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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 16

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LIP-CUP

    GROUP OF PAINTER OF MUNICH 9407, CIRCA 550 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED LIP-CUP
    GROUP OF PAINTER OF MUNICH 9407, CIRCA 550 B.C.
    The tondo with a cock facing right between two lotus buds, enclosed by alternating red and black tongues, each side of the exterior inscribed CHAIRE KAI PRIOME, a variation of "be merry and drink!," palmettes flanking the handles; details in added red and white
    5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) diameter, excluding handles


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    Provenance

    Antiquities, Sotheby's, London, 13-14 December 1982, lot 217.
    with Harmer Rooke Galleries, New York, 1992.
    with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York.
    Acquired by the current owner from the above, 1992.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CHARLES BRICKBAUER, BALTIMORE


    Literature

    R. Wachter, "Drinking Inscriptions on Attic Little-Master Cups: A Catalogue," (AVI 3), Kadmos 42, 2003, p. 169, no. 127, pl. 189.
    P. Heesen, Athenian Little-Master Cups, Amsterdam, 2011, p. 22, n. 146.
    Beazley Archive Database no. 7337.
    Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions Database no. 4793.