• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 91

    A LARGE GROUP OF CLASSICAL BRONZE FIBULAE, COSMETIC VESSELS AND IMPLEMENTS

    CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D., AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE GROUP OF CLASSICAL BRONZE FIBULAE, COSMETIC VESSELS AND IMPLEMENTS
    CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D., AND LATER
    Including two Phrygian fibulae, the flattened semicircular arcs with applied hollow bosses, circa 8th Century B.C., 7 cm. diam.; an Etruscan fibula, with incised boat-shaped bow, the long pin secured by the folded catch plate, circa 7th Century B.C., 11.4 cm. long; and two other fragmentary fibulae, 9.2 cm. long max.; an Italic bronze belt buckle, with incised palmette terminal, four rivets for attachment, 11.3 cm. long; six miniature cosmetic vessels and unguent bottles, 9.7 cm. high max.; a bronze pendant necklace, 33 cm. long; a tweezers with serrated pincers; a miniature sword-shaped pincers, 8 cm. long max.; and various other items including keys, rings and fibulae, some not ancient (32)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.


    Exhibited

    (6): Rotterdam, Historisch Museum, Bezeten Bezit, Keuzetentoonstelling uit de verzameling van Mevrouw W.G. Elias-Vaes te Rotterdam, exhibition catalogue, 18 April - 1 August 1970, no. 795