Wonderful shape! From ancient Etruria, circa 350 B.C. Elegant black glazed pottery vessel used to pour wine; with distinctive beaked spout. 10-1/2”H (26,9 cm), with few tiny chips to base, some scratches/wear, handle professionally reattached, almost impossible to see, else intact.
Literature: John W. Hayes, Greek and Italian Black-Gloss and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum: A Catalogue (Toronto, 1984); Tom B. Rasmussen, Bucchero Pottery from Southern Etruria (Cambridge, 1979); Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Warsaw, Musée National Fascicule 6, 51-53, pl. (425) 49.1-4, pl. (426) 50.1 and pl. (427) 51.1-4.
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ProvenanceEx-private Dutch collection, acquired from Mieke Zilverberg, Amsterdam in the early 1990s.