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Lot 23

Estimate: 1'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 750 GBP Price realized: 1'125 GBP

Etruscan Impasto calefattoio
8th - 7th century BC
height cm 33 (13”)
Composite by two sections, a conical openwork pedestal and a small olla with lid; the decorative patterns consist of concentric stylized triangles and a criss-cross motives.
Two holes on the vase. The calefattoio, often misinterpreted as a burner or brazier, is probably a ritual vessel, usually used as cerimonial furniture or part of graves goods.

Property of a gentleman; acquired on the European art market between 1960s and 1980s.

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