Lot 87. An Roman gold and glass necklace, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.
Provenance: with The Merrin Gallery, New York.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1990.
Note: The necklace is composed of embossed foliate elements joined together with wire loops on the reverse. It is centered by a rectangular box-shaped element set with green glass. The terminals are modeled in the form of dolphins above a hook-and-loop closure. For related examples, see nos. 16 and 17 in J. Spier, Treasures of the Ferrell Collection.
Christie's. Antiquities, New York, 13 October 2020.