Lot 111

A PAIR OF ROMAN BRONZE LION COFFER HANDLES Circa 2nd – 3rd Century A.D. Each circular handle finely cast, with the head of a lion in high relief in the centre, with the waves of the mane individually depicted, the brows, eyes and muzzle naturalistically cast, the open mouth with tongue sticking out, between the jaws a loose ridged handle hangs,  17cm diameter, 22cm high inc. handle and 17.6cm diameter, 21.5cm high inc. handle, (2) Provenance: Collection of Mr & Mrs Cleo & Diana Deregibus, New York, USA. 1950’s; thence by descent to their son William Deregibus.

Estimate: £4,000-£6,000