• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 52

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE JAR

    CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE JAR
    CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The separately cast handle attached with rivets, the lower terminal in the form of stylized palmette, the upper terminals in the form of two recumbent lions with central lion head protome, 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high; an Etruscan bronze ladle terminating in a duck head, circa 6th-5th Century B.C., 11½ in. (29 cm.) long; a bronze trefoil-lipped jug, the high arched handle with satyr mask terminal, 4 in. (10 cm.) high; a bronze mug with similar handle, 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high, both 1st Century B.C./A.D.; and a Hellenistic bronze bowl on stepped foot, 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) diam., circa 3rd Century B.C. (5)


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    Provenance

    American private collection; acquired Sotheby's London, 12 December 1988, lot 287.