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Merovingian Gold and Garnet Fish Brooch

Antiquities - Germanic


LOT 0435

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,570 - 6,850
USD ($) 5,520 - 8,280

Opening Bid: £3,600 (EUR 4,109; USD 4,965)
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MEROVINGIAN GOLD AND GARNET FISH BROOCH
6th century AD

A gold plate brooch with cells to the obverse, garnet cloisons, formed as a fish in profile with inset eye, lateral and dorsal fins; pin-lug and catch to the reverse. 8.90 grams, 37mm (1 1/2").

Condition
Very fine condition. Extremely rare.
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Provenance
Property of a Dutch collector; acquired on the European art market before 2000, accompanied by an examination report from Striptwist Ltd, a London-based company run by historical precious metal specialist Dr Jack Ogden.

Date
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 to Sunday 27 May 2018: Ancient Art, Antiquities & Coins

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Crystal Room,
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Stratton Street,
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Viewing from noon Monday 21st May 2018
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 520

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363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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Lots 550 - 1190
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