Apulian Blackware Guttos

GBP 350.00

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Object Description

A Greek blackware guttos from Southern Italy. It features a high-angled flared spout and single looped handle. The central filling hole features a pronounced ridge and within it a trilobite shaped hole, where the lid would possibly be secured by screwing originally. The body is decorated with vertical ribs around the perimeter, and a band of dotted decoration along the filling hole. The vessel sits on a raised circular ridge. Most of the original black glaze has rubbed off, revealing the rich red terracotta the vessel is made of.  The guttos was a vessel used primarily for refilling oil lamps, though they often also served a decorative purpose.

Object History

From a specialist collection of Roman oil lamps formed by Roberton Brockie (deceased), all acquired before 2008 from a central London ADA gallery.

Object Condition

Fine condition. Most of the original black glaze missing, otherwise complete and intact.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:10.5 x H:4.8 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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