Spherical pendant with a silver crimp made of rings, forming a buckle of the top.
Rock crystal and silver.
Merovingian, discovered near Mülhofen (Rhineland), 6th century A.D.
H.: 5 cm.
Discovered in a Frankish woman’s grave near Mülhofen (Rhineland), Dr Leo- pold Seligmann, Germany.
Ex private collection of G.F. Reber, Lausanne, Switzerland, acquired in 1930. Ex German private collection, acquired ca. 1982.
Ex English private collection, acquired in 1984.
Published in :
Herman Ball and Paul Graupe auction, Die Sammlung Dr. Leopold Seligmann, Köln, Berlin, 28th-29th April, 1930, lot 79.
Sotheby’s Auction, London, 9th-10th July, 1984, lot 59.