5 December 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A COLORADO PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET EARRINGS
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Each with a large cabochon garnet in circular box setting with a beaded wire border, an ornate openwork rectangular crossbar below of voluted strap, four loops below suspending lengths of loop-in-loop chain, terminating in a glass bead in imitation of pearl (one missing), a hooked earwire on the reverse
Each: 2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) long (2)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 13 July 1983, lot 162.
The Heidi Vollmoeller Collection; Christie's, London, 29 October 2003, lot 399.
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Please note that the "pearls" are glass in imitation of pearl.
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