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Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The bottom of the bowl is a silver coin of Louis XV dated 1726, much worn. The sides of the bowl are covered with gadrooning and indentations or bosses. The handle is in the form of two intertwined serpents, cross-hatched.

Category:
SILVERWORK
Object name:
Wine Taster
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
1726-1899
Size:
H. 3 7/8 in.
wine taster __9.75 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.250
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
DATE; INSCRIPTION; COAT OF ARMS __on front of coin: LUD XV DG FR ET... REX, on back: BENEDICTUM 1726 SIT NOM E...INI coat of arms: shield with three fleur de lys
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973