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Wine taster

France
1761–62
Etienne Payneau


Object Place: Europe, Les Sables D'Olonne, France

Dimensions

3 x 10.7 cm (1 3/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.415

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

A small circular wine taster. The applied handle is fleur-de-lis shaped. The fairly steep sides are engraved with foliage and P(?) SORIN 1760.

Inscription

Engraved "Sorin-1760"

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EP, a grain between the letters, a star (Helft, 841). Maison Commune: Les Sables d'Olonne, 1761-1762: a grers, a star (Helft, 841). Maison Commune: Les Sables d'Olonne, 1761-1762: a growned grain, a bar, B, a double arrow (?) (Helft, 841). Charge Mark: dates indowned grain, a bar, B, a double arrow (?) (Helft, 841). Charge Mark: dates indeterminate: an S surmounted by two fleurs-de-lis (Helft, 841). All Marks are oeterminate: an S surmounted by two fleurs-de-lis (Helft, 841). All Marks are on the bottom of the taster. n the bottom of the taster.

Provenance

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