Large Apulian Fish Plate of the Cuttlefish-Painter

Culture: Greek/Apulian
Period: 350-325 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 28.4 cm in diameter
Price: Sold
Ref: 2526
Provenance: Christie's auction New York on 10 June 1994, lot 143. Thence in a US private collection in the southern states.
Condition: Except for one ancient stress crack at the bottom of the foot intact and of wonderful quality.
Description: Exceedingly large and wonderfully preserved red-figured, Apulian fish plate from the workshop of the Cuttlefish-Painter. The black glazed plate with two breams to the left, a flatfish, a small perch and a scallop. Fins, eyes, mouth and belly of the fish are with white details. In the deepening in the centre of the plate a rosette with white dots at the rims and a white circle in the centre. Around the tondo a finely drawn groove. The projected rim is decorated with a band of laurel leaves on the outside. The fish plate stands on a high ring foot.