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Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The bottom of the bowl is a coin of Henry III dated 1758, much worn. The sides of the bowl are covered with gadrooning and indentations and bosses. The handle is composed of two intertwined serpents, their heads forming a loop where they hold a ball between them.

Category:
SILVERWORK
Object name:
Wine Taster
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
1578-1899
Size:
H. 3 1/2 in.
wine taster __8.89 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.251
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK; DATE __"Bigorne" (beak-iron) mark consisting of a partial insect- 1881-1838. Minerva's head, 2 on lower right- second silver standard, in use from 1838. 1798
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973