A pair of Greek pottery vessels. The first is a chalice with a thin black slip, H: 4" (10.1 cm), a more unusual shape with a minor repair to the base. The second vessel is an Xenon-Ware cup with split handle and a geometric design in orange on one side, H: 2 3/4" (7 cm). Intact. Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950’s & 60’s.
A beautiful Hellenistic Megarian red-ware bowl, 2nd - 1st Century BC, the base centering a rosette, molded relief with petals radiating from a central rosette, small chevron-type devices between. Intact with two very minor rim nicks. D: 3" (7.6 cm); H: 2 1/8" (5.3 cm). Ex C.A. collection, Geneva, formed in the 1970’s. A lovely piece!
An attractive South Italian crème buff bottle, c. 4th Century BC, with striping in a deep brown slip. Intact with a few minor rim chips. H: 5 7/8" (14.9 cm). Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950’s & 60’s.
A miniature Xenon-ware cup, c. 350 - 325 BC, with semi-hemispherical body and two small loop handles. Intact and with nicely painted stylized wave pattern on either side. W: 4 1/4" (10.8 cm). Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950’s & 60’s.
An Etruscan imitation of a Proto-Corinthian aryballos with prancing lions, c. 7th Century BC, with tall, tapering body with flat base, and small flat handle attached to wide, flat rim. Nice decoration consisting of purple and brown banding above and below three attenuated lions. H: 4" (10.2 cm). Antique restoration to rim, otherwise intact. Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950’s & 60’s.
An Anatolian black-ware pottery jar, c. 3rd Millennium BC, the body spherical with two opposing pierced lugs and a small nipple, the neck wide and cylindrical with two opposing perforations just below the flared mouth, on three conical legs. The vessel is decorated with incised designs including two bands of triangles and a major zigzag pattern around the side of the body. An area of repair on the side of the body and near the rim, one leg restored and one reattached. A very rare and desirable v ...click for details
A detailed terracotta horse head, Roman, 4th - 5th Century AD, molded in naturalistic style with large eyes and flowing mane. A groove runs along the central portion where the molds lines would have been, a small vent hole on the neck, remains of a tab at back. Intact, traces of white dressing and some age deposits. H: 6" (15.2 cm). Ex Chicago Private collection.
A fragment of a stamped terracotta tile or brick, Roman-Byzantine, c. 4th - 7th Century AD, the partial inscription reading '…KON… XAΛK…’, The bottom of the piece retains the original edge. Light deposits throughout. 5 7/8" x 5" (14.9 cm). Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired in the 1950’s - 60’s.
A Roman Rare red-ware terracotta horse head, North Africa, c. 2nd - 3rd Century AD, with attractive style and detail. H: 1 1/2" (3.8 cm). Mounted on a lucite base. Ex Thomas Cotterill Collection, 19th Century.
A Roman terracotta figure of a lady, c. 3rd Century AD, veiled, wearing a long gown, her hands grasping the voluminous folds. She wears a serene expression, her hair styled back in ridges, her necklace just visible above the top of her gown. H: 6 1/2" (16.4 cm). Small area of 19th century restoration on the back, probably incorporating the air vent. Nice style and detail. Ex old English private collection.