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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.

Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art by ArtemisGallery LIVE. February 13, 2015, 9:00 AM MST, Erie , CO, USA