4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,500
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
AN ITALO-MEGARIAN WARE POTTERY BOWL
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
Mold-made and red-slipped, hemispherical in form, the base centered by a disk enclosing a lion in profile to the left, his head turned frontal, from which radiates a composite floral of four nymphaea petals and four acanthus petals, with rosettes in between, a broad band of scrolling tendrils above, a thin band of bead-and-reel below the rim
4¾ in. (12 cm.) diameter
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Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 29 November 1989, lot 324.
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