Saturday, 8 May 2010

An Apulian rhyton from an American private collection

Ricardo Elia's research on Apulian pottery has meant that I study the appearance of this type of material with additional scrutiny. Among the seven pieces on offer at Christie's Rockefeller Plaza in June 2010 is a rhyton in the form of a goat's head (lot 104). The estimate for $25,000 to $35,000 makes it one of the more expensive Apulian objects.

The rhyton, presently in the collection of an anonymous American private collector, had first surfaced at Sotheby's, New York, 8 June 1994, lot 189.

Who consigned it to Sotheby's in 1994? Who is the present proprietor? What was its collecting history prior to 1994?

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