A Greek Gnathian black ware Kylix with stemmed grape design.
A beautiful cup used for the drinking of wine. The wide shallow body sits on a low disc foot with convex bottom that externally incorporates a narrow band. There are hints of iridescence to the fine black glaze applied to both the interior and exterior, the latter further features a delicate grape motif between the round-sectioned II-shaped handles, attached to the body just below the flared rim.
Greek, 4th Century BC.
Size: 20.5 cms Handle to Handle x 5 cms Height.
Condition: Good overall condition, some surface wear as to be expected.
Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland, Acquired before 2010. Ex Wyssman Gallery, Chicago.