Romano-British Enamelled Openwork Brooch

GBP 425.00

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Object Description

A finely cast Romano-British bronze plate brooch decorated with vibrant blue enamel. The brooch features a central plate formed from four symmetrical discs, decorated with a smaller, concentric circle. Each disc would of once held vibrant enamelled inlays. The smaller concentric circles at the centre are coloured a vivid, lapis-lazuli hued blue. A crescental loop joins two discs together, creating a cross-shape to the overall design. Each loop is further embellished with small diagonal incisions and three small lugs, decorated with the same bright blue enamel. There is a hinge at the reverse, which would of held an original pin, and a rectangular catch plate. A beautiful example of a rare variant.

Date: Circa 2nd century AD

Object History

From a Surrey gentleman’s collection (DG), purchased on the London Art Market from an ADA member, formed 1990’s onward.

Object Condition

Very fine condition. Some loss of enamel. Pin missing.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:4.2 x 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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