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Wine taster

France (Bordeaux)
1780–89
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, Bordeaux, France

Dimensions

2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.287

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Circular wine taster with straight flaring sides and a domed center. Base is reeded and circular.

Markings

Charge Mark: Bordeaux, 1780-1789: a script B (Tardy, p. 128).
Discharge Mark: Bordeaux, 1780-1789: a shell (Tardy, p.128).
Other: a cock in a hexagon with a 2 to his right "Poincons de titre, Departements .800" (Tardy, p.168).

Provenance

By 1968, 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