• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 121

    A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, GARNET AND PEARL EARRINGS

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD, GARNET AND PEARL EARRINGS
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Each boat shaped sheet gold hoop tapering at each end to wires which form the closure, a tear-drop shaped box setting attached at the front, with garnet inlay, surrounded with nine wires threaded with small spherical glass beads, an openwork loop bar below with garnet and glass inlays, and four pendant wires below each threaded with a large pearl
    1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) long max.


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a European private collection, 1970s.