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Wine taster

Maker:
Pierre Antoine Viaucourt (master 1753, recorded 1789)
Date:
1763–64
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm.); L. 4-1/2 in. (11.4 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.321
Not on view
Inscription: (engraved below lip) AUGUSTE DELAIRE COSTE

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, P A V, device a shell (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned A and laurel branch (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1762-68)
[3] Crowned Z (Paris warden's mark, 1763-64)
[4] Rose (Paris discharge mark for large silver, 1762-68)
[5] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
All marks below lip, [1] and [5] also on handle
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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