Vessel escutcheon by Unknown Artist

D-shaped plate integrally cast with a clasp-like collar and a suspension loop.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
11.9 x 11.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£900 ( Total: £900)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Mr P Wynne and Mr D Jacques

The plate is decorated with a design of two trumpet coils which curve around a pair of circular voids giving the impression of an anthropomorphic or zoomorphic face. The curvature of the plate suggests the escutcheon was mounted on a large globular vessel such as a cauldron.

Provenance

Found in 2002 by David Jacques while metal detecting in Shropshire near Wrexham on the Welsh border.

Venue details

Whitchurch Heritage Centre 12 St Mary's Street, WHITCHURCH Shropshire SY13 1QY 01948 664577 www.whitchurch-heritage.co.uk/

Entry details

Free to all

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