29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A CAMPANIAN RED-FIGURE FISH PLATE
ATTRIBUTED TO THE D'AGOSTINO PAINTER, CIRCA 330 B.C.
With three two-banded bream swimming around a central garum (fish sauce) recess, the down-turned rim with reverse wave pattern, details in added white
7¼ in. (18.1 cm.) diam.
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Formerly in the Curti Collection, Switzerland; acquired from Rhea Galerie, Zurich, November 2003.
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