An attractive Late Medieval jar from Britain, 14th - 15th Century, high fired and crème-colored, with single handle, flared foot and light ribbing. H: 9 1/4" (23.5 cm). Intact and a pleasing example of this utilitarian pottery of the period. Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950’s & 60’s.
A Midland Purple-ware jar from Derbyshire, Britain, 14th - 15th Century. An intact example of this coarse, high fired pottery with a single handle, flared foot and grooved decoration. A few minor rim chips. H: 8 1/2" (21.6 cm). Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950’s & 60’s.
An inscribed Byzantine bronze cross, 10th - 12th Century AD, with knobs at the end of the flared arms, an inscription on the horizontal bars. Some losses, but nicely patinated and quite attractive. Greek inscription appears to read "THAGIOI - GEORGHOC" split unevenly across the middle (appears THAGIOIGE-ORGHOC"), likely referring to St. George. 2 3/4" x 3 5/8" (6.9 x 9.2 cm). Ex Los Angeles private collection.
A nice grey buff Byzantine cylindrical vessel, c. 4th - 5th Century AD, with pointed base, the neck slightly tapered with collared mouth. H: 9 5/8" (24.6 cm). Intact with minor rim chip and age cracks. Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950’s & 60’s.