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1767 Dated Wine Taster with FALSE and / or MISLEADING DESCRIPTIONS on eBay with Wine Tasters & Tastevins

Photos describe a FAKE Wine Taster, Spurious Date 1767, Hallmarks of Silversmith and Control Mark make it a '20th Century' Fake, see my Photos

BEWARE of Sellers calling everything STERLING or SILVER or SOLID Silver without HALLMARKS or, just some obscure unidentifide 'Marks'.

I have never seen, touched a Solid Silver Wine Taster, meaning made of 'Pure Silver'. However, all Sterling or solid .950 or .925 Silver is acceptable.

A Coin inset into a Wine Tqster does NOT Date the Wine Taster, only the Coin.

Silversmith shown is the infamous, Marc Parrod, from Dijon France, and this Taster has his Hallmarks "M flêche P". More importantly there is a French Silver Hallmark, the Minerve making this Taster a much later example but used by Parrod to Fake a Date by engraving a spurious Date to make it appear Older.
Some Sellers misspell his Name as 'Parrot' and more often than not, offer a false date for the piece. e.g. see Berry & Co. on eBay item # 272602454543.

Parrod was a 20th Century Silversmith, so how could he have made the one on sale dated 1890?

Please see this $2,000 Example now on eBay as item # 351808876351. No Hallmarks shown or described, just a Coin that was inserted along with the Seller's Questionable, Misleading or intentionally false Description calling it a '1740 Wine Taster'. I have written the Seller.

See item #311892029972, with apurious Date, 1796 but it is a 20th Century 'Fake' with a Minerve Hallmark by Marc Parrod, Nor 'PARROT', also a 20th Century Silversmith, Sold for more than $240. by 'spidermonkey10' in the UK, who should have known better.

''Ignorance is Bliss' and, it is what the Seller hopes for. You must ask Questions and Buyers are entitled to know all of the Hallmarks which is the DNA of the item.

Ask Questions, 'Silver' almost always has Hallmarks, which are the object's D N A.

Who was it that said sadly, 'A Sucker is born every day?'

Please eMail me if you have any Questions.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin, 950/1000 French Sterling Silver, Unique Model, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Antique French .950 Sterling Silver Wine Taster, Tastevin, owned by, Jean-Marc Dulong, Paris France

Fully, clearly Hallmarked by the Parisien Silversmith and the French Minerve Head N°1, finer than English Sterling

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1 on outside of Bowl and, on Finger Ring

An unusal and unique design, heavy, sobre Wine Taster, handmade in the finest .950 French Silver (finer than English Sterling).

Important to Note when you find Antique Silver in a heavy gauge, it means that the Object is important as Silver at that time was very expensive.

A Rare example from an important, well known and much sought after Paris France Silversmith, initials "S.F.", Souche-Pappara whose Workshop was located at 157, rue du Temple, Paris 3rd Arrondisement. Very heavy gauge French .950 quality Silver, Medal & Taster, approx. 108 grams.

Dimensions: The diameter of the large Bowl, itself without the Thumb Rest/Handle is about 9,0 cm.

One finds thousands of wine tasters, all alike, but rarely, an example like this one. The majority of 'commercial' Wine Tasters weigh 30gr to 50gr.

Visit the Dulong Wine Merchants, one of the Leading Wine Merchants, today, in Bordeaux France, http://www.dulong.com/en/

Jean-Marc Dulong heads the Frim which was created in 1873 and this Tastevin is from their Collection, they Sell WINE not Silver.

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When you hold this Tastevin you know that you are holding a substantial and a quality piece of very finely made, French .950 Sterling Silver.

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are all, simply exceptional.

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4 Wine Tasters, Tastevins by famous Dijon France Silversmith, Marc PARROD, each in .950 French Sterling Silver, Antique

Rare choice of 4 Tastevins, .950 Sterling Silver Wine Tasters, Tastevins, 3 inset with French Silver Coins + all 4 with decorated Thumb Rests

Maître Orfèvre Marc Parrod, Dijon France, (1877-1944).

Each is clearly Hallmarked for Paris, France with the Minerve Head #1 and the Silversmith's Hallmark.

Each is Unique, one-of-a-kind, heavy gauge .950 French Silver, handmade, designed and engraved in the finest French Sterling Silver.

4 Rare examples from an important, well known and much sought after French Silversmith from his Dijon workshop.

3 have French .950 Sterling Silver Coins Inset by the Silversmith.

Note: This Silversmith is often mistakenly called 'Parrot' by Sellers on eBay and elsewhere. I have referred to Parrod as a Notorious Silversmith referring to his examples with spurious Dates and Names but, when he produced examples like these 4 with no attempt to mislead, he is, simply a great silversmth.

Each is a 'Work of Art by an Artist who is a talented Silversmith.

* I have Numbered the 4 Wine Tasters in the large Photo for identification and, if you have a Question.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY of each, is exceptional.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin English Sterling Silver, Antique - London England, & Dated, 1928

Unusual English .925 Sterling Silver Wine Taster, Tastevin,inset with an 18th Century French Silver Ecu Coin & Serpent Handle

Fully, clearly Hallmarked for London, Lion Passant & 'N' for 1928 and by the English Silversmiths

A masculine, 130 grams heavy, sobre Wine Taster, handmade in fine .925 Hallmarked, English Sterling Silver.

A Rare example from important, well known and much sought after English Silversmiths, Daniel & John Wellby, from their Workshop on Garrick Street, London.

Inset by the Silversmith is an Ecu, an 18th Century French Silver Coin

When you hold this Wine Taster, you know that you are holding a substantial piece of Sterling Silver. English Examples are much harder to find.

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

Sorry, just SOLD to a Collector in Michigan, USA

6 Wine Tasters, French Sterling .950 Silver Antique Tastevins 19th Century Sterling Silver, each inset with Genuine Silver COINS

6 Tastevin, Wine Tasters each with 950/1000 French Sterling Silver Coin, Sterling Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1 and Silversmith Hallmark

6 French .950 quality Silver Wine Tasters each fully Hallmarked and each with a Silver Coin inset into the bottom.

Each is clearly Hallmarked and the quality of the work on each is remarkably beautiful.

* I have Numbered the 6 Wine Tasters in the large Photo for identification and, if you have a Question.

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CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY of each is simply outstanding and each Tastevin is both unusual and unique.

For example, # 6 has a 5 Francs 1875 .950 French Sterling Silver Coin and the Silversmith is, Henin & Cie.

And, # 2 has a 5 Francs 1869 with a French .950 Sterling Silver Coin and the Silversmith is, E. C., Eugene Caron

And, # 3 has an 18th Century Silver Ecu Coin, Dated 1780 and the Silversmith is "Puriforcat Paris".

And, # 4 has an 18th Century 5 Francs Silver Coin, Dated 1846 and the Silversmith is "H.J. Paris".

* I have Numbered the 6 Wine Tasters in the large Photo for identification and, if you have a Question.

 

One does not find examples like these easily.

6 Wine Tasters from my extensive Personal Collection.

Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Unusual Antique 950/1000 French Sterling Silver Wine Taster, Tastevin, in the Style of Louis XIV, Paris France

Fully, clearly Hallmarked by the Parisien Silversmith and the French Minerve Head N°1, finer than English Sterling

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

A masculine, heavy, sobre Wine Taster, handmade in finest .950 French solid Silver (finer than English Sterling).

A Rare example from an important, 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.

Dimensions: The diameter of the Bowl, itself without the Thumb Rest/Handle is about 8,5 cm.

One finds thousands of wine tasters, all alike, but rarely, an example like this. Hermès Paris France used this Model for it's Wine Tasters. See my Example.

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When you hold this Tastevin you know that you are holding a substantial piece of quality Silver.

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

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4 Wine Tasters, Tastevins by famous PARIS France Silversmith, PUIFORCAT, each in .950 French Sterling Silver, Antique

Rare choice of 4 Tastevins, .950 Sterling Silver Wine Tasters, Tastevins, 1 inset with a French Silver Coin

Maître Orfèvre Emile Puiforcat, Paris France

Each is clearly Hallmarked for Paris, France with the Minerve Head #1 and the Silversmith's Hallmark.

Each is Unique, one-of-a-kind, heavy gauge .950 French Silver, handmade, designed and engraved in the finest French Sterling Silver.

4 Rare examples from an important, well known and much sought after French Silversmith from the Paris workshop.

1 has a French .950 Sterling Silver Coin Inset by the Silversmith.

Note: This Luxury Silversmith is world renowned and very sought after. Still in Paris, 48 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris.

Each is a 'Work of Art by an Artist who is a talented Silversmith.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY of each, is exceptional.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique -Très bon état en général. Model, Serpent Handle, Thumb Rest or, Modèle Poignée de Serpent, Repos de pouce

18th Century Wine Taster Rare, Historic French Tastevin made 6 years before the French Revolution in finest .958 Silver + La Prise formée par deux Serpents stylisés 

Fermier Généreaux 18th Century France Hallmarks including Hallmark for Paris, 1779.

Finer than English Sterling and .950 French Minerve Silver - not for the 'faint of Heart'.

A Rare and beautifully executed Tastevin, handmade and fully Hallmarked in the finest .958/1000 18th Century French Silver, finer than both English Sterling .925 and French Minerve .950 containing, 958/000 Silver. Pls, look at the top of the bowl, the stylized Serpent Handle and the guage.

Dimensions: Large and Heavy, diameter of the Bowl 8,5 cm and Weighing approximately a heavy 120 grams, heavy guage Silver.

One finds a great many 19th Century Examples but, rarely one before the 1789 French Revolution as the Silver and Gold was melted down during the Revolution so this Example was guarded preciously by it's owner.

One only has to hold this Tastevin to understand the significance and the differences between 18th Century and XIXth Century Silver!

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When you hold this Tastevin you know that you are holding a substantial piece of Silver.

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References:

A. de Charette, Précis d’orfèvrerie ancienne (1986).
L. Carré, Guide de l’amateur d’orfèvrerie française (1990).
E. Beuque & M. Frapsauce, Dictionnaire des poinçons de maîtres-orfèvres français du XIVe siècle à 1838 (1929).
C. Ginter, Les 6000 poinçons de l’orfèvrerie française sous Louis XVI (1774-1791) (2009).

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering it's age, nearly 240 years young.

Note: see eBay France, item #172266742567 an 18th Century Goblet for sale for $1,680.00 or 1,500 Euros

AND,#252669413920 Hallmarks not clear nor identified and Dented at $1100. AND In the UK, S.J.Phillips has a 1776 example @ £3,400. =$US $4400.

 

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Rare Pièce d’orfèvrerie à ne pas Manquer.

1749 Rare, Important XVIIth Century Sterling Silver Wine Taster, Tastevin, from Orléans, France

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

Model, Serpent Handle, Thumb Rest or, Modèle Poignée de Serpent, repos de pouce, La Prise formée par deux Serpents

Finer than English Sterling and finer than .950 French Minerve Silver, this one in .958 Silver.

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.

One only has to hold this Tastevin to understand the significance and the differences between 18th Century and XIXth Century Silver!

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are Exceptional, considering its Age and its Use. PLEASE be extra careful buying French Silver without appropriate, clear Hallmarks.

References:

A. de Charette, Précis d’orfèvrerie ancienne (1986).
L. Carré, Guide de l’amateur d’orfèvrerie française (1990).
E. Beuque & M. Frapsauce, Dictionnaire des poinçons de maîtres-orfèvres français du XIVe siècle à 1838 (1929).
C. Ginter, Les 6000 poinçons de l’orfèvrerie française sous Louis XVI (1774-1791) (2009).

 

When you hold this Tastevin you know that you are holding a substantial piece of Silver.

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Please, compare this Tastevin, with item #161338798399 on eBay @ $1,445. with No Hallmarks shown or Described except for a Coin inserted along with a Questionable Description.

AND,#252669413920 Hallmarks not clear nor identified and Dented at $1100.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

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

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

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 Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1 and 2 Silversmith halllmarks. The Silvermsmith Hallmark in the pHoto is on the Thumb Rest. SEE my SILVER for other Boulenger Examples.

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Sorry, SOLD to 'Bridie' owner of a Winery in New Zealand.

11 Wine Tasters, Antique Sterling Silver Tastevins, 950/1000 French Silver, from the 18TH & 19th Century, Antique French Sterling Silver, Silber

Très bon état en général.

11 Tastevin, Wine Taster in French .950 Quality French Silver, Antique

 

11 Antique Sterling Silver Wine Tasters, 18TH & 19th Century French Sterling Silver Hallmarked in French .950 quality Silver or higher for my 18th Century models with each Unique and each made by different French Silversmiths.

Each is clearly Hallmarked with 1er titre 950/1000 and the quality of the workmaship of each is remarkably beautiful.

CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY of each is simply outstanding and each is in its own way, unusual.

* I have Numbered the 11 Wine Tasters in the large Photo for identification and, if you have a Question. Sorry, # 9 is SOLD.

One does not find examples like this easily. I am adding these Examples, from my Personal Collection for general Collector information and to illustrate the variety of Wine Tasters, or Tastevins when they are not commercially produced.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Wine Taster- XIXth Century French Antique Tastevin with 1869 rare 2nd Empire Napoléon 5 Francs Coin, both in .950 French Sterling Silver

+ 1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

Finer than English Sterling with several clear Hallmarks, made by 'Edmond Caron' a Rare Paris Silversmith.

see my Cigar Cuter, by Eloi Pernet with a 5 Francs Coin, Dated 1869

Wonderful example of the Art of the French Silversmith using an original Sterling Silver 5 Francs Coin, signed by 'Barre' and a rare Coin on its own. Monsieur Caron Hallmarked his Work on the outside of the Bowl, the underside of the Finger Ring and the Thumb Rest both with the French Minerve head N°1 Silver Guarantee and his Hallmark as a Registered French Silversmith, which is a Diamond shape Symbol, a Sun on top, a Star below and his initials, E.C. on the sides, pls See Photos.

When you hold and look at this Tastevin, the attention to detail by the Silversmith, Caron, is evident. Inserting a Coin is not a simple task when it is inserted into a Silver Taster and looks like it is part and parcel of the Object and not something 'added'.

The weight, about 85g, the several clear Hallmarks, 2 found on the outside of the Bowl and the others on the Finger Ring and the Thumb Rest show Caron's attention to detail and the Quality of this Wine Taster.

A beautiful and a fine example of the Art of the French Silversmith and, in near pristine condition. Fully Hallmarked several times, 2 on the outside of the Bowl, the Finger Ring and the Thumb Rest and all in the finest .950/1000 19th Century French Silver, finer than English Sterling .925/1,000.

Hallmarked clearly with the Tête de Minerve, Minerve Head + N°1.

France started using the Minerve Head Hallmark in 1838 as a Guarantee of Silver, @ .950.

History of Silversmith is found on P. 71 in the PDF Version of my Dictionary of Hallmarks.

Please Click on the Photo for Larger Photos and Details including History of Caron, the Silversmith.

Dimensions: Diameter of the Bowl is 7,9 cm and Weighing approximately a heavy 85 grams.

One finds many 19th Century Wine Tasters but, rarely one with this Age, a Sterling Silver 1869 Coin, attention to details and in this Condition.

A search of French 1869 5 Francs Sterling Coins brings up examples selling the Coin itself, for up to $495 even in Circulated Condition.

*** eBay item #191710204469, a smaller than the 5 Francs, a 2 Francs 1869 Coin @ 250, Euros.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering it's age. Note that the 1869 Coin is in XF condition and my Photos do not do justice to this Taster.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

RARE Antique Sterling Silver Wine Taster Wine Taster, by Ravinet d'Enfert inset with Sterling Plaque or

Medal by Maître Orfèvre Marcel RENARD, Napoléon III ( né 1893 Lyon - Mort à Paris 1974)

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1 - Poinçon d'orfèvre R D + un trèfle pour Ravinet d'Enfert Paris

A remarkably beautiful, handmade, finest .950 French solid Silver Wine Taster (finer than English Sterling), a Rare example by an important, 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 thousands of wine tasters but, only one like this. Wine Tasters with inset Coins are also rare but still incomparable. The Bowl has an inset Signed French solid Silver Medallion in Hallmarked Minerve N°1 .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 Medalists in Europe. His Bronze Medals sell for Hundred's of Dollars and higher, 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 + well Hallmarked.

Marcel Renard was born on the 5th August 1893 in Lyon, the son and pupil of Leopold Renard. He studied under Rost and Boucher at the École des Beaux-Arts, Lyon and later at École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Whilst studying in Lyon he was a pupil of the artist Tony Tollet (1857-1953), who was Professor and Director at the City art school and President of the Société Lyonnaise des Beaux-Arts.

Hallmarked clearly with the French Minerve Head + N°1

When you hold this Tastevin you know that you are holding a substantial piece of Silver.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

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4 Fabulous French Minature Silver Cognac / Armagnac / Calvados - Wine Tasters, Boxed

Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Quite Rare are these 4 French Calvados, Cognac, Armagnac, silver Wine Tasters, in very fine quality considering their small size.. 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, in Lyon France.

The come in their Original Handmade Presentation Box, lined in Red Velvet..

Late 19th or early 20th century.

The Box measures approximately, 4.75 inches, or 12,o cm. Long.

Total weight is about 200 grams.

CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are simply outstanding. No dents, nicks or repairs.

Note: I sold another similar Set to a Collector Client last year,

 

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général. Model, Serpent Handle, Thumb Rest or, Modèle Poignée de Serpent, repos de pouce

Wine Taster French Large Sterling Silver Vieillard Hallmark Circa 1809 in .950 Minerve N°1 Silver Wine Taster

1er titre 950/1000 - Poinçonné au Vieillard, 1809 - La Prise formée par deux Serpents

Poinçon Vieillard 1er titre départemental.

A Rare and beautiful Tastevin, handmade, early and fully Hallmarked 4 times in the finest .950 French Silver Wine Taster Dimensions: Diameter of the Bowl 7,9 cms and 2,59 cms High, Weighing approx. 60 grams. One does not find a Wine Taster like this easily, coming from a French Collector. The early transisitional thumb rest together with the simple but early design of waves and bubbles, although simple both are practical and elegant.

Silversmith: Maître Orfèvre, Saglier Frères, 12, rue d'Enghien Paris- l0th Arrondisement. Symbol -Ancre/anchor @ P. 108 of My Dictionary of Hallmarks.

When you hold this Tastevin you know that you are holding a substantial piece of Silver.

References:

A. de Charette, Précis d’orfèvrerie ancienne (1986).
L. Carré, Guide de l’amateur d’orfèvrerie française (1990).
E. Beuque & M. Frapsauce, Dictionnaire des poinçons de maîtres-orfèvres français du XIVe siècle à 1838 (1929).
C. Ginter, Les 6000 poinçons de l’orfèvrerie française sous Louis XVI (1774-1791) (2009).

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering it's age, some 200 years young.

Note: see eBay France, item #191907845692 Vieillard Wine Taster, damaged, just Sold $497.20.

AND,#252669413920 Hallmarks not clear nor identified and Dented at $1100.

 

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général. Model, Serpent Handle, Thumb Rest or, Modèle Poignée de Serpent, repos de pouce

Wine Taster- Circa 1809 - French Antique Tastevin in .950 Sterling Silver + Poinçonné au Vieillard, Vieillard Head, in use from 1809_1838.

Finer than English Sterling with 3 clear Hallmarks and by 'Hennocque' a Rare Paris Silversmith, La Prise formée par deux Serpents.

Unique, early and one of a kind 'work of art' in the form of a Wine Taster handmade in Paris and is Not your ordinary model. The attention to detail, the weight, about 70g, the 3 clear Hallmarks, the Age and the Silversmith are all consistent with Quality.

A practical and beautiful example of the fine Art of the French Silversmith in near pristine condition. Fully Hallmarked 3 times, 2 on the outside of the Bowl and once on the Serpent Handle and all in the finest .950/1000 19th Century French Silver, finer than English Sterling .925/1,000. Poinçon Vieillard 1er titre départemental.

Hallmarked with the Tête de Vieillard, Head of of an Old Man

France used this Hallmark, 1849-1878 in Paris.

Silversmith: Maître Orfèvre Hennocque, 77, rue des Archives, Paris- 3rd Arrondisement. @ P. 76 of My Dictionary of Hallmarks.

History of Silversmiths is found on P. 103 in the Word Version of my Dictionary of Hallmarks.

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Dimensions: Diameter of the Bowl 7,3 cm and Weighing approximately a heavy 70 grams.

One finds many 19th Century Examples but, rarely one with this Age,Weight and in this Condition.

When you hold this Tastevin you know that you are holding a substantial piece of Silver.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering it's age.

See eBay,#252669413920 Hallmarks not clear nor identified and Dented at $1100.

 


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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général. Model, Serpent Handle, Thumb Rest or, Modèle Poignée de Serpent, repos de pouce

Wine Taster- XIXth Century French Antique Tastevin in .950 19th Century French Sterling Silver + Minerve Head + N°1

Finer than English Sterling with 3 clear Hallmarks and by Maître Orfèvre 'Hennocque' a Rare Paris Silversmith.

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1 + La Prise formée par deux Serpents

Wonderful example of the Art of the French Silversmith with the Anse or Handle of this Wine Taster has 2 entwining Serpents with Heads separated by the fabled 'Sacrfed Pearl. The Silversmith cleverly stamped the Silver Guarantee into the Pearl between the Heads and on the outsdie of the Bowl, see Photos.

The attention to detail by the Silversmith is evident in the Scales of the Serpents and the Sacred Pearl.

The weight, about 52g, the 3 clear Hallmarks, 2 found on the outsdie of the Bowl and the 3rd in the Sacred Pearl.

The Age and the Silversmith are all consistent with Quality.

A beautiful and a fine example of the Art of the French Silversmith and, in near pristine condition. Fully Hallmarked 3 times, 2 on the outside of the Bowl and once on the Serpent Handle and all in the finest .950/1000 19th Century French Silver, finer than English Sterling .925/1,000.

Hallmarked with the Tête de Minerve, Minerve Head + N°1.

France used this Hallmark, 1849-1878 in Paris.

History of Silversmith is found on P. 72 in the PDF Version of my Dictionary of Hallmarks.

Please Click on the Photo for Larger Photos and Details.

Dimensions: Diameter of the Bowl is 7,0 cm and Weighing approximately a heavy 52 grams.

One finds many 19th Century Examples but, rarely one with this Age,attention to details and in this Condition.

When you hold this Tastevin you know that you are holding a substantial piece of Silver.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering it's age.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général. Model, Serpent Handle, Thumb Rest or, Modèle Poignée de Serpent, repos de pouce

Wine Taster- Circa 1849 French Antique Tastevin in .950 Sterling Silver + Head of Mercury + N°1 - in use from 1849_1878.

Finer than English Sterling with 3 clear Hallmarks and by Maître Orfèvre 'Hennocque', a Rare Paris Silversmith.

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1 + La Prise formée par deux Serpents

Unique, early and one of a kind 'work of art' in the form of a Wine Taster handmade in Paris and is not your ordinary model. The attention to detail, the weight, about 70g, the 3 clear Hallmarks, the Age and the Silversmith are all consistent with Quality.

A practical and beautiful example of the fine Art of the French Silversmith in near pristine condition. Fully Hallmarked 3 times, 2 on the outside of the Bowl and once on the Serpent Handle and all in the finest .950/1000 19th Century French Silver, finer than English Sterling .925/1,000.

Hallmarked with the Tête de Mercure, Head of Mercury + N°1.

France used this Hallmark, 1849-1878 in Paris. Historically, this Taster is important.

First there was the 1848 Revolution in France, sometimes known as the February Revolution (révolution de Février). On 2 December 1848, with the overthrow of King Louis Philippe, Louis Napoléon Bonaparte was elected President of the Second Republic and the Hallmark on this Wine Taster came into place the following year.

History of Silversmith is found on P. 153 in the PDF Version of my Dictionary of Hallmarks.

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Dimensions: Diameter of the Bowl 7,3 cm and Weighing approximately a heavy 70 grams.

One finds many 19th Century Examples but, rarely one with this Age,Weight and in this Condition.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering it's age.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Wine Taster- French Antique Tastevin Handmade in .950 Sterling Silver + Minerve N°1 after 1838.

Finer than English Sterling and clearly Hallmarked, Minerve N°1 Guarantee.

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

An elegantly designed, practical, a heavy masculine Tastevin possibly belonging to the son of Alexandre Dumas, the famous French Playwright who, Like his Father, the son also lived in Paris France in the XIXth century and consistent with both the Name on the Tastevin and his life in Paris..

The name of the Owner, "A DUMAS" is very beautifully & discreetly engraved in XIXth Century scroll and was engraved by an artist. This, together with the overall exceptional quality and weight of this Tastevin convinces me that it was a 'special order'.

Many Names one sees engraved on a Silver Taster are quite crudely engraved.

The wine taster itself has been very well cared for and is a very fine example of the Art of the 19th Century French Silversmith.

In near pristine condition, Handmade and fully Hallmarked in the finest .950/1000 19th Century French Silver, finer than English Sterling .925/1000. qualifies it for the addition to any Collection.

Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1 on the Finger Ring and the outside border of the Bowl.

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Dimensions: Diameter of the Bowl 7,25 cm x 2.25 cm Deep and Weighing more than 85 grams.

One finds many 19th Century Examples but, rarely one with this weight and in this condition.

For me it is quite masculine with a massive appearance.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering it's age with no dents, no dings, no repairs.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général. Model, Serpent Handle, Thumb Rest or, Modèle Poignée de Serpent, repos de pouce

Wine Taster Antique Rare French Tastevin made 6 years before the French Revolution in .958 Sterling Silver with the 18th Century

Fermier Généreaux Hallmarks for Paris, 1783, XVIIIth Century + La Prise formée par deux Serpents.

Finer than English Sterling and Minerve Silver, in .958 Silver, and not for the 'faint of Heart'.

A Rare and beautifully executed Tastevin, handmade and fully Hallmarked in the finest .958/1000 18th Century French Silver, finer than both English Sterling .925 and French Minerve .950. Dimensions: Diameter of the Bowl 8,0 cm and Weighing approximately a heavy 91 grams. One finds many 19th Century Examples but, rarely one before the French Revolution as the Silver and Gold was melted down during the Revolution so this Example was guarded preciously by it's owner.

One only has to hold this Tastevin to understand the significance and the differences between 18th Century and XIXth Century Silver!

References:

A. de Charette, Précis d’orfèvrerie ancienne (1986).
L. Carré, Guide de l’amateur d’orfèvrerie française (1990).
E. Beuque & M. Frapsauce, Dictionnaire des poinçons de maîtres-orfèvres français du XIVe siècle à 1838 (1929).
C. Ginter, Les 6000 poinçons de l’orfèvrerie française sous Louis XVI (1774-1791) (2009).

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering it's age, nearly 250 years young.

Note: see eBay France, item #172266742567 an 18th Century Goblet for sale for $1,680.00 or 1,500 Euros

AND,#252669413920 Hallmarks not clear nor identified and Dented at $1100.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Rare Exceptional French Sterling Silver Wine Taster with 2 solid Silver antique French Coins - Antique Sterling Silver Wine Taster

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

A Rare and beautiful Tastevin, handmade, hammered Bowl and finest .950 French solid Silver Wine Taster (finer than English Sterling). Dimensions: Diameter of the Bowl, 5,2cms and 6,9cms Long Weight approx. 30 grams. One does not find a Wine Taster like this easily, coming from a French Collector and the only such Model I have seen in 30 years of collecting. Wine Tasters with inset Coins are also rare but still incomparable. The Bowl has an inset French Silver 1 Franc Coin Dated 1918. Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1

The Silversmith used the Coin to create a 'stand'. The Thumb Rest, a 50 Centimes Frnch Coin Dated 1916, both solid French .950 Stilver. The top of the rim of the Bowl is beautifully engraved in relief with 'God Protect France'. The Silversmith hand hammered the outside of the Bowl and with the smooth finish for the inside of the Bowl contrasting with the 2 French Silver Coins, makes this Wine Taster an extraordinary example.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

*RESERVED for Jim S. a Collector, Client - Sorry, SOLD

4 Important Antique Sterling Silver Wine Tasters Wine Tasters, 4 Tastevins, by Puiforcat, Paris, France

Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

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

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

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 Minerve N°1 .950, (finer than English Sterling) and Silversmith & Silver Control Hallmarks, Each Wine Taster is Numbered if you have any Questions.

Each Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY for each are Exceptional, considering Age and Use.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Extra Fine & Substantial Antique Sterling Silver 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.

Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are Exceptional, considering its Age and its Use.

Sorry, SOLD to Jim S. a reat Collector

Antique XIXth Century Silver LIQUEUR SERVICE, Goblets & Tray -Antique Sterling Silver Wine Tasters

Très bon état en général.

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.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent considering their age & use.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Antique Sterling Silver Wine Taster, Exceptional & Rare, from Maison Puiforcat

PUIFORCAT, Paris + 1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

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. Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1.

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.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are Exceptional, considering its Age and its Use.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

XIXth Century French Antique Sterling Silver 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.

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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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CHRISTOFLE Silver WINE TASTER, Circa 1940

Maître Orfèvre - Christofle

Très bon état en général.

Very fine, heavy and early example from Christofle.

This example is a Silver quadruple plated Wine Taster made by the world famous 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. 95.1 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

$189.00

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

Maître Orfèvre - Christofle/Cardeilhac

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

An Extraordinary, Larege Wine Cup or Timbale, Goblet. Beaker made by the 2 most illustrious Paris Silver Firms, CHRISTOFLE & CARDEILHAC.

Wonderful both for Wine & Alcohols. Hand made in the finest massive French .950 quality Silver, finer than English Sterling & 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, Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1 and that of both Silversmiths,

CHRISTOFLE and CARDEILHAC. Please look at my Description on the larger photo.

Goblets, particularly like this example are rare to find and more so than a Wine Taster from the same period.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional considering its Age and Use.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

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

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

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 togetther with the Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1.

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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 Maître Orfèvre, Marc 'PARROD' Circa 1969

Très bon état en général.

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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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

19th Century French Antique Sterling Silver Wine Taster, by Maître Orfèvre COIGNET, C. 1893

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

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. Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1

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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

Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique

Très bon état en général.

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.

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CONDITION & QUALITY are excellent. Don't confuse this with later examples.

Sorry, SOLD

Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique

Antique French .950 Antique Sterling Silver Wine Taster, Napoléon III Circa 1870 by FRENAIS

Maître Orfèvre, Frenais + 1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

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. Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1

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.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are extremely fine and excellent condition.

COMPARE with item # 320224759979, $825.

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

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

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

Tastevin bordelais

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.

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CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. One does not find examples like this, easily.

Sorry, SOLD to a PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Antique French WINE TASTER, .950 quality Sterling Silver, 1800'S Model, Serpent Handle, Thumb Rest or, Modèle Poignée de Serpent, repos de pouce

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

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.

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CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are pristine. Note the thickness of the rim.

Price: $375

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

Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

COMPARE if you will, with #6559339721 described as 'Solid Silver' = Plated Silver & #6559279001 described as 'Sterling Silver', really Silver Plated + Look at the Prices!!!! >

BEWARE of Wine Tasters that are Dated by wasy of Inscription, and Seller dates it by Date engraved or, Date by the Date of the Coin......Wrong, a Date on a Coin or Medal only Dates that Coin or that Medal.!

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Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Antique XIXth Century French Solid Sterling Silver WINE TASTER

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

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) Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1 indicating finest Silver (finer than Sterling, 925/1000). Silver maker's Mark indistinguishable. Diameter of Bowl is 3" & 1" deep.

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CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent considering age and use. 'Girard' (original owner) is beautifully engraved on the Thumb Rest.

Price: $385

Wine Taster, Tastevin Silver, Antique - Très bon état en général.

Historically important Antique Sterling Silver Wine Taster by WISKEMANN, Crown + Cross of Malta

1er titre 950/1000 + Minerve Head + N°1

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.

Hallmarked with the Minerve Head + N°1

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.

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CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. SEE item #7308636752 to see what price people pay for Silver Plate listed as Sterling.

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