Ivy Marble Chalace
A Roman Chalice, or Skyfos, originally made in solid silver, and reproduced as a Grand Tour collectable.
There is an association of the decoration with the purpose of the cup, as ivy was dedicated to Bacchus, who is often depicted wearing a wreath of ivy and grapevines that were supposed to prevent intoxication.
Hand made by Sculptured Arts Studio, England.
20 cm tall x 29 cm wide x 17 cm deep.