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Wine taster

Oval traveling wine taster with a rounded bottom and high, slightly bulging sides with an applied ring handle. It is engraved PP with an anchor and two stars between.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: PD, two grains, a star, possibly a fleur-de-lis, the rest illegiMaker's Mark: PD, two grains, a star, possibly a fleur-de-lis, the rest illegible (Helft, 798, illustrated p.294). Maison Commune: Poitiers, 1699: a crownedble (Helft, 798, illustrated p.294). Maison Commune: Poitiers, 1699: a crownedS (Helft, 798). Other: Helft illustrated the general countermark, 1768-1775; S (Helft, 798). Other: Helft illustrated the general countermark, 1768-1775; a hunting horn, as being on the taster, but it does not appear to be on the oba hunting horn, as being on the taster, but it does not appear to be on the object. ject.

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

France (Poctiers), 1699

Object Place

Poitiers, France

Accession Number

1993.393

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver