9 December 2015,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A CELTIC BRONZE DAGGER AND SCABBARD
CIRCA 8TH CENTURY B.C.
The blade with a ridged midrib, the square guard with a central cut-out arch conforming to the tap on the hilt, the biconical handle-grip bisected by a disk, the pommel in the form of a double-axe with a lozenge-shaped finial, the scabbard with hatched edges and a ridged midrib, with a double-knob and disk chape, the locket wired in place, with hooked openwork flanges on either side and four gadrooned projections to frame the guard
15 ½ in. (39.3 cm.) long
New York +1 212 636 2000
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with Robert Haber, New York.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1986.
This Lot is Withdrawn.
PROPERTY FROM A TEXAS PRIVATE COLLECTION