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(ănthē`mēən), commonly called a palmette, a radiating, fan-shaped ornament or motif suggestive of a palm leaf or of honeysuckle and found in Egyptian, Assyrian, and Aegean art. It was widely used by the Greeks and Romans on their buildings and on many kinds of decorative objects.


A common Greek ornament based on the honeysuckle or palmette, used in a radiating cluster, either singly on a stele or antefix, or as a running ornament on friezes.

anthemion, honeysuckle ornament

A common Greek ornament based upon the honeysuckle or palmette. Used singly on stelae or antefixes, or as a running ornament on friezes, etc.
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Anthemion will be accepting further entries for the auction until August 4; for any queries please contact the auction house on 029 2047 2444 or anthemions@aol.
But the auctioneer, who has run Anthemion Auctions for 17 years, said the show allowed him to experience a very different side of the trade.
I then transferred into the second year of a Fine Arts Valuation Degree and I also undertook a Retail Jewellers Diploma before starting work at Phillips Auctioneers in Cardiff as an assistant valuer and auctioneer, later opening Anthemion Auctions.
Mullen shared the riding honours with Cosgrave by following up his win on Anthemion with a victory aboard Rosie's Result, who just inched out Strawberry Patch in the 5f handicap.
The youngest member of the field, Noble Nova, is six years younger than Anthemion and has to be a serious player here given she has now won her last three starts.
Over the past few years individual pieces have been much sought by collectors at Anthemion, with some selling for many thousands of pounds.
Over the past few years individual pieces have been much sought by collector's at Anthemion, with some selling for many thousands of pounds.
Mike Ashton, of auctioneer Anthemion, based in Norwich Road, Cardiff said: "We have a lot of Cardiff City items from the 1920s and earlier that people are getting very interested in.
P aul Mulrennan, who rode Jordans Elect, was given a one-day ban on Sunday August 21 for careless riding after the stewards considered he had allowed his mount to drift on to the rail and cause interference to Anthemion.
AT Anthemion Auctions in Cardiff, a rare item is to be offered in May's fine art auction, in the form of a small precious stone set finial, which would originally have been worn as ornamentation, and to denote rank, on the hat of a Tibetan government minister.
Programme expert Mike Ashton, of Anthemion Auctions, said: "The condition is absolutely critical but there is massive demand for any pre-war Cardiff City programmes.
Recent sales have demonstrated that the demand is not limited to the medium of canvas, with pieces by highly respected Welsh sculptor Peter Nicholas in materials such as fibreglass, bronze, marble and Portland stone collectively realising several thousands at Anthemion Auctions in Cardiff.