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Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The bottom of each bowl onon the inside is a medallion with the head of Louis XVI in profile facing right. On the outside a coat of arms with the inscription "JETON DES ETATS DE BRETAGNE 1774.". The sides of the bowls inside are decorated with six repoussé shallow scrolls with bunches of grapes hanging from their ends, indented on the outside. The handles are shaped like pairs of snakes, their tails twisted together, bodies crossed-hatched. Edges of bowls reinforced.

Category:
SILVERWORK
Object name:
Wine Taster, one of two
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
ca. 1774-1899
Size:
H. 3 1/2 in.
wine taster __8.89 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.254.2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; COAT OF ARMS; DATE __on front: LUD XVI REX CHRISTANISS; on back: Jeton des Etats des Bretagnes 1774; coat of arms:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973