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Greek Black-Figure Vases, Gouache on paper, c. 1900

$1,900

Pair of Studies of Greek Black-Figure Vases
Continental School: c. 1900
Gouache on paper
16 x 11 inches, image (yellow ground)
28.25 x 21 inches, overall (yellow ground)
18.25 x 9.5 inches, image (red ground)
28.25 x 20.75 inches, overall (red ground)
$1,900, the pair

Pair of original studies of ancient Greek black-figure pottery vases with animal motifs and bold designs. One study features a yellow-ground pitcher with two rows of deer and a mythical animal interspersed with smaller design motifs, a band of plant forms at the bottom and a guilloche border around the neck (an ornamental border formed of two interlaced curved bands). The other shows a red-ground amphora decorated with birds on the handle and a row of animals beneath an anthemia design — a pattern of honeysuckle or palm leaves in a radiating cluster. Black-figure pottery was produced from roughly 700 B.C. to the early 5th century B.C. These were possibly the original art for illustrations of a museum or private collection for a publication.

Description

Pair of original studies of ancient Greek black-figure pottery vases with animal motifs and bold designs. One study features a yellow-ground pitcher with two rows of deer and a mythical animal interspersed with smaller design motifs, a band of plant forms at the bottom and a guilloche border around the neck (an ornamental border formed of two interlaced curved bands). The other shows a red-ground amphora decorated with birds on the handle and a row of animals beneath an anthemia design — a pattern of honeysuckle or palm leaves in a radiating cluster. Black-figure pottery was produced from roughly 700 B.C. to the early 5th century B.C. These were possibly the original art for illustrations of a museum or private collection for a publication.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall toning. Some minor wear, soiling, chipping, and tack holes, to outer edges, easily matted out.

Additional information

Century

Late 19th/Early 20th Century