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Lot 123: A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel
  • A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel
  • A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel
  • A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel
  • A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel
  • A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel
  • A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel
  • A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel
  • A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel
  • A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel
   
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Description: A beautiful Roman bronze serving vessel, c. 1st - 2nd Century AD, with wide, curved pouring spout, the handle attaching at three points and decorated with floral devices, the central portion in the form of a stylized acanthus leaf with a canine head at top. The back of the handle is decorated with the wide face of a young satyr, indicating this could be a serving vessel for wine. At the bottom is a disc base decorated with turned concentric grooves. A marvelous piece with attractive glossy green-brown patination. 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in (21.5 x 14 x 14cm). Purchased in the 1970's from Mr. Hoyt B. DeShields, JR of Decatur, MD.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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