Bronze Bracelet, Copper Beads, Vietnam, Dong Son Dynasty, Ca. 550 BCE. Estimated Price: $500 – $700. Photo Artemis Gallery
stunning cast bronze bracelet from this Bronze Age culture of ancient Vietnam adorned with a double row of spherical, bivalve copper beads. Dong Son artisans were skilled bronze casters as is evident by the form and quality of this piece of ancient jewelry. Amazing green-blue patina. Custom, museum-quality stand. Size: 3 ½ » in diameter, 4″ across to beads, 7 ¼ » tall on stand. One bead missing. Otherwise in excellent condition, save for minor surface wear and encrustation.
Provenance: Ex-private Pickard Collection, Oklahoma City, OK, Mr. Pickard began his collection in 1959 following university studies; Walter Seifried, I-Bead Antique and Ancient Art, Cincinnati and Santa Fe.