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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 â€œLouis XIV, by grace of God, King of France and Navarre.â€ 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 Parrodâ€™s hallmark.
Origin: France, ca. 1850. Dimensions: 2-9/16â€ diameter (excluding handle). Weight: 59.3 gr.