4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF AN UPSTATE NEW YORK COLLECTOR
SIX APULIAN GNATHIAN-WARE VESSELS
CIRCA 330-320 B.C.
Including a trefoil oinochoe, with ornamental bands on the front panel composed of tongues, dotted zigzag, beading, key and grape vine; a smaller trefoil oinochoe with ovolo and grape vine; a mug with ivy vine; two skyphoi, the obverse of one with a three-sided grape arbor, a patera and a wreath in the center, decorative bands above, the reverse with a simplified three-sided grape arbor, a rosette in the center, dotted ovolo above; the other with an ivy vine between decorative bands on the obverse, a single decorative band on the reverse; and a cup-skyphos, each side with a three-sided grape arbor, one side with a grape cluster in the center, the other side with a rosette in the center, all with details in added white, red and yellow
Largest: 9 in. (22.9 cm.) high (6)
Two skyphoi and mug: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15 June, 1988, lot 295.
One Oinochoe: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 30 June 1989, lot 260.
Other oinochoe and cup-skyphos: New York Art Market, late 1980s.
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