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Three Latest Pottery Pickups

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 Posted 08/07/2021  9:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, guys.
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 Posted 08/08/2021  02:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What an interestingly shaped piece Bob...I've not seen anything like this before with such an ingenious pouring system....Lovely addition to your impressive collection!
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 Posted 08/08/2021  08:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What an interestingly shaped piece Bob


Indeed! I imagine it's a lot more fragile than a simpler shape, hence scarcer to find one mostly intact?

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 Posted 08/08/2021  10:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Paul and Ted.


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...scarcer to find one mostly intact?


That's occasionally true, it seems. Certainly mine has multiple losses, and the Trocadero example above is reassembled from multiple pieces. But one often sees these listed intact too - which might suggest particularly good ancient pottery skills (which, certainly the ancient Iranians possessed) and ideal soil/burial conditions over the millennia - or, in some cases, modern fakery rearing its ugly head. There is certainly plenty of "Amlash" (an often misused term for all NW Iranian material) and other supposedly Iranian pottery that I regularly pass on because it appears, and probably is (IMO), too good to be true.
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 Posted 08/08/2021  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on the latest addition to the collection, Bob. I hadn't seen anything like these "bird beak" pitchers before. Even though the design of these pitchers makes them vulnerable to breakage, your example has survived remarkably intact. There is a good balance between practicality and simple elegance in the design too.

Not the easiest of vessels to craft I would imagine.
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 Posted 08/08/2021  6:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, Jim!
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 Posted 09/24/2021  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Received a nice Greek oil lamp from an old Swedish collection today. Thought I'd share it here.



c. 4th century BC
10.3 cm (l) x 70 mm (w) x 44 mm (h)
(4" x 2.75" x 1.75")

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Circular base, bulbous circular body, elongated spout, black glaze (mostly intact), some chipping

Ex-Rolf Ivarsson Collection, Linkoping, Sweden; acquired 1940's-1970's
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 Posted 09/24/2021  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice to see an old one Bob. When I was walking through the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem a few years back, they had tons of modern ones for sale but this has a great patina and a super provenance. Well done!
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 Posted 09/25/2021  05:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a sweet looking example Bob ....

I love the simplistic form and strong black colouring.

Bob am I right in thinking these black pieces were made from Black Basalt?...This rock seems to be abundant along the Greek coastline...
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 Posted 09/25/2021  07:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for commenting, Paul. The lamp was formed in a red clay, visible in the chipped areas. The black glaze was painted on, or sometimes wares were dipped in it. I'm no potter, and don't know about the ingredients that provided the pigmentation to the glaze/slip.in this case there was also some white paint/slip used. Short Wiki entry about Greek black glazed ware:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-glazed_Ware
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 Posted 09/25/2021  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent addition to your collection, It remarkable to see that the paint has lasted as well as it has.
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 Posted 09/25/2021  5:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Ron. Yes, it's held up exceptionally well. The only other oil lamp I own is also a Greek black-glazed specimen, but environmental conditions took a toll on that one. The original glaze is mostly chipped off, and what remains is oxidized:
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/g...Oil_Lamp.jpg
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 Posted 09/27/2021  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations. What a very attractive oil lamp, Bob. Another super addition to the collection. As with other pieces in your collection, not only the body, but the colour has stood the test of time.

I doubt if the black finish would have looked much different when it was first created over two thousand years ago. Superb craftsmanship.
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 Posted 09/27/2021  9:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Jim.
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 Posted 09/30/2021  01:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spyros to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful piece!
Here are some similar ones found in a late 4th century burial in Pylos. Notice the small "ear", it's called "ΩΤΙΟ" in greek.
Typical of 425-400 BCE

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