London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED COLUMN KRATER
CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Side A: a crouching bearded satyr approaching the reclining figure of Dionysos; side B: two bearded warriors carrying spears, cloaks draped over their shoulder; apotropaic eye under each handle, rays around the rim, double dotted band around the edge, rays around the foot, details in added white
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
Swiss private collection, 1960s-70s.
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
This lot is accompanied by a Thermoluminescence report from Laboratory Ralf Kotalla, Haigerloch.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Ancient jewellery styles are in vogue, but original pieces that can be thousands of years old are surprisingly affordable
Discover an Assyrian gypsum relief, a Roman marble torso of Hercules, plus works by Hammershøi, Régnier, Courbet and more
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
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer surveys some magnificent examples, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
Looking back on a week of auctions featuring masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.