A small Greek South Italian black glazed oinochoe, 4th Century B.C.

A small Greek South Italian black glazed oinochoe, 4th Century B.C.

Code: 2610

£395.00
 

Description: A small black glazed oinochoe with trefoil lip and high-arched handle, decorated with worn chevron and 'z' designs on the body. Some scratches and surface wear particularly affecting the decoration, a chip to the underside of the base, but otherwise condition good and a nice example, Xenon Ware.

Size: 152 mm/6 ins. high

Culture: Greek South Italian Colonies

Date: 4th Century B.C.

Provenance: Part of Lot 540 in Bonhams Antiquities Sale, Knightsbridge, London, 16 May 2002, listed as ex Collection of Monsieur S.C.  Afterwards part of an extraordinary and extensive collection of ancient, Asian and modern art and luxury items assembled from the 1970s to the early 2000s by a buyer believed to have been from the Middle East, after which it was warehoused for nearly 20 years. The collection is believed to have been assembled as an investment.