An Attic black-figure band cup
Lot 10
An Attic black-figure band cup
£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 8,000 - 11,000

Antiquities

2 Oct 2014, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
An Attic black-figure band cup
An Attic black-figure band cup
Attributed to the manner of Elbows Out, circa 540-520 B.C.
The reserved band decorated on either side with a hen facing a swan with outstretched wings, the details in added white and red paint with some incision, set on a high stemmed foot, 8in (20cm) diam excluding handles; 5¼in (13.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Dutch private collection, acquired at Cahn Auktionen AG, Basel, 21 September 2007, lot 271.
    Siegfried Schmidli Collection, Biel, Switzerland, acquired in 1979.

    Literature:
    This Little Master cup has previously been attributed to the Circle of the Tleson Painter. However it has close links to the band-cup with hens and swans, Haverford EA-1989-5, attributed by Ann Ashmead to Elbows Out (also known as Painter of Louvre E 705) in A.H. Ashmead, Haverford College Collection of Classical Antiquities, 1999, 7-8.

    Elbows Out is a mannerist and seems to enjoy the combination of hens and swans more than others and palmettes are usually absent. His work does recall that of Tleson. Cf. J.D. Beazley, Attic Black-figure Vase-painters, 1956, 250-51 and J.D. Beazley, Paralipomena, Oxford, 1971, 112.
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