An Attic white-ground lekythos

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

Lot 122
An Attic white-ground lekythos

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 8,000 - 11,000

Antiquities

29 Apr 2009, 11:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

An Attic white-ground lekythos
Attributed to the Bowdoin Painter, circa 475-425 B.C.
The decoration drawn in dark umber strokes on a cream painted ground, showing the winged Nike, wearing a draped chiton, her wings arched behind, her hair dressed in a kekryphalos, wearing a hoop earring and leaning forward to perform a libation, her left hand holding a kylix, pouring liquid into a fiery cauldron, the flames heightened with crimson, set on a low altar with a band of ovolo around the top, a concentric disk in the field, linked palmettes on the shoulder, a band of meander below, rays on the base of the neck, with an in-turned funnel mouth and pad base, 11½in (29.3cm) high, some restoration and repainting

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collection of Jacques Schotte (1928-2007), Belgium, 1950s onwards.

    Literature:
    For similar examples by the Bowdoin Painter cf. J.D. Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase Painters, 2nd edition, (Oxford 1963), no. 685.183 & no.686.188.
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 £10,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £10,000 up to and including £450,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £450,000 up to and including £4,500,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £4,500,000.

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.