A matched pair, the glaze burnished to invoke a metallic sheen. Set on tiered pedestal feet, with wide flanged rims atop deep, straight walled bowls. Each with stamped decoration of concentric circular and concentric oval bosses arranged in a floral decoration in the bowls. The rims with a band of the circular bosses surrounding a band of the oval bosses, both bordered with incised red reserve.
New York private collection, acquired on the New York market in the 1970s - 1980s. With Antiquarium Limited, New York, 1997
Teano ware is a decorative style that was popular in the last quarter of the 4th century BC until the first half of the 3rd century BC. The style originated from the workshops in Teano, located on the northern border of modern-day Campania, north of Capua. Black-glaze was the primary technique used, with added pigments and stamping adopted for finer decorative details.