A pair of ‘Grand Tour’ Continental Belgium black marble and patinated bronze cups and covers. The twin handled ‘Scyphus’ cups cast with naturalistic trailing ivy leaves and berries, with similarly cast lids, above a stepped marble plinth base mounted with a classical relief frieze, leaf & berry mouldings and standing on paw feet to the front.
After the Pompeii silver cup from the mid 1st century AD, held in the Museum of Naples, believed to be associated with the god of wine, Bacchus.
Height 16” (40.5cm)
Width 7 7/8” (20cm)
Depth 5 7/8” (15cm)