This spectacular example of attic vase painting is one of the undisputed highlights of the antiquities catalogue. From the fourth decade of the fifth century BC, the red-figure attic chalice, Hector Painter, is estimated at €60 000. In a design characteristic of the period, the elegant vessel is decorated with two handles on an arched foot, featuring a rare depiction of the mythological tale of Telephos confronting Agamemnon regarding his son Orestes.

Perfectly preserved and just as beautiful is this Kylia idol from prehistoric times, estimated at €12 000. Measuring 13 centimetres in height and made in Anatolia in the second half of the third millennium B.C., the highly stylized female marble figure features the characteristic angled and shortened arms and slightly raised head associated with this time. These idols were often referred to as "Stargazer" or ''Star Watcher.''

150 pieces of Jade, including small works of art from the Neolithic period up to the late Qing Dynasty of the 19th century will be part of the auction. This example of two oxen from the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 AD), are expected to bring in at least €50 000.

This ornamental ivory pot was carved in 1910 in Erbach, the center for German ivory. The feet are decorated with whistles and a bead and reel design. The corpus is decorated with a sculptural, multi-figured, antique scenery. Bids from €12 000 upwards are expected for this piece, created by the talented hands of the carver Otto Glenz (1863 - 1948.)

Antique Arms in the auction include an early officer's suit of armour which was manufactured in 1540 in Nuremberg, one of the hubs of German armour manufacturing. The piece with a pointed, one-piece forged burgonet, full arm protection, rerebraces and roped edges on chest, back and collar has an estimate of €22 000.

This decorative Italian dagger, presumably made in Ferrara around 1500/1510 is in the cinquedea style with a broad, pointed blade, whose three hollow flues are partly decorated with gilded decorations, as well as decorative fire gildings on the knob and guard.

Zygmunt Stankiewicz (1914 - 2010): artist, designer, philosopher and hardened patriot took up residence in the Muri Castle near Bern, where he devoted himself to the interests of his Polish homeland. Here, he set up a museum devoted to the Polish history, featuring 180 objects, including this complete Husarian cuirass with helmet from the 17th century, which is estimated at €28 000.

Among the highly significant collectors items of European sovereign’s courts is a completely documented piece from the possession of the last German Emperor Wilhelm II (1859-1941). Handed over in 1908 by his officers' corps on the occasion of the 20-year anniversary of his reign, the emperor's personal marshal’s baton will be auctioned at €35 000. Made of gold, silver, enamel and velvet, the staff shows the monogram "WR II", the Prussian crown, as well as the designation of the occasion and dedication.

Pieces from the personal wardrobe of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837 - 1898) an international fashion icon during her reign are highly sought after for their impressive workmanship and use of material. The narrow bodice and sleeves of this black silk moiree dress was worn during mourning after the death of her son crown prince Rudolf (1858 - 1889) circa 1897/98. The sequins and pearl trim as well as tulle band are all in a beautiful condition. Bidding will begin at €7 500.

History denotes that soldier head covers were symbols of splendor and status within the military. Not only were they used for protection, the stature of the wearer should appear impressive and be a symbol of his military ranking. Hermann's catalogue features Imperial Austrian and German Military Headgear up to 1918, including rare helmets, such as the k. u. k. First Arcieren Life Guards of 1905, a silver bell shape with fire-gilt fittings and white horse hair, estimated at €14 000.

From the estate of Prince Alfons of Bavaria (1862 1933) is this medallion of the House of Knights of Saint Hubert, 1444. The representative order decoration features the Saint Hubertus in colored enamel and is attached with a cross, which had been handed over to him by his uncle the Bavarian King Ludwig II in 1880, is estimated at €45 000.

This pair of percussion pistols are an example of the highest gun smithery. Made by the son-in-law of the famous gunsmith Henri Le Page, of Le Page Moutier, the pieces have a starting price of €12 000. The carved ebony shafts and floral gilded iron garnish pieces are complete with box made circa 1850 in the Paris workshop.

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