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Lot 0070
**Originally Listed At $700**

Magna Graecia, South Italic Colonies, Apulia, Gnathian, ca. 330 to 320 BCE. A beautiful and graceful pouring vessel known as a prochous, wheel-thrown and decorated with a lustrous black glaze. The vessel is defined by its discoid foot, a bulbous teardrop-shaped body, a narrow neck which tapers to a projecting spout, and a high-arching strap handle which joins shoulder to spout base. The body is intricately painted with fugitive red, white, and yellow hues to form a horizontal band of grape vine with projecting leaves, a band of undulating scrolls, and a row of frets, each separated by three registers of enclosed ovolos. A pair of anthropomorphic face maskettes project from either side of the spout base, and faint silvery iridescence is visible across most black-glazed areas. Size: 2.75" W x 7.2" H (7 cm x 18.3 cm).

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-Artemis Gallery, 2015; ex-private M. Reiniger collection, Chicago, Illinois, USA; ex-private Florida, USA collection, acquired in the 1980s

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Professional repair to portion of handle, and restoration to spout. Minor abrasions to body, base, and handle, with light fading to original pigmentation. Faint silver iridescence in some scattered areas, and light earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory label residue on verso, and old inventory label on base.

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Beautiful Greek Gnathian Pottery Prochous

Estimate $1,300 - $1,950
$6001 bid
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