London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED FISH-PLATE
ATTRIBUTED TO THE FLATFISH PAINTER, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
With a dog fish, flatfish and bream, swimming around a central garum (fish sauce) recess, two clams and a shrimp in the field, the recess with rays, dotted band around the edge, down-turned rim with band of laurel, details in added white
8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam.
European private collection, acquired before 1990.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7752 3002
+44 (0)20 7752 3219
For the Flatfish Painter cf. I. McPhee and A. D. Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-plates, Basel, 1987, pp. 118-120, nos 5-29.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer surveys some magnificent examples, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
Orlando Rock, Chairman of Christie’s UK, and Robert Copley, International Head of Furniture, on the telltale techniques of Britain’s greatest furniture-maker
From the Côte d’Azur to the Cayman Islands, 5 exclusive residences looking on to wonderful waterscapes — all from Christie’s International Real Estate