the body of hemispherical form with moulded acanthus petals, palmette and rosette pattern, foliage circling the base, and the head of medusa in tondo on the base, a band of egg-and-dart below the rim.
Condition: Complete, with hairline crack to one side and losses to the glaze, root mark traces in the interior, otherwise in very good condition. A truly charming piece.
Dimensions: Height: 3 inches (7.5 cm) Diameter: 5 1/4 (13.5cm)
Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the late 1960's and then by descent. Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology. He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.