Lot 1768: Medieval Artefact Group
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 12th-16th century AD. A mixed group of bronze and iron items comprising: three strap ends with repeating plant pattern; a shield-shaped mount with leaf pattern to the top and sides, traces of silvering to the surface; a mount in the form of a four leafed flower with traces of gilding to the surface, three attachment lugs to the back; a mount in the form of an abstract scrolling plant motif; an oval mount with domed centre with incised triangle decoration, pelleted border and plate to one end with scrolling plant motif, large suspension ring to one end and two attachment lugs to the back; a belt plate with pelleted border with scrolling plant motif and strap hook to one side; a key with diamond-shaped openwork handle with three lugs; a harness decoration with two openwork fleur-de-lys suspended from a ring; an iron S-shaped rod with horse head to each end, ribbed collar half way along and square section with diamond to the centre; a gilt bronze mount in the form of a cherub head; a figure of a saint holding large cross and dressed in long robes; a pendant with a elongated nude female figure, hands on hips; a belt plate with stylised plant motitf, gilding between and rivet holes to the edge. 187 grams total, 17-59mm (3/4 - 2 1/4"). From an old German collection, formed in the 1990s. [15, No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.