Ancient Greek Attic Black Lekythos Flask 500Bce Earthenware Oil Jar Shipwreck

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Seller: the.marcel.gibrat.collection (1,069) 100%, Location: Asheville, North Carolina, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 303288344921 A lovely 90% complete, but crudely restored, ribbed Greek Attic Black Lethkyos (flask) with one handle. Encrusted consistent with being salvaged from a shipwreck. Six Inches high. The restoration looks to be old, possibly 19th century, but it is holding up well. I'm guessing my Grandfather (details below) planned to do a perfect restoration on it, but never got to it. A clean example goes for around $900 but if you want a piece of genuine ancient history for much less, this is a one-penny auction, with no reserve. For more info do a search for "The Marcel Gibrat Collection" including the quote marks. Marcel Gibrat (pictured at work in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s. Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD. In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter. I’m Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcel’s extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. Marcel began purchasing antiquities, tribal art, Asian art and European art beginning in the early to mid 1960s and many of the pieces in the collection were purchased at this time. He collected, restored, bought and sold high quality items for the better part of three decades, before falling ill and being unable to work in 1992. Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic. Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste. He started buying these items nearly sixty years ago when some of them were no doubt already quite old. He believed some to be from the 19th, 18th or even 17th century, and some of the items deemed important have in fact been sold for high ticket values at auction. Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary ( a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings. Condition: 90% original with crude restoration, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: Pottery

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