5 December 2012
THE PROPERTY OF A COLORADO PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Each with a conical shield centered by a granule framed by filigree wire, rimmed by filigree plain wire between two twisted wires, the tapering earwire at the back coiled around a loop above, with two granules at the join, the earwire supporting a drop pendant, a granule at the join, spirally fluted and embellished with granules, a large sphere and a pyramidal cluster of granules below; together with a pair of Roman gold earrings, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D., each with a plain ear hoop fronted by a hollow hexagonal cone
First pair: 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) long
Second pair: 5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) long (4)
First pair: with Jacques Matoussian, Paris, in 1958.
Second pair: with F. Sternbern, Zurich, 1990.
Both: The Heidi Vollmoeller Collection; Christie's, London, 29 October 2003, lot 402.
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Please note that the provenance should read as follows:
The Heidi Vollmoeller Collection; Christie's, London, 29 October 2003, lot 402.
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