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Wine taster

France (Cholet)
about 1740
Artist Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Possibly Cholet, France

Dimensions

2.8 x 11.1 cm (1 1/8 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.400

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Wine taster with a shallow, heavy circular bowl with a cast handle in the shape of a fleur-de-lis with a ring grip underneath.

“Un essai a vin en argent, poucette decoupee en forme de fleur de lys”

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned trefoil, IS, a grain below. Warden's mark: there is none, but the Christie's list gives the area from which it comes as Cholet, but this cannot be verified.

Provenance

1939, with Madame Yvon Helft. 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