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The Curious Silent Auction

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The trustees of the Dakhleh Oasis Trust cordially invite you to attend our fundraising launch in support of the Dakhleh Oasis Project, Western Desert Egypt, an archeological and environmental research project since 1979.

The event will be held at Tregarden, St Mabyn on Sunday 27 August 2023, hosted by trustee Antonia Willis and Honor Tremayne-Jefferson, celebrating the outstanding achievements of the project and raising funds for its continued scientific investigations and academic publications.

In order to help facilitate funding for the project the Dakhleh Oasis Trust presents an outstanding and indeed curious silent auction of art, activities and services which can be accessed online via the website below.

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Items are available to bid below

Summer Garden Party – Final bids with a secret and surprising item which will be revealed on the day

  • Sunday 27 August 2023
  • Tregarden, St Mabyn Cornwall, PL30 3AY
  • 5 – 8pm
  • RSVP: Antonia Willis amdwillis@outlook.com

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The British Museum

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The British Museum will highlight the achievements and work of the Dakhleh Oasis Project at the upcoming international Annual Egyptological Colloquium ‘The Archaeology of Egypt’sWestern Desert’, 7th and 8th September 2023.

Tickets available via www.britishmuseum.org (Research Events)

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BIDS + ITEMS

With our generously donated high value items, we feel that everyone should have the chance to participate in bidding for these.  Therefore the bids need not reflect their true value.

We are using our internal email for bidding as we do not wish to waste donations on a commercial auction site. Lucy Thorman at CIRCLE Gallery is donating her own time and services to the project and will be reviewing and collating all bids.

ART, OBJECTS, SERVICES & EXPERIENCES

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‘STARRY NIGHT ON THE CAMEL ESTUARY’ by John O’Carroll

Estimated value £6200

Pigment, gesso, copper and gold leaf on wood panel, resin glaze
203 x 73 cm
Bespoke steel frame

Oculus

Estimated value £350

Victorian blue church glass mounted on antique brass stands
41 x 18 cm
Made in Newlyn, Cornwall

Wood Fired Vase with ash glaze by Joseph Bull

Estimated value £500

37 x 24 cm

Egyptian Print

Estimated value £350

61 x 48 cm
Pigment print (unframed)

Dakhleh Oasis Desert Scapes by John O’Carroll (1)

Estimated value £2200

Pigment and tempra on paper
115 x 49 cm (framed)

Dakhleh Oasis Desert Scapes by John O’Carroll (2)

Estimated value £2200

Pigment and tempra on paper
115 x 49 cm (framed)

Personal Map of Egypt by John O’Carroll

Estimated value £1800

Drypoint etching on paper
76 x 56 cm (unframed)

POEMS FROM THE DESERT by John O’Carroll and Nigel Ryan

Estimated value £1800

Drypoint etching on paper
76 x 56 cm (unframed)

BASHENDI LADIES by John O’Carroll

Estimated value £1800

Drypoint etching on paper
76 x 56 cm (unframed)

DAKHLEH OASIS WEDDING DRESS (Museum Quality)

Estimated value £900

Over 100 years old
Decorated with silver coins and hand embroidery

PRINT EXTRACT FROM FOLIO OF ISLAMIC CAIRO

Estimated value £80

35 x 49 cm
Mosque of Qaytbey

PRINT EXTRACT FROM FOLIO OF ISLAMIC CAIRO (2)

Estimated value £80

35 x 49 cm
Mosque of Sultan Hussein

ILLUMINATED MUSIC MANUSCRIPT

Estimated value £300

16th Century
Hand inscribed
Double face velum

Jenny Leimert Amarna Period Print

Estimated value: £250

Archaeological Illustration

Pierres De Riviere – Pearl and Sapphire Earrings
by Countess Pinky Le Grelle

Estimated value: £95

Soft water pearls, blue sapphire

Pair of Ceramic Vessels by Kerim Demirkan

Estimated value: £600

50 x 18 cm
38 x 18 cm

ATLANTIC by Merlyn Chesterman

Estimated value: £450

Original woodcut
Limited edition
40 x 40 cm
Framed in Oak

STUDY IN SPRAY by Rod Nelson

Estimated value: £290

Original woodcut
Limited edition
Unframed

JOHN O’CARROLL STUDIO WORKSHOP (LANDSCAPE – SKETCHING AND PAINTING TECHNIQUES)

Estimated value: £400

1 day in the landscape (Bodmin Moor)
1 day in the studio

Personal Tour of Dakhleh Oasis with John O’Carroll

Estimated value: £400

Archaeological sites of interest and visiting local villages

Stay in the dig house (5 Nights)

Estimated value: £1000

Breakfast included
Transport to and from the dig house not included

Cocktails and Bellydancers – Guided tour with Nigel Ryan

Estimated value: £250

Guided tour with Nigel Ryan, long term resident of Cairo

Walking Tour: Islamic Cairo – With Tilly Mulder

Estimated value: £250

Guided tour with Tilly Mulder, long term resident of Cairo

Personal Tour of the old Egyptian Museum, Downtown Cairo

Estimated value: £250

Walking tour with a member of the archeology team

Personal Tour of the British Museum, Egyptian Room

Estimated value: £250

Walking tour with a member of the archeology team

Lucy Orr Interiors (Rock, Cornwall) – Interior Design Consultancy

Estimated value: £500

Personal Guided Tour of Pencarrow House by Gillian Molesworth

Estimated value: £250

Pencarrow House and Gardens in Cornwall, has been the friendly family home of the Molesworth-St Aubyns for almost 500 years.

Horse Riding lessons with Honor Tremayne-Jefferson

Estimated value: £250

Personalised instruction according to ability
3 Hours
Side saddle available for more advanced riders

A weekend on the Sussex or Suffolk coasts – 2 nights

Estimated value: £550

2 nights at any time of the year as an auction prize, 2-4 persons, up to 2 doggie guests as well!

Moray Hastings is a self-catering apartment for up to 6-7 (incl. travel cot) on England’s south coast with direct sea-views. Situated in a Georgian Grade II listed building and within close proximity to all of Hastings’ major attractions. A stylish clean and modern set of interiors to our apartment with elegant features such as original fireplace, crystal chandeliers in both main rooms with lovely french doors opening out onto a balcony with uninterrupted sea views. Check availability here www.hastingsview.co.uk

Moray beachside apartments Suffolk are 4 coastal beach apartments in one Grade II listed building originally devised in 1846 by J.L. Clemence for Sir Samuel Morton Peto for the development of Lowestoft as a fashionable holiday resort. Check availability here www.moray-beachapartments.com

*Hastings needs to be used before end of Jan 2024, this may be extended. Suffolk can be used anytime.”

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