Ancient Greek Apulian Gnathian Ware Pottery Bottle - 300 BC

Ancient Coins - Ancient Greek Apulian Gnathian Ware Pottery Bottle - 300 BC
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A very fine example of an ancient Greek bottle-shaped alabastron, from ancient Gnathia on the Adriatic coast of Apulia in modern South Italy, dating to around 300 BC.

 

The pear-shaped bottle with slim neck, stepped base and collared rim, the body with vertical ribbing, white rays circling the neck, a yellow "necklace" running around the shoulder.

 

Bottle shaped alabastra were used by women to store perfume or oil. Perfume was made by adding scented flowers and spices to oil.

 

Although such ceramics were found in large concentrations in Egnazia, their manufacture is believed to have originated in several Apulian centres. Gnathian ware production started around 360 BC and continued for at least a century. The ceramics, as in this case, were largely covered with a black gloss, produced by dipping, the decoration being subsequently painted on in slips of white and red. Yellowish tint, as seen here, was produced by combining black and white slip. Vertical ribbing appeared on Gnathian pottery sometime after 300 BC.


Diameter: 3 1/2 inches

 

Height: 6 inches

 

Condition: Excellent, very minor chip to lower body otherwise intact and with no restorations. A beautiful example.

 

Provenance:

 
Ex. Lohrey collection, Frankfurt, Germany.


A prominent collector of ancient ceramics, rather than focusing on one particular culture Mr. Lohrey went after only the best examples from across antiquity. Buying throughout the 1980’s – 1990’s, with his keen eye Lohrey formed one of the leading German collections of its type.

Ancient Coins - Ancient Greek Apulian Gnathian Ware Pottery Bottle - 300 BC
Ancient Coins - Ancient Greek Apulian Gnathian Ware Pottery Bottle - 300 BC
价格 品种: 41076
US$ 1,450.00
  • € 1,252.05
  • £ 1,102.37
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  • CHF 1,430.84
  • CAD 1,888.72

利率: 10/15/18

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