A stemless cup used for wine with good black gloss and thin red wash on the reserved bottom. The wide shallow body sits on a low heavy foot with convex bottom and externally incorporates a narrow concave rim-band. Inside the bowl, a wide flat rim-band is offset. The thick round-sectioned II-shaped handles, tilted and upswung are attached to the body just below the rim-band.
Related example: Hayes, J. "Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Ware and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum" (1984) page 24, #36
Dimensions: Height: 3 inches (7.5 cm), Width: 8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm)
Condition: Some losses to the black glaze but otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.
Provenance: The Hauge Collection of Ancient & Iranian Art, assembled between 1962 and 1966. Foreign service brothers, Victor and Osborne Hauge, together with their wives Takako and Gratia, assembled their collection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian works of fine and folk art while stationed overseas with the US government after WWII. Much of their collection was donated to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute culminating in an exhibition and published catalogue in 2000. The balance, including this object, was inherited by descent in 2016.