A group of seven Central European bronze ornaments 7

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A group of seven Central European bronze ornaments
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28 Nov 2019, 10:30 GMT

London, New Bond Street

A group of seven Central European bronze ornaments
Circa 700-400 B.C.
Comprising an openwork circular fibula with cruciform motif, 3.3cm diam.; a fibula composed of three standing figures, 3.8cm x 4.4cm ; a pair of openwork belt clasps with zoomorphic decoration, each 3.2cm wide; two buckle plates, 6cm and 7cm long; and a gilt strap end with interlacing ornament, 9.6cm long (7)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Lt Gen. A.H.L.F. Pitt-Rivers (1827-1900) collection, housed in his museum in Farnham, Dorset.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 12 December 1990, lot 142.
    with Merrin Gallery, New York.
    Private collection, USA, acquired from the above in 1991.

    Circular brooch and openwork brooch with standing figures:
    Purchased by Pitt Rivers at Sotheby's, London, June 1891, lot 227; prior to this, Egger collection.
    The other items purchased by Pitt Rivers at Sotheby's, London, 3 April 1883, lot 185.

    Published:
    The standing figure and circular brooches:
    Pitt-Rivers Museum Catalogue, vol. 3, p. 751 (October 1891 entry).

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