Greek Campanian Ceramic Bowl, Inscribed EI

Greek Campanian Ceramic Bowl, Inscribed EI
Greek Campanian, 3rd century BC

Large Campanian bowl with a retrograde graffito reading EI, possibly the Greek abbreviation of EI[MI] – is mine – in the sense: this one belongs to me.
The shallow floor decorated with rouletting, stamped palmettes and flowers (ivy corymbs). With near vertical wall and slightly incurved rim. Standing on a raised ring base. Bottom reserved.
The finger marks around the ring foot show that the bowl was dipped into the glaze.

Size: D. 17.4 cm, H. 6.4 cm
Material: Ceramic
Culture: Greek Campanian, 3rd century BC
Condition: Intact, apart from a mended chip and some abrasion of the lustrous glaze.

Provenance: Old Swiss family property, acquired in 1920/30. Thence art market Zurich, June 2019 sale.
Provenance data to the buyer.

Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Offered lots legally acquired, due diligence conducted to ensure the stated provenance. Related documents seen by Catawiki.

Worldwide shipping with registered priority mail. No export permit needed to ship from Switzerland.

Import taxes for buyers in the countries of the European Union – reduced customs duties of 5% in the United Kingdom – no fees in the United States and in Switzerland.
Italia: Importazione soggetta all’IVA – sdoganamento molto lento – consegna postale lentissima.

Lot details
Greek Campanian
Bowl, Inscribed EI
Century/ Timeframe
Greek Campanian, 3rd century BC
Minor repair, see description
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