Arion Dolphin Objet
In a misty sea
Save me, and guide me
Upon you, I sing
Inspired by the many legends of the ancient world where dolphins helped humans, our Arion Dolphin Objet was originally created as a compote to hold olives for a restaurant in Paros, Greece. Now, it’s as appropriate full of nuts or other nibbles at aperitivo, as it is placed on your bedside table to hold jewelry, or a bar of soap on your bathroom counter. A perfect gift, it’s multi-use is endless.
Named after the poet Arion of Lesbos island, legend says that he had amassed a fortune serving as a court performer and was returning home. The crew of the ship robbed him of his earnings, and as they were about to toss him overboard, he pleaded to sing one last song. Singing his own dirge, he then threw himself overboard. Instead of drowning, Arion was saved by dolphins that had been moved by his performance.
All of our brass objects are hand-cast using ancient methods including sand molds. The last step of the production process is a hand-polishing to showcase each piece’s inherent brilliance. Some imperfections are natural.
- Dimensions: 5.5”H x 2”W x 3.3”D (14cmH x 5cmW x 8.5cmD)
- Wipe with dry cloth or polish with brass cleaner.
- Made in Athens, Greece.
Many of our items are custom made to order. Please allow three to five weeks for delivery depending on the item.