Greek Red-Figure Bell-Krater by the Varrese Painter, Apulia
With detailing in added white and yellow. Side (a) showing a youth with drapery over his left arm as he proffers a tray of fruits, in his right hand he holds an olive branch, before him is a draped and bejewelled female seated on a rocky outcrop, also holding an olive branch. Side (b) with two draped youths.
The subsidiary decoration consists of a band of laurel under the rim, rays surrounding the handles, a scrolling palmette underneath, and a band of elaborate meander interspersed by intersecting squares. Attributed to the Varrese Painter by Trendall. Intact.
Nostell Priory, Yorkshire, UK; likely acquired 1819
Private collection, Long Island, USA; acquired 1993
Private collection, Japan
Christie's, London, UK, Greek and Etruscan Vases from Nostell Priory, 20th April 1975, lot 17 A.D.
Trendall and A. Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, Vol.1 (Oxford, 1978), p.346, no.67