"Bull" - rhyton -



    Inspired by the shape and design of ancient wine drinking vessels, this collection of rhytons is a result of a research on patterns, zoomorphic images and goldsmith techniques used by Thracian goldsmiths from 5-3 century b.c.. Shown here are three drinking vessels.The function of the rhyton is to be filled with wine, drank to the bottom and left aside without additional support. Wine is poured from the top while the drinker holds his thumb on the spout at the front of the animal, then the spout is pointed to the mouth and thumb released so wine can flow in.The rhytons are made by hand using raising, chasing, casting, constructing and golden repousse techniques.



"Ram" - rhyton (animals interchangeable by request.
Materials: 660 gr sterling silver, 7.95 gr. gold 24 ctSize: 7"/6"/3", volume 400 ml (one pint)

"Horse" - rhyton (animals interchangeable by request) Materials: 670 gr sterling silver, 8.75 gr. gold 24 ct Size: 7"/6"/3", volume 400 ml (one pint)


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