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Wine taster

France (Bordeaux)
about 1770
Probably by Joseph Roge


Object Place: Europe, Bordeaux, France

Dimensions

2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.285

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

A circular wine taster with straight flaring sides, a domed center and a reeded base.

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, IR, a heart between the two letters, a leaf(?) between two grains (Helft, 286).

Provenance

January 11, 1960, sold by S. J. Phillips, London, to Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection