A Classic Greek Lekythosi Vase
A 19th century Classic Corinthian Greek Lekythos vase, originally used for storing oils and perfumes, decorated with a black on white scene of a mother and her suckling child, surrounded by stylised palmette motifs. This jug was made with an amazingly close resemblance to an 2,000 year old original, in order to satisfy the ‘English Lord’ type of 19th century Grand Tour tourist, hungry for Classic souvenirs to display back home. Italy, circa 1860.
Condition report: In excellent, original condition.
Dimensions: Height 21 cm.