This week at Catawiki auctions we found real jewels like an amazing dinosaur tooth (from a Carcharodontosaurus), an impressive selection of fossils, a rare Scythian ax, various prehistoric objects such as arrowheads or axes, and a great selection of antiques that you cannot miss.
These are the most outstanding lots of this week:
Archaeological Objects Auction
In the Catawiki Archeology auction this week, we found an amazing piece that we had to show you: a scythian iron dagger (500-300 BC) of 330 mm and different engravings and ornaments, which has been professionally restored without affecting the piece. It is a unique piece and very difficult to find.
But it is not the only thing, we can also find a Paleolithic bifaceted flint between 150,000 and 400,000 years old from the French cave St Même Les Carrièrres. And continuing with this interesting historical period, we find a lot with 16 Neolithic arrowheads (6,000 - 4,000 BC), from North Africa in various types of stone between 15 and 45 mm, all of them of great quality.
We finally found a very pretty neolithic polished stone ax 10 x 4.5 cm, from southern Europe between the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC, finely polished trapezoidal shape with a curved butt and worn cutting edge, in excellent condition.
Natural History Auction
The Natural History auction brings us a series of impressive and unmissable objects. We started with an incredible dinosaur tooth, more specifically of aCarcharodontosaurus, from Morocco, from the Cretaceous (100 million years), tooth of one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs that have lived and closely related to the Tyrannosaurus rex. The incisor is 6.8 cm in size and is in great condition.
Another big batch this week is the fossil of a fish Aipichthys minor, also from the Cretaceous 100 million years, whose plate weighs 1012 grams and measures 16 x 12 x 2.5 cm in total, being an especially rare and very well preserved specimen.
Finally, a spectacular Ammonite Euaspidoceras 10.3 cm long Jurassic babeaui in a high state of preservation, found in Madagascar.
We close this entry with the best lots in Antiques, where we find a very interesting precision scale for testing Archimedes law from 1920, in a 24 x 15 x 8 cm mahogany box. All the components of the scale fit very well, including the glass cylinder, and are secured with a rotating wooden head. It is in a great state of conservation, and with all the details, as you can see on the lot page.
On the other hand, we find a animal leather and metal double twist world globe - High quality 1940, whose dial is made of non-synthetic animal leather. Its measurements are 45 x 37 x 30 cm of the sphere.
Finally, we highlight a Val Saint Lambert centerpiece, Belgium 1925-1970, Cobalt blue cut glass with gold Versace-style frieze. It weighs 2.9 kg and measures 18 cm in height and 23.5 cm in diameter.
If you want to discover more objects, you just have to go to the Catawiki auctions and take a look at their entire catalog where, surely, you will find something that arouses your interest.