London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
FOUR LURISTAN BRONZE SWORDS
CIRCA 12TH-9TH CENTURY B.C.
One with the lower hilt cast in imitation of an inlaid-flanged hilt, with 'ear'-shaped pommel, each of the two semicircular 'ears' chased with border of dotted triangles and frieze of dots between double lines, similar chased motif at the neck of the pommel, 13¾ in. (35 cm.) long; two other daggers with 'ear'-shaped pommels, 15½ in. (39.4 cm.) and 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) long; and another dagger with bronze hilt over-cast onto the iron blade, with crescentic pommel and two horizontal flanges on the grip, late 2nd millennium B.C., 14 in. (35.5 cm.) long (4)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Textile designer Neisha Crosland on why she was drawn to a Raoul Dufy advertisement for a Bianchini Férier fabric
Orlando Rock, Chairman of Christie’s UK, and Robert Copley, International Head of Furniture, on the telltale techniques of Britain’s greatest furniture-maker