Vase (cratera), etectrotype, reproduction of an original found as Roman treasure at Hildesheim in Hanover, Germany in 1868, Elkington and Co., England, c.1880
Bell Krater, cast metal - silvered and [parcel] gilt; short foot with bell shaped body rising to a flared rim; two u-shaped handles, one each side; the outside decorated in relief with a delicate design of winged griffons, scrolling urns, flowers, cherubs and lobsters (OF). Vase "Oxybaphon." from the Roman specimen discovered at Hildesheim. Height 15 1/2", diameter 15". silvered and parcel gilt (LC). The Hildesheim treasure:- Large Cratera, 1874 / 316 (SB).
Inscribed underside base, "Elkington & Co." (OF).