Etruscan bronze ladle - ex Sotheby's
Late 4th - 3rd century B.C.
Ladle with long narrow flat handle, a shallow circular bowl with recessed rim and a swan's head on the end of the handle.
Length 240 mm, diameter of bowl ca. 60 mm
Very good condition, undamaged, with thick patina. Sticker "1167" on bottom of bowl.
An almost identical ladle is published in M. Comstock & C. Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan & Roman Bronzes in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Boston 1971) Nr. 605
Acquired 2020 in a British auction house. Prom a North England private collection of a Lady, previously in the collection of her mother Mrs. Allan. Acquired 1967 at Sotheby's & Co New Bond Street, London (auction July 11, 1967, lot 74).
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