• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 386

    A WESTERN ASIATIC CHALCEDONY BEAD NECKLACE

    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A WESTERN ASIATIC CHALCEDONY BEAD NECKLACE
    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
    Composed of thirty-one beads, graduated in size, interspersed with modern gold beads; strung with a modern hook-and-loop closure
    29¾ in. (75.6 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Patti Cadby Birch, New York, acquired in the 1960s.


    Literature

    Schmuck aus Persien, Die Sammlung Patti C. Birch im Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Exhibition catalogue, Pforzheim, 1974.
    Ukrasheninyja Vostoka iz kollekcii Patti Cadby Birch, Exhibition catalogue: The State Hermitage and Pushkin Museum, Paris, 1999.


    Exhibited

    Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Schmuck aus Persien, 6 July - 29 September 1974.
    Pushkin Museum, Moscow, 12 November - 12 December 1999.
    Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 26 January - 19 March 2000.