Description: A small grey flint knife with dense blue-white patination, bifacially flaked and the margin retouched, with a point at one end and the opposite edge slightly concave. Some minor iron staining and some small inoffensive edge chips, otherwise condition good. Found at Eriswell, near Mildenhall, Suffolk.
Size: 36 mm/1.4 ins. in length
Culture: Neolithic to Early Bronze Age
Date: c. 3500-1600 B.C.
Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey, and 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.