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French Silver Louis XIV Coin Burgundian Tastevin Wine Taster


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Continental: Pre 1900: Item # 1332897
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A lovely first standard (950/1000) silver tastevin, the bottom inset with a 1658 silver coin depicting the youthful image of Louis XIV surrounded by text translated as “Louis XIV, by grace of God, King of France and Navarre.†The sides of the tastevin a decorated with clusters of grapes and elegantly curved godrons in the style typical of Orfevre Parrod. Coin inserts, however, are unusual in Parrod tastevins. The handle is worked in a simplified snake motif typical of Dijon. The handle is stamped with Parrod’s hallmark.

Origin: France, ca. 1850. Dimensions: 2-9/16†diameter (excluding handle). Weight: 59.3 gr.