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French sterling silver tastevin, early 19th century

French sterling silver tastevin, early 19th century


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1385943
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Sterling silver tastevin made in Paris in the early 19th century, the handle decorated with a little bunch of grapes and leaves. One half with convex and concave indentations and the other godrooned, a classic and functional design showing the colour of the wine. There are three hallmarks: to the exterior a male head in profile right for Paris, introduced 1819, and a worn insect mark (“bigorne” mark), the interior with the Paris guarantee mark of a Dionysian head in profile left. The diameter of the bowl is "2 ½ / 6.3 cm. Condition: handle (originally soldered onto the bowl) is warped (cf. pics).
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