GREEK RED FIGURE POTTERY

The Pinnacle Of Ancient Ceramic Art



LARGE PLATTERS LEKYTHOI SKYPHOI
OINOCHOE LEKANOI EPICHYSOI


LARGE RED FIGURE VESSELS

WITH EXPORT PERMIT FROM THE LOUVRE

11075. APULIAN GREEK RED-FIGURE BELL KRATER, Greek colonies in Southern Italy, 4th century BC. The obverse with a young lady wearing a himation over her chiton, holding out a large platter she is offering to a nude satyr seated on rocks holding a tympanum. The reverse depicting two robed, diademed noble youths standing on either side of an altar, one making an offering over it, Greek key ground line below. The vessel with wide flat rim and twin upturned handles on the sides, large wave pattern under the rim. 9.5 x 10.5 inches. Small scratch one side that can be easily restored, otherwise completely intact and original with no repair, restoration or repainting.

Provenance: The Princeton Collection, acquired by the current owner from a European dealer in the 1980s-1990s. Accompanied by French export permit #011643 from the Louvre museum dated January 29, 1993.

$4500.



RED FIGURE PLATES & PLATTERS

7229. GREEK RED FIGURE FOOTED PLATTER, c. 4th century BC. On pedestal base, the tondo decorated with the large head of a beautiful stylish girl wearing a pearl necklace, two upright square loop handles. 6 inches in diameter, 2 inches high.

$3250.



9668. GREEK RED FIGURE PEDESTAL PLATE, ca. 4th century BC. The plate on pedestal base with the large head of a lady framed by curlicues on the tondo, dash pattern around the rim. 1.5 x 4.8 inches. Insignificant firing crack as made, otherwise in nice condition.

$1450.



RED FIGURE LEKYTHOI

ATTRIBUTED TO THE BOWDOIN PAINTER

11120. ATTIC RED-FIGURE LEKYTHOS. Greece, Athens, about 470 BC. The lekythos depicting the figure of a beautifully painted winged Nike (Goddess of Victory) flying right with head reverted and carrying a disk (victory wreath?) in her left hand, Greek key designs above and below. Of exceptionally beautiful classical style. Provenance: The Princeton Collection, acquired at Christie's Antiquities sale 6 July 1994. Attributed by Christie's to the Bowdoin Painter.

The Bowdoin Painter is known for his Attic red-figured lekythoi painted in the finest high classical style. His pieces are featured in major museums including two in the J. Paul Getty Museum, and others in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walter's Art Museum, and the Princeton Art Museum.

$14,000.



11121. ATTIC RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS. Athens, Greece, 5th-4th century BC. With winged female figure bearing a casket.

$2250.



8124. MUSEUM QUALITY ATTIC RED FIGURED LEKYTHOS, c. 425-400 BC. The small lekythos with a finely painted sphinx, egg and dart pattern on shoulder. 3.6 inches. Choice and intact.

$4500.



9656. CLASSIC ATTIC RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ca. 5th century BC. Decorated with the bust of a young maiden in exceptionally fine Classical style. 3.1 inches. Repair to neck and upper handle. A beautiful little vase.

$3450.



9685. CLASSIC ATTIC RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ca. 5th century BC. The vessel with a standing female gesturing expressively to the right. 5.5 inches. Rim chip reattached, otherwise intact.

$2500.



9686. CLASSIC ATTIC RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS WITH NUDE BOY, ca. 5th century BC. The vessel depicting a corpulent youth, nude but for a garland around his waist, on his hands and knees with one hand outstretched to the left. 3.25 inches. Handle reattached, otherwise intact. Rare possibly an erotic depiction. Masterfully rendered.

Another opinion is that the lekythos depicts a small child crawling towards a table on which his/her chous is placed (not shown on the pottery), the gift of the important "day of the Choen". In mid February Attic and Ionian Greeks celebrated a 3 day holiday in honor of Dionysos. On the first day, the Pithoidia, the wine of the last year was drunk for the first time. On the second day, the Choen, they conducted wine drinking challenges and championships and on the third day, the Chytren, they remembered the dead by donating food sacrifices. On the 2nd day they also introduced the 3 year old children into society by giving them a chous. The chous day had the same importance as birthdays and marriages. The crawling child depiction is usually shown on chous, which are typically 6-8 cm high as is this example. Often children who unfortunately died before their 3rd birthday were buried with a chous. Reference: Ingeborg Scheibler, Griechische Topferkunst, Munchen 1995, p. 50-51.

$4500.



9654. A GREEK RED FIGURE LEKYTHOS, ca. 4th century BC. The tall necked vessel with the head of a fashionable lady flanked by palmettes. 6 inches. Small firing line behind head.

$1850.



6765. ATTIC GREEK RED FIGURE SQUAT LEKYTHOS, ca. 4th century BC. Head of a lady with her hair in a sakkos. 4.5". From an old European collection. Neck reattached.

$1850.



RED FIGURE SKYPHOS

6763. A GREEK RED FIGURE OWL CUP, c. 4th cent BC. Painted with owls and laurels both sides. 5.5" across handles.

$1850.



9617. A GREEK RED FIGURE SKYPHOS, ca. 4th century BC. The double handled wine cup with heads of elegant ladies both sides, palmettes under the handles. 3.75 x 5.5 across handles. Intact with light deposits (the piece has been lightly oiled to render them transparent but needs a professional cleaning to bring out its beauty).

$1450.



6764. A GREEK RED FIGURED SKYPHOS, c. 4th c. BC. With Eros holding a mirror on one side, a lady with a mirror on the other. 4.3"h. Stable line in rim. Exceptional style.

$2500.



RED FIGURE OINOCHOE

9667. GREEK RED FIGURE OINOCHOE, ca. 4th century BC. The pinched rim pitcher with head of a lady between palmettes, a wave pattern above. 2.75 x 3.75 inches. Excellent condition with light ancient deposits.

$1450.



6762. ATTIC GREEK RED FIGURE OINOCHOE, c. 4th century BC. Painted with the head of a young satyr. 4.2". Minor repair to rim.

$1450.



8257. A GREEK RED FIGURE TALL-NECK OINOCHOE, c. 4th century BC. The black-glazed pitcher with pinched trefoil rim and single strap handle, decorated in the front with the reserved head of a lady. Added details in white and yellow. Professional repair. Height: 10".

$1650.



RED FIGURE LEKANIS

8256. UNUSUALLY LARGE RED FIGURE LEKANIS, c. 4th century BC. The lid with heads of stylish ladies with palmettes, details in added white. The Lid neatly repaired from large shards, some glaze loss to base. 7.5 x 11". Much larger than usual example.

$3500.



7597. A GREEK RED FIGURE LEKANIS, ca. 4th century BC. The lidded vessel with busts of two ladies with elaborate hairdos and palmettes on the top. Added details in white. Top with professional repair. Dimensions: 3.8" x 3.8".

$850.



9677. A GREEK RED FIGURE LEKANIS, c. 4th c. BC. With the heads of fashionable ladies & palmettes. 3.8". Chip on foot restored else intact.

$850.



9009. A GREEK RED FIGURE LEKANIS. South Italy, ca. 4th century BC. The double handled vessel with heads of elegant ladies and palmettes decorating the knobbed lid. 3.8 x 5.8 inches. Some deposits. Intact.

$1250.



9010. A GREEK RED FIGURE LEKANIS. South Italy, ca. 4th century BC. The double handled vessel with heads of elegant ladies and palmettes decorating the knobbed lid. 3 x 4.75 inches. Some deposits. Intact.

$950.



9687. A GREEK RED FIGURE LEKANIS, c. 4th century BC. The lid with nicely styled heads of stylish ladies separated by palmettes. 6" across handles. Intact with light deposits. Added details in white. Considerably better than the washed out image.

$1850.



RED FIGURE EPICHYSIS