4 June 2008,
Price realised USD 10,000
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED EPICHYSIS
CIRCA 340-320 B.C.
With a seated draped female on the shoulders holding a wreath and a cluster of grapes, a plant, a small window and a fillet in the field, framed on either side by palmettes; with rays on the neck, dotted ovolo on the flange, a palmette at the base of the handle, a band of laurel in added white on the body, and molded heads where the handle joins the spout
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
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with Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, 1960s.
Swiss Private Collection.
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