A small vase, attributed to the Felton Painter, whose name vase is in the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV 90/5). For this painter see A.D. Trendall, The Felton Painter and a Newly Acquired Apulian Comic Vase by His Hand (Oxford University Press, 1964); A.D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, 1. Early and Middle Apulian (Oxford, 1978), p. 172-179; A.D. Trendall - A. Cambitoglou, Second Supplement to the Red-Figured Vases of Apulia, 1 (University of London, Institute of Classical Studies, Bulletin Supplements, 60) (London, 1991), p. 39.
The chous shows the detailed and rather comically looking head of a satyr facing left, with scrolling tendrils on either side, a motif seen more often in the work of the painter.
Circa 330 B.C.
Height 11.5 cm.
Dutch private collection; with B.A. Seaby Ltd., London, September 1985.
Intact with no repair or restoration. There is a small hairline firing crack on the underside of the foot, a few cm long, as visible on the fifth photograph. Some minor areas of loss to the black glaze, especially near the rim and where the handle joins the body. Some minor surface wear and encrustation. Overall in very good condition.