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Lot 0008E
Ancient Greece, South Italic, Apulian, ca. 4th century BCE. A single-handled cup with a globular body, corseted shoulder, and flared rim; the body presenting a mesmerizing geometric decorative program comprised of dotted diamonds (black on red alternating with red on black), a vertical dotted checkerboard band, and a vertical chevron band - the upper section and handle covered with a rich black glaze. Simply stunning! Size: 3.875" W x 3.25" H (9.8 cm x 8.3 cm)

Provenance: Ex- Collection of James Farmer, Maryland, collected from major galleries and auction houses between 1995 and 2005; Ex-Christies Sale 8336, lot 101 (7 December 1995)

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Expected surface wear with pigment losses commensurate with age. Includes old Christie's tag from Sale 8336 (7 December 1995, lot 101).

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Greek Red-Figure Cup, Dotted Checkerboard, Ex Christies

Estimate $600 - $900Feb 9, 2017