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An Apulian Red-figured Bell Krater, Attributed to the Tarporley Painter, circa 380-370 B.C.

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Estimate:

26,000

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- 35,000 GBP

Property from a Private Swiss Collection

An Apulian Red-figured Bell Krater, Attributed to the Tarporley Painter, circa 380-370 B.C.

An Apulian Red-figured Bell Krater, Attributed to the Tarporley Painter, circa 380-370 B.C.

Estimate:

26,000

to
- 35,000 GBP

Lot sold:

32,760

GBP

Property from a Private Swiss Collection

An Apulian Red-figured Bell Krater

Attributed to the Tarporley Painter, circa 380-370 B.C.


painted with Nike holding a crown and fillet and approaching a rider holding a light shield emblazoned with an exploding star, the goddess wearing sandals, chiton, necklace, spiral bracelet, earrings, and sakkos, the reverse decorated with three draped youths, one holding a staff, a cruciform object in the field, a meander band below the scenes, a wreath beneath the rim.

Height 33.9 cm.

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George Waddington (1793-1869), Durham, England
bequeathed by the above to the Library of Durham Cathedral in 1869
John Hunt (1900-1976), London, acquired from the above in 1936
William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), San Simeon, inv. no. 5604, acquired from the above through J. & S. Goldschmidt Galleries, New York
the Hearst Corporation (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Works of Art, Furniture & Architectural Elements Collected by the Late William Randolph Hearst, April 5th-6th, 1963, no. 94, illus.)
Sotheby's, New York, December 9th, 2004, no. 215, illus.
A. Cambitoglou and A.D. Trendall, Apulian Red-figure Vase-painters of the Plain Style, 1961, p. 34, no. 13
A.D. Trendall, Early South Italian Vase-painting, 1974, p. 51, no. B114
A.D. Trendall, Ceramica, pl. 18
A.D. Trendall and Alexander Cambitoglou, The Red-figured Vases of Apulia, vol. 1, Oxford, 1978, p. 49, no. 3/27

For another Apulian krater with the same early sequence of ownership, now in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, see https://collections.mfa.org/objects/154113: "This is one of 23 vases from the Library of Durham Cathedral that were sold to Hunt to raise money for a 12th century manuscript of Bede's Life of Saint Cuthbert."