29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A ROMAN BRONZE TWIN HANDLED BOWL
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Of shallow hemispherical form, with flat inward-curved rim, the arched handles with central finials flanked by foliate suspension holes and attached to the rim with recumbent felines, set on a splayed ring foot, concentric rings in relief on the underside
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam.
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For a related example with concentric ring base cf. J. Ward-Perkins & A. Claridge, Pompeii AD 79, Boston, 1976, no. 263.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Sold Sotheby's New York, 8 December 2000, lot 99.
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