AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EARLY ENGLISH LEADED BRONZE POSNET 13th or 14th Century

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Lot 458
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EARLY ENGLISH LEADED BRONZE POSNET
13th or 14th Century

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 4,100 - 6,800
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EARLY ENGLISH LEADED BRONZE POSNET
13th or 14th Century
The near spherical body with flared rim and decorated with two wire mouldings, on three raised rectangular-section legs, the tapering handle supported by an open brace, decorated along its length with circles, and with a downswept kicked terminal hook, 31cm wide, 15cm deep, 22.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • Footnotes
    See the example sold in the John Douglas Collection of Base Metal, Bonhams, Oxford, 19th April 2021, which had a provenance to Ballintuim House, Strathardle, Scotland

    Literature
    See R. Butler & C. Green A Study Collection of Marked Domestic Brass and Other Base Metalware, c. 1600 - c. 1900 (2001), p. 174, for another very similar posnet, and an accompanying illustration from the 13th century Romance of Alexander, showing a posnet of this type and decoration in use.
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