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Wine Taster, French Silver by Christofle

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BEWARE: Sellers calling everything STERLING or SILVER without HALLMARKS or just Marks: see Item #320556923627 Selling as 18th or 19th Century Silver with NO Hallmarks shown... 'Ignorance is Bliss' can only describe the Buyer for this Taster with 200 years of questionable Age, Ask Questions, Silver almost always has Hallmarks. Better get a Guarantee! Who was it that said, 'A Sucker is born every day?'

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RARE French Sterling Silver Wine Taster, by Ravinet d'Enfert inset with Sterling Plaque or Medal by Marcel RENARD, Napoléon III

A remarkably beautiful, handmade, finest .950 French solid Silver Wine Taster, a Rare example by a very well known and much sought after Paris France Silversmith, Ravinet d'Enfert, whose Workshop was located at 83, rue du Temple in the 3rd Paris Arrondisement. Very heavy gauge French .950 quality Silver, Medal & Taster, approx. 75 grams. One finds hundreds of wine tasters but, only one like this. The Bowl has an inset French Silver Medallion in Hallmarked .950 Sterling signed by a leading French Artist, 'Marcel Renard' sought after for his Medals. Along with Dropsy, Marcel RENARD is regarded as one of the finest Medallists in Europe. His Bronze Medals sell for Hundred's of Dollars, his Silver Medals are more rare. Hallmarks include the French Minerve Head N°1 (950/1000) indicating finest Silver (finer than Sterling 925/1000 and the Silversmith, Ravinet d'Enfert a world renowned Silversmith together with Marcel RENARD makes this Wine Taster an extraordinary example. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

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4 Important Wine Tasters, 4 Tastevins, by Puiforcat, Paris, France

4 Antique XIXth Century Wine Tasters by Puiforcat solid French 950 Silver. each different

4 important Handmade Wine Taster by one of France's finest Silversmiths, PUIFORCAT, Paris France. Each is clarly hallmarked 3 times with 19th Century French Sterling .950, (finer than English Sterling) and Silversmith & Silver Control Hallmarks, Each Wine Taster is Numbered if you have any Questions.
CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY for each are Exceptional, considering Age and Use.

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1749 Rare, Important Wine Taster, Tastevin, from Orléans, France

18th Century by Louis Roux, Orléans, 40 years before French Revolution, 122 grams

An exceptional, rare, important Handmade Wine Taster by one of France's finest 18th Century Silversmiths, ROUX who worked for the Duke of Orléans, the King of France who was executed after the 1789 French Revolution. Orléans, which derives its name from the Roman Aurelianum, was conquered by Julius Caesar in 52 bc. It became an intellectual capital under Charlemagne, emperor from 800 to 814, and in the 10th and 11th centuries it was the most important city in France after Paris. The Loire River divides Orléans into two unequal parts. In 1429, during the Hundred Years’ War (1337–1453), after it had been besieged for seven months by the English, the French national heroine St. Joan of Arc, known as the Maid of Orléans, and her troops delivered it. It is clearly hallmarked 4 times with 18th Century French Sterling .950, finer than English Sterling, Silversmith & Silver Control, Silversmith Hallmarks, Silver from Orléans is more rare than from Paris and finding something created 40 years before the Revoluton is incredible since such a large amount of Silver was destroyed.. Dimensions, more Details can be seen in the Larger photo by clicking the smaller photo to the left. Note the Serpent Handle, quite unusual.
CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are Exceptional, considering its Age and its Use. Compare with this Wine Taster, item #300511318221 on eBay. PLEASE be extra careful buying French Silver without appropriate clear Hallmarks. Example, see item #221255908461

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Extra Fine & Substantial Wine Taster, English Sterling Silver, by

W. A. Humphries of Birmingham, England Dated 1977

An exceptional Handmade Wine Taster by one of Birmingham's finest Silversmiths, Walter Albert Humphries. Hallmarked 5 times with English Sterling .925 Silver Control, Silversmith Hallmarks, Date Letter, Birmingham hallmark, + Silver Jubilee Hallmark. Use your Chain by passing it through the Finger Ring or, use it with the Finger Ring and Thumb Rest. Dimensions, more Details can be seen in the Larger photo by clicking the smaller photo to the left. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are Exceptional, considering its Age and its Use.

Sorry, SOLD to Jim S. a Collector

Antique XIXth Century Silver LIQUEUR SERVICE, Goblets & Tray

Extraordinary Antique Service for Liqueur, Vodka, Cordials with 11 fabulous Gobles & matching Tay. Each piece, the Goblets and the Tray are Hallmarked by Silversmith T&C & TS, see Photos. Very good weight and gauge. Total wsieght of the Service is approximately 360 grams. This Service is simply beautiful. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent considering their age & use.

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Wine Taster, Exceptional & Rare by

PUIFORCAT, Paris

An exceptional and RARE 'Sommelier Model' by one of the World's most illustrious Silversmiths, PUIFORCAT, Paris France. Hallmarked 4 times with French .950 Silver Control & Silversmith Hallmarks. Quality of the Silver is Finer than English Sterling Silver. Unique are the 2 pierced Holes in the extra large Thumb Rest which was designed to pass the Sommelier's Chain to wear around his Neck, designed not to interfere with the generous Finger Ring. Dimensions, more Details on the Larger photo by clicking the smaller photo to the left. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are Exceptional, considering its Age and its Use.

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XIXth Century French WINE TASTER 1891 + English Sterling Silver Import Hallmarks

Extraordinary twin handled solid Silver Wine Taster bearing both French & English Sterling Silver Import Hallmarks. The Design is that of an early Continental Wine Taster and consistent with the Design, it is overall Decorated with embossed Scroll, Hazelnuts, Leaves, Flowers & Branches. See Large Photo for Dimensions & more details. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are outstanding, considering its Age and its Use. SEE & Compare eBay item #320556923627 which just Sold for more than $400 without describing the Hallmarks & a misleading if not a deceptive Description describing it as 18th-19th Century.

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4 Antique French Silver Wine Tasters, Boxed, Circa 1950 RARE

An exceptional, RARE Presentation BOXED Set of 4 small Silver Wine Tasters, undoubedly a Special Private Order. Each Wine Taster has 2 French Silver Hallmarks including the Paris Silversmith, Deschamps Frères, 16, rue des Quatre-Fils, Paris, 3rd Arrondisement. Reference, the Dictionnaire des Poinçons d'Orfèvrerie which shows this Silversmith as having the 'Tête de Coq' as his Hallmark, which is on each of the 4 Wine Tasters. Unique is the double Finger Ring. Each Handmade Wine Taster is held by means of a wonderfully strong double Finger Ring and Thumb Rest. 2 Hallmarks clearly struck are on each Taster, see Photos.Struck. Dimensions, etc. are seen in the Larger Photo, by clicking on the Photo to the Left.CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are outstanding, considering its Age and its Use.

Sorry, SOLD to Jim.

CHRISTOFLE Silver WINE TASTER, Circa 1940

Very fine, heavy Christofle SILVER Wine Taster made by the famous French CHRISTOFLE Silver Firm at a time when the quality of their work was outstanding. There are 3 clear French Christofle Silver Hallmarks under the Thumb Rest with the Christofle 'O Chess Knight C' + Christofle France + O Scales C'. The taster is 3.25" in diameter& 4 1/8 " to the end of the Thumb Rest and weighs approx. 70 grams. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are simply outstanding. No dents, nicks or repairs. Beware of Modern Copies. ***I sold an identical Example to 'The Elysian Restaurant' in London, England

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'Timbale' or Large Goblet French Silver C.1930 Very Rare Example by 'Cardeilhac'

An Extraordinary, LARGE Timbale, Goblet. Beaker or Cup made by the 2 most illustrious Paris Silver Firms, CHRISTOFLE and CARDEILHAC. Fantastic for both Wine & Alcohols. Hand made in the finest massive French .950 quality Silver & Designed in the simplest form setting the GOBLET (Timbale in French) on a stepped Pedestal Base. Rare early French Silver Hallmarks for the Silversmiths which dates this to C. 1930. This Timbale is Heavy weighing about 95g. (3oz) + DIMENSIONS: 9cm high.. Hallmarked with French Silver Control Hallmark, Minerve #1 and that of both Silversmiths, CHRISTOFLE and CARDEILHAC. Please look at my Description on the larger photo. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering its Age and Use. Please, don't overlook this Goblet.

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19th Century French Silver Wine Taster, by DUBOIS, 1867

A Lovely & Rare example by a well known and sought after Paris Silversmith, DUBOIS who became Maître Orfèvre in 1857. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. Dimensions: 7,5 cm in Diameter x 10,0 cm Long from Thumb Rrest to the end of the Bowl. Very heavy gauge French .950 quality Silver, approx. 75 grams. One can look at hundreds of Wine Tasters just to find one like this. The Design and Form are Classic with discreet adjustments. The Bubbles are larger, the Waves are deeper, the Finger Ring is massive and the Size is Large. There are French Silver Hallmarks both for the Fench Control, being the French Minerve #1 and the Silversmith Halllmarks.

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French Silver WINE TASTER by 'PARROD, Marc' Circa 1969

Lovely French Silver Wine Taster from Dijon France by well known Silversmith, Marc Parrod. The Quality is outstanding, Quadruple SILVER plated. It is Hallmarked on the outside of the Bowl with the Hallmark for the Silversmith in a Rectangle (see PHotos). The Taster is 3.0" in diameter & 4.0" to the end of the Thumb Rest & .75" Deep. It was handmade by the Parrod Workshops in Dijon France for the 1969 IW (International Wine Conference) & so Hallmarked on the outside of the Bowl.The CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are simply outstanding. No dents, nicks or repairs.

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19th Century French Silver Wine Taster, by COIGNET, C. 1893

A Magnificent & Rare example by a well known and sought after Paris Silversmith, Louis COIGNET who became Maître Orfèvre in 1893. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. Dimensions: 3" Diameter x 1 1/8" Deep x 4 1/4" Long from thumb rest to end of Bowl. Very heavy gauge French .950 quality Silver, approx. 83 grams. One Examines hundreds of Wine Tasters just to find one like this. The Design and Form are Classic with discreet adjustments. The Bubbles are larger, the Waves are deeper, the Finger Ring is massive and the Size is Large. There are 3 French Silver Hallmarks both for the Fench Control, being the French Minerve #1 and the Silversmith Halllmarks.

Sorry, SOLD to Jim S. a Collector

19th Century French Silver Wine Taster, by BOULENGER, C. 1890

A Magnificent & Rare example by a well known and sought after Paris Silversmith, Maître orfèvre, Adolphe BOULENGER. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. Dimensions: 3.5" Diameter x 1 1/8" Deep x 4 3/8" Long from thumb rest to end of Bowl. Very heavy gauge French .950 quality Silver, approx. 115 grams. One finds hundreds of wine tasters for one like this. The Design and Form are Classic with discreet adjustments. The Bubbles are larger, the Waves are deeper, the Finger Ring is massive and the Size is Large. Although there is a Date 1910, I believe that this was added later. There are 4 French Silver Hallmarks, 2 French Minerve #1 and 2 Silversmith halllmarks. The Silvermsmith Hallmark in the pHoto is on the Thumb Rest. SEE my SILVER for other Boulenger Examples.

Sorry, SOLD to Bridie with Winery in New Zealand.

11 Wine Tasters from the 18TH & 19th Century, Antique French Sterling Silver

11 Antique Silver Wine Tasters, 18TH & 19th Century French Sterling Silver each in French .950 quality Silver Wine Tasters and each Unique and each made by different French Silversmiths. Each is clearly Hallmarked and the quality of the workmaship on each is remarkably beautiful. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY of each is simply outstanding and each is in its own way, unusual. One does not find examples like this easily. I am adding these Examples, from my Personal Collection for general

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Antique CHRISTOFLE 'MARRIAGE or LOVING CUP' - Wine Chalice, Circa 1890

Magnificent and rare Art Noveau 2 Handled "Marriage Cup" or Wine Chalice on raised pedestal foot. Condition & Quality are nearly prisitine. Notice the extraordinary workmanship & detail on the Handles. Bowl approx 4.5" across, 3" high. Stamped underneath with old Christofle Silver Hallmark, number 1593675, #2 & #3 and Gallia Silver Hallmarks. CONDITION & QUALITY are excellent. Don't confuse this with later examples.

Sorry, SOLD

Antique French .950 Sterling SILVER WINE TASTER, Napoléon III Circa 1870 by FRENAIS

Large, heavy and very finely made French SILVER Wine Taster weighing about 90g, approx 3oz. in the finest .950 grade Silver, finer than Sterling. There 3 French Silver Hallmarks, stamped on the underside of the Finger Ring, see Photos. The well known Paris Silversmith, FRENAIS, 91 Avenue Kléber, Paris, 16th Arrondisement. (Grosjean et Cie, successor) As well, the French Minerve Head N°1 stamped underneath and on the outside of the Bowl, indicating the finest Silver, finer than Sterling. Diameter 3 1/8" x 4.25" Long x 1" deep. Note the. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are extremely fine and excellent condition. COMPARE with item # 320224759979, $825.

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19th Century Antique Wine Taster .950 Silver, France - RARE Ombilic

Superb French massive Silver Wine Taster, Original Bordeaux Model, called Ombilic. Clearly Hallmarked on the outsideof the Finger Ring with the Minerve Head #1 French Silver control mark, finer than Sterling Silver. The simplicity & quality of the work are outstanding. It is the only one of its kind I have ever seen. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. One does not find examples like this, easily.

SOLD to a PRIVATE COLLECTOR

6 Antique Wine Tasters 19th Century Sterling, with inset Genuine Silver COINS

6 French .950 quality Silver Wine Tasters each with a Silver Coin inset into the bottom. Each is clearly Hallmarked and the quality of the work on each is remarkably beautiful. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY of each is simply outstanding and each is both unusual and unique. One does not find examples like this easily.

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Antique French WINE TASTER, Solid Sterling Silver, 1800'S

Very fine, heavy handmade & unique Antique French Wine Taster in massive Silver weighing about 70 grams. French Silver Hallmarks, (le poinçon Minerve première titre (950/1000) Minerve Head + N°1 indicating finest Silver (finer than Sterling, 925/1000) stamped twice on the Ring Handle + on the side. The Silversmith's Marks include initials in a rectangular lozenge, "L - Horse- G". The taster is 2.75" in diameter not including Thumb Rest & .75" deep. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are pristine. Note the thickness of the rim.

$435

3 French Antique Sterling Silver WINE TASTERS Dating from the 19th Century

COMPARE if you will, with #6559339721 described as 'Solid Silver' = Plated Silver & #6559279001 described as 'Sterling Silver', really Silver Plated + Look at the Prices!!!! >Antique Sterling Tastevin BEWARE of Wine Tasters that are Dated and Seller dates it by Date engraved or, Date of Coin......Wrong!

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Antique XIXth Century French Solid Sterling Silver WINE TASTER

Fine, large, deep & heavy (2+ oz.) Antique French Wine Taster or Tastevin in massive French Silver. Stamped on bottom of thumb rest ring & on the inside of the Bowl with the French Silver Hallmarks, (le poinçon Minerve première titre (950/1000) Minerve Head + 1 indicating finest Silver (finer than Sterling, 925/1000). Silver maker's Mark indistinguishable. Diameter of Bowl is 3" & 1" deep. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent considering age and use. 'Girard' (original owner) is beautifully engraved on the Thumb Rest.

$385

Historically important WINE TASTER by WISKEMANN, Crown + Cross of Malta

XIXth Century Xfine, Large, Heavy (65grams-2.5oz) Wine Tasting Cup or Tastevin made by a well known but seldom seen Silversmith, 'Wiskemann' Brussels, Belgium. I have a set of his Silver KNIFE RESTS so I know his work. Beautifully engraved with Bubbles & Waves or Lobes and a Spillage Lip on the Bowl which is quite unusual. French Silver Hallmarks, french Minerve Head N°1 (950/1000) indicating finest Silver (finer than Sterling 925/1000) stamped on the Bowll and 2 other French Silver Hallmarks, Eagle's Heads on the Finger Ring and the top of the Thumb Rest. Engraved in the Bowl is a Crown with the Cross of Malta, MONTBEL + initials and 2 dates which I have not yet identified. The taster is 3.25" in diameter & 1/2" Deep. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. SEE item #7308636752 to see what price people pay for Silver Plate listed as Sterling.

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Fabulous French Minature Silver Cognac/Calvados TASTER

Rare French Calvados, Cognac Taster in very fine quality plated Silver. Hallmarks are found at P. 102 'Dictionnaire des Poinçons, Orfèverie" and they are: A.J. & PEM = Silversmiths, Vuillermet Ainés, 5 bis, rue du 24 Février, Lyon. Late 19th or early 20th century. It measures 1 3/4" inches in diameter x 1/2" inch high and 2 3/8" inches long and weighs about 25 grams. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

Sorry, SOLD (see 'Wine Tasters' for other Models available)