provenance: Sir Francis Cook, 1st Baronet (1817-1901), Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey
Sir Francis Cook, 4th Baronet (1907-1978), by descent, sold shortly after WWII
Estate of Joan Griffiths, Christie's, London, 28th July 2009, Lot 288A
Sotheby's, New York, 11th June, 2010, Lot 44
Bonhams, London, 2nd October 2014, Lot 43

Sotheby's, London, 3rd July 2018, Lot 38

Literature: Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Novus Thesaurus Veterum Inscriptionum, Milan, 1739-1742, p. 1319, no. 8
Adolf Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain, Cambridge, 1882, p. 642, no. 80
Christian Hülsen, ed., Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, vol. VI: Inscriptiones Urbis Romae latinae, part 4: Additamenta, Berlin, 1902, no. 30482a
Eugenie Strong, "Antiques in the Collection of Sir Frederic Cook, Bart., at Doughty House, Richmond," Journal of Hellenic Studies, vol. 28, 1908, p. 40, no. 65, fig. 23 (https://archive.org/stream/journalofhelleni28sociuoft#page/41/mode/1up)
Friederike Sinn, Stadtrömische Marmorurnen, Mainz am Rhein, 1987, p. 149, no. 227

The inscription to L. Casperius Epaphroditus, which scholars consider to be a modern addition, was likely to have been copied from one in Naples (CIL VI.14480; Catalogo delle iscrizioni latine del Museo di Napoli, vol. 1, Naples, 2000, p. 114-115, no. 218).

Surface evenly weathered. Minor chips and abrasions. Inscription is modern. Lid perhaps ancient. One of the lid's corner acroteria is restored and repaired.

All Lots are offered for sale in the condition they are in at the time of the sale. You acknowledge that many Lots are of an age and type such that they are not in perfect condition. Catalogue descriptions and condition reports may refer to imperfections of a Lot, but Lots may have other faults not expressly referred to in the Catalogue or condition report. Illustrations are for identification purposes only and may not convey full information as to the actual condition of a Lot. You accept responsibility for carrying out your own inspections and investigations of Lots in which you may be interested. You should inspect a Lot before bidding to determine and to satisfy yourself as to its condition, size, description and whether it has been repaired or restored, as applicable, and we accept bids on Lots solely on this basis. Condition reports may be available to assist when inspecting Lots. Lots will be available for viewing in person at our premises or another location and viewing information will be available on our website.


Log in to request condition report

IN PERSON BIDS

To be able to bid at a Chorley’s auction, you must register and obtain a paddle number from our office.  If you have not bid with us before, you will be asked to provide proof of identity and residence, such as driver's licence photocard, or passport and current proof of address.

COMMISSION BIDS

If you cannot attend the auction in person to bid, you can submit a commission bid with our office no less than one hour before the start of an auction. Commission bids are the maximum amount up to which the auctioneer may bid on your behalf (exclusive of Buyer’s Premium and VAT, which will be added to your invoice if successful). They will be executed at the lowest possible price having regard to any reserve and competing bids. If two buyers submit identical commission bids, the auctioneers will give preference to the first bid received. The auctioneer will execute commission bids directly from the rostrum, clearly identifying the successful bid as commission bid.  

Commission bids may be left in person, by telephone or by email. All bids submitted are regarded as acknowledgement that the bidder has read and accepts Chorley's Conditions of Business and will submit any specific personal details requested to verify their intention and ability to comply with those conditions (see also Registration).

Execution of commission bids is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale and we do not accept liability in an individual instance for failing to execute a written bid or for errors and omissions in connection with it, arising from circumstances beyond our reasonable control. 

TELEPHONE BIDS

At Chorley's discretion, usually for lots estimated to realise £500 or more, we offer prospective buyers the facility to bid over the telephone, subject to availability of lines/staff. Telephone bids must be booked no later than 4pm on the day prior to the auction. Bidders will be required to provide two telephone numbers, in case one line is busy or unobtainable at the time of the auction. They will also be asked to supply a covering bid for each lot for which they propose to bid; this will only be executed in the event that our staff are unable to reach the bidder on the telephone number provided at the time the lot is offered for sale.

This is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale and we cannot accept liability in an individual instance for failing to execute a telephone bid or for errors and omissions in connection with it, arising from circumstances beyond our reasonable control. Telephone bids may be recorded for security purposes and, by bidding on the telephone, prospective buyers consent to the recording of their conversation.

ONLINE BIDS

Chorley's sales offer prospective buyers the facility to bid live online through our website and The-Saleroom.com.

The Saleroom - Additional live bidding platform fee 5% (6% incl. VAT).

Chorley's Live - Live Bidding if offered at no extra charge

Bidders will be approved and activated for live online bidding at our discretion. By registering to bid in our auction through these online platforms, you confirm that you are resident at the address supplied and that you are the authorised user of the card used for registration.  This service is offered subject to Chorley's Terms and Conditions and those of The Saleroom, as stated on their website. Chorley's cannot be held responsible for any failure or delay in online bidding technology which results in bids failing to reach the auctioneer or reaching the auctioneer after the hammer has fallen, neither are we responsible for incorrect information provided by the bidding platforms regarding the success of internet bids. Please do not assume you have been successful until you receive an emailed invoice from Chorley's, as all results have to be verified at the end of the auction.

 

Auction: Fine Art & Antiques Including The Principal Contents Of Dunkirk Manor, 23rd Jul, 2024

Viewing

21 July 2024 | 10AM - 4PM

22 July 2024 | 9AM - 4PM

View all lots in this sale

Full Terms & Conditions relating to our auctions can be found here

Images *

Drag and drop .jpg images here to upload, or click here to select images.