Fine basalt vase with pierced lugs. Well made with very thin walls which vary in thickness. Small label stuck to the surface below the rim, annotated 164 in ink., which is Francis Danson's colleciton number. Danson Catalogue 2 no. 164. Sold at Sotheby's, London, 20 - 24 January 1913 (Robert de Rustafjaell sale) Lot 88: "A fine ovate Vase in black stone; 5 1/2 in. high; two side ears or handles on the shoulders; the mouth rather narrow (PI. VIII)".