Description: A good-sized grey flint pointed arrowhead with dense blue-white patination, the edge retouched on one side. Found on the Yorkshire Wolds.
Size: 43 mm/1.7 ins. in length
Date: c. 3000 B.C.
Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey, with his collectors mark.
Background: Mr Fred Clark (1923-2016) ran the Old Curiosity Shoppe, The Quadrant, Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, in the 1970’s-1980’s selling a range of collectables. A passionate collector and field-walker, he built up a fine collection of antiquities, notable for British prehistoric items, a significant number of which he obtained through trade with Dr. H.A. Fawcett. Like Fawcett, he was meticulous in documenting his collection, even the most humble tools were catalogued and fully labelled with locality, accession number and his characteristic monogram.
UK sale only please.