Collection of treasures for auction carry history's allure
From a copy of the Ardagh Chalice to iconic travel posters, there's something to tempt most budgets, writes Ros Drinkwater.
The joy of the history sale is the baggage it carries. At Whyte's this week 665 lots bristle with nuggets of information that shine a light on the achievements, the travails, and the injustices of the past.
Take the Celtic Revival replica Ardagh Chalice produced by Mappin and Webb in 1910. This is a testament to the dazzling skill of the 8th century metalworkers who made the original, the finest example of Celtic metalwork art ever...
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