29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE HYDRIA
ATTRIBUTED TO THE LIBATION GROUP, CLOSE TO THE MANCHESTER PAINTER, CIRCA 350-320 B.C.
With a draped female figure, holding a phiale and situla, facing a warrior wearing a Oscan costume, short tunic with broad belt, triple corselet and greaves, cloak fastened at neck, holding spear and shield with Medusa device, palmettes and foliate tendrils under the handles, band of waves below, rays on neck, details in added yellow and white
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Formerly in the Grossmann Collection, Germany, formed in the early 20th century; acquired Charles Ede Ltd., London, October 1997.
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