Description: A rejuvenated mottled grey flint polished axe, subrectangular in form, with most of the surface refashioned by flaking, but some small areas of the original polished surface remain near the cutting edge, found in Cambridgeshire.
Size: 124 mm/4.9 ins. in length
Date: c. 2500-3000 B.C.
Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey (and with his collectors mark). Ex Robert Stonard Collection, 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.