A Neolithic flint fabricator found at Herringswell, Suffolk

A Neolithic flint fabricator found at Herringswell, Suffolk

Code: 2751


Description: A mottled grey flint fabricator with dense white patination, the implement slightly twisted in profile. Some iron staining but condition good, found at Herringswell, Suffolk.

Size: 79 mm/3.1 ins. in length

Culture: Neolithic

Date: c. 2000-3500 B.C.

Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection with his collectors mark.

Background: Fred Sydney 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.