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LOT 0034

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GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 930 - 1,170
USD ($) 970 - 1,210

Sold for (Inc. bp): £1,560

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PHOENICIAN PIRIFORM JUG
8TH CENTURY B.C.
10 7/8 in. (1.7 kg, 27.5 cm high).

A piriform ceramic jug with trefoil mouth and integral ribbed handle; covered in a red slip with burnished surface; held in an antique wooden box crate.

PROVENANCE:
Collected by Miss Patience Townend, in the late 1950s.
Thence by descent to the owner’s godmother.
By gift to Mrs Lucy Manningham-Buller, circa 2002.
Accompanied by a copy of a letter from Rupert Chapman, Curator of Levantine Antiquities, in the Middle Eastern Department at the British Museum, dated 4th March 2013, discussing the piece: ‘…there is no doubt in our minds that the piece is genuine, and that it dates to the eighth century B.C....the piece you have is a very fine one… any museum would be very happy to have such a fine example in its collection’.

FOOTNOTES:
An example of fine tableware from this period, made for use in the wealthiest households.

CONDITION