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LOT 0057

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GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,240 - 3,360
USD ($) 2,450 - 3,680

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£1,800 (EUR 2,017; USD 2,206) (‡+bp*)

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ETRUSCAN BRONZE APPLIQUé COLLECTION
6TH CENTURY B.C. OR LATER
3 1/8 - 3 1/2 in. (59 grams total, 81-88 mm).

A group of three bronze clasp mounts from a girdle, each comprising a slightly domed palmette-shaped body with fixing lug to the underside, spirals flanking a narrow neck and triangular hooked finial, two with zoomorphic detailing and one with convergent lines. [3]

PROVENANCE:
One with Bonham's, London, Knightsbridge, UK, 22 September 1998, lot 405.
Two acquired early 1990s.
Ex private American collection; thence by descent.
Private collection since 1998.

Accompanied by a copy of the relevant Bonhams catalogue pages.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11610-198948.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Mitten, D.G., Master Bronzes from the Classical World, Massachusetts, 1967, item 202.

CONDITION