Greek Corinthian pottery lid 6th Century BC Corinth A ceramic lid to a pyxis, with ovoid handle with short stem. The oval body sloping to the rim. Surface painted with bands of cream, black and red pigment. Size: 102mm x 34mm Price Ex. Collection: Livingston Ludlow Biddle [USA, 1877-1959]. Acquired in 1903 while touring the Mediterranean on board Alcedo, at the time the largest private yacht in the world belonging to his uncle George Drexel. Biddle was descended from a wealthy Philadelphia banking family and devoted much of his time to the arts. His son helped create the National Endowment for the Arts [NEA]. The glamorous steam and sailing yacht Alcedo was built in Glasgow Scotland in 1895. She was 300 foot long and required 100 crew to operate. She was enlisted into the US Navy in 1917 and became the first American ship to be sunk by enemy action during World War 1 with the loss of 21 souls.