Seller: punxy (2,068) 100%, Location: San Francisco, Ships to: Americas, Europe, JP, Item: 261507444788 Details: punxy Store Outstanding Large Celtic Bronze Axe c. 1400 BCE This fine Celtic bronze age axe or adze is one of the largest and most beautiful examples youll ever find. It is 18cm (7") in length and of the classic bronze age form, elegantly proportioned, with a curved cutting edge and winged mounting flanges. It is in superb condition with a beautiful, unrestored patina showing several shades of green mineralization. It comes with a finely crafted brass and wood stand which I designed and fabricated in the style of museum mounting that I developed when I was a restorer at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in the 1970s). Provenance: Ex private collection of a New York-based archaeologist. I acquired it in the mid-1970s in trade for restoration work. According to the archaeologist, the axe was excavated in the 1960s. I prefer payments via PayPal, but if you are unable to use PayPal I will accept personal checks drawn on Canadian or U.S. bank accounts. Payments made by check will have to wait for the check to clear before shipping. European buyers may also pay via bank transfer to our bank account in Amsterdam. The shipping costs I specify in my listings are for postage to the U.S. and Canada. Please contact me before bidding for shipping costs to other countries. All quoted shipping costs are for the actual cost of postage. I never charge those greedy handling fees. I'm happy to ship worldwide (with the exception of Italy, the Middle East, Africa and some parts of Eastern Europe), but any shipments outside the U.S. and Canada will be at your own risk, since the insurance provided by Canada Post may not cover these shipments. In addition, Canada Post will not insure jewelry or works of art, so shipment of these items will also be at you own risk. By bidding on an item you agree to abide by these conditions. I expect payments to be made promptly, but I'm willing to be flexible in extenuating circumstances. Please contact me if you are unable to make the payment within 2-3 days and I will work with you to resolve the problem. I've been selling (and buying) on eBay for more than 15 years and as far as I know, all of my buyers have been happy with their purchases. I put a serious effort into providing good photographs and accurate, knowledgeable descriptions so you know exactly what you're bidding on. I pack items very carefully and in all my years of selling on eBay, I've never had an item arrive damaged. When you buy an item from me you can be confident that it is exactly as described and that it will arrive undamaged.