Description: A group of three mottled grey flint knives, made from pointed elongate flakes, all predominantly retouched on one side with the ventral faces smooth. Overall condition good and a nice group. All found on the Yorkshire Wolds.
Size: 45-56 mm/1.8-2.2 ins. in length
Culture: Neolithic to Middle Bronze Age
Date: c. 2500-1200 B.C.
Provenance: All ex Dr H.A. Fawcett Collection and with his collectors mark.
Background: Dr Hugh Alderson Fawcett (1891-1982) built up an important collection of ancient implements, weapons and ornaments that eventually numbered some eight thousand items. The bulk of this collection is now in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, but Fawcett previously sold or traded many pieces in order to improve his collection. His distinctive monogram and careful recording of provenance makes his pieces readily identifiable.
An opportunity to acquire some British artefacts from a renown collection put together by an astute and fastidious collector.
UK sale only please.