Another hard to find piece! This is a Roman "Terra Nigra" bowl in almost perfect condition and with maker's stamp. This black glossy slipware is from northern Gaul and was imported into south-east Britain during the late 1st century BC and 1st century AD (Augustan to Neronian/early Flavian periods).
The vessel is a particularly well-formed example. Circa 1st century AD.
Condition: Very good. No cracks or repairs. Chip to rim and some loss to foot. Indeed this could easily be restored to perfection.
Dimensions: 135 mm (W) x 70 mm (H)
Provenance: Ex. Gallery Masque (France). Previously purchased in 1985 from a private collection formed between 1960-1980 and then by inheritance.
Plates, cups, beakers and bowls in fine black slipped wares produced in northern Gaul and distributed across north-east Gaul and south-east Britain during the late 1st century BC and 1st century AD (Augustan to Neronian/early Flavian). Blue-black slip; highly-burnished surfaces. Wheel-thrown. Much variation possible on an individual vessels. Production was in the Vesle valley, near Rheims, the Marne valley and the Trier region. Vessels are found in North-east Gaul, between the Seine, Moselle and Rhine. In Britain, principally south and east of the Severn-Humber line, with concentrations in central southern England, and Herts/Essex.
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