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LOT 0068

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GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,760 - 2,350
USD ($) 2,090 - 2,790

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£1,350 (EUR 1,587; USD 1,881) (‡+bp*)

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Hellenistic Silver Kantharos

6th century BC

A silver kantharos with carinated lower body and basal ring, applied strap handles with ribbed detailing, leaf-shaped lower attachment plate, divided upper end forming two elegant curved rods with spherical finials. 152 grams, 14cm wide (5 1/2"). Fine condition, repaired.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman from Vienna; from his private collection formed since 1970; formerly with Hermann Historica, Auction 76, lot 3728.

Literature
Cf. similar item in the Metropolitan Museum of Art under accession number 07.286.126.