11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A BYZANTINE GOLD AND GARNET BUCKLE
Circa 5th-6th Century A.D.
The oval loop round in section, tapering where the hook of the tongue and the kidney-shaped catch-plate join, the tongue set with a rectangular garnet, the catch-plate riveted to a back plate and hooked around the loop, decorated with two drop-shaped and one oval garnet cabochon, all surrounded by rows and clusters of granulation, within a border of filigree ropes
1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm.) long
Acquired by the current owner in Jerusalem in the early 1990s.
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Christie’s specialists discuss Haring, Banksy and Stik, and how to bring the street into the home
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England