Exceptional Norman Bronze Buckle

GBP 1,200.00

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Object Description

An exceptional Norman Romanesque buckle made from highly gilded bronze, and cast in the form of two fantastical birds standing. The birds are depicted opposite one another with their talons apparent; their tails are long, and rest curled behind them, following the natural curve of the buckle itself. The left bird’s body features fine granulations to represent feathers, while the feathered body of the bird opposite has been accomplished through fine vertical striations. Between the two birds features a heraldic rhomboid shaped plaque, possibly of heraldic significance.

Date: Circa 12th Century AD

Object Condition

Very fine condition, crossbar missing and some rubbing to gilding.

Object Details

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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