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Made by: Hecie __(?)

Currently in storage


About this object

In the bottom of the bowl is a head of Louis XVI in profile to the right in low relief. The rim is cast separately with ribbed ornament and a projecting handle shaped like a ring inside a wreath flanked by leafy swags.

Category:
SILVERWORK
Object name:
Wine Taster
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
H. 3 3/4 in.
wine taster __9.52 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.253
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK __Minerva's head facing right, 2 to the lower right corner- guarantee for second silver standard, in use from 1838. "Hecie" in a lozenge surmonted by a leafy branch- a maker's mark, possibly provintial.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973