Lot 3652

An elaborately crafted, large Graeco-Roman silver spoon with zoomorphic decoration

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


The massive handle comprised of three animal bodies merging into each other in an unusual way. The coiled finial with dragon’s head. The dragon’s body merges into a leaping panther towards the bowl, and the panther’s front paws blend into a snake’s body. The head of the snake forms the reinforced neck. Narrow, long bowl, the back with lavish floral décor, at the tip slightly worn. Minimal hole on the back of the bowl, otherwise intact. Traces of wear. Length 26 cm. Weight 389 g! Very rare.
Provenance: From an old German private collection.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.