• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 33

    A COLLECTION OF BRONZE AND IRON KNIVES AND OTHER UTENSILS

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    A COLLECTION OF BRONZE AND IRON KNIVES AND OTHER UTENSILS
    Comprising a wooden handle iron dagger, 16th/17th Century, a wooden handled knife; an agate handled engraved steel knife, damaged, a Roman British bronze spoon and a strigil
    The dagger 11½ in. (29 cm.) long
    Together with a Luristan bronze pin, circa 1st millenium BC, decorated with hemispherical head and compartmented geometric pattern - 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high; and a pair of pliers - 5. in. (13.3 cm.) high (7)


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    Provenance

    Acquired on the UK art market in the 1970s.