The present vases are loosely based around Antique kraters such as the Medici and Borghese vases. The Medici Vase was first recorded as 'pilo di marmo biancho storiato delle histoire d'Ifigenia' in the inventory of the Villa Medici in Rome made in 1598. The Borghese vase was first recorded by Flaminio Vacca in 1594. Who stated that the vase had been discoverd along with the Silenus with Infant Bacchus on Muti's Estate near the present Casino Massimo, part of the site of the gardens of Sallust. See Taste and the Antique, Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny, Yale University Press. Pages 314-316.