5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN ANATOLIAN POTTERY MUG
Circa 1800-1600 B.C.
In the form of a cat head, naturalistically rendered with erect ears, small circular eyes and a projecting muzzle, concave on the interior, a loop handle at the side
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) long
Possibly Louis de Clerq (1836-1901), Paris.
Comtesse Martine de Behague, Paris.
Vincente de Boisgelin.
with N. Koutoulakis, Paris and Geneva, late 1970s.
with Galerie Samarcande, Paris, circa 1980.
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