Louis XV / XVI Provincial Silver Tastevin

Third Quarter 18th Century, Crowned A.P Thrice (Antoine II Parrel)



Of quite heavy gauge silver, the deep round bowl with folded rim and half fluted sides, the rim scratch engraved I . GREGOIRE (Gregory), twisted double-headed serpent handle


The marks:"Crowned A.P" thrice (for Antoine II Parrel)
It is not unusual to find thrice marked French silver, “the piece is usually ascribed to a subscriber-master (‘Ma?tre-Abonn?’)”. See the following article regarding triple marks, and the crowned A.P mark for Antoine II Parrel :
Also with two further 1838 re-marks for small silver, crab verso, crab and boar on handle;
possibly another name illegibly inscribed (image below - too small to read or photograph)
A similar tastevin marked A.P Crowned twice, differently attributed, sold Christies South Kensington, “Hadad Collection”, December 2000 

Conditon : Excellent, with clear marks


4.75" Over Handle / 4.5 oz.


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Also See :




English Bacchanalian Silver Wine Taster

Rosenthal, Jacob & Co., London, 1884


First Standard French Silver Tastevin (Wine Taster), 19th Century

With traditional ojoohons, & cupules Minerva 1st Standard;  possibly Alfred Feau

(Paris 1875-1913)



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Louis XV / XVI Provincial Silver Tastevin (Wine Taster), 18th Century, Parrel  


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