27 October 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
AN APULIAN GNATHIA WARE BOTTLE
CIRCA 300 B.C.
Decorated with a profile female head, the reverse with a dove, spotted red fillets hanging between with rosettes and foliate sprays in the field, a band of ovolo around the neck, 4¼ in. (11.1 cm.) high; and two similar lekythoi, one with profile female head wearing spotted red sphendone, flanked by spiral trails; the other with a bearded figure of Silenus holding a flower, both circa 300 B.C., 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high max., all with red, yellow and white painted details (3)
Formerly in a Swiss private collection.
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J. Dorig, Art Antique, Collections Privées de Suisse Romande, Mainz, 1975, nos. 292, 294 and 295.
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