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Wine taster

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Partially fluted circular wine taster. The bottom is slightly domed and surrounded by raised circles. It is engraved with an image of St. Peter in a landscape. The applied handle is slightly curved and mushroom shaped with a circular ring grip underneath. It is engraved with scrolling foliage...

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Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned oval with a woman holding a child and a bunch of grapes, with LR beneath, Attributed to Louis Regnier (Helft, 347-348). Maison Commune: a crowned C. Charge Mark: 1750-1756: a crowned P (Helft, 352). Discharge Mark: 1750-1756: a fleur-de-lis (Helft, 352). Other: a crown on the rim.

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

1750–56

Object Place

Beaune, France

Dimensions

2.7 x 12.1 cm (1 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.484

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver