• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 31

    A LARGE CORINTHIAN POTTERY KOTYLE

    MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE CORINTHIAN POTTERY KOTYLE
    MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Finely potted, decorated on the exterior with a frieze of interlocking alternate crimson and black lotus buds between crimson and black encircling bands, a row of short wavy lines below the rim, rays emanating from the base, the interior black glazed, with a crimson band around the rim, a double band around the middle and a thick band around the tondo, the underside of the base with central dot and concentric bands of varying thickness
    6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high, 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) diam. between handles


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Mme Laux, France, acquired between the 1960s-1980s.
    With Antiken Kabinett, Frankfurt, Germany, acquired in the early 1990s.