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Greek Attic Pottery Glazed Kalathos - Very Rare Lot 19 Part of a live auction event on Wednesday, Jun 20

$900.00 1 Bid Sold

Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263731958223 LOT 19Seller's Estimate: USD 2,000 - 3,000 Ancient Greece, Athens (Attic), ca. 6th to 5th century BCE. An exquisite wheel-thrown pottery kalathos (Greek for "basket" or "wagon") with a concave ringed base, a cylindrical body with trimmed central ridges, a wide mouth, and a dramatically-flared rim with a grooved edge. The majority of the body displays a pale orange slip atop which are registers of decorative ivy vines and leaves, zigzagging lines above the center ridge, and a dot-enclosed horizontal stripe, all in a lustrous black glaze. The base has an interior glazed ring and circle while both the rim's exterior and majority of the interior display the same black hue. Though the bottom of the interior is unglazed, faint areas of silvery and rainbow-hued iridescence envelop most glazed surfaces. The kalathos is a scarce form of ancient Greek pottery, making this a rare and elegant example. Size: 4.375" W x 4.5" H (11.1 cm x 11.4 cm). The kalathos (sometimes calathus) is a large pottery vessel used as a basket for carrying fruit, wool, or other physical items. Typical kalathoi were woven from reeds and sticks and were used in fields for gathering or in the home for storage or transportation. Pottery versions of the kalathos usually replicated the style of the woven baskets, often including painted or glazed motifs which mimic the weaving as is the case with this example. Kalathoi were generally made of a more substantial size, enabling them to carry greater quantities of produce or wool; however, smaller versions of the vessel were created to hold numerous smaller items like berries or seeds. Diminutive examples are exceptionally rare, though this example is one of superb quality and exceptional rarity. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #135270 Condition Report: Surface wear and light abrasions commensurate with age as expected, two small drilled perforations on neck, minor fading to pigmentation, small nicks to rim and body, with one stable pressure fissure on bottom. Light earthen deposits and nice silvery and rainbow iridescence throughout. Old inventory sticker underneath foot. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Exceptional Day 1 | Antiquities, Asian, Russian, Fine Art offered by Artemis Gallery Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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