Inv. n°: MMoCA845

Hellenistic bronze vessel with leaf–shaped handles.

The basin is set on a tall and comparatively narrow foot. Two ornamental handles in the form of leafy vegetable-stems terminate in elegant plane leaf attachment plates. The out-turned, convex lip has a stepped inner rim decorated with encircling incised bands.

h. 24 x ø 40.5 cm

c. 2nd century BC - 1st century AD



  • S.E. Kennedy, UK, prior to 1904
  • Private collection, France
  • Fraysse & Associés, France, until June 2008
  • Acquired by Charles Ede Gallery, London, 25th June 2008, lot 36
  • Private collection of Hannes Heissmeyer, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 18th March 2009
  • Acquired by Charles Ede Gallery, London, 13th October 2016
  • Acquired at Charles Ede Gallery, Maastricht Art Fair, 2017


  • Illustrated Catalogue of Ancient Greek Art (Exhibition of Ancient Greek Art), Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1904, p. 34, pl. XXIII, no. 54


  • Ancient Greek Art, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, UK
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from 2017

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