Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1332900
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,150.00
Bag-shaped jug with a flared rim and a high strap handle with horn-like projections on top.
Decorated with dark brown bands around the body. The front view with frames of spotted triangles and lozenges. Pairs of concentric circles around the lower belly.
Modelled by hand without a potter’s wheel. Very thin walled, meticulously applied decoration. The shape is primarily known from the northern Daunian area.
For a similar jug, cf. Beazley Archive no...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1332898
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,650.00
Richly decorated Saint-Valentin sessile kantharos with lozenge and laurel wreath panels.
The inside of the reserved diamonds with a dilute glaze design, the black diamonds with applied white filling. The lower section enhanced with a wreath of laurel leafs and berries in added white.
Tongue pattern along the rim and below the laurel wreath. The bottom of the foot with concentric circles in black glaze.
Group IV in the classification of Howard and Johnson, pp. 193-194...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1331024
Ostracon Ancient Art
$895.00
Boeotian kantharos with elegant high-arched handles. The tall upper wall flares towards the rim and shows a sharp flange close to the foot. The spreading ring foot with rounded outer face. Covered with a nice matt black glaze, the bottom reserved.
For a related vase, cf. item no. 24 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330808
Ostracon Ancient Art
$820.00
Rare Caeretan olla with fairly high belly and marked shoulder. The broad neck inset with a ridge at center and curving out at rim. Standing on a small flat base.
The shape is South Etruscan, similar items have been found at Cerveteri (Caere) – cf. item 18, p. 190f and no. 7, p. 258 in: Maria Bugli. Gli Etruschi e Cerveteri. Milan 1980.
Ceramic, Impasto
Etruscan, 7th century BC
H. 13.7 cm (5.4 in)
D. 15.8 cm (6.2 in)
Smooth reddish-brown impasto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1330807
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Tall Apulian net lekythos of spindly form with gloss-coated mouth. The neck is decorated with tongues, black bands frame the body which is covered with a net pattern of fine black lines.
For a related example, cf. item no. 272 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1984.
Ceramic
Greek Apulian, around 300 BC
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1329305
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Low bodied Attic jug with horizontal flanges at the belly and the base. The beaked spout flanked by two applied knobs rendered as rotelles. The high-swung strap handle from neck to shoulder.
The cushion shaped top with five delicate palmette stamps linked by very fine incised arcs.
The reserved incurving area between the flanges and the broad flat base show the distinct orange-red color of Attic clay.
For a related Atticizing epichysis from Northern Apulia cf...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1329303
Ostracon Ancient Art
$680.00
Black-glazed kylix of shallow curved bowl with a broad inset lip, slightly concave on the outside. The cup is standing on a characteristic thick spreading ring foot.
Dense black glaze, concentric circles and thin red wash on the reserved bottom.
For the discussion of the type as a whole cf. pp. 101-102 in: B. Sparkes, L. Talcott. The Athenian Agora. Vol. 12. Princeton 1970.
Ceramic
Athens, Inset Lip Class, 480-470 BC
D. 16.6 cm (6.5 in), W. over handles 22.8 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1329302
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Unusual dish decorated with four swans to left and rows of faded strokes for filling ornament.
The baseline and the rim with lines in applied red color. The inside of the dish is glazed black.
The Swan Group is formed by painters of miniature vessels usually decorated with swans.
As common with the group the swans are rendered cursorily in silhouette technique.
For similar examples cf. items no. 1275, 1281, 1287 and 1427 in: M. B. Moore and M. Z. Pease Philippides. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1328988
Ostracon Ancient Art
$580.00
The red-figure lid with two female heads between palmettes and stylized volutes.
The ‘Ladies of Fashion’ are nearly identical and wear ornate saccoi leaving a bun projecting at rear, a spiked stephane, earrings and a necklaces.
The lid’s knob with radiating strokes on top. The black-glazed dish has an inset flange to receive the lid and is set on a high hollow foot. Nice example of the type.
Ceramic
Apulian, ca. 330 BC
D. 9.5 cm (3.75 in)
H. 9.6 c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1328987
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,280.00
Boeotian vase with tapering walls standing on a pedestal foot. Two ribbon handles with spurs swing up from the rim and rejoin the vase at the lower carination.
The kantharos is the symbol of Dionysos, the Greek god of vine and vegetation, whose cult was very popular in the Boeotian area.
For a related vase cf. lot no. 110 in: Antikenmuseum Berlin. Antiken aus Berliner Privatbesitz. Berlin 1975.
Ceramic
Greek, Boeotian, 450-425 BC
H. handle 16.8 cm (6.6 in)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1328984
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Pristine Apulian oinochoe of rounded ribbed body swelling out from a low ring foot.
The lip is pinched into a trefoil pattern, creating three directions from which the contents could be poured. The handle with a protrusion on top arching from lip to the flat shoulder.
Ceramic
H. 10.8 cm (4.25 in)
Apulian, early 4th century BC
Intact. Fine quality with pristine and deep shiny black glaze.
Swiss private collection. In family possession before 1968.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1327762
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,650.00
Tubby woman seated on a stool, muffled in a himation which is drawn tight by her right arm.
The woman holds a mirror in front of her face, on her right hand a patera and ribbons.
A narrow window and a small ivy branch in the field. The stool and other details are highlighted with applied white color and embellished with yellow ochre.
The reverse with a female head wearing earrings, a necklace and a radiate crown. The sakkos drawn tight by a string, from which a bunch of hair...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1327308
Ostracon Ancient Art
$2,750.00
The frieze depicts three fully armed hoplites in a training situation. On the left the naked trainer holding a staff, the arm raised while giving some instructions.
The warriors wear crested helmets and safeguard themselves behind heavy shields and thrust with their spears.
Hoplites were free citizens of ancient Greek cities able to afford the required bronze armor suit and their weapons. They generally received basic military training.
Red dots as shield devices. Applied r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1325686
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3,850.00
In the field a woman pouring a liquid over the fire of a low altar. The woman is holding a staff with her left hand and a shallow phial with the outstretched right. She is clad with a heavy himation and a finely pleated chiton, her hair is on a sakkos.
The head is turned back with a nonsensical inscription coming out of her mouth – twelve red dots extend in the direction of the phial. Another pseudo inscription with eight vertically arranged dots between her head and the staff.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1318455
Ostracon Ancient Art
$650.00
Trefoil lipped oinochoe with a high handle slightly arched on top. The flat shoulder is decorated with rays in applied red, a downward wave pattern and a laurel wreath with berries go around the ovoid body.
The pronounced modeling orientates on more expensive jugs made in metal.
For a related item cf. no. 192 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1984.
Ceramic
Apulian, first half of the 4th Cen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1317119
Ostracon Ancient Art
$580.00
Miniature perfume vessel decorated with three running dogs between narrow encircling lines. Dot-rosettes in the field and on the shoulder. Solid rays on the rim and around the foot.
Conical shape pointed towards the hollowed foot. A strap handle joins the disk rim with the shoulder.
Ceramic
Proto-Corinthian, around 650 BC
H. 6.1 cm (2.4 in)
Neck and one fragment at the rim reattached. Creamy white slip with root marks. Black glaze partially worn and crazed in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1313501
Ostracon Ancient Art
$780.00
Fine black-glazed bottle delicately decorated with a white diagonal net pattern covering the ovoid body.
White tongues below the overhanging rim (with a lower flange) and a small ochre band along the shoulder.
Ceramic
Apulian, Gnathia Ware, ca. 300 BC
H. 12.3 cm (4.8 in)
Intact. Small area of wear, excellent condition.
Swiss private collection, in family possession before 1968.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1313500
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Thin-walled Gnathia ware cup with gently raised wall. The base rendered as a small ring.
The inside decorated with fine white lines enclosing three red bands. The decoration is characteristic for late Canosan Gnathia ware.
Ceramic
Northern Apulia, Canosa, ca. 270 BC
D. 14.7 cm (5.8 in)
H. 5.1 cm (2 in)
Intact and of fine condition. Thin-walled. Peeled off spot inside, minor wear in places.
Swiss private collection, in family possession before 1968...