Celtic Bronze Boar Clothing Toggle

GBP 495.00

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Object Description

A Celtic boar clothing toggle cast from bronze. The animal’s anatomical features have been carefully rendered including the large snout, eyes, ears and curled tail. The fur has been highlighted with small incised marks covering the entity of the body. All four of the legs are bent along the side of the body while two T-shaped toggles project downwards from underneath the boar. A single vertical piercing is visible through the centre of the body, now blocked. The animal is mounted on a custom-made stand.

Date: Circa 1st century BC – 1st century AD

Object History

‘The Ancient Menagerie Collection’ formerly the property of a Cambridgeshire lady, collected since the 1990s and acquired from auctions and dealers throughout Europe and the USA, now ex London collection.

Object Condition

Fine condition, patination to the surface. Measurements of the toggle itself; 4.2cm length, 1cm width, 2.5cm height

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:3 x H:4 x D:4.2 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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