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The tastevin is the old tasting-cup used by tasters and wine-producers. According to a custom going back to the 15th or 16th century, it is given as a christening present, for it is a tool rather than an 'objet d'art' and people of Burgundy keep it in their pocket.
This is a very good silver tastevin / wine taster with two intertwining serpents for the handle. It is fully hallmarked on the side London 1972. This taster was made by the very prestigious firm Garrard & Co Ltd. The weight of the taster is 102 grams.
In excellent condition.
Jonathan Green Antiques Ltd has clarified that the Very Good Silver Tastevin / Wine Taster (105 / LA72939) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1972.
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Period : 20th Century, Retro & Vintage (1950's-70's), Post 1940s
Material : Silver
Origin : London Assay Office
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