Lot 46

A SMALL APULIAN RED-FIGURE FISH KRATER Circa 340-330 B.C. Attributed to the Perrone – Phryxos group,  The small vessel is decorated on side (a) with a torpedo fish, with five black dots on the body and a central black spine, a rosette above, with a white dotted line below, side (b) depicts an angler-fish, the white painted eyes with black pupils, the mouth open with teeth bared, a central black spine with four scales either side, rosettes in the background and a white dotted line below, with wave pattern forming the baseline, a dotted ring around the base of each handle and palmettes beneath, with a band of chevrons under the rim, the decoration of the vessel is highlighted in white and yellow slip, 19.8cm high, Exhibited: On loan to the Borchardt Library, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, March 1988 – April 2008. Published: I. McPhee & A.D. Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-plates, (Basel 1987), p.127, IVA, no.100a Provenance: Ex Sotheby’s, Antiquities London, December 8th, 1986, lot 188; Ex Bonham’s, The Geddes Collection, 15 October 2008, lot 28; UK collection.

Estimate: £2,000-£3,000