5 December 2012,
Price realised USD 11,875
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A ROMAN GOLD AND GLASS NECKLACE
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Composed of lengths of figure-8 loop-in-loop chain, interspersed with blue glass beads and leaf-shaped sheet pendants, with a hook-and-loop closure, each with a leaf-shaped sheet attached
17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) long
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Private Collection, Germany, 1960s.
Art Market, Munich, 2003.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 427.
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