Description: A Gnathia Ware black glazed oinochoe with trefoil lip and vine leaf and tendril decoration in white on the shoulder, with a reserved band around the base. Some small chips, scratches and patchy wear particularly on the lower part of the vessel. A detached sherd on the trefoil lip refixed using metal rivets, with a small piece missing, some wear to the decoration and the white colour with a dirty patina, but a nice old collection piece. An old label on the base states this is from Pompeii.
Size: 171 mm/6.7 ins. high
Culture: Greek South Italian Colonies
Date: c. 4th Century B.C.
Provenance: Part of Lot 158, Sotheby’s Antiquities, Islamic, Indian and South-East Asian Art Sale, The Colonnade Galleries, New Bond Street, London, 28 October 1993. Afterwards part of an extraordinary and extensive collection of ancient, Asian, modern art and luxury items assembled from the 1970s to the early 2000s by a buyer believed to be from the Middle East, after which it was warehoused for nearly 20 years. The collection is believed to have been assembled as an investment.
Photographed in both natural and artificial light.
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