An Attic red-figure column krater

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 7*
An Attic red-figure column krater

£ 15,000 - 20,000
US$ 20,000 - 26,000
Amended
An Attic red-figure column krater
Attributed to the Boreas Painter, circa 470-460 B.C.
The body decorated on both sides with a figural scene, side (a) depicting winged Eos, draped and wearing a saccos, pursuing Kephalos, who is shown as a hunter wearing a chlamys and holding spears, behind Eos stand two draped male figures, one obscured by her outstretched wings, the other bearded and holding a staff, side (b) showing a central figure of Nike with both wings outstretched, obscuring the flanking male figure, both draped in himatia and holding staffs, the scenes framed by double columns of dots, a band of short tongues above, a band of finely linked lotus buds around the neck and on top of the rim, a double row of dots on the outside rim, 18in (45.7cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Formerly in the Axel Guttmann Collection. Acquired at Christie's South Kensington, April 28th, 2004. Prior to this it was acquired in the late 1980s/early 1990s, Krefeld.

    Published:
    Christie's South Kensington, Antiquities - The Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Pt II, April 28th, 2004, lot 84.

    Literature:
    Eos, goddess of the dawn, fell in love with Kephalos and kidnapped him whilst he was out hunting.

Saleroom notices

  • This vase is more likely to be by the Painter of London E489. Cf. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 642, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum II, 26, pl. (88), 88.1-3 and J.D. Beazely, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, 2nd Edition (Oxford 1963), 546.2.
An Attic red-figure column krater
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine, Whisky and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.