**Originally Listed At $300**
Classical World, Italy, Etruria, ca. late 7th to 6th century BCE. An attractive wheel-thrown ceramic oinochoe with a petite discoid foot, a spherical body with a sloping shoulder, a flared rim with a rounded lip, and an applied strap handle arching between rim and shoulder. The entire vessel is covered in lustrous jet-black finish that exudes a sense of elegance and wealth. Bucchero is a specifically Etruscan technique for firing pottery which results in a smooth, shiny black finish. This type of oinochoe may have been made specifically to be buried with offerings, as was often the case for such fine Etruscan pottery. Size: 3.8" W x 5.8" H (9.7 cm x 14.7 cm).
Provenance: The Dere Family Collection, New York, USA, assembled 1970s-2000s, ex-William Froelich Collection, New York, USA, acquired in 1970s
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Minor abrasions to base, body, and handle with fading to black glaze in some areas, and light encrustations within body, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout, and scattered areas of nice craquelure. Old inventory label beneath base.