• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 119

    A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD LION HEAD EARRINGS

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH-EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GREEK GOLD LION HEAD EARRINGS
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH-EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    With twisted tapering hoop terminating in the head of a lion emerging from a collar decorated with loop and scroll filigree, with modern ear clasps; and another Hellenistic gold lion head earring adapted as a brooch, circa 3rd Century B.C.
    1 in. (2.5 cm.) long av. (3)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    The Property of a Lady; Christie's London, 3 July 1996, lot 103 and 104 respectively.