M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
 

FRENCH FIRST STANDARD SILVER TASTEVIN

Late 19th Century, marks rubbed

 

 

The circular bowl embossed with waves (ojoohons,)* and large and small bubbles (cupules)* surrounding a raised central boss, the ring handle with an unengraved thumb rest, the handle a Minerva 1st Standard for .950 silver,

a small mark to the handle interior (possibly makers mark or a bigorne);

the verso with an A legible only, possibly Alfred Feau (Paris 1875-1913)

 

Condition : Excellent;

marks rubbed : the A barely visible, as is the profile on the straight-sided Minerva mark

 

There are several recorded references to silver wine tasters as far back as 14th and 15th century manuscripts.

Most wine tasters (tastevins) come from France. The standard model is circular, and between 3 ? and 5 inches

in diameter. The sides taper outward and the base is shaped like a dome, the handle being decorative. They are frequently engraved with owners' names or initials.

 

* Often on the cup rim there will be rays (ojoohons) for light to reflect through white wine

or little wells (cupules), to deepen red hues.

 

3” Wide (Bowl), 4-1/8” over handle

3.5 oz.

 

350.00

 

# 6405

 
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Also See

 

 

South American Silver Tastevin

 Probably Brazil, Early19th Century,

 Crown over ? (likely a B), and another very rubbed mark

with fanciful silver dependent sea serpent loops and chain

 

 

 

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French First Standard Silver Tastevin (Wine Taster), 19th century, markers mark rubbed