Tall oil bottle with an offset lower end enhanced with black dots to appear like the cupule of an acorn.
The belly decorated with the head of a lady wearing a white fillet. To her sides dot rosettes and filling ornaments flanked by leaves. A large palmette beneath the handle.
The tall neck and the shoulder area decorated with fluting. Tall rimmed mouth and strap handle.
The shape originates from Athens and was produced during the late 5th century BC. While it was rare with Attic manufacture, it is even scarcer with Apulian or Campanian pottery.
Apulian, 325-300 BC
H. 14.5 cm (5.7 in)
Black glaze peeled off in places. Otherwise intact and fine.
Swiss private collection, Zug, since 1985. Thence Swiss art market.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.