8 June 2004
AN APULIAN GNATHIAN-WARE BOTTLE
CIRCA 330-320 B.C.
With a bust of the winged goddess Iris on one side, wearing a white sakkos, her outstretched wings framing her face, elaborate scrolling tendrils along the other side, running S's below the scene, rays and zigzag on the neck
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1990 (One Thousand Years of Ancient Greek Vases, no. 130).
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Offered on November 29, this exceptional single malt is expected to set a new world auction record. Specialist Tim Triptree MW explains why
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