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LOT 0549

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GBP (£) 12,000 - 17,000
EUR (€) 13,750 - 19,480
USD ($) 15,490 - 21,950

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £12,000
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Bronze Age Massive Brooch with Pendants

11th-10th century BC

Believed to be the largest known bronze brooch of its type known to exist, formed as two lozenge-section bars with a tight spiral to each end, larger median spiral with coiled spring and wound catch; eight openwork vertical plaques each with a stylised duck above and loop, pair of rings twenty-three sword-shaped pendants and one chevron-shaped. 855 grams, 40cm (15 3/4"). Extremely fine condition. A museum-quality piece, excessively rare in this size.

Provenance
Property of a German lady living in London, acquired from Gorny & Mosch, auction 198, 29 June 2011, lot 54; previously property of an English professional, acquired before 1970s. Supplied with a positive X-Ray Fluorescence metal analysis certificate. Also accompanied by a copy of positive metallurgic analytical results, written by Metallurgist Dr. Peter Northover (ex Department of Materials, Materials Science-Based Archaeology Group & Department of Materials, University of Oxford) and a copy of the original invoice.

Published
Accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate.

Literature
See similar brooch in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 2007.498.1a, b.


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The May Fair Hotel London
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Viewing from noon Thursday 22nd Nov. 2018
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