9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED BELL-KRATER
ATTRIBUTED TO THE LUCERA PAINTER, CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
The obverse with a nude satyr and a nude youth, possibly Dionysos, the satyr to the left leaning forward and stepping up on a rock, a patera in his left hand, reaching forward with his right, the youth seated on his mantle, a phiale in his left hand, a thyrsos in his right, rosettes in the field; the reverse with two standing draped youths, quartered balls above; an encircling band of meander and dotted crossed squares below the scenes, laurel below the rim, palmettes and tendrils below the handles, lines on the handle roots, details in added white
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
with Jacques Grange, Paris, 1997.
French Private Collection.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Paris, 15 September 2005, lot 438.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Paris, 7 November 2007, lot 504.