An East Greek silver oinoche
Lot 77*
An East Greek silver oinochoe
£8,000 - 10,000
US$ 13,000 - 17,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
An East Greek silver oinochoe
Late 6th-5th century B.C.
With flared neck, the high arched handle with palmette terminals, the ovoid body decorated with tongues on the shoulder, with corresponding fluting beneath, set on a flared foot decorated with a band of tongue motifs with a rosette on the base, 4in (10cm) high

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  • Provenance:
    American private collection, New York.
    Christie's New York, 6th December 2007, lot 116 (part).
    German art market, 1993.
    American private collection, formed between the 1930s and 1980s.

    Literature:
    Cf. J-L. Zimmermann, Collection de la Fondation Thétis, Geneva, 1987, no.81, pp.43 & 152. Here it is suggested that their example is of Ionian manufacture, probably produced at the end of the Archaic period.
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