Of elegant proportions and with a pleasing dark
green patina, this ewer, once used for the
pouring of water, makes for a very beautiful
addition to any collection. Stood upon a delicate
foot, the bulbous body curves gently upwards
until its form subtly merges into the tall neck and
flaring spout that is so characteristic of ewers.
What sets this particular vessel apart from others
are the two rather large bird finials, one acting as
a handle, and the other more intricate bird,
possibly an eagle, acting as a way of steading the
angle at which the ewer is held to control the
pouring of the water. Their size and intricacy are
rare, and are suggestive of this vessel having
come from the Eastern Mediterranean.