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Wine taster

France (Paris)
1684–87
Artist Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

3.6 x 11.8 cm (1 7/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.266

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Wine taster with a circular bowl with steep sides. The handle is applied, and chased of shell form with a circular ring grip. The bowl is engraved LB.

Inscription

Engraved "L.B."

Markings

Maker's Mark: a P, a grain, the rest illegible. Other: a fleur-de-lis over an illegible rest of the mark on the shell handle; two illegible marks, probably illegible rest of the mark on the shell handle; two illegible marks, probably the warden's marks.

Provenance

June 27, 1951, sold by Henri Baur (dealer), Paris, 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