Published Apulian Fish Krater attributed to the Perrone-Phryxos-Group

Culture: Greek/Apulian
Period: 6th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 20 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2272
Provenance: Sotheby’s London auction of 8 December 1986, lot 188, thence in an Australian collection. Exhibited in the Borchardt Library, La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia, from March 1988 to April 2008. Thence Bonham’s auction of 15 October 2008, lot 28. Last in an English collection.
Condition: Two fragments on the rim reattached with clamps 100 to 200 years ago. Otherwise intact and of excellent quality.
Description: Rare red-figured fish krater attributed to the Perrone-Phryxos-Group with a profiled ring foot. The front depicts a torpedo fish with five black dots and black stripped spine marking. To the right a rosette, as a boundary below white dots. The other side depicts an angler fish with white eyes and black pupils, open mouth with bare teeth and a marked spine with scales. At the end of the side fins white dots. Above two rosettes, below as a base line again white dots. Below the handle on the sides palmettes. Finishing the image area a band of wave lines, below the rim chevrons. Very interesting is the old reparation with lead clamps, which is probably ancient, at least however 100 to 200 years old, emphazing the long collection history of the krater. Published in: I. McPhee & A.D. Trendall „Greek Red-figured Fish-plates“, Basel 1987, page 127, IVA, no. 100a.