Lot 78

A SOUTH ITALIAN RED-FIGURE GUTTUS Circa 4th Century B.C. The body of the vessel depicts a seated winged Eros, holding a laurel branch, turning towards a seated woman holding a patera in her left hand and a bunch of grapes in her right, behind her a figure of a youth kneels holding out a crown, with a raised lip surrounded by a wave border with a perforated centre, the spout in the form of a ram and a loop handle, 8.5cm high,  Provenance: Collection of Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres, acquired prior to 2000; Ex Christie’s, Paris, Collection Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres, 16 & 17 February 2011, lot 301.

Estimate: £800-£1,200