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Roman Silver and Niello Inkwell

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 414

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,500 - 6,000
EUR (€) 5,070 - 6,760
USD ($) 6,330 - 8,440
Additional Fees*

Sold for (Inc. premium): £4,600

ROMAN SILVER AND NIELLO INKWELL

1st century AD. A fabricated hexagonal silver inkwell with nielloed designs, alternating geometric and plant-based; the cover with sunken central circular hole, surrounded by a wreath of leaves and berries; the underside with concentric circle panels and three flattened-boss feet. Silver, 44.5 grams, 46 mm height.

Condition
Extremely fine condition, complete. Excessively rare.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman.

Literature
See Hobbs, R. and Jackson, R. Roman Britain fig.54.

Footnotes
Hattatt, in Brooches of Antiquity lists a plate brooch (no.1016) with an almost identical motif to that found on the lid; he dates the brooch to "later in the 1st century AD".

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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