Decorated silver bowl; attached high flaring foot-ring with centering mark and rotation marks (?) on the underside; decoration consists of twenty-two hammered petal-shaped lobes or gadroons, chased on the reverse, with punched marks around the tips of the outer lobes on the interior, and a row of lightly hammered circular indentations, punched around the lower portions, immediately below the rim; engraved guilloche framing the flat central roundel or tondo on the interior, which is engraved with a scene consisting of a reclining bearded man with bushy hairstyle, belted tunic and long baggy sleeves, holding a 'kantharos' (two-handled drinking bowl) in his left hand while reclining with one elbow on a pile of cushions at one end of a low couch or bench-throne supported by animal-feet (intended to be lion's paw) legs; standing male figure on the right, holding an unidentified object; seated woman at the left, wearing long flowing dress or gown but with arms not depicted; presumed lathe-turning marks on the underside of the foot ring; object has been crushed flat and crudely restored prior to acquisition.

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