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Tall Greek Gnathian Pottery Trefoil Oinochoe
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Magna Graecia, southern Italy, near present day Ignazia, Gnathian, ca. 340 to 320 BCE. An attractive blackware pottery pitcher with a trefoil spout decorated via the Gnathian technique with fugitive red, white, and yellow pigments. The area opposite the handle boasts an elaborate grapevine pattern around part of the body, capped by several more decorative bands of spiral, dotted, and tongue motifs. Contributing further to its beautiful decorative program is the silvery iridescence that the black glaze has attained over the ages. A stunning example! Size: 5.9" Diameter x 10" H (15 cm x 25.4 cm)

Gnathia ware is named for the site where it was first discovered - the Apulian site of Egnathia. The black glaze ware is traditionally decorated with floral motifs in red, white, or yellow hues. Scholars believe that its production most likely was centered around Taras, with primary workshops in Egnathia and Canosa. The quantity and quality of Greek colonial Apulian potters increased significantly following the Peloponnesian War when Attic exports dramatically decreased. Apulian artistry demonstrates influences of Ionian (Athenian, Attic) conventions, as well as Doric (western colonial Greek) styles, with a palpable native Italian aesthetic.

Provenance: private Wabasha, Minnesota, USA collection; ex-Nancy and Dr. E.F. Simpson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA, acquired from 1970 to 2000

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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A few minor chips to foot. Expected nicks and abrasions, commensurate with age. Possible areas of re-painting. Otherwise, intact and excellent with impressive remaining pigment and details. Nice encrustations to interior.
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Tall Greek Gnathian Pottery Trefoil Oinochoe

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Est. $1,200 - $1,800Starting Price $600
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May 19, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Magna Graecia, southern Italy, near present day Ignazia, Gnathian, ca. 340 to 320 BCE. An attractive blackware pottery pitcher with a trefoil spout decorated via the Gnathian technique with fugitive red, white, and yellow pigments. The area opposite the handle boasts an elaborate grapevine pattern around part of the body, capped by several more decorative bands of spiral, dotted, and tongue motifs. Contributing further to its beautiful decorative program is the silvery iridescence that the black glaze has attained over the ages. A stunning example! Size: 5.9" Diameter x 10" H (15 cm x 25.4 cm)

Gnathia ware is named for the site where it was first discovered - the Apulian site of Egnathia. The black glaze ware is traditionally decorated with floral motifs in red, white, or yellow hues. Scholars believe that its production most likely was centered around Taras, with primary workshops in Egnathia and Canosa. The quantity and quality of Greek colonial Apulian potters increased significantly following the Peloponnesian War when Attic exports dramatically decreased. Apulian artistry demonstrates influences of Ionian (Athenian, Attic) conventions, as well as Doric (western colonial Greek) styles, with a palpable native Italian aesthetic.

Provenance: private Wabasha, Minnesota, USA collection; ex-Nancy and Dr. E.F. Simpson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA, acquired from 1970 to 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#171818
Condition
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A few minor chips to foot. Expected nicks and abrasions, commensurate with age. Possible areas of re-painting. Otherwise, intact and excellent with impressive remaining pigment and details. Nice encrustations to interior.

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