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LOT 1589

GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 470 - 700
USD ($) 530 - 800

Sold for (Inc. bp): £953

Vendel Silver-Gilt Brooch with Garnets

4th-5th century AD

A silver-gilt bow brooch comprising a D-shaped headplate with three radiating lugs, each set with a garnet cabochon; deep D-section bow, tapering footplate with animal mask detailing below with sockets for the eyes below the bow, parallel-sided footplate finial with hatched triangular panel either side representing the nose; pierced lug with remains of iron pin and curved catchplate to the reverse. 24.6 grams, 71mm (2 3/4"). Fine condition.

Property of a Dutch collector; acquired on the European art market between 1975-2000.