Amphora

Dec 11, 2019. 21:10 UTC
Amphora
David
United States of America

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

According to the donor, it was found by sponge divers near the Isle of Maisen, near Korćula, Croatia in 1960. No other signs of shipwreck or debris were reported. Acquired by the Archabbot of Korćula, later given to an American relative, it was donated to us by Niko Matyaca in 1970. It measures approximately 29” long and 9” wide at the body. Amphoras of this type, for shipping, were used from the bronze age through the 8th Century CE. The coastal area of Croatia was well within the trading areas of both ancient Greece and Rome.

Provenance

See above information.

Answered within 3 days
Dec 14, 13:29 UTC
By Georg

Fair Market Value

$900 - $1,800 USD

Insurance Value

$2,700 USD
What does this mean?

Dear David,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a roman wine amphora with a height of 29 inches. The vessel can be classified as type Dressel 2 - 4 which dates this piece into the 1ct BC to the beginning of the 2ct AD.
This piece is in good condition and has the usual traces of archeological findings in water.
An estimation would be between 900 to 1800 USD.
This estimation is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

With kind regards,
Georg

Georg Jan 17, 14:47 UTC

Dear David,

can you see the apprisal?

With kind regards,
Georg

David kolar Jan 17, 20:57 UTC

YEs I can see the appraisal on both the amphora and Sacklarian painting. What I want to know is where you've advertised them and to what effect?

Georg Jan 20, 15:48 UTC

Dear David,

I don't understand your question. We did not advertise your objects.

With kind regards,
Georg

David kolar Jan 21, 00:16 UTC

so when I say "its for sale", who else besides you know about it?

Georg Jan 21, 12:30 UTC

Dear David,

your object is visible and available on the Mearto page to all registered customers.

With kind regards,
Georg

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