London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
A SICILIAN TERRACOTTA ASKOS IN THE FORM OF A MOUSE, RANDAZZO GROUP (IVY SERIES)
CIRCA 425 B.C.
The vessel modelled in the form of a mouse with pointed nose, black ears and four small feet, an ivy tendril with ten leaves encircling its back, the vase neck with black-glazed rim emerging from the mouse's back, two small ring handles to either side, a narrow spout emerging at the rear end above the tail
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long
Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein; acquired by Prince Johann II (1840-1929) in the late 19th/early 20th Century.
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For a similar mouse askos, cf. Christie's London, The Leo Mildenberg Collection of Ancient Animals, 26-27 October 2004, lot 66.
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