Culture: Archaic Greek.
Date: 6th Century B.C.
Condition: Intact,very good, with hues of bluish/purple iridescence.
Provenance: Ex: Prominent American private collection; Ex: New York City art market.
Measurements: 3 inches high (7.5 cms), 4 inches in diam. (10 cms).
This hammered cup with a globular bowl, has a rounded bottom, the ringed neck flares to a wide mouthed rim. All Greek silver are very rare.
Cf: Lot 47, Sotheby's New York Antiquities Auction, 6 June 2006 (est. $10,000 - $15,000), also lot 455, Christie's New York Antiquities Auction, 7 December 2000 (est. $5,000 - $7,000), also lot 99, Christie's New York Antiquities Auction, 16 June 2006, (est. $5,000 - $7,000, sold for $7,200). Also, Lot 96, Christie's New York Antiquities Auction, 8 June 2005 (est. $7,000 - $9,000, sold for $8,600).