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Important Greek Bronze Hydria Lot 18B Part of a live auction event on Wednesday, Jun 20

$24,500.00 5 Bids Sold

Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263746544367 LOT 18BSeller's Estimate: USD 30,000 - 40,000 Greece, Classical period, ca. mid 5th century BCE. An elegant, large, hammered bronze hydria, with cast handles, rim, and foot. The handles are smooth, rather than fluted as many examples are, and give the piece a flowing appearance. The rim flares outward, its edge rolled down and textured with bordered ovoids. The patina has beautiful blue, turquoise, and teal hues. Hydria frequently appear in scenes of women carrying water from fountains, which was one of the duties of women during this time period. The two handles at the sides were used for lifting, while the handle at the back was used to dip and pour. However, bronze examples seem not to have been practical, but rather to have been used solely in a funerary setting. Size: 14" W x 13.5" H (35.6 cm x 34.3 cm) A bronze hydria of similar squat shape (but with a more elaborate handle) sold at Christie's in 2008 for USD $50000: https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-greek-bronze-hydria-classical-period-circa-5157923-details.aspx?lid=3&sc_lang=zh 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. #135059 Condition Report: Repaired from three or four pieces. On one side, there is a small area of fill. On the third handle side, there is a section of fill below the handle that is approximately 1/3 of the side. X-rays reveal that the piece has around 20% new material. Beautiful mottled green and blue patina. Handles have been reattached. 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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