Auction 08.12.1993

Christie's
London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 08.12.1993

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A LARGE NORDIC BOAT-SHAPED BATTLE AXE, of speckled brown stone, with...

A LARGE NORDIC BOAT-SHAPED BATTLE AXE, of speckled brown stone, with vertical collar and gently curving convex sides tapering to a knobbed butt and short vertical cutting edge, late 3rd/early 2nd millennium B.C. . 10in. (25.3cm.) long

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A NORDIC BOAT-SHAPED BATTLE AXE, of speckled brown stone, with sides...

A NORDIC BOAT-SHAPED BATTLE AXE, of speckled brown stone, with sides swelling around the shaft hole, a deep central groove extending along the upper and lower faces, with knobbed butt and curved cutting edge (chipped); and another similar, smaller, late 3rd/early 2nd millennium B.C., 7½in. (19cm

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.600 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A NORDIC BOAT-SHAPED BATTLE AXE, of brown stone, the convex sides swelling...

A NORDIC BOAT-SHAPED BATTLE AXE, of brown stone, the convex sides swelling on either side of the shaft hole, shallow raised border on the upper and lower faces, and with a curved cutting edge at each end, late 3rd/early 2nd millennium B.C. 6½in. (16.5cm.) long

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 900 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A LARGE NORDIC BOAT-SHAPED BATTLE AXE, of smooth brown stone, the sides...

A LARGE NORDIC BOAT-SHAPED BATTLE AXE, of smooth brown stone, the sides protruding around the short collar, the lower face with central rib along its length, the upper face with rib extending from cutting edge to collar, with offset knobbed butt and gently curved cutting edge, late 3rd/early 2nd

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.600 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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AN ANGLO-SAXON CRUCIFORM LONG BROOCH, the headplate surmounted by a grooved...

AN ANGLO-SAXON CRUCIFORM LONG BROOCH, the headplate surmounted by a grooved knob, similar smaller knobs at the side of the headplate, with arched bow below which are flaring side lappets, the foot in the form of a stylized horse's head with protruding eyes and large scrolls for the nostrils, the

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A ROMANO-BRITISH GILDED BRONZE GEMSTONE BROOCH, of oval shape, the border...

A ROMANO-BRITISH GILDED BRONZE GEMSTONE BROOCH, of oval shape, the border decorated with concentric circles and rope pattern, set with an oval nicolo intaglio showing a female head in profile to the left (possibly Artemis), her hair dressed in a chignon at the nape of her neck, pin missing, with

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A GRAECO-ROMAN GOLD BRACELET, in the form of a tubular penannular hoop...

A GRAECO-ROMAN GOLD BRACELET, in the form of a tubular penannular hoop, circa 1st Century B.C./A.D. 3in. (7.6cm.) across

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A MEDIEVAL GILT BRONZE FURNITURE ATTACHMENT, of disc shape with separately...

A MEDIEVAL GILT BRONZE FURNITURE ATTACHMENT, of disc shape with separately attached raised border decorated with stylized rosettes, with six trefoil leaves radiating from the centre enclosed by arches; and another, similar, the central rosette surrounded by four trefoil leaves within cruciform

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A ROMAN GOLD AND CORNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE, the twelve polygonal cornelian...

A ROMAN GOLD AND CORNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE, the twelve polygonal cornelian beads on gold wire links alternating with eleven openwork gold discs each with four filigree scrolls, hook clasp, circa 2nd Century A.D. 15¾in. (41cm.) long

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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AN ITALIC GOLD AND SILVER CLOTHING ATTACHMENT, the flat silver disc with...

AN ITALIC GOLD AND SILVER CLOTHING ATTACHMENT, the flat silver disc with applied sheet gold decorated with a rosette and central star with twisted wire filligree borders, circa 6th Century B.C. 1¾in. (4.4cm.) diam

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A HELLENISTIC GOLD AND GARNET PIN, with a heart-shaped garnet, a green...

A HELLENISTIC GOLD AND GARNET PIN, with a heart-shaped garnet, a green glass oval and another oval garnet set within granulated gold borders, 2¾in. (7cm.) long circa 2nd-1st Century B.C

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A PAIR OF HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRINGS, each hoop with a sheet gold figure of...

A PAIR OF HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRINGS, each hoop with a sheet gold figure of winged Eros standing with hands resting on hips, a single crecent-shaped garnet above, one wing missing, 2nd Century B.C., 1in. (2.5cm.) long max.; a pair of twisted hoop earrings with overlapped and twisted ends, mid-1st

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 900 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS, each with a hoop fronted by green glass in a...

A PAIR OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS, each with a hoop fronted by green glass in a square setting, the hoop with a short chain attached terminating in a pendant with gold spool bead and a pearl (hoop and chain probably from different earrings), 2nd-3rd Century A.D., 1½in. (3.8cm.) long max.; and another

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 450 £ - 650 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A PAIR OF HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRINGS, the hoop composed of twisted gold wire...

A PAIR OF HELLENISTIC GOLD EARRINGS, the hoop composed of twisted gold wire fronted by a standing figure with hands on hips, a granulated bandolier over the left shoulder, above is a multi-petalled rosette with central granule, 2nd Century B.C., 7/8in. (2.2cm.) long; and a gold and garnet nose ring

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A CASKET CONTAINING A GROUP OF MAINLY GRAECO-ROMAN JEWELLERY, including a...

A CASKET CONTAINING A GROUP OF MAINLY GRAECO-ROMAN JEWELLERY, including a gold pendant in the form of a miniature fluted vessel surmounted by a hollow cylindrical attachment, circa 4th Century B.C., 1.4cm. long; a single gold earring, the hoop terminating in the form of a lynx head with granulated

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 900 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A WESTERN ASIATIC GOLD NECKLACE, comprising nine quadruple wire spiral...

A WESTERN ASIATIC GOLD NECKLACE, comprising nine quadruple wire spiral beads and a sheet gold imitation of a quadruple spiral bead, linked by spacer beads interspersed with four crescent pendants, each with raised border and three diamond-shaped box recesses for inlays (now missing) and four

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A HELLENISTIC GOLD WREATH, composed of sheet gold folded to form two thick...

A HELLENISTIC GOLD WREATH, composed of sheet gold folded to form two thick stems which are twisted together, six vine leaves with serrated edges are attached to the stems by gold wire (two leaves are separate), 4th-3rd Century B.C. 5in. (12.7cm.) across approx

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A GOLD AND GLASS BEAD NECKLACE, composed of eleven open-backed sheet gold...

A GOLD AND GLASS BEAD NECKLACE, composed of eleven open-backed sheet gold discs, of domed form and pierced for attachment, separated by a double row of blue glass beads, 18¼in. (46.3cm.) long; another, similar, with thirteen gold open-backed discs incised with 'petals' and a double row of

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A RARE EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM INLAID ELECTRUM RING, with broad convex bezel...

A RARE EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM INLAID ELECTRUM RING, with broad convex bezel, a lotus bud to either side, the whole inset with blue and red glass with lapis lazuli background, electrum tripartite hoop shortened, repaired, Dynasty XVIII (1550-1307 B.C.) Finger size L

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A LATE ROMAN GOLD BETROTHAL RING, with a wide gently faceted hoop, the...

A LATE ROMAN GOLD BETROTHAL RING, with a wide gently faceted hoop, the circular bezel with border of beading framing a repoussé device of two clasped right hands surrounded by six granules, circa 3rd-4th Century A.D. Finger size Ki

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A ROMAN GOLD RING WITH CORNELIAN INTAGLIO, the convex intaglio showing a...

A ROMAN GOLD RING WITH CORNELIAN INTAGLIO, the convex intaglio showing a crab; another with elongated oval intaglio of brown agate showing a draped figure of the goddess, Hygieia, holding a bowl in her outstretched right hand from which feeds a serpent that has coiled itself over her shoulder; and

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.600 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A ROMAN GOLD RING WITH CORNELIAN INTAGLIO, the oval intaglio showing a...

A ROMAN GOLD RING WITH CORNELIAN INTAGLIO, the oval intaglio showing a figure of Aphrodite (Venus Victrix), standing, armed, facing to the left, her drapery falling around her waist, her left elbow resting on a column, gazing at a crested helmet in her outstretched right hand, a shield upright at

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.600 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A ROMAN AMETHYST INTAGLIO, showing a winged Eros holding a trident and...

A ROMAN AMETHYST INTAGLIO, showing a winged Eros holding a trident and riding on a hippocamp in profile to the left, waves below, 1st Century B.C., in a late 19th Century openwork gold ring setting Finger size M

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A ROMAN NICOLO INTAGLIO, showing a standing nude figure of a satyr...

A ROMAN NICOLO INTAGLIO, showing a standing nude figure of a satyr, standing with weight on his right leg, his left knee flexed, wearing a chlamys over his right shoulder and holding a dramatic mask in his outstretched left hand, 2nd Century A.D., in modern twisted gold ring setting Finger size N

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A ROMAN CORNELIAN INTAGLIO, showing the cult statue of Diana of Ephesus, a...

A ROMAN CORNELIAN INTAGLIO, showing the cult statue of Diana of Ephesus, a star and a moon to either side of her head, two deer flanking her feet, circa 1st Century A.D., in modern gold ring setting Finger size P

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A ROMAN GREEN, BLUE AND WHITE GLASS PASTE INTAGLIO, showing two horses, one...

A ROMAN GREEN, BLUE AND WHITE GLASS PASTE INTAGLIO, showing two horses, one viewed from above, 1st Century B.C./A.D., in a modern gold ring setting Finger size N

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A ROMAN CORNELIAN INTAGLIO, showing a draped standing figure of Fortuna...

A ROMAN CORNELIAN INTAGLIO, showing a draped standing figure of Fortuna, holding a cornucopia in her the crook of her right arm and an ear of corn and a poppy head in her outstretched left hand, a steering oar with rudder at her feet, circa 1st Century A.D., in a modern gold ring setting Finger size

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 900 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A LARGE HELLENISTIC AGATE INTAGLIO SHOWING A LION, seated on its haunches...

A LARGE HELLENISTIC AGATE INTAGLIO SHOWING A LION, seated on its haunches with a bee flying above, intaglio deep cut and finely modelled, with flat back and bevelled sides, circa 4th-3rd Century B.C. 1in. (2.5cm.) long

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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A ROMAN AMETHYST GLASS PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A NEGRO'S HEAD, with short...

A ROMAN AMETHYST GLASS PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A NEGRO'S HEAD, with short curly hair, suspension loop damaged, 2cm. high; and twelve semi-precious stone and glass intaglios, mainly cornelian, with subjects including Zeus Serapis and Isis, Mercury, head of Artemis, Fortuna, Athena, a wild boar, bull

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 800 £

Datum: 08.12.1993

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SIXTEEN ROMAN SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE AND GLASS INTAGLIOS, mainly cornelian...

SIXTEEN ROMAN SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE AND GLASS INTAGLIOS, mainly cornelian, subjects including Ares, head of Athena, Zeus Serapis, the Dioskouroi, Nike, Fortuna, an eagle devouring a hare, a goat with kantharos, a lion's head and a jasper combination intaglio of 'Hippalectryon' type composed of a

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 800 £

Datum: 08.12.1993