27 October 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Provenance: lots 491-494 formerly in the collection of the late Colonel Norman Colville, M.C. (1893-1974).
A MINOAN 'BIRD'S NEST' SERPENTINE VASE
EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
With diagonally fluted body and flattened base
3 in. (7.7 cm.) high; 5 in. (12.6 cm.) diam. max.
Dr. Charles Seltman, reputedly found near Phaistos, Crete.
Colonel Norman Colville, M.C. (1893-1974).
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Exhibition of Greek Art, 3000 B.C.-A.D. 1945, Burlington House, London, 1946.
J. Chittenden and C. Seltman, Greek Art; a commemorative catalogue of an exhibition held in 1946 at the Royal Academy, Burlington House, London, London, 1947, pl. V, no. 15.
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