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Wine taster

1670–71
Artist Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

4.5 x 13 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.478

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Large, deep circular wine taster. Shell handle has scrolling at its base, with a circular ring grip below. Engraved: F. Regnaud with some illegible engraving after it.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crown, a palm leaf, a Vor W (?), the rest illegible. Warden's Mark: 1670-1671: a crowned B (Dennis, 284).

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