• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 106

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED STEMLESS CUP

    CLOSE TO THE MELEAGER PAINTER, CIRCA 380 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ATTIC RED-FIGURED STEMLESS CUP
    CLOSE TO THE MELEAGER PAINTER, CIRCA 380 B.C.
    Each side with three nude youths, one side with two youths wearing mantles over their shoulders, the other side with the central figure wearing a mantle over his shoulder, each with a fillet in added white, triple palmettes below the handles; the interior with an encircling band of ivy below the rim, the leaves reserved with vines and berries in added white, the tondo with stamped linked palmettes framed by ovolo, the underside with concentric circles in black
    6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diameter excluding handles


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    Provenance

    with Galerie Gudea, Paris, 1991 (Vases Grecs, no. 7).
    with Charles Ede, London, 1999 (Pottery from Athens, no. 9).


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this is now considered Close to the Meleager Painter.