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French Burgundian Style Silver Wine Taster Tastevin

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Continental: Pre 1930: Item # 1485718
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An elegant second standard (800/1000 pour silver) French tastevin. Rather than the typical "perles" and fluted "godrons," the bowl is decorated with repousse grape leaves, berries and shells in the 18th century style. This treatment is sometimes seen in tastevins made by Parrod, one of the most influential makers of tastevins in the 19th and 20th centuries. The single snake handle, thought to represent the snake from the Garden of Eden reminding drinkers of temptation, has an unusually well-detailed head. The tastevin is fully hallmarked and has an illegible maker's mark, possibly Parrod's.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1925
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" x 15/15"
  • Weight: 55.9 grams