15 April 2015
TWO APULIAN GNATHIAN-WARE BOTTLES
ATTRIBUTED TO THE WHITE SAKKOS GROUP, CIRCA 320 B.C.
Comprising a piriform bottle with everted down-turned rim, with Nike head in profile to the left wearing a sakkos, wings and dotted rosette either side, bands of rays and dotted ovolo above, dots below; and a squat bottle, everted disc rim, with Nike head in profile to left wearing sakkos, wings and scrolling tendrils either side, with band of 'S' above
5 in. (12.8 cm.) high and 3 ¾ in. (8.5 cm.) high respectively
Private collection, Canada.
with Petit Musée, Montreal, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1998.
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Please note this lot now comprises only the piriform bottle, the piece on the right of the illustration. The revised estimate for the bottle is £1,000-1,500.
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