Etruscan bronze ladle - ex Sotheby's

Object number
Object: Ladle

Material: Massive bronze

Date: Late 4th - 3rd century B.C.
Late Etruscan

Description:    Ladle with long narrow flat handle, a shallow circular bowl with recessed rim and a swan's head on the end of the handle.

Size: Length 240 mm, diameter of bowl ca. 60 mm

Condition: Very good condition, undamaged, with thick patina. Sticker "1167" on bottom of bowl.

Reference: 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

Provenance: 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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