After a Greek victory on Persia, much silver, gold, and other luxuries, including numerous rhytons, were brought to Athens. Persian rhytons, which appear in Athens suddenly in great quantities after the war, were immediately imitated by Greek artists. Most of the original rhytons were "bottom's up cups" that were set down on the rim when they were emptied. I have redesigned the cup with a tripod arrangement so that it may be set down after about one third of your drink is finished... a sort of temperance model.
A great cup for parties, costumed events or just for enjoying your favorite beverage in style, this design has been popular for alternative weddings, such as Goth weddings, and Renaissance Fantasy Festivals. My cups are guaranteed to keep you cool with or without beverage. ;) All 100% food safe glazes. Can go in the dishwasher or in the freezer for a nice chilled glass.
This was hand carved by Jane Chischilly and then cast and reproduced in studio by the mother/son (Jane/Jason) team that is Chischilly Pottery.
I use tough, durable stoneware clay for my work. This dense clay is completely functional, food safe and can hold the temperature of your beverages far longer than any other natural material.
All our cast pieces are originally hand thrown on the potters wheel and then painstakingly carved and sculpted by hand as well. Then they are cast and reproduced in studio by Jane and Jason Chischilly (Mother - Son). ALL ORIGINAL DESIGNS, ARTISAN PRODUCED, QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP GUARANTEED. NO imports, NO factories,
Height: 8 inches (Top of cup to nose/bottom)
Height: 6 1/2 inches (Sitting Up on handle)
Width: 3 1/2 inches
Capacity: 22 fluid oz
A rhyton (plural rhytons or, following the Greek plural, rhyta) is a container from which fluids were intended to be drunk, or else poured in some ceremony such as libation (.libation (Σπονδή spondee in Greek) is a ritual pouring of a drink as an offering to a god or deity). Rhytons were very common in ancient Persia, where they were called takuk (تکوک). The English word rhyton originates in the ancient Greek word ῥυτόν (rhŭtón).
Dragons are often held to have major spiritual significance in various religions and cultures around the world. In many Asian cultures dragons were, and in some cultures still are, revered as representative of the primal forces of nature, religion and the universe. They are associated with wisdom—often said to be wiser than humans—and longevity. They are commonly said to possess some form of magic or other supernatural power, and are often associated with wells, rain, and rivers. In some cultures, they are also said to be capable of human speech. In some traditions dragons are said to have taught humans to talk.