THREE GREEK GILT SILVER VESSELS
Hellenistic Period, Circa 4th Century B.C.
Including a mug with a fluted oval body, short neck and everted rim, the wide handle with a band of short horizontal lines framed by bands of dots, the flat base with concentric rings each with punched decoration; a deep bowl with a hemispherical body, long waisted neck and everted rim, the body decorated with fluting below a band of dotted ovolo, the neck incised with an ivy and acanthus tendril frieze, on a concave base; and a skyphos with a piriform body and everted rim, with two upturned handles, the body incised with a band of ivy and berries, arches above the flat base, which is incised with a rosette; the decorative elements of each vessel gilt
4 in. (10.2 cm) high (tallest) (3)
Private Collection, Hannover, Germany, said to have been acquired in the early 20th century.