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Wine Taster

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The bowl of the wine taster is melon-like with various indentationsa long the ribs. Some are horizontal, others vertical. In the bottom is set a coin of Charles IV, King of Spain, with the date 1790. The top has the head of the king facing to the right. The bottom has a coat of arms. The handle is shaped with two scrolls near the edge and a fleur de lys shape at the outer part of the handle. The handle is stippled.

Category:
silverwork
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
Spain
Date made:
1790-1899
Size:
10.2 cm (4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.232
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS; INSCRIPTION; DATE on bottom: crowned coat of arms for Spain (shield is quartered with emblems for Castille); inscription: Span et in Rex Me 8 R II; on front: Dei Gratia 1790 Carolus IV
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973