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1st-2nd century AD. A bronze mirror or trulla handle, flat in section with crescentic upper end and scrolled lower end; the surface formed with symmetrically placed low-relief palmettes, vine tendrils with grapes and foliage, reserved against the field enamelled in green, dark blue and red. See Mattusch, C.C. Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples, Washington, 2008 item 30 for type. 97 grams, 13cm (5"). Property of a Connecticut, USA, collector; formerly with Edward Smith, USA; acquired in the early 1980s.


Fine condition. Rare.

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Roman Enamelled Mirror Handle

Estimate £2,500 - £3,500May 23, 2017
Starting Price £2,400
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