Get your bids in for fundraising auction of Ness-inspired bronze petrosphere

Bidding is now open for this beautiful bronze petrosphere, created and donated by Orkney woodturner Michael Sinclair.
Bidding is now open for this beautiful bronze petrosphere, created and donated by Orkney woodturner Michael Sinclair. The fundraising auction closes on December 21, 2018.

Michael and Sarah Sinclair – regular contributors to our special Ness Open Days – have very generously donated to the Ness Trust one of their exciting range of bronze petrospheres. This is made in cast bronze, using the lost wax foundry technique, from an original crafted by Michael in wood – click here for details.

Much of Michael’s inspiration is derived from Orkney’s rich archaeological heritage, with this beautiful piece specifically inspired by Neolithic petrospheres or carved stone balls, found in Orkney and the north of Scotland, including the Ness of Brodgar.

We are auctioning the bronze petrosphere as a special fundraiser for excavation funds, with a reserve bid of £350. The bronze comes in a presentation boxed, a wooden stand, and a certificate of authenticity.

If you would like to submit a bid, email info@nessofbrodgar.co.uk with your bid and contact details.

The auction will remain open until December 21, 2018, when we will announce the winner, but we will reveal the current highest bid on December 15, 2018, so that you will have a chance to increase your bid.

The lucky winner will have their prize sent by Royal Mail, first-class, insured and tracked – happy bidding!