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Lot 59

A group of pottery vessels, Circa 1400 B.C. – 2nd Century A.D., Including an Egyptian or...

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Lot 59

A group of pottery vessels,
Circa 1400 B.C. – 2nd Century A.D.,
Including an Egyptian or...

Starting Bid: £480

Estimate: £700 - £900

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Lot 59


A group of pottery vessels,

Circa 1400 B.C. – 2nd Century A.D.,

Including an Egyptian or Phoenician heart-shaped flask with umber decorated vestigial lug handles, a decorated around the shoulder in umber slip with a looped collar, 7.4cm high; a lentoid-shaped pilgrim flask with cylindrical neck flanked by twin looped handles, 9.4cm high; a Greek black glazed miniature lekythos, the body decorated with broad vertical ribs, 7.8cm high; a Greek olpe with rounded lip, broad cylindrical neck and high arched handle, the body partially covered in umber slip, 15cm high, an old ink inscribed label on the front reading: ‘vase brought back from Greece and presented by Captain Schomberg’, circa 5th-4th Century B.C.; two Hellenistic pottery spindle vases, the piriform body tapering to a narrow foot, the larger example with old ink inscribed label on one side reading: ‘Lachryma brought from Greece and presented by Capt Sho….’. 12cm and 8.5cm high; three pottery oil lamps, a Greek black glazed pottery lamp, a printed label on the side reading: ‘a small earthen lamp, found at the Pyramids of Gizeh’, circa 4th Century B.C., 8cm long; a Hellenistic pottery lamp on a raised base, with single pierced side lug, 9.1cm long and a Roman lamp with rows of raised dots around the shoulder, stamped on the underside of the base stamped L. CAESAE, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D., 11.2cm long, and a pottery whistle in the form of a bird, 10cm wide      (10)

Provenance: Captain Charles Schomberg (1779-1835), officer of the British Royal Navy, who fought at the battle of the Nile with Horatio Nelson in 1798 and carried out a number of missions in the Mediterranean and along the North African coast.  The collection, with additional oil lamps, was passed down by descent and privately acquired by the current owner.


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