Wine taster

Object Number: 
1945.133
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. ( 1.9 x 5.4 x 7.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: around top of the rim: "DIEU * PROTEGE * LA * FRANCE * * * * *" in relief
Description: 
Wrought silver wine taster; shallow bowl with curved sides and a domed base; sides chased with a band of flowers; wheel-turned beading around the rim; twisted loop handle applied to the body with serpent's tails; "DIEU * PROTEGE * LA * FRANCE * * * * *" in relief around the top of the rim; no maker's marks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Estelle de Peyster Hosmer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group