• 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 68

    A ROMAN BRONZE TWIN-HANDLED CAULDRON

    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D., OR EARLIER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE TWIN-HANDLED CAULDRON
    CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D., OR EARLIER
    Each handle terminating in a lion's paw, decorated on one side in relief with a garland gathered between two frontal helmeted heads, a band below the rim decorated with two relief heads between foliate frieze
    31 cm. high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.
    Reputedly found in Krommenie, the Netherlands.


    Exhibited

    Rotterdam, Historisch Museum, Keuzetentoonstelling uit de verzameling van Mevrouw W.G. Elias-Vaes te Rotterdam, exhibition catalogue, 18 April - 1 August 1970, no. 772.