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LOT 0479

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,320 - 4,430
USD ($) 3,940 - 5,250

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£2,700 (EUR 2,991; USD 3,546) (+bp*)

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Medieval Silver Belt Mount Set

12th century AD

A silver girdle or chain-belt comprising nine domes and six dome clusters; the domes mostly hollow with an open reverse, twisted wire rim, apical cell with wire collar and inset glass cabochon; the clusters each a group of four domes with double twisted wire rim, apical knop with wire collar, most with panel to the reverse; joined by connecting loops and rings, the central dome flanked by a pair of links formed as two groups of vertically aligned ribbed tubes; nearly complete and mounted on a custom-made display stand. 734 grams total, 70.5cm including stand (27 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From a private New York collection; previously on the German art market; formerly in a private European collection, since the 1990s.