Ancient Greek Ceramics & Pottery Artifacts for Sale
Mycenaean, Greece. Late Helladic IIIC, c. 1200 BC. A great Mycenaean stirrup jar, the rounded body with raised disk foot, narrow spout with flared rim and a pair of loop handles. The vessels are nicely decorated with concentric bands and circles in brown slip. H: 4" (10 cm). A pleasing example! Ex Los Angeles collection; Ex Jerusalem Gallery. #AG2107: $450

Ancient Greek South Italy. Apulian, c. 350 BC. Nice small blackware vessel, resembling a miniature pyxis, used for offerings. Tiny 20x11 mm (13/16" x 7/16")! ex-J Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. #AG2114: $60

Ancient Greek South Italy. Apulian, c. 350 BC. Nice small blackware vessel, resembling a miniature pyxis, used for offerings. Tiny 28x14 mm (1 1/8" x 1/2")! ex-J Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. #AG2115: $99

Ancient Greek South Italy. Apulian, c. 350 BC. Nice small blackware vessel, resembling a miniature pyxis, used for offerings. Tiny 24x14 mm (1" x 9/16")! ex-J Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. #AG2117: $99

Ancient Greek South Italy. Apulian, c. 350 BC. Nice small blackware vessel, resembling a miniature pyxis, used for offerings. Tiny 24x14 mm (15/16" x 9/16")! ex-J Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. #AG2116: $99

Ancient Greece, 4th – 3rd Century BC. An attractive little Greek black-ware oinochoe with glossy surface beneath light deposits. Graceful form. H: 3" (7.8 mm). Ex collection of Prof. Alan Pasch, Maryland. Nice display-piece! #AG2159: $350

Ancient Etruscan-Greek! c. 7th Century BC. Etrusco-Corinthian ceramic aryballos. The vessel of elegant form and decorated with horizontal bands in purplish-brown on orange slip, tongues around the shoulder. H: 3 3/8" (8.7cm). Light deposits and includes decorative brass stand. Ex collection of William Major Tedder. #AG2158: $325

Greek, Magnia Graecia, c. 4th Century BC. Fantastic Apulian Greek Olpe with a swan. The body nicely decorated with a central swan, a vine tendril and a rosette to either side, the neck is adorned with bands containing ovolo, laurel leaves and grape leaves. A very attractive example! H: 5" (12.8 cm). One expert repair to neck, light deposits throughout. Ex-J Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. Beautiful display piece! #AG2053: $1500

Ancient Greece. Hellenistic period, c. 3rd-2nd century BC. Nice ceramic "spindle bottle" unguentarium, used to store oils. 12 cm (4 3/4") tall, and intact, with minor ship to foot. Dark gray surfaces with heavy earthen deposits. Ex Los Angeles, CA private collection. #AG2112: $225

A lovely Greek black-glazed olpe, Apulia, 4th Century BC, the ovoid body with ring foot and pouring spout set to the side, strap handle at back. A well-preserved and interesting type with pouring spout set off to the side instead of the front. H: 4" (10.1 cm). Intact with lovely dark brown color, light earthen deposits. ex-John Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. Mr. Rilling died in 2008, stopped collecting in the 1990's. Mr. Rilling selected the items for his collection carefully, acquiring them bit by bit from major auction houses in the US and the UK. #AG2153: $325 SOLD

A nice Apulian Greek black-glazed skyphos, 4th Century BC, with tapered foot and to horizontal loop handles. Nicely preserved with light deposits of glossy surfaces. H: 3" (7.6 cm); W: 4 7/8" (12.3 cm). A classic ancient Greek drinking vessel! Intact with great black color (not brown like the photo suggests), light earthen deposits. ex-John Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. Mr. Rilling died in 2008, stopped collecting in the 1990’s. Mr. Rilling selected the items for his collection carefully, acquiring them bit by bit from major auction houses in the US and the UK. #AG2152: $325 SOLD


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Ancient Greece. Hellenistic period, 3rd-2nd century BC.
Wonderful small terracotta pot. Creme-colored slip with fine linear rings around body. Simple but attractive... a nice display piece at a budget price. Measures 72x60 mm (2 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches). #6166: $175
SOLD

Gnathian ware oenochoe, 2nd Century BC
With trefoil mouth and wide band of olive leaves around the body and hatching on the shoulder. Completely intact! 7 1/2" (195 mm) tall. 1890's museum tag on side. Ex old French collection, acquired in the 1970's. An incredible display piece. #gn158: $675
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Cypriot pottery flask, c. 1400-1200 BC. Found in an excavation at Gezer in the early 20th century. Middle Bronze Age "bil-bil" with globular body, long tapered neck, single handle and round foot. Part of spout broken in antiquity. Excavation tag "GEZER" in pencil on body. 132 mm (5 1/4") tall. #271012: $275 SOLD
Ancient Greek South Italy. Apulia, mid-4th century BC. Lovely miniature Xenon-ware olpe. Finely painted swan on front, with floral motifs around... now mostly faded. A few traces of original fingerprints left in the slip! Stands 70 mm (2 3/4") tall. #90919: $375 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 4th Century BC. Nice and large black-slipped amphora. An impressive pottery vessel with wide, rounded body decorated with raised vertical "ribs", two handles and wide, flared rim. Repaired from shards. Stands 6 1/4" (15.8 cm) tall. Ex English private collection. An impressive display piece at a budget price. #0611204-1: $399 SOLD

Etrusco-Corinthian, c. 6th Century BC. Nice large Skyphos wine-cup. Repaired from shards. Measures 168 mm (6 1/2") handle-to-handle, stands 85 mm (3 1/4") tall. Ex-Seaby. Ex-Superior auction 1183. For a very similar example see Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: GLASGOW, GLASGOW COLLECTIONS, 43, PL.(909) 50.4. Ex-Dr. Geoffrey Smith collection, San Diego CA. #GS453x2: $550 SOLD

Excellent and tall Apulian Epichysis/Prochus from Magnia Graecia, c. 330 - 320 BC. Used for pouring oil or wine, with a slender spout and elegant handle. Central body motif features bands of ornate scrolls and rosettes, waves, petals and crenellations. H: 8 3/8" (21.2 cm). Repaired from two pieces, no restoration. A beautiful example! Ex Los Angeles private collection. #1011278: $1200 SOLD

Ancient Greece, Magnia Graecia, 3rd Century BC. Greek black-ware Askos with bird motif. With sharply carinated edges and ring foot. Sides decorated with birds (ducks?) between a leaf pattern. Intact, some weathering of the slip. H: 3 3/8" (8.6 cm); L: 4 7/8" (12.4 cm). Ex-museum de-accession. Nice! #A11279: $499 SOLD

Ancient Greek South Italy. Apulia, mid-4th century BC. Lovely miniature Xenon-ware olpe. Finely painted patterns in orange/creme, delicately formed spout and rim. Single handle on back. Intact! Stands 65 mm (2 1/2") tall. #90918x2: $399 SOLD

Ancient Cyprus, c. 8th - 7th Century BC. Beautiful Cypriot kantharos. Nicely made with pedestal foot and two small handles. Nice black stripes around both inside and outside of rim, black painted circle on inside. Stands 3" (7.7 cm) tall, one small area of restoration. Ex-English private collection. #0611204-2: $250 SOLD

A nice black-ware Campanian wine cup, Magnia Graecia, c. 350 - 320 BC, with low pedestal foot and single handle. Used for drinking wine 2300 years ago! Intact and a nice example! H: 1 3/4" (4.4 cm); W: 4 1/4" (10.8 cm). Ex Los Angeles private collection. #1011286: $375 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 5th Century BC. Very large and attractive Daunian askos. The body is decorated with fine painted line work. On the front of the spout are stylized floral devices, the vines continuing around the entire top of the vessel. Some minor cracking around the base, a few flakes reattached. H: 7 1/2" (19.1 cm). Ex San Diego private collection. #GBA12192: $599
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Athens, ancient Greece. Beautiful Attic Black-Figure Lekythos, c. 475 - 450 BC. The body decorated with three tall palmettes enhanced with incision through the black, alternating with three stylized lotus buds. Concentric black lines of varying width below ending with a solid black base and top of the foot. Shoulder of vessel with black ray design, neck plain. Single strap handle is black glazed on the outer side. H: 5 1/8" (13.2 cm). Foot reattached, otherwise intact with some minor surface encrustation. Cf. Athens: The City Beneath The City; Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations, Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens, 2000, #307 for a very similar black figure lekythos, dated 500-475 BC, and #314 for a very similar black figure lekythos dated 480-470 BC. Ex So. California collection. #A11263: $975 SOLD

Magnia Graecia, Greek South Italy, c. 350 - 330 BC. Nice Apulian black glazed skyphos. The bowl deep with raised foot in two degrees and a pair of delicate handles. The front of the bowl is nicely decorated with a central rosette flanked by fillets and palm fronds, all below a thin band of dotted ovolo. W: 6 1/2" (16.5 cm). Some repair around rim. A nice cup! Ex Orange County private collection. #AG2020: $875 SOLD

Cyprus, c. 2000 - 1600 BC. Choice Cypriot black polished-ware bowl. Hand built, of hemispherical form with straight rim and attractive orange red slip, the rim area and the inside black. The outside of the vessel is decorated with incised spirals and hatching with concentric circles around the bottom and geometric motifs around the rim. H: 2 3/8" (6 cm); Dia: 4 1/4" (10.8 cm). Repaired from two parts, some minor scuffs and surface abrading. Mounted in a custom lucite protective box. Ex R. Holden collection, Los Angeles, acquired in the 1960's. #AG2002: $600 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 4th - 3rd Century BC. Nice Greek juglet with black-brown slip. Stands 10 cm (3 3/4") tall, with nice form and arching handle. Intact! Ex-Dr. Geoffrey Smith collection, San Diego CA. #GS452: $475 SOLD

Magnia Graecia, 4th Century BC. A lovely Greek Gnathian-ware skyphos, with vine and tendril motif below geometric bands on the front and a simplified band of vine on the back. 3 3/8" x 5 1/2" (8.6 x 13.9 cm). Restoration to one handle, light deposits. Ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA #AG2070: $599 SOLD

Greek Baby-Feeder! Ancient Greece, 4th - 3rd Century BC. A nice Greek black-ware baby-feeder vessel. The top near flat with central opening, the bottom tapering to a flared flat foot, with single handle and a narrow spout. H: 1 3/4" (4.6 cm); W: 3 5/8" (9.2 cm). Some chipping to foot and light deposits. Ex English private collection. #AG2090: $399 SOLD

Apulia, ancient Greek South Italy c. 350 - 330 BC.
Gorgeous Gnathian-ware kantharos with lady of fashion on either side. The heads of the ladies are between palmettes and a crook design, a nice wave pattern just below the rim. The ladies are depicted wearing necklace and earrings, hair in skyphos, with rows of pearls and hair pins at front. Restored from sherds and a very attractive piece. Stands 3 3/4" (9.7 cm) tall. Ex-old Los Angeles collection. #m14157x2: $750
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Ancient Greece. Magnia Graecia, 4th Century BC. A large and attractive Apulian Skyphos, with vine motif below bands containing an egg pattern, curved lines and pellets, the opposite side with somewhat stylized vine motif. H: 4 3/8" (11.1 cm). Area of repair on backside, some wear of the glaze in a few spots. Absolutely gorgeous. Ex Orange County private collection. #A14153: $699 SOLD


Ancient Greece. Attic, c. 5th century BC. Great ceramic offering bowl with black slip. W: 58 mm (2 1/4"). Nice black to dark red surfaces, very old ID tag on base. Ex Los Angeles, CA private collection. #AG2113: $275 SOLD

Ancient Greek. Cypriot, c. 6th-4th century BC. Marvelous small single-handled pitcher, with nice painted black details. Intact save for small repair to base. Stands 85 mm (3 3/8") tall. From my own personal collection! #GR074: $399 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Hellenistic period, c. 3rd-2nd century BC. Nice terracotta unguentarium, used to store oils. 10 cm (4") tall, and intact. Ex Los Angeles, CA private collection. #AG2111: $225 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 3rd - 1st Century BC. Hellenistic ceramic amphora, with fluted body, small pedestal foot and a pair of loop handles, the body is decorated with vertical ridges in imitation of metal ware. H: 4 1/2" (11.4cm). Some restoration to the edge of the foot, light deposits over the grey buff clay. Ex San Francisco estate. #AG2030: $299 SOLD

Nice Daunian pedestal bowl, Italic-Greek, early 3rd Century BC. Well-thrown and decorated with concentric circles in red-brown slip. H: 2 3/4" 6.9 cm); Dia: 6 1/2" (16.5 cm). Intact with two holes on the edge of the rim for suspension and light earthen deposits. Ex San Diego private collection. #GBA12194: $499 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 4th Century BC. Lovely little Greek stamnos. With nicely formed body, flared lip, and 2 small handles. Intact and unrepaired, with only a few very small abrasions. H: 72 mm (2 7/8"), W: 64 mm (2 1/2"). Nice black glaze and light mineral deposits. Quite a cute piece! ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA. #AG2153: $325 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 4th Century BC. Large black-glazed skyphos. With large, wide mouth, and 2 nicely formed handles. W: 17 cm (6 3/4"), H: 11 cm (4 1/4"). Nice black glaze and light mineral deposits. Repaired. ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA. Displays quire nicely! #AG2152: $325 SOLD

Campania, Ancient Greece. 4th century BC.
An absolutely breathtaking Greek blackware owl-cup. Depicts a standing owl on both sides, with olive-branches between. Outstanding deep black tone with bright yellow/orange paint. A stunning museum-quality display piece. Measures 145 mm (5 3/4 inches) handle to handle, and stands 66 mm (2 5/8 inches) tall. From an old New York collection. #5785: $1399
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Greek South Italy. Daunian, c. 4th century BC.Ancient Greece, Campania, 4th century BC. A beautiful xenon-ware red-figure kylix depicting a standing swan, surrounded by laurel-leaf border. Some original earthen encrustation, which adds to its charm. Expertly repaired from sherds. Measures about 8 inches (202 mm) handle to handle, and stands about 1 5/8 inches high. From an old New York collection. #484: $800 SOLD

Hellenistic Greece, c. 3rd-1st Century BC. Nice Hellenistic grey ware spindle bottle. Of typical form and intact with some earthen deposits. Nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Bottle measures 5 1/2" tall. With stand measures 6". Ex Los Angeles private collection. Nice! #0211226: $399 SOLD

Nice Campanian black-ware skyphos cup, Magnia Graecia, 4th Century BC. Nicely potted with an almost irridescent slip. Intact, small rim chip on one side. Nice example of Greek pottery. Ex old English collection 5 1/2" (14 cm) dia. #1210174: $399 SOLD

Greek South Italy c. 4th Century BC. Nice Gnathian-ware pottery bottle. Lustrous black slip with fine painted white and red details, finely-modeled wide spout. Stands 5" (12.8 cm) tall. Intact! Very nice display piece! #0411141-1: $425 SOLD

Ancient Greece, Hellenistic period, c. 4th-2nd century BC. Small terracotta pitcher. Of simple form with single handle and wide body. Repair to spout. Stands 2 1/2" (6.4 cm) high. Ex English private collection. Budget priced! #0611204-3: $99 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Magnia Graecia, c. 350 - 330 BC. Gorgeous Apulian red-figure olpe. Depicts a lady of fashion on either side, palmettes below each handle and a band of pellets around the neck. Intact and attractive! H: 4" (10 cm). Ex W. Levy collection (1916-2006); Ex. Charles Ede Ltd, London, 1992. #0611201x2: $750 SOLD

Magnificent Rhodian terracotta amphora. Roman, c. 1st - 4th Century AD, with characteristic form and quite elegant. H: 7" (17.8 cm). Intact with old museum label tucked inside the spout. Found in Syria, 19th Century. Ex Thomas Cotterill collection, UK, acquired in the 19th Century. #1011296: $675 SOLD

Greek South Italy. Campanian, mid-4th Century BC. Fantastic Guttus with face of Zeus in the center. Measures 117 mm (4 3/4") across, 10 cm (4") tall at tip of spout. Gorgeous piece with lustrous surface and iridescent tone. Green light in photo is an unfortunate reflection. Ex-Superior auction 1183, Ex-Dr. Geoffrey Smith collection, San Diego CA. Cf. Como, Museo Archeologico: C133 for a very similar example. #GS412x2: SOLD

Ancient Greece, Magnia Graecia, c. 340 -320 BC. Magnificent Apulian Xenon-ware Kylix, depicting a swan within a laurel-wreath. The bowl is shallow with raised ring foot and two handles. Nice style with additional laurel pattern on the outside of the bowl. W: 10" (25.3 cm). Intact with light deposits. Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970. #A11274: $1199 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 330 - 300 BC. A magnificent Apulian Gnathian-ware kantharos from Magnia Graecia. Used for wine, with tall bifurcated handles, the mouth and shoulder of the vessel separated by a ridge. The body is decorated with vine and floral motifs white and pale orange. H: 4" (10.2 cm). Small rim repair. Light earthen deposits. Ex Orange County private collection. #A15160: $975 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 3rd - 2nd Century BC. Gorgeous Hellenistic relief bowl, Eastern Mediterranean. Mold-made, the lower portion of the bowl decorated with rows of pellets between petals, a row of rosettes above. Intact with heavy earthen deposits and traces of red-orange slip. H: 2 5/8" (6.6 cm); Dia: 4 7/8" (9.8 cm). Ex-Dr. Geoffrey Smith coll., San Diego CA. Beautiful! #GBA12214: $499 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Magnia Graecia, 4th Century BC. Fine Apulian Red-Figure Lekanis decorated with a "Lady of Fashion". The base glazed black with two slightly elevated handles, the lid nicely decorated with two female head in profile, a palmette to either side, and the knob with central rosette surrounded by lines around the edge. W: 6 1/2" (16.5 cm). Area of repair on lid. ex-J.R. private collection, Orange County, CA. #AG2007: $799 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Magnia Graecia, c. 300 BC. Fantastic Apulian Gnathian Kantharos. The body is decorated with vertical ribbing, which is offset from the neck and topped with a white band, which possesses a lovely vine motif on either side. The lower part of the flaring rim is formed by a sharply overhanging flange and the double-reeded handles are each topped with a "knot of Hercules", the bases with vertical white lines. The foot is set off from the body by a thick reddish band of slip. H: 4 1/4" (10.8 cm). Intact, some weathering of the slip and a few minor chips to the foot. Cf. M. Bernardini, Vasi dello Stili di Gnathia (Bari 1961) pl. 22,2 for comparable shape and decoration; Ex Orange County private collection. #AG2011: $1200 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 4th - 3rd Century BC. Nice Greek ceramic olpe, the body tall and tapered toward the bottom with flat disk base with outer ridge. The neck is narrowed with flared mouth and a single strap handle. H: 3 1/4" (8.3 cm). Intact with remains of black glaze. Ex Chicago private collection. #AG2033: $225 SOLD

Ancient Etruscan/Greek, c. 6th Century BC. Nice Etrusco-Corinthian aryballos, decorated with bands in a dark slip, rays above. Intact with some surface wear and light deposits, minor rim chips. H: 3 3/8" (8.6 cm). Ex Alex Malloy, 1979. #A15143x2: $299 SOLD

Greek South Italy, 4th century BC. Nice Campanian black-glazed footed bowl. Nicely made with impressed palmettes and concentric circles around the inside. H: 5.4 cm; Dia: 14.6 cm. Intact, some earthen deposits. Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York. #AG2012: $375 SOLD
Athens, ancient Greece, c. late 6th - early 5th Century BC. A gorgeous small Greek black-figure lekythos depicting a satyr with two figures, the satyr prances to right, looking back at a standing figure whose robe he is lifting with his right hand, another robed figure stands before. An attractive little vessel with a whimsical scene! H: 4” (10.2cm). Intact with light deposits. Ex New York private collection. Excellent! #AG2096: $950 SOLD

Ancient Greek South Italy. Apulia, mid-4th century BC. Beautiful black-slip single-handled cup or pot. Amazing deep black glossy surfaces. Repaired from fragments. Some finger-prints of the maker still visible in the slip around the lip. Looks great and feels wonderful in-hand. 88 mm (3 3/8") tall x 94 mm (3 5/8") across the top. Ex-Southern California collecion. #90917: $399 SOLD

A large Daunian (possibly Cypriot) oinochoe, 4th Century BC, the body decorated with a wide band flanked by two narrower bands, the neck with more of an inconsistent wave pattern. Intact, Minor chipping to rim and base, earthen encrustation. 9 1/8" (23.1 cm) tall. Ex old English private collection. An amazing and impressive piece! #AG2072: $799 SOLD

Greek South Italy. Campanian, 4th Century BC. Excellent large black bowl with incised detail. Measures 168 mm (6 1/2") diameter, stands 65 mm (2 1/2") tall. Wonderful impressed design in center, consisting of a small central face surrounded with 7 impressed leafs and dotted and linear elements. Gorgeous glossy surfaces. Intact! Cf. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: ENSERUNE, MOURET, 27, PL.(257) 28 for similar incised vessels. Ex-Dr. Geoffrey Smith collection, San Diego CA. #GS406: $650 SOLD

Athens, ancient Greece, c. 5th Century BC. An Attic black-figure miniature lekythos depicting a battle scene! The three figures fully armed and engaged with weapons drawn. An attractive little vessel with vertical tongues around the shoulder and solid black above the foot, on the spout and handle. H: 3 3/4" (9.6cm). Ex German private collection, acquired in the early 1980's #AG2131: $575 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Magnia Graecia, 4th Century BC. A nice small Greek black-ware bowl. Nice form with wide mouth and small round foot. Dia: 2 15/16" (74 mm). Intact. Collected by Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Gaefe in the 1950's while establishing NATO bases in Turkey and Greece. From the estate of Retired LTC Wilton Gaefe, who retired from the military in 1962. #AG2101: $199 SOLD

Etruscan, c. 6th Century BC. Etrusco-Corinthian alabastron (made by Etruscans in Corinthian style). The body is decorated with horizontal bands in dark slip, vertical tongues around the shoulder and the rim. 3 5/8" (9.2 cm). Nice color, light deposits. Losses to handle and edge of rim. De-Accessioned from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art via a sale, c. 1970; Ex R. Fletcher collection, Taos, NM. #AG2122: $399 SOLD

Ancient Cypriot, c. 1550-1200 BC. Great tall single-handled base ring flask. With graceful form, small flared lip and high-arching handle. Small ring foot.. Small raised veryical linear design on front. H: 115 mm (4 1/2"). Found during the Hebrew Union College Biblical and Archaeological School's 1970 excavations at Gezer, Israel. ex-Asheville, NC collection. #AH2139: $325 SOLD