19th Mar, 2024 10:00

Fine Interiors

Lot 99


An Attic black-figured lekythos in the manner of the Haimon painter

early 5th century BC, Greek, decorated with figures in a chariot and horses,
6.5cm wide
20cm high

Provenance: The collection of the late Sir Clinton Charles Donald Cory, 5th Baronet of Coryton;
acquired by the above from Phillips, 12 December 1985, lot 61.

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The Collection of the late Sir Clinton Charles Donald Cory

The Fine Interiors department feel privileged to offer a private collection of Antiquities from the late Sir Clinton Charles Donald Cory, 5th Baronet of Coryton, in our March sale.

Cory was a lifelong aesthete and a collector of objets d’art and antiquities, in particular Attic pottery and numismatics, and revelled in meticulously cataloguing and archiving his collection. The selection of pottery, glass and stone fragments will be sold in twenty-four lots, with many coming with provenance from leading dealerships and auction houses such as Charles Ede, Sotheby's and Bonhams.

Sold for £3,800

Condition Report

The rim with minor chips and nibbles. The texture of the item differing throughout the body and neck resulting from losses to the exterior. The base cracked and repaired. The paintwork lacking and faded in areas. Cracking around the base of the handle. Please see additional images for reference.



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Auction: Fine Interiors, 19th Mar, 2024


As the days get lighter and the temperatures milder, we are excited to share our March Fine Interiors online catalogue, filled with colour, texture and warmth to herald the coming of spring.

In the selection of almost five-hundred lots, we have brought together items from an assortment of periods and styles from Antiquity to the present day, all meticulously catalogued and beautifully photographed by the Sworders’ team. We hope that you enjoy browsing the full online catalogue and make a visit to view in person in London or Stansted.

For Fine Interiors updates, content and more, keep an eye on Instagram in the lead-up to the sale.




Stansted Viewing | Auction

Viewing will be held at our Stansted Auction Rooms, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8GE, as follows:

Friday 15 March, 10am - 5pm 

Saturday 16 March, 10am - 2pm 

Sunday 17 March, 10am - 2pm 

Monday 18 March, 10am - 5pm


The auction will take place at our Stansted Auction Rooms, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8GE. 

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Buying a pre-loved, antique, or vintage item not only provides you with unique style and value for money but it also helps to reduce landfill, and the annual emissions of an antique or vintage piece can be as little as one sixteenth of those of its new equivalent!

Sworders is proud to be supporting the work of Antiques are Green - the movement that was founded in 2009 to promote “a greener future created from the past”. Read their fascinating carbon footprint study of a Georgian chest of drawers versus a modern equivalent here


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