The production of the ladle in precious metal found wide appeal in the Greek world from the Archaic Period onward. The early examples invariably are manufactured with a shallow bowl, the handle terminal usually in the form of a simple duck head or calf head (see, for example, nos. 24-31, pp. 83-86 in Özgen and Öztürk, Heritage Recovered, The Lydian Treasure). The bowl deepened and took a hemispherical form in the Hellenistic Period around 200 B.C. (see pp. 115-116 and pl. 34 in Strong, Greek and Roman Gold and Silver Plate). For two fluted drinking bowls with similar petals with undercut tips, dated 175-75 B.C., see nos. 115a-b in True, et al., A Passion for Antiquities; Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman.