Lot 817: Stone Age Danish Axe-Hammer and Sickle Group
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Neolithic, 4th-2nd millennium BC. A mixed stone group comprising: a ground and polished axe-hammer with perforation to receive shaft, in a mottled dorite stone, with an old inked label in Danish yxa från Skirsocken arn efter M.P. Jansson 1928'; a bifacial knapped crescent sickle-knife, in brown-grey flint showing some wear polish to convex edge and surfaces. See Glob, P. V., Danske Oldsager II, Yngre Stenalder, Copenhagen, 1952, nos.551 and 593 for similar examples. 293 grams total, 90-120mm (3 1/2 - 4 3/4"). Property of a West London gentleman; acquired on the London art market before 1995; formerly in a Scandinavian collection before 1930. [2, No Reserve]
Condition Report: Very fine condition.