• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 122

    AN EAST GREEK SILVER AND GARNET BOWL

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EAST GREEK SILVER AND GARNET BOWL
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Hemispherical in form, cast with a large raised rosette on the base of the exterior, set with cabochon garnets in each petal and at its center, small rosettes below the rim alternating with half-petals composed of four ridges, a cabochon garnet in the center of each, the rim with a stamped scale pattern on the exterior, stamped petals on the upper surface of the rim, some traces of gilding below the rim
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Germany, 1992.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 12 June 2002, lot 80.