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Lot 32





Estimate: 2'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 1'400 GBP ---


Etruscan Bucchero chalice supported by sphinxes
Mid 6th century BC
height cm 18 (7’’)
The cup, with notched ridge and impressed dots pattern, is supported by four rectangular struts: two of them are decorated in relief with specular winged sphinxes; the others are characterized by a phytomorphic openwork. A conic pinnacle joins the four supports.
Restored.

PROVENANCE
Private collection, London; acquired on the European art market in the 1990s.

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