|Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 1301. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005.
Sold For $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
[Antiquities] GREEK. Gold bracelet.
1st century BC. An ornate gold and gemstone bracelet, diameter 60mm, width 18mm, total weight 33.66 grams. The hinged bracelet with applied decoration on a plain band background. Overall granulated decoration, with additional ornamentation composed of re-used jewelry components. The hollow gold globules are gold beads, halved and attached to the band. The gems are garnet, carnelian and a few glass beads, also split and inset into simple frames, with a lozenge-shaped central jewel over the sliding clasp of the catch. Cf. Hoffman & Davidson, Greek Gold
, 56. A fascinating piece of Hellenistic jewelry, possibly re-using heirloom jewels in its manufacture. Choice condition, sturdy construction, and completely functional, lacquered at one time. Rare. ($2000)