29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 750
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
A GREEK BRONZE FINIAL IN THE FORM OF A MONKEY
GEOMETRIC PERIOD, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.
Seated with elbows resting on knees, holding paws over his face; and a Greek geometric bronze rattle, the openwork ball with rectangular bronze bell inside, surmounted by a stylised bird, circa 8th Century B.C., both mounted
1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.) and 3¼ in. (8.5 cm.) high respectively (2)
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Item one: Acquired in Paris, November 1990.
Item two: Formerly in the collection of Eric de Kolb, New York, formed in the 1970s-80s.
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