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Lot 21

A European copper alloy multiple spiral fibula, Bronze Age, circa 12th-10th Century B.C.,...

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Lot 21

A European copper alloy multiple spiral fibula, Bronze Age, circa 12th-10th Century B.C.,...

Price Realised: £6,035

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 21

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A European copper alloy multiple spiral fibula, Bronze Age, circa 12th-10th Century B.C., formed from a single length of wire, the triple-looped hinge extending to form the pin running the entire length of the fibula, the other end of the pin looped over itself to secure the pin, then extending to form a large spiral disc; thinner lateral wires, secured by three rectangular plates, are formed into four smaller pairs of spirals, 30.7cm long

Provenance: N.H. collection, Munich, Germany in the 1990s; with Harmakhis Gallery, Belgium, acquired from the above; Acquired by the present owner from above in 2015

Multiple spiral fibulae such as this example are some of the most elaborate spiral fibulae from the Late Bronze Age. The size and unwieldy nature of this fibula suggests it was a non-functional high-status object. Complex multiple spiral fibulae of this type are eye-catching but remain enigmatic.

 

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
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Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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