An elaborately crafted, large Graeco-Roman silver spoon with zoomorphic decoration
Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots
DescriptionThe 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?