A rare art copy of a Vapheio cup, late 19th century, Emile Gillieron (Swiss, 1850 – 1924) marked “E. Gillieron Athens”. Reproduction of a Gold Vapheio Cup. Gilt copper-alloy electrotype.
The cup comes from the famous Dr. Walter Heihs collection and has the inventory nr. 522 marked at the bottom.
The National Gallery of Athens, where an entire gallery is devoted to Gillieron replicas of works from Greece’s Bronze Age, also contains this object.
Height of the cup: 7,4 cm, diameter 13,5 cm incl. handle. (3 inches by 5 1/4 in diameter).