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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Very fine condition and patina
Circa 1820 – 1830
Size: 5.5cm high, 13cm wide, 7.5cm deep – 2¼ ins high, 5 ins wide, 3 ins deep
Greyhound’s were a popular breed of dog in ancient Greece; a bell shaped Krater of the 3rd century BC shows an ancestor of the present day greyhound looking interestedly on a classical scene.