Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Graham Geddes Collection and Apulian Pottery

The sale of the Graham Geddes collection at Bonhams on October 15 will include a number of Apulian pots. (For earlier Apulian pottery at auction see here; for the publicity of the South Italian pottery in this sale see here.)

Lot 10: Hydria. Attributed to the painter of the Berlin Dancing Girl. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, May 21st, 1984, lot 384. On loan: the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne (March 1995 - April 2005); the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (April 2005 - April 2008).

Lot 12; Calyx-krater. Attributed to the Judgement Group, by the Painter of Naples 2289. Purchased: Ex Amati Collection, London, acquired in the mid-1970s. Formerly from Christie's. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1988 - July 2003).

Lot 15: Oinochoe. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 8th, 1986, lot 185. On loan: the Borchardt Library, La Trobe University, Melbourne (February 1997 - April 2008).

Lot 16: Oinochoe. Previous history: "Ex Dean Collection, Melbourne, acquired in 1990." On loan: the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne (March 1995 - April 2008).

Lot 17: A pair of oinochoai. Attributed the group of the Virginia Exhibition Painter. Previous history: Ex Amati Collection, London, acquired in the mid-1970s. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1988 - July 2003).

Lot 18: Hydria. Attributed to the Truro painter. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 9th, 1985, lot 375. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1988 - July 2003); the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne (November 2005 - April 2008).

Lot 19: Volute-krater. Attributed to the Tenri painter. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, July 13th, 1981, lot 354. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1988 - July 2003); the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne (November 2005 - April 2008).

Lot 20: Hydria. Attributed to the Patera painter. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, May 21st, 1984, lot 222. On loan: the Borchardt Library, La Trobe University, Melbourne (March 1986 - April 2008).

Lot 21: Spherical pyxis, Attributed to the Painter of Berlin F 3383. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 9th, 1985, lot 371. On loan: the Antiquities Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane (March 1995 - April 2005).

Lot 22: Volute-krater. Attributed to the Geddes painter. Previous history: "Ex private collection, acquired in 1976. This is the name vase of the Geddes Painter. It was named as such by Dale Trendall as a token of his friendship with Graham Geddes." On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1988 - July 2003); the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne (November 2005 - April 2008).

Lot 23: Gnathian volute-krater. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 9th, 1985, lot 378. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1985 - February 1994).

Lot 25: Gnathian Oinochoe. Previous history: Ex Amati collection, London, acquired in the mid-1970s. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1995 - July 2003).

Lot 27: Bell-krater. Attributed to near the Late Lampas painter. Previous history: Ex Amati Collection, acquired in the mid-1970s. On loan: the Borchardt library, La Trobe University, Melbourne (March 1988 - April 2008).

Lot 28: Bell-krater. Attributed to the Perrone - Phryxos group. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 8th, 1986, lot 188. On loan: the Borchardt Library, La Trobe University, Melbourne (March 1988 - April 2008).

Lot 29: Fishplate. Attributed to the Cuttlefish Painter, the Binningen Group. Previous history: Ex Amati Collection, London, acquired in the mid-1970s. On loan: the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne (December 1989 - April 2008).

Lot 30: Fishplate. Attributed to the Tadpole painter. Previous history: Ex Amati Collection, London, acquired in the mid-1970s. On loan: the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne (November 1996 - October 2006).

Lot 34: Amphora. Attributed to the Baltimore and Stoke-on-Trent Painters. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, July 12th, 1983, lot 604. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1995 - July 2003); the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne (November 2005 - April 2008).

Lot 35: Amphora. Attributed to the Wolfenbüttel Painter. Previous history: Christie's South Kensington, Antiquities - The Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Pt II, April 28th, 2004, lot 109.

Lot 146: Column-krater. Attributed to the Split Mouth Group, associated with the Amphorae and Armidale Painters. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 14th, 1981, lot 293. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1988 - July 2003).

Lot 147
: Amphora. Attributed to the Amphorae Group. Previous history: Ex Downeys Collection, Melbourne, Australia, acquired in 1982. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1988 - February 1994).

Lot 148: Bell-krater. Attributed to the Wolfenbüttel Painter. Previous history: Ex Amati collection, London, acquired in the mid-1970s. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1995 - July 2003).

Lot 149: Skyphos. Attributed to the Liverpool painter. Purchaed: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 14th, 1981, lot 251. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1995 - July 2003).

Lot 151
: Lekanis. Attributed to the Kantharos painter. Previous history: Ex Amati Collection, London, acquired in the mid-1970s. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1988 - July 2003).

Lot 152: Oinochoe. Attributed to the Baltimore painter. Purchased: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, July 13th, 1981, lot 343. On loan: the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne (March 1988 - April 2008).

Lot 156: Plate. Attributed to the Kantharos painter. Previous history: Ex Amati Collection, London, acquired in the mid-1970s. On loan: the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Monash University, Melbourne (December 1989 - April 2008).

Lot 158
: Squat lekythos. On loan: the University of Melbourne (March 1995 - July 2003). Other information: "Accompanied by a label from Christie's London, stating 16 November 1999, lot 451."

Twelve of these Apulian pots had been acquired at Sotheby's in London.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, July 13th, 1981, lot 343.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, July 13th, 1981, lot 354.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 14th, 1981, lot 251.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 14th, 1981, lot 293.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, July 12th, 1983, lot 604.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, May 21st, 1984, lot 222.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, May 21st, 1984, lot 384.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 9th, 1985, lot 371.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 9th, 1985, lot 375.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 9th, 1985, lot 378.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 8th, 1986, lot 185.
  • Sotheby's London, Antiquities, December 8th, 1986, lot 188.
Most of the Apulian pots have been on loan to public collections in Australia.

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