The four lots at Christie's that had been identified by Glasgow University researcher, Dr Christos Tsirogiannis, have been withdrawn from the auction next week:
- Lot 83: Attic black-figured amphora, attributed to the Swing painter. The property of a gentleman.
- Lot 103: Etruscan terracotta antefix. Property from a London collection.
- Lot 108: Apulian hydria, attributed to a follower of the Snub Nose and Varrese painters. Property from a London collection.
- Lot 113: Gnathian bottle, attributed to the White Sakkos Group. [Note only one of the two pieces has been withdrawn.]
It appears that the Italian authorities were in touch with the auction house and we look forward to a statement in due course.